Rock and Shock Festival Disbands

Sad news on the Festival and Convention front as the long-running Rock and Shock Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts has disbanded after 15 years. The announcement was made in a post to social media about the festival canceling all further festivals. The fest paired the best Horror convention and concert series in the USA and made use of both the famous Worcester Palladium venue and the convention center at the DCU Center up the block. Ghost Cult covered many Rock N Shock fests which featured incredible conventions, horror celebrities, amazing vendors , indie films,  headliners such as Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Disturbed, Danzig (including a pre-reunion Misfits headline set with Doyle), ICP, Ministry, GWAR, King Diamond, Type O Negative, Lordi, Disturbed,  Mushroomhead, Voivod, Amorphis, Twiztid, Dark Tranquility, Hatebreed, Devildriver, Motionless In White, Death Grips, Superjoint, Wednesday 13, Sabaton, Prong, Witch Mountain, Sanctuary, Soilwork, OTEP, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Cavalera, Conspiracy, Anthrax, Overkill, Misfits, and more! Continue reading

GWAR Releases Their Classic Home Videos for Digital Download

According to a report at Metal Injection, GWAR has released their entire catalog of past home videos, now available for digital download for the first time. They are only $5 each! Titles such as War Party, Blood Drive, Electile Dysfunction, Beyond Hell, Lust in Space and The Gwarnage Campaign are true to the GWAR aesthetic and concept as anything besides seeing the band live. The videos have close to “nine hours of visual amusement” according to a post GWAR made on social media! Continue reading

GWAR to Kickoff European Tour with Voivod Tonight

The Alien Overlords in GWAR are invading Europe beginning tonight! They will be joined by prog metal masters Voivod. The “Use Your Collusion” European Tour starts in Bochum, Germany at Matrix. Voivod will provide support for the tour which runs through December 14th in Zurich, Switzerland. A complete list of dates can be found below. Watch this tour teaser now! Continue reading

GWAR – Sacred Reich – Toxic Holocaust – Against the Grain: Live at Paradise Rock Club

Southern Rock inspired punk/metal, 80’s Thrash Metal, a band comeback after twenty-three years, Trump decapitations, crack busts, and semen canons?! You, my friend, either just walked into your new neighbor’s apartment… OR a GWAR concert. Let’s pray for the latter and jump into the fray! The Paradise Rock Club. Legendary venue, tiny floor space, and a sold-out show. All the makings for a Sunday night show to share with everyone at the office on Monday morning. Continue reading

Jack Flannigan, Guitarist for The Mob, Manager of GWAR and Clutch Has Passed Away

One of the good guys of the music industry is being remembered today by bands he worked with, peers and friends. Jack Flannigan died yesterday (10/12/2019). Jack’s career in music started as the guitarist in the 1980s in the NYHC band The Mob. Later he went on to manage GWAR for the last 25 years as well as a long term stint on Clutch’s management team. Both penned loving tributes to Jack over social media, as well as sharing the outpouring of support and love many names in the industry shared in tribute. We send our condolences to Jack’s family, friends, and fans at this difficult time Continue reading

Ghost Cult Turns 7! Celebrate with Us and Win Our “Mystery Box” Prize!

Way back in 2012, Ghost Cult started as a magazine in The Netherlands, specializing in avant-garde and extreme metal, stoner rock, and doom. We ran 19 issues as a digital magazine, which was fairly successful with wide-spread and acclaimed features on Behemoth, Neurosis, Ghost, Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Dragged Into Sunlight, Dream Theater, Korn, Bill Ward, Anathema, Ihsahn, GWAR, Anthrax, COC, Down, Intronaut, High on Fire, The Atlas Moth, and many more. We’ve improved and grown every year with your help. We’d like to think that we provide news, reviews, interviews and concert, and festival coverage with integrity, and without the drama and BS you see from most other websites out there. We will always do what we do and curate and cover all kinds of rock, metal, punk, hardcore, and indie artists. Now in our seventh year, we move boldly into the future! Thanks for being here and supporting us! As a bonus, we have a gift for one lucky fan! Enter to win below! Continue reading

GWAR Books “Use Your Collusion” Holiday Tour Dates with Unearth and Savage Master

GWAR has booked holiday tour dates dubbed the “Use Your Collusion” tour. Direct support will come from Unearth and Savage Master. The tour starts December 27th in Washington DC and running through New Year’s Eve in Cincinnati, OH. This follows already booked tour dates with Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust and Against the Grain. Continue reading