Mark Morton Shares New Single – “All I Had To Lose” ft. Mark Morales

Mark Morton (Lamb of God) has shared a new single from us upcoming mostly acoustic Ether EP, due next week on January 17th via Rise Records.  ‘All I Had To Lose’ ft. Mark Morales is a soulful unplugged jam. In addition to his work in Lamb of God and his soundtrack work, Ether looks to be a much more personal and intimate bunch of songs compared with 2019’s Anesthetic record. Watch the visualizer for the track now! Continue reading

Limp Bizkit, Weezer and Blink-182 and More Booked for 2020 Inkcarceration Festival

The third annual Inkcarceration fest looks stacked Ohio’s premiere summertime rock and metal festivals has landed headliners Limp Bizkit, Weezer, and Blink-182, as well as Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Falling in Reverse, Candlebox, Badflower, Atreyu, Static-X , Puddle of Mudd, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Emmure, Attila, Stick to Your Guns, New Years Day, Escape the Fate, Cold, Carnifex, The Aquadolls, Band-Maid, Stitched Up Heart, September Mourning, Damn Nation, Paralandra, Along Came a Spider, A Killers Confession, MissYou, Sink the Ship, Dread Engine, Mollo Rilla, Saving Escape, and more. The fest takes place July 10-12, 2020 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory a.k.a. Shawshank prison, and tickets are available now. Continue reading

Halestorm Announces Spring 2020 US Tour Dates with New Years Day!

Rockers Halestorm has announced a run of new US tour dates for spring of 2020 with New Years Day. The dates kick off April 17 at Tampa, Florida’s 98Rockfest and wrap up on April 25 at WAAF’s Big Gig in Worcester, Massachusetts. The pre-sale will take place at Blabbermouth on Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m. local time. The password is below. Continue reading

Halestorm Marks 10th Anniversary of Debut with Deluxe Edition, Video Message to Fans

Halestorm is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their debut studio album with a deluxe edition available for pre-order now. Halestorm was released on April 28th, 2009 via the bands’ label Atlantic and immediately made their mark on the music scene on the strength of great songs, Lzzy Hale’s voice and the infections hit single ‘I Get Off’. The deluxe edition has all new artwork, original pre-production demos and extra materials that show the growth and the run-up to the final full debut album. Watch a message from the band to fans and the details below.  Continue reading

Watch Lizzy Hale Cover Soundgarden’s “My Wave” in Nashville with Slider

Lizzy Hale of Halestorm jumped on stage last weekend with Nashville rockers Slider to cover Soundgarden’s ‘My Wave’ live at the Basement club in their hometown of Nashville.  The track comes from 1994’s Superunknown (A&M Records) album. Lizzy and other members of Halestorm are supportive of underground bands in the region and often jump on stage for covers and originals. Watch the fan-filmed video now! Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, and More Rule Aftershock 2019

It comes as no surprise that this year’s Aftershock Festival was once again sold out. I mean, how could it not with big-name talents such as Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Chevelle, and many others. And with the über-early announcement of next year’s headliner—Metallica, for those of you living under a rock—there’s no question that 2020’s Aftershock will sell out as well. In fact, as of this writing, VIP weekend passes were all gone. A year in advance! So, how was this year’s outing? Damn good, in our humble opinion. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Aftershock Festival 2019

Aftershock Festival gets underway this weekend in Sacramento, California! The now three-day event is sold-out and features Tool, Slipknot, Staind (in a rare reunion show), blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle and many more. Ghost Cult has been fortunate to cover the fest for many years, often the highlight of our annual festival coverage. Al lthe bands are tight, but clashes being what they are, check out our day by day list of can’t miss acts. Continue reading

Louder Than Life Announces Onsite Experiences, Booze and Food Choices

Louder Than Life returns next month with huge bands such as Guns N’ RosesSlipknot and Disturbed, a reunited Staind (in their first public performance in 5 years), Godsmack, Rob Zombie, A Day To Remember, Ice Cube, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Halestorm, and many more. Recent music lineup additions include In This Moment, Wilson and The Pink Slips. The Louder Than Life onsite experiences, full bourbon lineup, and unique food offerings have now been announced for the Friday, September 27, Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 festival at its new home at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Download Festival UK 2019

Throughout the journey from my home in the North of England to Leicestershire’s infamous Download Festival, I could be sure of only two things as a first time attendee; that I would absolutely see Tool headline, and that I would have to endure what was to become the muddiest weekend of my life in order to reach that point. Continue reading