ALBUM REVIEW: Disciples of Verity – Pragmatic Sanction

Music fans love a good supergroup. However, a lot of times the results may vary and the resultant music that felt like it would rule on paper doesn’t translate in the end. Well, that sure isn’t the case with Disciples of Verity. Not only does the band boast a who’s who of dynamic talents from across Rock and Metal (Living Colour, God Forbid, Negative Sky, Sekond Skyn), their debut release Pragmatic Sanction (The Label Group/InGrooves) has a ton of memorable songs; heavy enough for the real headbangers, but catchy enough for the masses. Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Disciples of Verity – Patterns of Decay – Concrete Dream – Behind the Bullet Live at The Kingsland

With the release of two recent singles ‘Worthy’ and ‘Lying to Myself’ from their forthcoming album, Pragmatic Sanction (InGrooves), Disciples of Verity made their debut at The Kingsland in Brooklyn New York. No cover songs needed here, just what I believe is a set from their entire record. It also marks the return of God Forbid skins-man, Corey Pierce (finally). Every time he hit a cymbal, it felt like the kit was holding on for dear life.

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The Punk Rock MBA Examines Why God Forbid, Candiria and Shadows Fall Didn’t Become Bigger

Music Marketer and YouTuber Finn McKenty, The Punk Rock MBA is back with another video examining the scene and asking the tough questions to the music fandom. In this episode, he discusses his thoughts on why metalcore bands such as God Forbid, Candiria, Shadows Fall, and I See Stars did get bigger. Check it out! Continue reading

Disciples of Verity Share Music Video for “Lying To Myself”, Tour Dates This Week

Rock and Metal supergroup Disciples of Verity (DOV) have shared a new official music video for their new song ‘Lying To Myself’ featuring Phil Demmel of Vio-Lence. The band counts Corey Glover (vocalist Of Living Colour and Bowie Experience), George Pond (bass, ex Negative Sky), Corey Pierce (drums, God Forbid), Mark Monjoy (rhythm guitar, Sekond Skyn), and Danny Puma (lead guitar, Negative Sky) and their debut album is due out in 2020 at a date tbd. Aside from Demmel who shreds all over the new track, the album boasts guest appeances from Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy), Tara McLeod (Kittie), Mike Antine (Majul), JJ Sammataro (Negative Sky) and solo artist Joe Gareri. The band kick off a mini-tour of the east coast this week, with the dates and venues listed below. Watch video for ‘Lying To Myself’ and pre-order the single right now! Continue reading

Disciples Of Verity Share New Lyric Video for “Lying To Myself” featuring Phil Demmel of Vio-Lence

Rock and Metal supergroup Disciples of Verity counts members of Living Colour, God Forbid and Negative Sky among its ranks. The band shared a new single today for the track ‘Lying To Myself’, featuring Phil Demmel of Vio-Lence (ex-Machine Head). This is the second single after their previous track released, ‘Worthy’. Their debut album is due out in 2020 and has a bevy of guests such as Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy), Tara McLeod (Kittie), Mike Antine (Majul), JJ Sammataro (Negative Sky) and solo artist Joe Gareri. Watch the lyric video for ‘Lying To Myself’ right now! Continue reading

Bad Wolves – Disobey

Whether you like it or not, Bad Wolves aren’t the next big thing. That’s because they’re already the current new big thing in metal. Thrust into the spotlight by a set of serendipitous circumstances surrounding their recording of The Cranberries ‘Zombie’, a version that Dolores O’Riordan herself was scheduled to record vocals for the week that she passed as part of her endorsement of the song, Disobey (Eleven Seven) is a multi-faceted contemporary, very heavy, yet commercial album that does a whole lot more than the frankly excellent cover version might suggest you should expect. Continue reading

Bad Wolves’ Cranberries Cover Is The Number 1 Song In America

Normally at Ghost Cult, we don’t pay attention to things like Billboard charts here, as it have little relevence to rock, metal and other underground music. But we have to give a shout out to Bad Wolves, whose cover of The Cranberries‘ ‘Zombie’ is now the number one mainstream song in America and charting in other countries in the world as well. It is quite a feat for a band that is a metal band at heart with members from God Forbid, Devildriver and Snot among others. Their debut album Disobey is out next week, on May 11th from Eleven Seven Music Group. They are also hitting the road with labelmates From Ashes To New And Diamante. Tour dates below. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Release Debut EP, Perform Zombie On TV For The First Time

Rising metal band Bad Wolves have surprised released their début EP, False Flags Volume One (Eleven Seven Music) this past weekend. On the strength of their worldwide #1 hit cover song of The Cranberries’ classic ‘Zombie’, the band offered a sample of what is to come on their first full-length Disobey, due out May 11th. The band also performed Zombie live on The Late Late Show on RTE One in Ireland, which you can watch below. Continue reading

Militia Vox Streams “Nyctophilia” Single Featuring Doc Coyle

Whether she’s fronting Judas Priestess, or jamming on stage with the likes of Dee Snider or Living Colour, Militia Vox is well known for blowing away audiences with her vocal chords, and she has something special planned for her fans later this year. Militia recently confirmed that her new solo album, entitled The Villainess, is coming soon, and we are beyond honored to share a new song with you today. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Doc Coyle’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you another of our guest “End Of Year” list, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Today we have our pal Doc Coyle’s Top Ten Albums Of 2016 list. The metal personality, blogger and ex-God Forbid guitarist has had a banner year; touring with drummer and YouTube sensation Meytal Cohen, dropping an EP with his new rock band Vagus Nerve, and starting a killer podcast The Ex Man. Hailz!  Continue reading