Arising from Los Angeles, California, Melodic Metalcore trio Light The Torch prove just how fitting their name is with their sophomore album, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast Records). Each metallic anthem sets the stage as if the band had just lit their torches and sharpened their pitchforks in preparation for taking on their greatest demons.Continue reading
Sion, the new project featuring Light The Torch (ex-Killswitch Engage) vocalist Howard Jones and shredder and YouTuber Jared Dines, have released the official music video for their debut single, “The Blade”. Check it out below.
Ghost Cult Chief Editor Keefy was honored to interview Heavy Metal legend Dee Snider for our podcast. We chatted about his upcoming DVD/concert album For The Love of Metal Live, due out soon from Napalm Records. Dee chatted about the “rebirth of his career” with his solo album inspired by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), his family, touring the world, his new band, how he keeps his voice in shape, lessons he has learned from the music business, anecdotes about Twisted Sister, his Broadway covers album, reflections on protecting Metal Music’s right to Freedom of Speech from the PMRC 35 years ago this year, and his plans for his next project. Order Dee’s new live album and other music here, and check out our chat! Continue reading
Jamey Jasta has shared a lyric video from his recent solo album, The Lost Chapters – Volume 2, which released in December. “Return From War” features metal legend Max Cavalera of Soulfly. Other guests who appear on the LP include Kirk Windstein (Crowbar), Howard Jones (Light The Torch), George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy and Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach. Watch the clip now!
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
Howard Jones of Light The Torch (Blood Has Been Shed, ex-Killswitch Engage) is the guest on episode 499 of The Jasta Show Podcast by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. During the pod, Howard discussed and confirmed the recent dismissal of drummer Mike Sciulara. The band is currently on tour with Fit For A King, and Ice Nine Kills and the drums for LTT are being handled by Kyle Baltus of 36 Crazyfists. As of now, Kyle is not the new permanent drummer of LTT. Sciulara was not officially announced as fired, but Jones detailed some instances which hastened his exit. Jones also mentioned that Light The Torch has been working on new music and he is hoping to complete pre-production on his vocals by the end of the year, with an eye on a new release in 2020. Episode 500 of The Jasta Show is coming soon, featuring Ice-T. Continue reading
Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed is releasing his long in the works solo project album Jasta: The Lost Chapters Volume 2 this fall. Jasta announced today that he is offering subscribers to his podcast, The Jasta Show, via Gas Digital a special offer to get early access to the two new singles and the album before the public can buy or stream it. The two singles are ‘Spilled Blood Never Dies’ ft Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, and ‘Silence the Enemy Mind’ with Billybio’s Billy Graziadei. The album features guest appearances from Max Cavalera, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Jesse Leach, Windstein, Howard Jones, Matthew K Heafy, Zoli Teglas, Billy Bio, Phil Rind, Tommy Victor, Joey Concepcion and Frankie Palmieri, as well as his backing band consisting of Charley and Nicky Bellmore (Dee Snider). Jasta will likely not tour behind this album right away since his focus for 2020 will be recording the new Hatebreed album. Jasta’s podcast airs two episodes weekly (Tuesday and Friday) in an interview format, often featuring hour-long, in-depth chats with legends. He is nearing 500 episodes, with the current edition #489, with Amigo The Devil, just aired.
As teased over the weekend, Killswitch Engage has shared the video for their highly anticipated single, ‘The Signal Fire’. The track features a duet between lead singer Jesse Leach and former KsE singer Howard Jones of Light The Torch, Watch the video, directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (The Godfathers of Hardcore, Meshuggah): Continue reading
Killswitch Engage has released their new album, Atonement, their first for Metal Blade Records. The band just shared a blink and you’ll miss it a teaser trailer for their new music video for the highly anticipated track ‘The Signal Fire’. The song features a collaboration with former Killswitch Engage and current Light The Torch vocalist Howard Jones, and the clip will be released this Tuesday, August 20th. Continue reading
A few beers in and I’m trying to figure out the angle on this new Killswitch Engage release, Atonement (Metal Blade). Sure, to Johnny NoName, it simple to just say “it’s just another Killswitch album, you know what you’re getting.” And sure, there’s a bit of truth to that statement as we get many of the tried and tested play plays from this Massachusetts staple like rock-solid production, punchy mix, and equal parts melody and guitar fire. I wouldn’t expect any less.Continue reading