INTERVIEW: Mattias Nööjd of Firebreather on Coming to America, Doom Metal, and More


 

Ghost Cult caught up with Mattias Nööjd of Firebreather! The band was new to America and on the eve of their massive tour with Monolord! They tour Europe later on with High on Fire and others. Their album Dwell In The Fog was newly released at the time of this interview and you can buy it from Riding Easy Records, at the link below. Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Fat Mike on The End of NOFX, His Punk Rock Musicals, And a “Double Album” Breakdown


Ghost Cult recently held an EXCLUSIVE interview with Fat Mike of NOFX! Capping off 2022 and a new album, and playing their farewell tour in 2023 with 40 cities, festivals, and their own Punk in Drublic beer and punk Festivals. Mike was candid as usual discussing sexuality, the music industry, comparing “Single Album” and “Double Album,” The Codefendants, Fat Wreck Chords, spilling the tea on his friendship with Blink 182, and more! Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode #220 – Leather Leone on “We Are The Chosen” – The End of Chastain, and Heavy Metal History


Ghost Cult caught up with singer Leather Leone to discuss her new solo album – “We Are The Chosen” out now via Steamhammer/SPV! Leather has an over 40-year career in music worth investigating, and we went deep on her history, her new album, her time as the voice of Chastain, her past other groups, how she maintains her voice, touring and metal festivals, her love for Ronnie James Dio, and much more!

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INTERVIEW: Cody Lee Ford of Soen on “Atlantis” – Covering Slipknot, and More


Ghost Cult caught up with Cody Lee Ford of Soen ahead of their recent new album “Atlantis” – out now on Spinefarm Records. Cody discussed the exciting “Atlantis” album, including its dynamic changes and reimagining of tracks, how the new material highlights the band’s underrated attributes, their Slipknot cover, shifting back to their “heavy” material, and what is coming up for the band in 2023. Continue reading


Dan “Chewy” Mongrain of Voivod on The “Ultraman” EP, Touring with Opeth, and Prog


 

We chatted late in 2022 with Dan “Chewy” Mongrain of Voivod! The band had a tremendous year in 2022, with a full-length release “Synchro Anarchy” and a new EP “Ultraman” as well. The band also toured with Opeth as well as their own headline dates. We discussed the “Ultraman” project, his love for the series, his first-ever lead vocal performance, his appreciation of Japanese fans, some music he has been digging in 2022 such as Child Bite, and Pat Metheny, and future plans for the band!

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Corey Pierce of God Forbid and Disciples of Verity Talks Reunion Shows and Racism in Music


 

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Corey Pierce of God Forbid and Disciples of Verity kick-off 2023! We chatted about the God Forbid reunion, the upcoming shows in New Jersey and Massachusetts, how the band reformed, a candid talk about the band’s career, if racism played a part in their ability to “make it,” his move to Las Vegas from the East Coast, GF on @lambofgodofficial ‘s Headbanger’s boat cruise, the possibility of more shows, upcoming new music from Disciples of Verity!

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INTERVIEW: Maurizio Iacono of Invictus (Kataklysm, Ex Deo) – “Unstoppable” Album Breakdown


 

Ghost Cult caught up with Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm and Ex Deo about his new band Invictus! They released their debut album this year, “Unstoppable” – out now via MNRK Heavy! In addition to his bands, he owns Hard Impact Artist Management, is the founder of Distortion Music Group, and is co-owner of hard-and-heavy booking agency Continental Touring, the man is busy all the time. Invictus is a different kind of heavy band for Maurizio, and he discussed the genesis of the band, using melodic parts for the first time ever, picking a band name, shopping a new project to another label, music industry pitfalls, a track-by-track breakdown of the album, and more!

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INTERVIEW: Cory and Meg from Casket Robbery – “Rituals of Death” Track-By-Track Breakdown


Ghost Cult caught up with Cory and Meg from Caskey Robbery, to discuss their new album Rituals of Death – out now via Blood Blast Distribution. Having followed the band for a long time, we unpacked the last few years of being a DIY enterprise in death metal, the return of touring, energizing their fanbase with social media, creating sick videos, and finally a track-by-track breakdown of their new album.

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INTERVIEW: Director Toby Amies of “In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson at 50” on Robert Fripp and More


Keefy had a chat with Director Toby Amies – to discuss his King Crimson documentary In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson at 50 – which was released in October. Toby was granted unprecedented access to King Crimson on their last world tour, documented the story of the band, talked to former and current members, and had a lot of contact with Robert Fripp, himself. We had a candid chat about the enigmatic prog legend and guitar wizard, their diehard fanbase, Toby’s relationship with Robert, Robert and Toyah’s popularity, and much more.

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INTERVIEW: Jared James Nichols on Festivals, Touring, and New Music Coming Soon!


 

Keefy caught up with Jared James Nichols at Aftershock Festival this year. Jared discussed his new singles from his upcoming new self-titled album, released on January 13th via Black Hill Records. Jared discussed performing at festivals, what a typical day on tour is like, touring with Black Label Society, what to expect from his new album, and more!

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