The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 9-30-22


In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week here at Ghost Cult! We went to 12, because fuck it, it’s our list! This week Slipknot keeps ruling, footage from the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins tribute show in LA, an Alice in Chains classic hits 30, Metallica books one more special gig this year, Desertfest 2023’s first lineup announced, help for Karyn Crisis, interviews with KEN Mode, and Pathos & Logos, Polyphia, a King Crimson documentary is geetting a big release in theaters, and more! Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Dennis R. Sanders of Spirit in The Room on His New EP “Flamingo” and Concept Albums


 

Ghost Cult caught up to Dennis Sanders of Spirit In The Room – who just released their new EP for Housecore Records Flamingo! We talked to Dennis about his career up to now, the new EP, signing with Housecore, his various influences, how he composes and is so prolific, the concept for the new album and music video, forming a permanent backing band, and his thoughts on the Pantera reunion!

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INTERVIEW: Jesse Matthewson of KEN Mode Discusses “Null”


 

Like a deadly, grizzled beast that lurks in the shadows, KEN Mode emerges every few years with a new record, tearing off limbs as it goes, before skulking back into its pit. With September 23rd seeing the release of Null, on Artoffact Records — the band’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2018’s Loved — founder and singer/guitarist Jesse Matthewson talks about the new record and what keeps the KEN Mode fires burning. Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Janosch Rathmer of Long Distance Calling on “Eraser” and Concept Albums


 

Ghost Cult recently caught up with Janosch Rathmer of instrumental post-rock band Long Distance Calling, to discuss their new album Eraser – out now via earMUSIC. Read our review here. Janosch discussed LDC being prolific writers, spending extra time on the new album, concept records and music videos, sexy saxophone parts, playing festivals versus intimate venues, touring in the pandemic era, switching record labels, climate change, and more!

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INTERVIEW: Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan – The Ghost Cult Interview


 

We chatted with Punk Rock legend Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan – all about their recent album “Harder Than It Looks!” We chatted about the “Blame Canada” tour with Sum 41, going DIY by self-producing and releasing their own records, their history of collabs, making more mature records, major anniversaries, and much more!

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INTERVIEW: Johnny 3 Tears of Hollywood Undead – The Ghost Cult Interview


 

We caught up with Johnny 3 Tears of Hollywood Undead recently to discuss their brand new album – Hotel Kalifornia – due out on BMG MUSIC on August 12th, 2022. Johnny discussed the serious subject matter of the new album, the evolution of the band from way back, what they learned during the pandemic, getting back to touring, Johnny’s solo career, the lasting impact of their first hit song “Everywhere I Go” – and much more!

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INTERVIEW: Rikard Zander of Evergrey on “A Heartless Portrait” – Progressive Metal, and More!


Ghost Cult caught up with Rikard Zander of Evergrey all about their new album – A Heartless Portrait! Rikard discussed the bands’ new record label – Napalm Records, writing new albums back-to-back, how they have remained consistent as a band for so many years, and much more!

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PODCAST: Episode #175 Art Alexakis of Everclear: The Ghost Cult Interview


 

Ghost Cult caught up with Everclear’s founder and frontman Art Alexakis from the tour bus while on the road. We discussed the remaster and reissue of World of Noise – the 30th-anniversary edition of their debut album. We chatted about Art’s pre-Everclear roots in the DIY punk scene in the Pacific Northwest, and the label world with his earlier band Colorfinger and his own Shindig Records, fast-forward to the World of Noise sessions, new and bonus track on the new edition of W.O.N., thirty-plus years of memories, and much more!

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The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 7-15-22


Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show!

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