PODCAST: Episode 109: Dee Snider on His “Rebirth”, Freedom, and Future Projects

Ghost Cult Chief Editor Keefy was honored to interview Heavy Metal legend Dee Snider for our podcast. We chatted about his upcoming DVD/concert album For The Love of Metal Live, due out soon from Napalm Records. Dee chatted about the “rebirth of his career” with his solo album inspired by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), his family, touring the world, his new band, how he keeps his voice in shape, lessons he has learned from the music business, anecdotes about Twisted Sister, his Broadway covers album, reflections on protecting Metal Music’s right to Freedom of Speech from the PMRC 35 years ago this year, and his plans for his next project. Order Dee’s new live album and other music here, and check out our chat! Continue reading

Jamey Jasta Shares an Unreleased Demo via His Patreon

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta has shared an unreleased demo for his Patreon fans The song ‘Find the Tourniquet’ was co-written by his friend and former The Acacia Strain guitarist DL. Jasta’s message to fans encouraged them to join his Patreon and appreciates them for supporting him and his bands during this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lamb Of God – Lamb Of God

Every now and again, a record captures the mood of an era with such frightening accuracy that even though it might not be the greatest thing you’ve ever heard, it resonates so profoundly that you have no alternative but to sit up and take notice. Not since the ’80s, when the burgeoning thrash scene was fuelled by a world living in fear of murky politics and the threat of nuclear war, has the timing been so perfect for such a scathing indictment of present times. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode #98 – Willie Adler Talks New Lamb of God Album 

Ghost Cult had the honor of chatting with Willie Adler of Lamb of God recently, to talk all about the brand new self-titled album, due out on June 19th, 2020. Willie was in high spirits as we broke down the new album together, covering topics from the bands’ approach to the new album, his writing partnership with Mark Morton, how many throwback grooves went into this album, D. Randall Blythe breaking new ground asa singer, the bands’ veteran status in the scene, working with guests such as Chuck Billy of Testament and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, Willie’s hand in helping create their non-alcoholic Ghost Walker Beer, thoughts on 30 years of LoG history, and much more. You can pre-order the album at this link and listen to our chat below.  Continue reading

Jamey Jasta Shares Lyric Video for “Return From War” ft. Max Cavalera

Jamey Jasta has shared a lyric video from his recent solo album, The Lost Chapters – Volume 2, which released in December. “Return From War” features metal legend Max Cavalera of Soulfly. Other guests who appear on the LP include Kirk Windstein (Crowbar), Howard Jones (Light The Torch), George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy and Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach. Watch the clip now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Trivium – What The Dead Men Say

There was a time when it looked like Trivium were going to be huge. Seriously huge. Arriving on the scene with two critically acclaimed albums, they rose fast, eventually exploding onto the international platform with a career-defining performance at Download Festival in 2005. Continue reading

Hatebreed Postpones New Album Indefinitely

In a post to social media today, Hatebreed has announced they are postponing their new album indefinitely due to production delays/shutdowns due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This follows last night’s announcement that their spring tour dates are totally canceled. Jamey Jasta commented: “[The] album is postponed indefinitely. I’m told retail + pressing plants in EU & N. America will be closing or are closed already making manufacturering/pre-orders impossible. Our fans buy a lot of vinyl/CDs so the label needs to protect their investment understandably”. Hatebreed is the first major band on a major metal label to postpone a highly anticipated album in 2020. Sadly, we expect more of these. Hatebreed’s next planned tour right now is their European tour with Parkway Drive, now set to take place late in 2020. Continue reading

Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed Reveals “Black Alpaca” Demo

What started as a joke shirt from his online store, Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed has released a one song demo from his Black Alpaca project. As a bonus track for his GaS Digital subscribers to “The Jasta Show Podcast” and made for purchase via www.martyrstore.net.com, the track features Jasta and Nick Bellmore (Jasta, Dee Snider). No word yet if this will lead to more music. Jasta is also working behind the scenes on another likely self-released project, an All-Star Thrash Metal album for release at a later date. The Jasta Show recently surpassed 500 episodes and can be streamed on all DSPs or GaS Digital for a low fee and a ton of bonus material and perks. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Body Count – Carnivore

You gotta face the facts, you will never be as cool as Ice-T. Never. He came from the streets of Los Angeles to become an iconic figure of Hip-Hop, movies and television, and Metal music. For some people, it seems like there is no mountain they can’t climb, and Ice is one of those guys. Sure, he could chill and sit back on the Law and Order: SVU Special Victims Unit money, and all those royalties. In actuality, he has been working harder than ever on music the last decade-plus, specifically for his groundbreaking band Body Count. All the evidence you need is on their new album, Carnivore. (Century Media). Continue reading

The Music World Reacts to The Death of Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity

We are still reeling from the devastating news we brought you last night of the devasting loss of Punk and Metal legend and drummer Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity. While we gather our thoughts to prepare a proper tribute, the entire music world seems to have mobilized an outpouring of love for Reed and support for the C.O.C. family at this time. Here are some remembrances from across the music world right now of the life and times and of Reed. Continue reading