Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)


Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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ALBUM REVIEW: MCC [Magna Carta Cartel] – The Dying Option


 

Martin Persner, formerly a guitarist with Swedish occult metal sensation Ghost – he was “Omega” among the band’s anonymous line-up of Nameless Ghouls – has resurrected an old project (founded back in 2006) to deliver a full-length album of soft, electro-fied rock that is dramatic and atmospheric at times, but without the considerable peaks of his “other” band.

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Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More


Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading


Funko to Release POP! Vinyl Figures of Pantera, Dio, Dee Snider, Iron Maiden, and Twiztid


Funko, the global sensation of popular vinyl collectible toys company has teamed is currently holding its Pop! A Palooza as they unveil new pop figures ahead of the holidays. New Funko POP’s already for sale or coming soon include a 4-set of PanterA, the long-teased Dee Snider in his Twisted Sister days, Ronnie James, Black Sabbath, a set of Twizted, Glow in The Dark Iron Maiden,, and more! Check out the awesomeness below! Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment in the past includes Slipknot, N.W.A., Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Prince, Rob Zombie, FFDP, Alice In Chains and more. The Funko brand, which sells other figures and licensed merchandise, went public with an IPO in 2018.

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Ozzy Osbourne, Ghost, Megadeth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Turnstile, Beck, Bjork, Idles, Wet Leg, and More are Nominated for Rock and Metal in the 65th Grammy Awards


 

It’s Grammy Awards season again, and while we don’t pay full attention to popularity awards, it’s always good when a few bands with a little mainstream appeal breakthrough. Major nominations for categories involving hard and heavy music includes Ozzy Osbourne, Idles and Turnstile for Best Rock Performance, Ghost, Megadeth, Muse, Turnstile, and Ozzy + Tony Iommi for Best Metal Performance, the Chili Peppers up against Turnstile and Ozzy’s production team for Best Rock Song, and Idles and Ozzy up against The Black Keys, Beck, Wet Leg, and Spoon for Best Rock Album. Other nominees in categories include Underoath and Danny Elfman. The full lists of these categories can be seen below, or the entire 2023 list can be viewed at the Grammy site

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Download Festival 2023, ft. Metallica, Slipknot, and Bring Me The Horizon is The Fastest Selling in Their History


Download Festival 2023, celebrating 20 years as a festival, is now the festest selling its 20 year history. The early pre-sale tickets are sold-out, but additional tickets will be available next week. The four-day festival (first time ever) is headlined by Metallica, performing two unique headline sets over the weekend with no songs repeated, and will be joined by fellow headliners Slipknot, and Bring Me The Horizon. Over 60 bands announced including Evanescence, Parkway Drive, Disturbed, Pendulum, Architects, Ghost, The Distillers, Placebo, Alexisonfire, Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, I Prevail, The Blackout (reunion), Fever 333, Stray From The Path, Lorna Shore, Nova Twins, Within Temptation, many and more. General tickets onsale at 10am on

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Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Ghost, Evanescence, and More Booked for Download 2023


Download Festival 2023, celebrating 20 years as a festival, for announces three headliners over four days for the first ever time. Metallica will perform two unique headline sets over the weekend with no songs repeated, and will be joined by fellow headliners Slipknot, and Bring me Horizon. Over 60 bands announced including Evanescence, Parkway Drive, Disturbed, Pendulum, Architects, Ghost, The Distillers, Placebo, Alexisonfire, Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, I Prevail, The Blackout (reunion), Fever 333, Stray From The Path, Lorna Shore, Nova Twins, Within Temptation, many and more. General tickets onsale at 10am on

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Watch Ghost’s – “Chapter 13: The Beach Life”


 

Ghost recently concluded their North American tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox, the “Imperatour!” They have shared another new video from their YouTube channel in the form of chapters of a story, often a precursor to a major anonouncement. They also recently shared a live performance video of their current hit single “Mary On A Cross!” The track was from their 7-inch single 7-Inches of Satanic Panic, but the track gained new fame as a result of Tik-Tok and Stranger Things. he band continues to support their current album Impera album (Loma Vista). Read our review of this current tour here, our review of their first leg of their 2022 tour and our review of the Impera album!

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Watch Ghost Perform “Mary On A Cross” Live in Tampa From The “Imperatour”


 

Ghost has shared another new video from their YouTube channel. Watch a live performance video of their current hit single “Mary On A Cross!” The track was from their 7-inch single 7-Inches of Satanic Panic, but the track gained new fame as a result of Tik-Tok and Stranger Things. The band is currently winding down their North American tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox, the “Imperatour!” The band continues to support their current album Impera album (Loma Vista). Read our review of this current tour, our review of their first leg of their 2022 tour and our review of Impera!

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Listen to Tobias Forge of Ghost and Brann Dailor of Mastodon in Conversation During Their Current Tour


Ghost has shared a new live video stream from their youtube. The band is currently winding down their North American tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox, the “Imperatour!” The band continues to support their current album Impera album (Loma Vista). Read our review of this current tour, our review of their first leg of their 2022 tour, and our review of Impera!

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