PODCAST: Episode 68: Chef Chris Santos Talks About Blacklight Media

Ghost Cult caught up recently with record label chief and world-famous chef Chris Santos. In addition to being an award-winning restaurateur, Santos co-owns Blacklight Media Records, a sub-label from Metal Blade Records. Black Light Media is home to bands such as Gozu, Eyes Of The Sun, Mother Feather, Winter Wolf, Made For Lying, and new signing Opulence. We chatted with Chris about his life growing up in the New York City Metal and Hardcore scene, what originally ignited his passion for cooking, and later restaurants, his relationship with Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel, how he goes about choosing bands to work with, as well as some hot takes on the current landscape of metal, such as Slayer’s retirement. Continue reading

Gozu Live at Sanctuary, Detroit MI

Hamtramck is a cozy-sized town that rests in the heart of the city of Detroit. Surrounded by The Motor City, the younger vibrant venue, The Sanctuary brings a fresh flavor of heaviness to Ham Town. These guys have something happening on their stage nearly every night. The surge of live music around the home of Motown is part of the city’s beautiful, ongoing restoration. Boston’s own Gozu is a hardworking band that have been on a short headlining run for the last couple of weeks. The Sanctuary was lucky enough to be one of their stops. Continue reading

Goatwhore Books Additional Tour Dates, Knotfest Bogotá And Metal Alliance Tour Soon

Goatwhore is getting ready to hit the road and snap necks on tour this fall. In addition to Knotfest in Bogotá, Colombia on October 26th with Judas Priest, Helloween, Kreator, and Arch Enemy, the band is heading up the Metal Alliance Tour 2018 beginning on Haloween in New Orleans. Direct support will come from The Casualties, Black Tusk, Great American Ghost as well as Morthereon and Gozu on select dates. Now the band has added additional headline tour dates with Cloak and Great American Ghost from December 1st in Dayton, Ohio through December 5th in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading

Goatwhore, The Casualties, Black Tusk, Great American Ghost And More Booked For Metal Alliance Tour

Long-running blackened death metal legends Goatwhore will headline the 2018 Metal Alliance Tour. Kicking off on Halloween at Southport Music Hall on their home turf of New Orleans, Louisiana, the tour will make its way through over two dozen cities upon its conclusion November 30th in Easton, Pennsylvania. Direct support will come from The Casualties, Black Tusk, and Great American Ghost as well as Morthereon and Gozu on select dates. VIP packages are on sale today at here. General tickets go on sale Monday, August 20th. The Metal Alliance dates follow Goatwhore’s European run supporting Dying Fetus, currently underway. See all confirmed dates below. Continue reading

GOZU Shares New Music Video, New Album Coming In April

Boston stoner rock kings GOZU have dropped a music video for their first new track off their new album. ‘Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat’ is the lead track from Equilibrium, due out on April 13th from Blacklight Media Records. Directed by Tony Simone at Zenbeast Audio, you can watch the video now! Continue reading

Ghost Cult’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017

This past year was a huge one for music with so many bands releasing new material it was hard to keep up, even for us here at Ghost Cult. So many legacy bands, modern classic acts, and up and comers dropped new music this year, some may wish they had waited until 2017 to drop it like it’s hot. Without further ado, here are our picks for the new tunes you need in your life in 2017. Continue reading

GOZU Signs To Metal Blade, New Album Due In 2017

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GOZU, by Hillarie Jason

Boston stoner rock gods GOZU have signed a world-wide deal to Metal Blade Records and their sub-label Black Light Media led by celebrity chef Chris Santos. They are currently writing a new album for release in 2017. Continue reading