Ghost Cult chatted with Steve “Skinny” Felton, the mastermind of long-running Cleveland metal act Mushroomhead. The band has a brand new album out now via Napalm Records, the heavy and melodic A Wonderful Life. Steve spoke candidly about his 25-year plus career, how the band has survived over different lineup changes and labels, the writing and producing goals the band had going into the new album, the new dynamic of the three signers of the band: Mr. Rauckhors, J Man, and Ms. Jackie, how the band is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, all the video content they are working on, and their relationship with their fans. You can order the new album here and listen to our chat below. Continue reading
Dutch horror metal band Carach Angren are getting ready to release their new album, Frankensteina Strateamontarus via Season of Mist this year and Ghostcult Magazine was lucky enough to be allowed to listen to it and ask a few questions in a sneak peak listening session, courtesy of their label Season of mist, earlier this year at an undisclosed location.
Ghost Cult has teamed up with enigmatic Rock raconteurs Spirit In the Room today to bring you their chilling new video for their track “Sunset Nightmare”. Directed by Jordan Santos, the clip picks up where their last single/video “But It Do”, left off. The clip is trippy, full clout nightmare, that calls to mind some of the greats of the horror and suspense genre, and the track, featuring Hardcore Punk legend Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, OFF!), is a new dimension for the band as well. Check it out below, and catch the band on tour this week with Elephant Rifle. Continue reading
One of our favorite interviewees in person or the phone is Matt Harvey of Exhumed. Matt is as amazing to chat with as he is a guitarist and bandleader. Exhumed’s new album is the aptly titled Horror (Relapse Records) which came out just ahead of Halloween 2019, and he was in a spooky mood when we chatted. We talked about the new album, his proclivity for writing great OSDM songs, the consistency of the current lineup of the band, his favorite horror movies ever, and his thoughts on attending one of Metallica’s “S and M 2 Concerts” in San Francisco, earlier this fall, and more. Catch the band on tour through the start of December with Necrot! Continue reading
In an old interview, the Godfather of Death Metal, Chuck Schuldiner, laid out the blueprint of what the genre is, what its themes are, and what listeners should expect from it. He described the genre as “fantasy, tongue-and-cheek, Horror movie level type of scary stuff…” Many bands within the genre have followed this blueprint and carried on the tradition of writing gore lyrics, but none better than the legendary, Exhumed, who have always leaned more towards the gore aspect of Death Metal and later coined the term Gore Metal. Their new album, Horror (Relapse Records) follows this blueprint very well.
Asking Alexandria has primed us for something big and here it is! The band has just dropped a new single and video for the track “Violence”. Less a music video and more like a stylized Zombie Apocalypse and horror genre mini-movie, it’s totally sick and has a ton of production value. The NSFW created by the band and the team of director Jensen Noen, producers Sam Malko, Brand Birtwistle, and Joe Grayem, DP Brandon Cox, and Executive Producer Steven Contreras. Purchase and stream the song and watch the clip now! Catch the band on tour all summer with Papa Roach and Bad Wolves. Continue reading
If Wes Craven was a genre of music, it would be New Years Day. For the most part, Ash Costello and gang have depended on a recipe of heartbreak mixed in with edgy guitars and a punk rock attitude. On their fourth release Unbreakable (Another Century) they break free from their comfort zone with a more confident, electro-fused, uplifting follow-up. Continue reading
Horror has played a large role in Metal for decades with eerie and creepy imagery being one of the quintessential elements of some of the largest acts in the genre. The Ghost Next Door’s sophomore release, A Feast for The Sixth Sense (Ripple Music), demonstrates this in swathes. Continue reading
Kirk Hammett’s world-renowned collection of horror and science fiction memorabilia will be on display from August 12th through November 26th at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Continue reading
If you were lucky enough to catch Ho99o9 (pronounced ‘Horror’ if you’re looking at that and wondering where to start) recently on tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan or on the festival scene then you know that this is a group who are equal parts unpredictable and excellent. Excellent because whether you’d heard any of their music before or not there is absolutely no doubting that you were walking around with a “What the fuck was that!?” look plastered on your face in the immediate aftermath. Continue reading