In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s“The Black Album” and the forthcoming ’The Metallica Blacklist’ 53-Song covers album, Ghost, Juanes, and Rodrigo y Gabriela have curated exclusive Apple Music playlists showcasing their love for Metallica as well as tracks from other beloved rock icons.
Super7 Toys has announced their new summer line of toys and figures for their Spectacular Kinda Sorta Still at Home-ic-Con in place of San Diego Comic Con, which is still virtual this summer. In their mega announcement video they unveiled a new GhostReAction Figure of Papa Nihil, complete with his saxophone from “Miasma”, as heard on the their album Prequelle (Loma Vista Recordings). Watch the video below and be lone the lookout for the pre-order link online. The brand sells their toys and merch at their site or at their two locations in their home base of San Francisco, or San Diego. In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a SlayerLive Undead playset as well as figures based on classic albums by Black Sabbath, Queen, Biggie Smalls, and more! Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Misfits, Ghost, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth,Rancid, Judas Priest, and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading →
Super7 Toys has announced a new series of ReAction Figures with packaging and design that pays homage to old import metal albums! New figures for Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Venom join their line of music legends and toys. In addition to the figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live undead playset as well as figures based on classic albums by Black Sabbath, Queen, Biggie Smalls, and more! Other reaction figures in the line includeOzzy Osbourne, Misfits, Ghost, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth,Rancid, Judas Priest, and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.
Occult rockers Ghost have shared a new video for their song “Life Eternal” from their acclaimed album Prequelle (Loma Vista). The video incorporates videos of fans at the final show of the Tour Named Death world tour which took place on March 3, 2020 — at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico. The band is currently working on a new album, not expected to release before 2022. The next album will feature frontman Tobias forge in his new guise as Papa Emeritus IV replacing Cardinal Copia who was retired in 2020.
With the upcoming international launch of DC Comics’, Dark Nights: Death Metal, seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition. Among them, Sepultura will team with artist Pedro Mauro to create the cover for issue #5. Others featured include Ozzy, Megadeth, Ghost, Dream Theater, Opeth and Lacuna Coil. Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band, and an exclusive interview.
According to a report from Blabbermouth.net, Occult Swedish Heavy Metal band Ghost, led by Tobias Forge, has lost their case in Swedish court has lost their case against Ghost Drinks Ltd. The spirits maker makes a Gin using the group’s name, and Forge and his representatives claimed the vodka could conceivably have caused marketplace confusion. Ghost Drinks famously trolled the band on social media after the suit. The vodka company, which launched in June 2015, countered that Forge had known about their product since 2016. On December 22, the Swedish Patent And Market Court, which deals with intellectual property infringement and validity cases, issued a judgment saying that the term “ghost” is a generic word and is, therefore, free for Ghost Drinks to use. Continue reading →
After releasing two albums and an EP under the Witch Hazel moniker, the York, Pennsylvania quartet has rebranded as SpellBook. Their first album under this new moniker, Magic & Mischief (Cruz Del Sur Music), doesn’t deviate too far from their established Occult Rock style. There are a multitude of Seventies Rock grooves fitted with a slight Doom crunch that is quick to recall their contemporaries in groups like Lucifer, Demon Eye, and Icarus Witch.
KnuckleBonz, the creator of the Rock Iconz music collectible series, has announced the production of a new bundle of Metallica figures (set of four or separately), available for pre-order now at this location. This “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” -era set includes James Hetfield Rock Iconz statue, Lars Ulrich Rock Iconz statue, Kirk Hammett Rock Iconz statue and Robert TrujilloRock Iconz statue. Other bands that have received the KnuckleBonz treatment include Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, KISS, Ghost, Guns N Roses, and countless more. Continue reading →
Funko, the global sensation of popular vinyl collectible toys company has teamed up with Heavy Metal legend Dee Snider to create a Funko Pop! Vinyl figure Dee confirmed the news in a tweet. Upcoming new Funko Pop! figures include Slipknot and N.W.A. Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment in the past includes Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Ghost, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, and, Motley Crue, Lemmy, and Rob Zombie. Funko reported that these figurines increased its sales by 38 percent in the second quarter of 2019. The Funko brand went public with an IPO in 2018. International sales spiked 65 percent to $68.5 million, while U.S. revenue grew 26 percent to $122.7 million. Dee also recently confirmed in an interview with Ghost Cult (hear it here) his next album, book, and horror movie. His new live album For The Love of Metal Live! is out now via Napalm Records.
Kingnomad’s Prog Rock tendencies have been at the forefront from their inception, but these elements are expressed in their purest form on Sagan Om Rymden (Ripple Music). The group has about completely phased out the Stoner Doom tinges that helped shape their first two albums, allowing their third to expand their dynamics without a single hint of fuzz to be found. While this does make a less heavy album on the surface, a combination of energy and commitment to atmosphere results in what is easily the band’s boldest effort yet. Continue reading →