EXCLUSIVE: Dead Original – “Let it Burn” Official Video

Dead Original is a new hard rock trio from Chicago, that features in its ranks frontman Paul Wandtke who got his start in the music industry as a drummer for hire with Trivium, Kill Hannah, and even the hit musical Rock of Ages. Now leading his own group the band, which also includes  Sean McCole on drums and Mike Petrasek (Bedlem) on bass, has a post-Grunge sound mixed with some proggier moods. Check out the official music video for “Let it Burn right now!

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Saints of Destruction – “Dream of Pain”


Ghost Cult is pumped up to bring you the new video from badass rockers Saints of Destruction, ‘Dream of Pain’! The song is about “about anarchy, zombies, political elitism, media control, and social & corporate compliance” according to the band, but the video is a fun performance clip of the band jamming in a cave! With catchy AF vocals and ripping riffs, this song is going to make your quarantine stay-list! The track and the clip are definitely a breath of fresh air today! Check it out!

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Lullwater – “Godlike” Lyric Video


Lullwater is one of our favorite bands of the last few years. Not only are they badass musically, but they are also killer as a live act. Ghost Cult is proud to present their new lyric video for the song ‘Godlike’. The track comes from their excellent 2019 album Voodoo and is a blend of the bands’ post-Grunge 1990s influences with a modern heaviness. Watch this awesome lyric video and purchase and stream the album below right now! Continue reading

Watch The New Lyric Video From High Fighter – “When We Suffer”

High Fighter will release their brand new album Champain via Argonauta records next week, on July 26th 2019. The band has just shared a new lyric video for their track ‘When We Suffer’, featuring vocalist Anton Lisovoj of Downfall of Gaia on guest vocals. Watch the clip and pre-order the album now at the links below. Continue reading

Bad Rabbits – Mimi

Bad Rabbits’ new album, Mimi (InGrooves), huh? Not my usual review fare, I will admit, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t work for me. After several weeks of hardcore, doom, death metal, and Gundam themed albums, Bad Rabbits house blend of funk, synth pop, rock, and R&B may be the palate cleanser I didn’t know I needed. Continue reading

My Favorite Concert Memory: Sheel Davé Of Bad Rabbits

Bad Rabbits are releasing their new album this week. Mimi is releasing on August 10th as combination self-release and with the InGrooves label. Since forming in 2007 Bad Rabbits have shared the stage with everyone from Kendrick Lamar, The Roots, Wu-Tang Clan, Steve Aoki, Common, Allen Stone and John Legend to Deftones, Passion Pit, Paramore, 311 and Taking Back Sunday, and tours and festivals including Reading, Leeds, Wireless, Bestival, Roots Picnic, Boston Calling and Afropunk as well as the Vans Warped Tour. Drummer Sheel Davé  shares a favorite concert memory with the band. Continue reading

Metallica To Serve As Official Ambassador To Record Store Day, New Live Album Release Planned

Metallica record store day ambassador 2016 ghostcultmag

This years Record Store Day on April 16th , a day dedicated to supporting merchants, many of them independent retailers and other chains that still sell music. Every year a celebrity artist is chosen as an ambassador and this year that artist is Metallica. As one of the best selling bands of all-time, one of the current largest retailers of digital music, as well as a band that began in the underground by trading tapes, they are uniquely qualified to serve in this capacity.

Lars Ulrich commented on the honor:

“Independent record stores are part of Metallica’s DNA.. They have been pivotal in shaping each one of us into the music fanatics we’ve all become. We could not be any prouder to be Record Store Day Ambassadors for 2016 and are looking forward to screaming from every rooftop the next few months about everything independent record store and beyond.”

To celebrate the honor, Metallica will release a RSD only live album Metallica will release Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003, on their own label Blackened Records. The release will be a special CD featuring a live recording from the club, with the band, Record Store Day and independent record stores donating proceeds to benefit Fondation de France’s Give For France charity (details here)


Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003 track listing

The Four Horsemen

Leper Messiah

No Remorse

Fade To Black


Ride The Lightning


Seek & Destroy

Damage, Inc.

Lars Ulrich of Metallica, by Victoria Anderson

Lars Ulrich of Metallica, by Victoria Anderson

The sponsors for Record store day include labels that support rock and metal such as ADA, Border City Media, Caroline, Crosley Turntables, Disk Union, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, InGrooves, Music Business Association, RED, Red Bull Sound Select, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, Universal Music Distribution, Warner Bros. Records, WEA  and more. More details about record store day can be found at the RSD official website, which as just relaunched.

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Video: Against Me Premieres True Trans Soul Rebel Clip, Live Album

Against Me 23 Live Sex Acts Cover

Against Me! Have released a clip for the track ‘True Trans Soul Rebel’, created by visionary director and artist Steak Mtn You can see the clip at this link or below:v=k1wj6oWQ3wg

The track comes off of the forthcoming live album 23 Live Sex Acts releasing on September 4th in partnership with Total Treble and InGrooves. The track listing for the album can be found below. In addition the already acclaimed series from AOL Originals Docu-Series, True Trans With Laura Jane Grace, has been nominated for an Emmy® Award in the News & Documentary category.

23 Live Sex Acts track listing:


02. Pints of Guinness Make You Strong

03. Cliché Guevara

04. True Trans Soul Rebel

05. I Was A Teenage Anarchist

06. New Wave

07. Walking Is Still Honest

08. Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists

09. Transgender Dysphoria Blues

10. Pretty Girls (The Mover)

11. I Still Love You Julie

12. High Pressure Low

13. Don’t Lose Touch

14. Miami

15. White Crosses

16. Osama Bin Laden As The Crucified Christ

17. How Low

18. Black Me Out

19. Thrash Unreal

20. Unconditional Love

21. The Ocean

22. Sink, Florida, Sink

23. We Laugh At Danger and Break All The Rules


Against Me!, photo credit Johnathan Minto

Against Me!, photo credit Johnathan Minto

Against Me! Tour dates

Sep 04: Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony (Red Bull Sound Select curated by Brooklyn Vegan)
Sep 23: Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades *
Sep 24: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s *
Sep 25: Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *
Sep 26: Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater *
Sep 27: Las Vegas, NY – Life Is Beautiful Festival

* = w/ Cayetana, Annie Girl & the Flight


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