FESTIVAL REVIEW: Adult Swim Festival

For just one weekend the Banc of California Stadium was transformed into a carnivalesque outdoor funhouse for the Adult Swim Festival. The stadium was alive with colorful distorted animations reminiscent of children’s cartoons and claymation scenes warped and hyperbolized beyond the mind’s comprehension, while a giant Meatwad dome sat across an even larger inflatable slide shaped like Morty’s head vomiting a rainbow.

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Dethklok To Return To the Stage In 2019 at Adult Swimfest

Metal fans have mourned the loss of Brendon Small’s Metalocalypse television series and the real-life metal band that represented the music of the show Dethklok. The band will make its triumphant return and play its the first show in five years at the play the second annual Adult Swim Festival. The two-day event at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium. Tickets for the fest — scheduled for Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th — will go on sale to the public today at 12 p.m. PST. Tickets start at $49 and up. Continue reading

Parkway Drive, Azusa, Nordjevel, Combichrist, Caspian and More Added To Brutal Assault Fest 2019

Brutal Assault 2019 has added another bunch of bands for the next edition of the festival! New bands added include Parkway Drive, Azusa, Nordjevel, Combichrist, Caspian, Violent Magic Orchestra, Caspian, Déluge, Frog Leap, and Hexis. the bill with more to come. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page.

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Iron Reagan Books Tour Dates with Sacred Reich, Leeway, and Enforced

Iron Reagan, by Meg Loyal Photography

Modern Crossover Thrash meets the godfathers of the genre when Iron Reagan and Sacred Reigh team up for new tour dates this spring. Joining them will be reactivated hardcore legends Leeway and Enforced. The tour begins May 9 in Asbury Park, NJ and ends May 19 in Brooklyn, New York at the annual Black and Blue Bowl. Iron Reagan will first storm the shores of Europe this spring for tour dates with Madball (March 7-17) and the USA with Sick of it All. (March 21-31).Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper’s Split LP is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com and digital downloads via the bands’ Bandcamp page at the links below. Continue reading

Soilwork, Monster Magnet, Triumph of Death, Coven, Demolition Hammer, Walls Of Jericho Added to Brutal Assault Fest

10/27/18, LPR X, NYC. www.ghostcultmag.com


Brutal Assault 2019 has added another bunch of bands for the next edition of the festival Soilwork, Monster Magnet, Triumph of Death, Coven, Demolition Hammer, Wall Of Jericho, The Arson Project, The Contortionist, Vampilla, and Skeletal Remains to join the bill with more to come. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page.
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Sodom, Sick Of It All, Therion, EyeHateGod, Gost and More Added to Brutal Assault 2019

Brutal Assault 2019 has added another badass batch of bands for the next edition of the festival. Joining an incredible bill that already features greats such as Dimmu Borgir, Godflesh, Anthrax, Meshuggah, Carcass, Sacred Reich, and Carpenter Brut, new additions to the fest include Sodom, Sick Of It All, Therion, EyeHateGod, Gost, Wormed, and Vulvodynia. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page. Continue reading

Insanity Alert – 666 Pack

Famed for skiing, Innsbruck, Austria, is a pretty unusual location to have spawned a Crossover Thrash band. That said, the thought of the après-ski hoity-toity being brought down to earth by Insanity Alert and their beer-chugging third album 666 Pack (Season Of Mist) upsetting the tourists is a joy to consider. Continue reading