Blacktop Mojo just wrapped up their “Defy the Sun” co-headline tour with Otherwise to end 2019 and kicked off the new “It Won’t Last Tour” earlier in the year. They had a bunch more dates planned for 2020 before the pandemic hit. While they are plotting their next moves, check out singer Matt James performing an acoustic cover of ‘Nutshell’ by Alice In Chains, live at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Continue reading
Metal and rock Supergroup Metal Allegiance kicked off their 5th-anniversary tour last month with a slamming show at The Van Buren, in Phoenix Arizona. Presented by the Murder In The Front Row movie and Loudwire featured the core members – David Ellefson, Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick – sharing the stage with Chuck Billy (Testament), John Bush (Armored Saint), and Phil Demmel (Machine Head). Also returning to the MA live show ranks after a three-year hiatus, vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Each night of the mini-tour offered a unique experience as with any MA gig. Tonight they were joined by local legends Max Cavalera (Soulfly), as well as members of Sacred Reich and Flotsam and Jetsam. It was a dream come true for music fans, and hopefully a harbinger of more shows to come! Check out this video recap of the tour and our photo set! Continue reading
As we previously reported, Thrash Metal supergroup Metal Allegiance will celebrate five years as a band next month, and now will party up with fans at four west coast shows! Presented by Murder In The Front Row and Loudwire will feature the core four members – David Ellefson, Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick – sharing the stage with Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), John Bush (Armored Saint), and Phil Demmel (Machine Head) and returning to the MA live show ranks after a three year hiatus, Grammy Award-winning vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Each night will offer a unique experience as with any Metal Allegiance show, you never know who will drop by to join the festivities. For the April 17th show in Phoenix, the band will be joined by Max Cavalera (Soulfly), the April 20th show in San Francisco will include Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus) and Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus). Opening the four nights are Superfix and Weapons Of Anew.
Metal supergroup Metal Allegiance will live stream tonight’s all-star concert at House of Blues Anaheim. Click the link below for the stream at 9:30 PM PST. Metal Allegiance is doing another set of Black Sabbath songs, as they did n Brooklyn last fall, as well as their own hits and covers. Metall Allegiance II – Power Drunk Majesty is out now via Nuclear Blast. You can also check out the two interviews we did with the band discussing all things Metal Allegiance! Continue reading
The Ghost Cult Podcast is back with Episode 2, which is part 2 of our interview with Metal Allegiance! We chatted with members Mark Menghi and Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder) at Duff’s Alcohol Abuse Center in Brooklyn, New York. We talked about Metal Allegiance II – Power Drunk Majesty, out now via Nuclear Blast Records. writing and producing, working with an all-star cast of singers, the specialness of these shows, how the loss of Lemmy, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and Prince shaped the group, how Trevor approaches cover songs, their new beer Lager of Sin, and much more. Catch Metal Allegiance at House of Blues Anaheim during The NAMM Show 2019. Continue reading
Ghost Cult has at long last released our very own podcast. An interview podcast, you will hear from bands and artists from across all the genres we cover like Rock, Metal, Hardcore, Punk, Doom, Stoner Rock, Prog, Death Metal, Black Metal bands and more! Listen to it below or wherever you enjoy podcasts! Episode 1 and 2 features members of metal supergroup Metal Allegiance! Continue reading
Metal legends Slayer will invade the San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC). This will commence on Thursday, July 21 with a live performance at the House of Blues. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10:00 PT. Log on to www.Slayer.net for ticket and purchasing information.
Kerry King commented:
“Comic-Con?!? I can’t believe they are gonna let us shred the HOB San Diego!! It will definitely be a night of fury and intensity that the city won’t soon forget. We will be coming off a seven week European run, so Slayer’s guns will be blazing!”
Slayer will also take part in two signings, These signings will take place Friday, July 22, booth #2615, and at the Nuclear Blast Records booth, #501. Slayer devotees will truly enjoy this event. Slayer continues to tour in support of 2015’s Repentless album, released via Nuclear Blast.
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Metal Allegiance will bring together an all star lineup of artists to perform an unforgettable night of music at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA on January 21, 2015. Sponsored by Jackson Guitars, EVH Gear, The Music Zoo, Sinister Guitar Picks and Jagermeister.
Confirmed performers include:
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
Mark Osegueda (Death Angel)
Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs)
Troy Sanders (Mastodon)
Alex Skolnick (Testament)
John Tempesta (The Cult)
Special Performance Of Scott Ian – Speaking Words To Open The Show.