GIFT GUIDE: Ghost Cult’s Holiday 2020 Gift Guide

Alcohol

The best Christmas gifts are the most useful ones. Slapping a bow on a bottle of Jack is the easiest gift you can give a metalhead. The great thing about it? Even if they have a preference, they aren’t going to turn down free alcohol. Type any brand and the words “gift set” into Google and you’ll find something. However, premade gift sets have a tendency to be overpriced and generic. You’re better off grabbing an empty box and filling it up with a variety of airplane bottles. It’s kind of like a box of chocolates—But booze.

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Ghost Cult Albums of the Year 2020 – Part 1 (75-41)

It feels rather redundant to preface this year’s celebration of the music that got us through what was annus horribilis maximus unprecedentius with much of a narrative of 2020 because we were all affected. We all lived through it. Some of us in un-splendid isolation. Some of us irreversibly overhauling the way we live, work, and support our dependents. Some of us welcomed changes we had to make while mourning the root cause behind them and that each and every person on this planet we call home was affected, impacted, and touched in a negative way by the events of a global pandemic and high-profile political situations. Continue reading

Hatebreed Release Lyric Video for “Cling To Life” – New Album Out Now!

Connecticut Hardcore Metal giants Hatebreed have released a new lyric video/visualizer for the track “Cling To Life”. The song comes from their just-released album Weight Of the False Self, their eighth full-length, out now from Nuclear Blast. Watch the clip now!

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Hatebreed Shares a New Single and Video – “Instinctive (Slaughterlust)”

Hatebreed shares a new single and video from their upcoming new album Weight Of The False Self, on 27th November via Nuclear Blast. The new single “Instinctive (Slaughterlust)” is the lead track of the 12-track album, which is pure Hatebreed at their classic sounding best. Check out the video, directed by Justin Reich now!

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Aftershock 2021 Adds Rancid, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Rise Against, Volbeat, Gojira, Mastodon, Parkway Drive, and More

Aftershock Festival has announced its comeback for the fall of 2021 with an additional day and exciting new bands! The headliners are intact with Metallica headlining two nights and My Chemical Romance’s reunion highlighting the middle weekend date. Added to the festival bill now are Limp Bizkit, Rancid, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Volbeat, Machine Gun Kelly, Mastodon, Gojira, SEETHER, Parkway Drive, and many more. A special first time ever Thursday night date, presented by Jack Daniels, is headlined by Limp Bizkit and also hosts Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose and Fit For a King. Brought to you by Danny wimmer Presents, the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival–to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7, 8, 9 and 10. Passes are on sale now at the link below and you can watch a special trailer video now.

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Hatebreed Announces New Album “Weight Of The False Self” Due This Fall

Hardcore Metal leaders Hatebreed will release their new album, “Weight Of The False Self”, on November 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album’s first single will be made available tomorrow (Friday, September 11). “Weight Of The False Self” due out this fall. The band released its first new single in four years, “When The Blade Drops’ this past February.

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Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta’s “Jasta Pasta” Penne is a Reality

A lot of great ideas Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed has come up for discussion on his podcast The Jasta Show! Now the long fan requested and talked about Jasta Pasta is actually happening. Jasta’s line of “classic Italian semolina pasta,” under a new venture aptly dubbed “Jasta Pasta” is a reality. “Perseverance Penne” is out for pre-order this coming week. The singer also hinted at future pasta lines by Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret, DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara, Cannibal Corpse’s George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher, and Exodus’ Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza. The 15 oz. bag of ‘Perseverance Penne’ will be available for pre-order starting Tuesday (Sept. 8) at 5PM ET and will cost you eight bones (that’s metal speak for ‘dollars’). Jasta’s entrepreneurial ideas include a merch line, coffee, Hatebreed beer and more.

 

 

Hatebreed recently launched their own signature “Live For This” beer under the Breedbrew brand in collaboration with Connecticut’s Witchdoctor Brewing Company.

Rising Metal Legend and Power Trip Vocalist Riley Gale Dies, Fellow Rockers Mourn

Terrible news for the music world as published reports announced that Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, has passed away. He was 34(UPDATE: Riley’s age was originally said to be 35, and we have edited this story). Power Trip ascended to the new wave of American Metal, combining Crossover Thrash and Hardcore, partly on the strength of Riley’s incredible performances, brilliant politically-minded lyrics, and killer style. No cause of death has been revealed and according to a statement from the band, funeral and visitation arrangements are pending. Riley was a brilliant talent and mind, and he will be missed. Many leaders of the music world paid respect from Ice-T of Body Count, Lamb of God, Code Orange, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Jesus Piece, Anthrax, Thursday, Thrice, Machine Head, Creeping Death and more you can read below. Even Fox News, once a source of ire from Riley, had to pay respect! We interviewed him a few years back and he was awesome.The band has been one of the best in the world live in a short period of time. Riley’s family released a statement via social media which you can read below and you can read the many condolences of fellow peers. RIP Riley.

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