EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Kilter – “Sentient Robotics”


Avant-garde Jazz-Metal band Kilter is back with a new EP – Sys (Alter-Nativ Label) due out on June 25th. The trio led by bassist Laurent David (solo artist, many collaborations, Alter-Nativ owner) with drummer Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant) and saxophonist Ed Rosenberg III (Jerseyband, Heart of Barf). Following their exceptional 2019 album Axiom and a celebrated tour of Europe, the band continues to shapeshift and evolve with high-concept, heavy music. Watch the amazing new music video for their new single “Sentient Robotics” right now!

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STAFF PICKS: Weslie Negrón’s Top 20 Albums of 2020


Instead of reminding everyone of the horrible year we’ve had by sharing this list of my top 20 albums of 2020 with all of you, I want to think that I am sharing new music that can keep being an outlet to rely on when times are tough. We’re in a moment in time where we’re all vulnerable and music keeps being one of the best tools to help our mental health. The following albums are the ones that helped me go through the year and I hope you find something that you can add to your playlist and enjoy it as much as I do. Within each album, there is the country, genre, and their Bandcamp links (for those that have Bandcamp) in case you want to directly support them in these troubled times.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: October 2nd, 2020 New Music Releases


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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #363: Growing Your Email List, Tactics, Pros and Cons!


Mastering Email marketing is one of the keys to succeeding as a band. Matt and Curtis get deep on list growth strategy. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #363 is streaming now and it’s all about Dumb and Dumbest Episode #363: Growing Your Email List, Tactics, Pros and Cons! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for detailsContinue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #362: Laurent David of Kilter and Alter-Nativ


Laurent David has a new album with his underground supergroup Kilter, and a great record label. Matt and Curtis get the scoop on his art and career! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #366 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Laurent David of Kilter and Alter-Nativ label! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for detailsContinue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #359: Producer Marc Urselli (Foo Fighters, U2, John Zorn) Comes On the Pod!


The advent of improved technology means “everybody can be a producer”, but talent, fundamentals, and studio skills still matter. We talked to a master who has made 100s of albums with legends. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #359 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Producer Marc Urselli (Foo Fighters, U2, John Zorn) Comes On the Pod! Marc’s contest for a FREE MIX for bands ends on 3/29/20! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for detailsContinue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Kilter – Axiom


Coronavirus, quarantines, lockdowns… This seems to be the only thing we are reading all through social media around the world. Though a very serious and sad situation (stay home!), there are other ways to battle the probable lack of activity that you may be going through at home and, if you feel adventurous, you should press play to Kilter‘s Axiom (Alter-Nativ). The Brooklyn trio composed of Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant) on drums, Ed Rosenberg III on sax, and Laurent David on bass brings a very exciting, weird record that combines the heaviness of their obvious Metal roots with the strange soundscapes that Jazz can bring. Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: February 28th New Music Releases


 

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CONTEST: Win A Merch Bundle from Jazz-Metal Band Kilter!


Ghost Cult has teamed up with Jazz and Metal inspired instrumental trio Kilter for a new giveaway to celebrate their forthcoming new album, Axiom, due out on February 28th. For the uninitiated, Kilter features world-renowned musicians such as founder and bassist Laurent David (Electric Epic, M&T@L), drummer Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant, Hipster Assassins), and saxophonist Edward Rosenberg III (Jerseyband, Heart of Barf) an improvisation heavy work of avant-garde metal! The album features guests appearances from Andromeda Anarchia (Darkmatters) and Per Nilsson (Meshuggah) and was co-produced by Grammy award winner Marc Urselli. Pre-orders are live now, but you can win this incredible merch bundle from the band, including limited edition custom vinyl and a T-Shirt! Simply find our post on Ghost Cult’s Facebook or Instagram and comment with one band any of the members of Kilter is also involved in! One entry per person, winner chose at random. The contest ends 1/23/2020. See all of the rules of the contest for all of the rules below. Continue reading