INTERVIEW: John 5 Talks “Sinner” – Tips for Touring, and New Gigs with Rob Zombie


 

Ghost Cult caught up with guitar great John 5 ! John is kicking off a new headline tour to support his 2021 solo album “Sinner” – with support from The Haxans! We talked to John about tour plans, tips for successful touring, his guitar rig, his playing regimen, the upcoming “Freaks on Parade” with Rob ZombieMudvayne – Static- X – and Powerman 5000 ! Interview by 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).Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Tim Brennan of The Dropkick Murphys on of Touring and The Success of “Shipping Up To Boston”


 

Ghost Cult caught up with long-time Dropkick Murphys Guitarist/Multi-instrumentalist/and Backing Vocalist Tim Brennan recently to discuss the bands’ current tour including the return of their St. Patrick’s Day (and week) shows in their hometown of Boston! We chatted about Tim’s career in music, how he initially joined the band after selling merch for them, his path to the band now as their guitarist, how his joining the band coincided with the hit song “Shipping Up To Boston,” how much The Accordion rules, touring with Rancid and returning to touring in general, and new Dropkicks music on the way.Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Frank Albanese of Hath Talks “All That Was Promised” and Leveling Up


Ghost Cult caught up with Frank Albanese of Hath to discuss their new album “All That Was Promised” – out now on Willowtip Records. Frank and Keefy delved into the history of the band, how it became a full-fledged unit, the maturation process of the writing in the band, Frank’s assessment of his vocals, the producing talents of drummer, AJ Viana, working with Willowtip Records, touring, music videos, the album artwork, and much more!

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PODCAST: Episode #151 – Robert Vigna of Immolation on “Acts of God”


As our podcast continues its grand return on a new platform – Anchor.fm, we are resuming interviews with an EXCLUSIVE chat with Death Metal legend Robert Vigna of Immolation! Their new album “Acts of God’ is releasing on 2/18/2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Robert discussed the history of the band, the new album, dealing with the current environment for putting out new music, some death metal history, working with Eliran Kantor on the artwork, lessons on how to treat other bands on tour with you, and the only regret of his career.

PODCAST: Episode #134: Tom De Witt of TDW on His New Album, and Writing for Famous Guest Collaborators


We caught up with Dutch progressive music artist Tom De Witt of TDW. His new album The Days The Clock Stopped is out now via Layered Reality Productions, and the album is a masterpiece of prog metal. We talked to Tom about his journey in the music industry, his approach to composing, how he connected with other artists to guest on his album, writing with them in mind, how we approached writing for the choir, we got deep on progressive music history, how do deal with reviewers, the genius of Frank Zappa, and more! and more. You can purchase and stream The Days The Clock Stopped here and check out our chat.

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PODCAST: Episode #129: Andy of Thou on Working with Emma Ruth Rundle, Roadburn and More!


Ghost Cult scratched one off the interview bucket list recently by chatting with Andy Gibbs of Thou! We talked all about Thou’s new collaborative album with Emma Ruth RundleMay Our Chambers Be Full (read our review here), due out on October 30th via Sacred Bones. Andy candidly chatted about writing with Emma, long in the works and put into fruition via Walter Hoeijmakers of Roadburn, how the band and Emma complemented each other, the concepts delved into the album, working with photographer Craig Mulcahy, their hoped-for joint tour and festival plans for the album getting ruined by covid-19, the bands’ penchant for covers and slowing down on them in the future, and what the next phase of Thou music might look like. Purchase the album here and listen to our chat.

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PODCAST: Episode #127: Joey Vera of Armored Saint on “Punching The Sky”


We had the honor of chatting with heavy metal legend Joey Vera of Armored Saint all about their new album Punching the sky (read our review here) out now on Metal Blade Records. Joey talked about the future of the music industry and what it might look like post-COVID19, how the band writes together, his personal preferences in production and recording styles, his take on livestreams, the progress he is making on his other projects such as Fates Warning and Motor Sister, and more! Buy the album here and check out our chat!Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 126: John Connolly of Sevendust on “Blood and Stone”


Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up with John Connolly of Sevendust to chat about their new album, Blood and Stone, releasing on October 23rd, 2020 via Rise Records. We discussed the making of the new album, releasing new music during this uncertain time, the more adult themes of the band’s music these days, how the band approaches songwriting, working with producer Elvis Baskette, the decision to cover Soundgarden’s “The Day I Tried To Live” and how they almost didn’t go through with it and more. Purchase the album here and listen to our chat right now.

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PODCAST: Episode #124: Dez Fafara on The New Devildriver Album and Family


We caught up with Dez Fafara of Devildriver to discuss his upcoming new album Dealing With Demons I, out on Napalm Records on October 2nd, 2020. We chatted with Dez on the state of the word, changes to the bands’ songwriting approach for this new record, considering different angles for lyrics and vocals, his long relationship with Napalm Records, plans for the next album after Dealing with Demons II – already being written, some musings on Coal Chamber, Dez’s many business successes – especially his new record label, and much more. You can order Dealing with Demons I here, and check out our chat! Continue reading