GHOST CULT PRESENTS: Mini-Metal Mixtape #16 – Black History Month Special 2


Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine is back with another new episode! Time to get your weekly dose of an essential mix of the newest extreme music by essential bands, and a few classics baked in there too! This edition by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee, and today marks the second episode celebrating black artists in honor of Black History Month. This week’s playlist features Ho99o9, Creeping Death, Bleed the Pigs, Our Place of Worship is Silence, Equipoise!In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has delved into the depths of the heavy music world to bring you a new mix each week. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Stream the newest playlist right now!

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Slipknot’s Knotfest At Sea is Now Postponed “Indefinitely”


Previously announced and much anticipated, Slipknot’s Knotfest at Sea metal cruise has now been totally canceled, after being initially only delayed until August 2021. The band made an announcement to social media that the cruise would now be canceled due to logistical issues. All currently booked guests will receive a full refund. While there are no immediate plans for Knotfest at Sea to take place as of now, the band hopes to revisit the idea” in the future”. To follow their future plans, they encourage fans to stay connected via their mailing list below. The debut edition Knotfest at Sea cruise was to set sail August 10-14 from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy and included over 40 different shows & intimate onboard experiences across 5 stages. All shows & food are included. Flexible payment options are available. They finally announced their debut lineup and it’s a banger! Along with two headline sets by Slipknot, multiple performances were expected from Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, Sleep Token, and more to be announced! Book your cabin at the link below now!

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Knotfest at Sea Books Slipknot, Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust and More


Slipknot’s debut edition Knotfest at Sea cruise is going to set sail August 10-14 from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy and include over 40 different shows & intimate onboard experiences across 5 stages. All shows & food are included. Flexible payment options are available. They finally announced their debut lineup and it’s a banger! Along with two headline sets by Slipknot, multiple performances are expected from Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, Sleep Token, and more to be announced! Book your cabin at the link below now! Continue reading


Mr. Bungle Are Working on Covers for their Reunion Shows


Mr. Bungle is gearing up for their reunion shows in February in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. The band will perform their 1986 demo, The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny in its entirety. It will mark the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years. The band comprised of original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for the dates. Opening acts for the six shows will include Cattle Decapitation, Possessed, Hirax, the Melvins, Ho99o9, C*nts, and Spotlights,.The band posted to social media that they are working on cover songs for the show, and hopefully some other Mr. Bungle tracks will be played, since their final album, California, turned twenty years old in 2019. Once again, no further cities are being added to this mini-tour according to the bands’ spokesperson.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


Mr. Bungle Adds Incredible Bands As Openers for 2020 Mini Tour


Mr. Bungle set the music world on its ear by announcing a mini-comeback tour with six shows in total in 2020 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. The hand-picked openers includes Cattle Decapitation, Possessed, Hirax, the Melvins, Ho99o9, C*nts and Spotlights, reflecting a mix of artists that both influenced the Eureka-born outfit’s 1986 demo, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, as well as current bands that the musicians are both fans of and feel are carrying on the spirit of that era, both musically and in attitude.Continue reading


Korn’s Munky To Leave the Tour for the Birth of His Child, Replacement Named


Korn’s James “Munky” Shaffer will leave their current co-headling tour with Alice in Chains, Underoath, Fever 333 and Ho99o9 to be with his wife for the pending birth of his daughter. The dates he is missing will be 8/6 to 8/11. JR Bareis from Brian “Head” Welch’s solo band Love and Death will spell Shaffer. Continue reading


Aftershock 2019 Books Tool, Slipknot, blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, Bring Me The Horizon, and More!


The king of US rock and metal festivals, Aftershock Festival held yearly in Sacramento is here with a big announcement for 2019. Expanding to a three-day affair, the fest will be led by such major acts as Tool, Slipknot, blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, 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! Aftershock takes place at Sacramento’s Discovery Park October 11, 12 and 13th. Tickets, VIP Packages and Hotel options go on sale Friday, April 26 At Noon PST at the link below.Continue reading


Architects “Doomsday” Chosen As One of The Themes Of WWE NXT UK Event


Architects, enjoying a banner year with their new album Holy Hell (Epitaph), have been chosen as one of the themes of next months WWE NXT UK Event. ‘Doomsday’ will be one of the two themes with the other being The Prodigy featuring Ho99o9, ‘Fight Fire With Fire’. The news was announced in a tweet by Triple H, former star and current EVP of Events of WWE. Continue reading