Ghost Cult invaded New York Comic Con for the first time ever this year and it was, in a word a spectacle. It was a feast for the senses, except the olfactory. The only downside to the entire weekend besides the swarm of people like squiddies in The Matrix was the smell. The smell of movie theater butter popcorn, no doubt delights most people like a childhood memory burned on the brain. To me, it is vomit inducing in mass quantities and there was not one corner of the Javits Center that was not baked in this smell. Other than that is was a perfect combination of geeks, artists, and Cos-players and superfans. Comic-Con is vast and exhilarating. It’s incredible and a little scary to be honest. It was amazing overall. Continue reading
It’s no surprise that where ever we go and talk to bands and fans of music, they love comics, movies, anime, and everything related. Our greater culture reps all of these things together, not compartmentalized. So this year Ghost Cult is heading to New York Comic Con at the Javits Center from October 4th to the 7th to hang with all the geeks, creators, writers, artists, movie stars, directors, fandom personalities, YouTubers, cosplayers, and also bands and musical artists too! The New York Anime convention is also running parallel to Comic Con too. Many musicians have crossovers to Comic-Con and this year is no exception with Alan Robert (Life Of Agony), Steve Aoki, Andy Black (Black Veil Brides), Babymetal and more will be on hand signing their work, and making big announcements right along with comic companies and movie studios. There are still Thursday passes available, but the rest of the weekend is a sell-out. Check our social channels all weekend for some videos and pictures from the con and our review will soon follow. Continue reading
Heavy Metal Movies (Bazillion Points), written by Mike “Beardo” McPadden is a project the likes of which any metal geek-movie geek fusion would be proud to have accomplished in their lives; proof that they have indeed seen more movies than you, and can tell you how headbangingly awesome each is in their own way. Indeed, this titanic titanium tome does indeed show, rather than tell the sheer amount of neck-snapping cinematography observed by one man needed to even dare a book of this lethal thickness. From A to Z, it’s an outpouring of movie mayhem and magick from teenage stoner boners to Nordic loners; rockumentaries and mockumentaries; canon appearances by the metal gods on screen and on record; from swords to spaceships, and from monsters to Manson (Editor’s note: both Charles and Marilyn), this book packs it all in, dating from the silent era Nosferatu (1922) to the modern Hollywood bombast of The Hobbit (2012) and a whole hell of a lot of stuff in between that inspired distortion, patched denim, leather, and poor hygiene worldwide.