ALBUM REVIEW: Knocked Loose – A Different Shade of Blue

Let’s take a minute and give a proper shout out to the lovely state of Kentucky because despite not being typically known for its extreme music scene it is somehow home to the bruisers in Knocked Loose. Not familiar with Knocked Loose? Well, just know that in the span of two LPs and a handful of splits and EPs they’ve secured themselves a plum spot in the modern Hardcore pecking order. Let’s skip the formalities, A Different Shade of Blue (Pure Noise) is only going to further entrench these gentlemen into the hearts of slam dancers and tough guys alike. Continue reading

The Damned Things – High Crimes

I’d love to travel back in time and run into a much slimmer and naïve high school version of myself and let him know that we screwed the pooch and elected an asshole as president (worse than Bush) and that a member of Anthrax would collaborate with some of the dudes in Fall Out Boy. Then I’d leave him alone because all of that would likely give him some sort of brain aneurysm. But hey it’s 2019 and here’s The Damned Things‘ sophomore effort, High Crimes (Nuclear Blast). Continue reading

The Damned Things Tease A New Song

Keith Buckley announced earlier this year to Altpress.com that The Damned Things were working on new music together, and we have an exciting new update from the guys today. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Thieves Top Albums Of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you “End Of Year” lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Indie pop-punk up and comers Thieves have had a big 2016, releasing their new album No Motive on Revival Recordings and are touring like crazy all of 2017.  Billy, Nathan, and Chris from the band shared with us their favorite music of the last year, in no particular order. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Stephen Brodsky (Cave In/Mutoid Man) Best Of 2016

Stephen Brodsky with Mutoid Man, by Boston Chuck Photography

Ghost Cult once again brings you another “End Of Year” list, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Today we have our the one and only Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Mutoid Man fame. In addition to typically busy schedule with his man bands, we were lucky to see him perform with Converge at the House of Vans in Brooklyn this year as well. He graced us with his eclectic list of books and music he enjoyed in 2016. Continue reading

Video: Emarosa – One Car Garage, Headline Tour Dates Booked

Emarosa Band 2016

 

Emarosa released a performance video today for their new single ‘One Car Garage’ from their recent album 131 (Hopeless Records) Continue reading