Greg Puciato has shared a new single and video from the upcoming debut solo album. Child Soldier: Creator Of God, releasing from his label Federal Prisoner and Revolver has premiered the clip for “Fire For Water” which you can watch now. Continue reading
During The Black Queen’s (members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Teflon Tel Aviv) headline tour of the US this spring, Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up with Steven Alexander at Music Hall of Williamsburg for an interview. In a candid chat in their dressing room before the show, Steven discussed his formative years as a musician, what he learned being a guitar tech for major bands that translates over to being in a working band, the difference between writing the first TBQ album and Infinite Games (Federal Prisoner), and just how long we will have to wait for new music from the group. Continue reading
Astronoid just released their stellar sophomore album via Blood Music. The band is currently on tour opening for Between The Buried and Me and Tesseract. Casey Aylward shares his Favorite Concert Memory in a guest post for Ghost Cult. Submitted for your approval: the greatest live band ever, The Dillinger Escape Plan!
Just yesterday we marked the one year anniversary of the end of The Dillinger Escape Plan, in the year since Greg Puciato has kept busy with his band The Black Queen. Their excellent new album Infinite Games is out now via Federal Prisoner, a label and art collective and extension of the band. The label will release Greg’s new book Separate The Dawn. In early 2019. Separate The Dawn is “220 pages of poetry, photography, and manipulated photography culled from a much larger collection of journal entries, free writing, and photos that mostly manifested from September 2016 to December 2017. 5.5″x 8.5″. Hardcover. Edition of 1000. First press. There will not be a softcover. Digital/e-book release will be at a later date. Ships around January 18th.” You can sign up for Federal Prisoner’s mailing list at the link below to get more information on the book and future news. Continue reading
It has been a year since the final notes of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final live performance of their twenty-year career rang out at a sweaty, bloodstained, tears and beers soaked Terminal Five in New York City. While bands reunite all the time and no one should ever say “never”, this one retirement is pretty final. Ghost Cult staff was in attendance all three nights for the final dates of their illustrious career, it still felt so surreal at the time. As Ghost Cult scribe Hans Lopez penned so eloquently in his review of 2016’s Dissociation (Party Smasher Inc.) Dillinger was one of the most polarizing, but also most important bands of all time. Those final shows were performances for the ages. Thoughtfully planned, immaculately performed, with the highest levels of musicianship, a total disregard for the human condition, and most of all fun. Dillinger proved in the final throws of ecstasy and art that music can be dangerous, fun, and emotional all at once, without selling out or sacrificing anything. Our worlds are still rocked a year later., and no, it’s still not okay that they are gone. Thanks for the bruises on our bodies and scars in our minds, Dillinger Escape Plan. Continue reading
Supergroup is a term bandied about too much these days, including here at this very website. It’s hard to help it in the streaming music age, which coincidently has also fostered a new openness and freedom for artists to come together as never before. Perhaps we need another terminology to describe these collectives. How about “artistic hive-mind”? That’s one that definitely suits The Black Queen, who is more than a mere musical group, but carry these sensibilities in everything they do from songs and lyrics to album art, videos, t-shirts, and visual performances live. The sum of their recorded output is but one facet of what can be possible when they get together.
Metal supergroup Killer Be Killed stormed the music world when they released their 2014 debut. According to a new interview with Max Cavalera, the band has demos of 10 new songs ready as progress towards a new release. Max previously said a new album was potentially possible for 2019. Comprised of Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Ex-Sepultura), Sanders (Mastodon) Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, The Dillinger Escape Plan), and drummer Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die, Mutoid Man), released its self-titled debut via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. They were one of the first signings to that label by former Roadrunner executive Monte Connor. Continue reading