GUEST POST: Adam McGrath of Cave In – Top 10 Albums of 2019


It’s time for another Ghost Cult “End Of Year” Guest post! 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 all month long! Cave In legend Adam McGrath has had a busy year releasing their new album, Final Transmission, and keeping up a hectic tour schedule. Adam has graciously submitted his personal top ten albums of 2019 for our readers!

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GUEST POST: Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))) Shares His Eleven Most Loved Albums in 2019

Underground music legend Stephen O’Malley is perhaps best known for his work with Drone Metal gods Sunn O))), but has had a hand shaping heavy music in one form or another as an artist, producer, and label owner for three decades. Sunn O)))’s 2019 release Life Metal drew universal acclaim. Stephen has been kind enough to share eleven albums he loved in 2019 with our readers. Some of these albums are not from this year, or even recent decades, but are all albums he vibed with and worth checking out. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Rae Amitay of Immortal Bird Discusses Her Worst Job Ever!

Ghost Cult is bringing back an old feature, affectionately known as Day Job for a Cowboy (cowgirl, or any of our gender non-binary peeps reading this). We ask musicians about the worst job they have ever had in their life. In this guest post, Immortal Bird’s Rae Amitay shares a particularly rough time she had as a day camp counselor once, which you can read below. In 2019 Immortal Bird has toured and played select festivals supporting their excellent release from earlier this year, Thrive on Neglect, out now via 20 Buck Spin. The band is about to embark on another run of tour dates that kick off December 7th. Continue reading

MY FAVOURITE CONCERT MEMORY: Thieves of Liberty’s Simeon Robson on Rammstein

Thieves of Liberty, for the unaware, are a badass band from the North Eastern UK, and they rule. Their latest single ‘Medicine Wizard’ is a banger! They are one of the opening bands on the upcoming Fireball sponsored Fuelling The Fire Tour with Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Save Ferris, and DJ Matt Stocks performing every night along with the contest winner of Fireball’s Hottest Band Competition for each city the tour hits. Thieves of Liberty’s Simeon Robson shared her favorite concert memory ever with our readers, centering around a very special night with Rammstein! Continue reading

MY FAVORITE CONCERT MEMORY: Casey Aylward of Astronoid

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!

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GUEST POST: Joe Naan of Nuclear Blast (UK) – 2018 in Review

As the largest Metal label in the world, Nuclear Blast and it’s subsidiaries (SharpTone and Arising Empires) has a conveyor belt of exceptional talent at their disposal. Joe Naan joined their PR team earlier in the year and has been a regular in our inbox ever since, representing their incredible roster. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Tom Brumpton of Polymath PR – Top Albums of 2018

 

With an eclectic roster that dances in and out of the realms of the Ghost Cult, Polymath PR guru Tom Brumpton took time out from his Christmas shopping to discuss his 2018, and his optimism for what is coming in 2019… Continue reading

My Favourite Concert Memory – Philip Strand of Normandie

Normandie introduced themselves in 2016 with their impressive debut Inguz (InVogue) With follow-up White Flag due out on 26 October 2018 on EasyLife, vocalist Philip Strand of the progressive, anthemic Rock act talked us through his live experience of Muse, and their direct impact on his band… Continue reading