PODCAST: EPISODE 17: Kayla and Rob from Witch Mountain Talk New Beginnings and Self-Care on Tour

Ghost Cult caught up Rob Wrong and Kayla Dixon with Witch Mountain last year at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn to discuss their most recent, self-titled album, out now on Svart Records. Their first full-length album with singer Kayla, the album is another milestone In the storied career of one of the most consistent, long-running Doom Metal bands in the USA, We spoke to the pair in the basement of Saint Vitus (hence the noise in the background, so bump those speakers) about the new music, performing live, self-care on the road, the other endeavors and musical projects from the band and much more. Purchase, stream and follow their activities via their Bandcamp page.  Continue reading

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Shares Charity Show Behind The Scenes Movie

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn participated in the annual Stars To The Rescue XXVIII on January 26 at Lesher Center For The Arts in Walnut Creek, California. Headlining Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, and appearing as “Robb Flyyn and Friends” he was joined by metal luminaries Craig Locicero (Dress The Dead, Forbidden) on Guitar, Andy Galeon (Death Angel) on Drums, Harald O. (D.R.I.) on Bass, and Kayla Dixon (Dress The Dead, Witch Mountain) on vocals, and others. Continue reading

Robb Flynn And Friends Animal Charity Show This Weekend/Lineup Revealed

As we reported recently, Robb Flynn of Machine Head is supporting Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (A.R.F.) Stars To The Rescue XXVIII, charity benefit show this Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Lesher Center for the Arts, in Walnut Creek, California. LaRussa is the legendary Major League Baseball coach of the Oakland A’s and the St. Louis Cardinals. Robb has been a long-time supporter of the Animal Rescue Foundation (he got his dog Shady from there), proceeds from Stars to the Rescue allow ARF to save dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. A limited amount of seats are available to Machine Head fans, with details below. Robb will perform a 30 minute set of favorites from his annual birthday bash, as Robb Flynn & Friends (aka: Robb Flynn & The Fabulous Disasters. Continue reading

Witch Mountain – Witch Mountain

On their fifth and self-titled LP (Svart), Witch Mountain are trying to decide if they’re the most melodic Doom Metal act or the heaviest Blues band currently on the planet. Blues informed riffage has always been a part of Doom, and we dearly thank Black Sabbath for that contribution, but many a modern practitioner have ditched tradition in favor of harsher noise. Witch Mountain is not about modern convention, but about sticking with tried and true basics. Continue reading