PODCAST: EPISODE 33 – Kevin Martin Talks Candlebox Past, Present, and Future

Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up recently with Kevin Martin, the mastermind and leader of long-running rockers Candlebox for an interview. The band was on tour in Europe,  supporting the 25th anniversary of their multi-platinum, classic self-titled debut album. The band was also promoting their current album, the excellent Disappearing in Airports. In a candid chat, Kevin looked back at the bands’ history, his memories of the early years of the band, performing at Woodstock `94, the ups and downs of the music industry, making new music, the trajectory of the next Candlebox album, and what the future of Kevin’s music career looks like a few more years down the road. Continue reading

Candlebox Books UK Tour for Summer 2019

Candlebox celebrated twenty-five years of their acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2018, which helped launch the Maverick Records label (Madonna, Deftones, Alanis Morissette, The Prodigy). In addition to an extensive tour of the USA this year, the band will return to Europe, for their first international run since 2017. Kicking off June 11 in Bristol, UK at Fleece, the routing will feature performances at iconic venues, including King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow on June 16 and Islington Academy in London on June 19th. The band reunited last summer to play their debut album in full twice and will be performing it again in 2019 at select shows. In addition to co-founder and vocalist Kevin Martin, the current band includes a return of Dave Krusin, who also played on Pearl Jam’s iconic Ten album (Epic Records). Continue reading

Watch A Video For Lullwater’s Cover Of Pearl Jam’s “Release”

Athens, Georgia-based rockers Lullwater have shared an amazing cover of Pearl Jam’s ‘Release’. The track s a deep cut off of PJ’s classic debut album Ten (Epic). The video features live footage with Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam, Candlebox) and Kevin Martin (Candlebox), and was recorded at London Bridge Studio in Seattle, WA, where Ten was originally recorded. Engineering and mixing was done by Justin Davis. Continue reading

Kjeld Added To Roadburn, Festival Begins Next Week

Long-revered European music festival Roadburn kicks off four days of heavy, avant-garde and challenging music and art experiences in Tilburg, NL. Dutch black metal entity Kjeld has been added to the bill due to Cocatenatus dropping off due to a family situation. In a post, Roadburn founder and creative force Walter Hoeijmakers updated attendees on the last minute changes to the bill. Continue reading

Roadburn Announces Cul De Sac Lineup And Pre-Party

Roadburn 2018 is shaping up to be another incredible festival. In addition to the main lineup of bands, and special programs, Roadburn has announced its Cul de Sac lineup of special bands in Roadburn’s most intimate venue as well as the site of its Pre-Party. The festival takes place, as always, Tilburg, NL between April 19-22 and tickets are expected to sell out as usual.  Continue reading

Candlebox Shares New Music Video For Supernova, Books UK Tour Dates

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1990s hit making rockers Candlebox have released a new music video for their song ‘Supernova’. You can watch the clip below:  Continue reading