The last two years have been a hell of a ride for Heriot, the English Post Hardcore/Extreme Metal band who have experienced a rebirth of sorts and are firmly riding the crest of a wave on a distinct upward trajectory. They started life in 2016 as a three-piece, consisting of Jake Packer (vocals/bass), Erhan Alman (guitar), and Julian Gage (drums), but in 2020 drafted in former Dead Handsguitarist Deb Gough, applying depth to their musicianship, while also adding a new voice for the band to share vocal duties with Jake, enabling an intriguing expansion of their sound.
Ghost Cult was honored to spend some time chatting with Rob Dietrich of Blackened American Whiskeyby Metallica! Rob is the Master Distiller of Blackened and he talked all about making whiskey with Metallica, the ground- breaking process that makes Blackened so special, his career in spirits, how involved the members of Metallica are, making the perfect whiskey drink, and more!
Ghost Cult caught up recently with GAYC⚡DC – the self-proclaimed greatest Gay AC/DC tribute band in the world” about their west coast tour dates in 2022 and much more! In a hilarious interview with the band we discussed how they formed, the mission of the band, their unique approach to being a band, why they go beyond just a paroidy or tribute band, their importance to the LGBTQ community, the affect they have on fans, their origins in the music business (and related bands like Pansy Division), favorite AC/DC songs and albums, and generally a lot of laughs!
We caught up with Rich Moss of Stone Broken for a new interview! Their new album “Revelation” just dropped via Spinefarm Records, and we discussed the arc of the bands’ entire career, changes in their music, their excitement about the return of fests and shows, their love of gaming and more! Continue reading →
Ghost Cult caught up with frontman Marcus Bridge of Australian Metalcore leaders Northlane to chat all about their new album Obsidian out now via Believe! Marcus was very candid discussing the challenges he and the band faced making “Obsidian,” growth from their previous album Alien – the depth and quality of the new album, his new lyrical focus, the relationship between band and fanbase, experimentation, the bands’ Patreon, and a track-by-track analysis of “Obsidian” with song meanings and much more intel from Marcus! Continue reading →
Ghost Cult caught up with Mike Scheidt of YOB recently, while the band was on their mini-headline tour. Mike talked about the return to touring, his approach to playing live, the longevity of the band, the new deluxe re-issue of their classic album Atma (Relapse Records) – what Mike is reading these days, and the progress of the next YOB album! Also, check out this EXCLUSIVE photo set from YOB live in New York by Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging! In addition to our recent live review of the current tour from the band, Ghost Cult scribe Michael Miller shared his thoughts upon seeing the band recently sharing the common awe we all feel experiencing the band, as well, which serve as a nice warm up to our chat with Mike.
Ghost Cult had the pleasure of chatting with Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest! The band has been back on tour supporting their “50 Years of Heavy Metal tour.” The tour performances have been stellar, but not without issues, as Rob Halford missed a show due to a cold. Richie chatted about all the health struggles the band has faced, the bands’ performances on this current leg of the tour, Richie’s personal practice routine while on the road, wellness tips, his personal opinion of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and if the band belongs in it, and an update on the progress of the follow up to Firepowerand more!
Ghost Cult caught up Matt Honeycutt of Kublai Khan TX to discuss their new EP The Lowest Form of Animal out now via Rise Records. We spoke to Matt about the new EP, the return of live shows, any pressure the band might feel as a result of their successes, how the band took up day jobs and learned trades during the pandemic, and more.
Ghost Cult caught up with Nicke Andersson of The Hellacopters, Entombed, Lucifer and more to discuss their new album Eyes of Oblivion – due out on April 1st, 2022 from Nuclear Blast. Nicke disccused the new album, how he approaches composition, the bands’ return from hiatus in 2016, Nicke’s producing approach, the return of shows, nightlife in Sweden and Berlin, and future projects from many of his other bands!
Ghost Cult caught up with Riley McShane to discuss Allegaeon’s new album “Damnum” – due out on February 25th via Metal Blade Records. Riley discussed the deeper meaning of the album, lyrical themes, the bands’ conscious decision to create music in a new way after 15 years as a band, goals for the album, his evolving vocal crayon box, Riley’s favorite peers among Death Metal Vocalists such as Travis of Cattle Decapitation, touring hijinx, and much more! Interview by Ghost Cult Keefy (https://www.instagram.com/ghostcultkeefy). Video editing by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography (https://www.instagram.com/ojcpics). Theme music by Salted Wounds (https://www.instagram.com/saltedwoundsnyc).