ALBUM REVIEW: Greg Puciato – Mirrorcell


Since The Dillinger Escape Plan disbanded in 2017, their enigmatic frontman appears to be a man on a mission, allowing his creative juices to flow and taking the opportunity to musically expand and collaborate like never before. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Carpenter Brut – Leather Terror


The second part of his ongoing conceptual “Leather” trilogy, Frank Huesco, the French darksynth artist better known as Carpenter Brut, follows up 2018’s Leather Teeth with the sequel, Leather Terror (No Quarter Productions/Universal Music/Caroline Records). Conceived during lockdown and featuring absolutely no electric guitars, this latest synth-driven piledriver serves as the soundtrack to an imagined 1987 horror movie about Bret Halford, a nerdy science student who resorts to somewhat dubious scientific methods to win a girl from her high school jock boyfriend. After his experiment turns unrequited love into disfiguration and madness, Halford becomes “Leather Teeth”, the scarred, peroxide blonde frontman of glam rock band Leather Patrol. Picking up the story at this point, Leather Terror uses its twelve tracks to show Halford taking his new serial killer rock star identity and wreaking revenge on those who abused him.

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Carpenter Brut Shares New Single and Video – “Imaginary Fire” ft. Greg Puciato


Carpenter Brut has shared a mew single, the first from their upcoming new album Leather Terror, due outt on April 1st, 2022. For the track “Imaginary Fire” the French electronic music great has enlisted Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Queen, Killer Be Killed, Jerry Cantrell) on lead vocals. The album also features guest appearances from Ulver, Gunship, Persha, Sylvaine, and Johannes “Jonka” Andersson of Tribulation. Check it out here: Continue reading


Greg Puciato Releases “Fuck Content” Livestream Free via Youtube; New Album Coming In 2022


Federal Prisoner, the record label – art collective co-founded by Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Killer Be Killed, Jerry Cantrell) and artist Jesse Draxler commemorates the one-year anniversary of the release of his debut solo, Child Soldier: Creator of God, and the soundtrack to his livestream performance, Fuck Content, with the free release of the livestream event. You can watch it below and see our review here. In addition there are new reissues of both the studio album and the livestream’s soundtrack with new limited-edition vinyl variants. The pair of vinyl releases mark the first time the two albums have been available on the format since selling out of their initial pressing. Each album will be a 2LP release, with Child Soldier: Creator of God available on metallic swirl, and Fuck Content on clear vinyl with a new Draxler-designed gatefold layout. Pre-orders for the 500 hand-numbered online variants are available now via the Federal Prisoner webstore with an additional two unique 500-count variants going to both North American and European retail in the Spring. Puciato is currently in the studio wrapping up work on the follow-up to Child Soldier: Creator of God. Titled Mirrorcell, it is expected to see a late Spring 2022 release via Federal Prisoner, with more details to come in January.

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The Black Queen Releases Fever Daydream on Cassette, Teases New Album for 2022


The Black Queen, the ambient electronic music project from Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Killer Be Killed) Josh Eustis (Teflon Tel Aviv, Puscifer), and Steven Alexander have released a limited edition version of their classic album Fever Daydream on cassette. But slipped into the message ot fans on Bandcamp, was word of a new album coming in 2022. Rejoice!

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Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains Shares New Solo Track “Brighten”


Legendary rocker Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains has shared the title track of his upcoming new album, Brighten. Due on October 29, “Brighten” was co-produced by Jerry over the past year with film composer Tyler Bates and Cantrell’s longtime engineer Paul Figueroa. They welcomed a dynamic cast of supporting players, including drummers Gil Sharone and Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Paul McCartney), pedal steel master Michael Rozon, Vincent Jones on piano, Wurlitzer, and organ. Other rock legends added to the fun of this LP, including Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES) on select bass tracks, Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) handling all of the background vocals and Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) overseeing the mixing of “Brighten”. Together, they recorded eight originals and the LP closes with an approved-by-Elton John cover of his classic “Goodbye” as the finale. Listen to “Brighten” now!

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The Black Queen Releases Fifth Anniversary Edition of “Fever Daydream”


The Black Queen’s debut album Fever Daydream (interview here) turned five years old last week and the band celebrated with a merch drop, including limited edition vinyl that immediately sold out. Now they have released a deluxe digital edition of the album expanded to 39 tracks with demos, alternate takes, and other gems.

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GUEST POST: Max Maxwell of Mountain Caller – Top Albums of the Year 2020


Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, Max Maxwell of Mountain Caller shares an in-depth review of his Top Albums List for 2020. Their excellent covers album The Truthseeker is out now (buy and stream it here!

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Greg Puciato Shares a New Video for “Crazy All Around” From his Livestream account


Greg Puciato (Killer Be Killed, The Black Queen, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan) had a major year with the release of his debut solo album Child Soldier: Creator Of God on his own Federal Prisoner record label. He recently hosted his livestream concert/art performance event “Fuck Content,” which you can read our review here! You can watch the video and purchase the content from the stream at a Blu-ray now here. Watch a new video from the event for the song “Crazy All Around” right now.

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