Gojira and Mastodon to Team up for the “The Mega-Monsters Tour”


 

Gojira and Mastodon are joining forces for an epic co-headline tour in 2023. “The Mega-Monsters Tour” finds these metal bands hitting arenas and amphitheaters throughout the Spring and Summer, alternating closing sets each night. Special guest Lorna Shore serves as direct support on all dates. The tour kicks off at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR on April 18th and includes stops at legendary venues such as the Forum in Los Angeles, CA on April 21st. The first leg concludes at Santander Arena in Reading, PA on May 11th and resumes with a second leg that runs August 9th through September 2nd. Special guest Lorna Shore serves as direct support on all dates. Fan pre-sales for tickets begin January 18th at 10:00am local time and include both Mastodon and Gojira artist pre-sales, alongside Blabbermouth, Spotify and local promoter / venue / radio pre-sales. General on-sale will launch January 20th at 10:00am local time with VIP ticket packages available at links below.

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Watch Will Ramos of Lorna Shore Perform a One-Take Vocal Playthrough for “Immortal”


Catton Park, United kingdom, 13 Aug 2022, Lorna Shore performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival Credit: Rich Price/Ghost Cult Magazine

 

Lorna Shore has a few months off between tours after a stellar 2022 saw the band gain much acclaim for their album Pain Remains (Century Media) You can read our review here. Watch vocalist Will Ramos do a one-take vocal playthrough video of “Immortal” now!

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Fronz Exits The Big Six (Lorna Shore, FFAA, Left To Suffer, Traitors, Infant Annihilator), and Will Be Replaced by Darius Tehrani of Spite


 

In just a few short weeks since forming and announcing their existence to the world, The Big Six has had a lineup change. The Big Six – The Big Six – a deathcore supergroup and self-described “Metal Boy Band” featuring Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos, Attila’s Chris Fronzak, Fit for an Autopsy’s Joe Badolato, Left to Suffer’s Taylor Barber, Infant Annihilator’s Dickie Allen, and Traitors’ Tyler Shelton have now lost Fronz as a member. Fronz announced via his Instagram that he is leaving the Big Six and has no longer been involved in the project citing that due to his commitments in Attila, his businesses, and family. Darius Tehrani, frontman of Spite will take his spot. The band scrubbed their socials excepot for one new post, welcoming Darius into the fold. The group recently dropped their first official teaser of original music. The collective recorded their debut EP at Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After their cover of Mariah Carey‘s Chirstmas hit and earworm staple “All I Want For Christmas Is You“, the new teaser is more on brand for the group and what the EP will sound like.

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The Big Six (Lorna Shore, Attila, FFAA, Left To Suffer, Traitors, Infant Annihilator) Shares a New Teaser of Their First Original Track


The Big Six – The Big Six – a deathcore supergroup and self-described “Metal Boy Band” featuring Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos, Attila’s Chris Fronzak, Fit for an Autopsy’s Joe Badolato, Left to Suffer’s Taylor Barber, Infant Annihilator’s Dickie Allen, and Traitors’ Tyler Shelton have dropped their first official teaser of original music. The collective recorded their debut EP at Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After their cover of Mariah Carey‘s Chirstmas hit and earworm staple “All I Want For Christmas Is You“, the new teaser is more on brand for the group and what the EP will sound like.t

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The Big Six (Lorna Shore, Attila, FFAA, Left To Suffer, Traitors, Infant Annihilator) Share Their Mariah Carey Cover – “All I Want For Christmas is You”


The Big Six – the self-described Deathcore “Metal Boy Band” featuring Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos, Attila’s Chris Fronzak, Fit for an Autopsy’s Joe Badolato, Left to Suffer’s Taylor Barber, Infant Annihilator’s Dickie Allen, and Traitors’ Tyler Shelton previously announced their formation, name change, and an EP coming out in 2023. Now they have shared a Christmas cover of Mariah Carey’s ubiquitous hit song “All I Want for Christmas Is You!” One of the most played and covered songs ever, the track has also been famously covered by metalcore band August Burns Red. The band recently recorded their debut EP at Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Sweetwater Studios, and shared a lot of shenannignas on social media.

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STAFF PICKS: Ghost Cult Photographer Chris Small’s Top 20 Albums of 2022


Ghost Cult’s Chris Small (aka Smallz, Papa Smallz) has been an essential member of our live coverage team this year and chipped in a few other types of reviews over the years as well. When he is not voraciously consuming heavy music, he is also a dad, documents underground rap shows, and streams on Twitch. Here are his top 20 albums of 2022 list! Peace and Chicken grease, as Chris would say…

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Hellfest 2023 Books Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge, and More


After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.

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Slipknot Announces Their First Knotfest Italy with Architects, Amon Amarth, I Prevail, Lorna Shore, Nothing More and Destrage


Slipknot has announced the inaugural Italian edition of Knotfest. Joining the Iowa masked metallers on June 25, 2023 at Bologna Arena Parco Nord will be Architects, Amon Amarth, I Prevail, Lorna Shore, Nothing More and Destrage. General on-sale for Knotfest Italy begins at 10 a.m. CET on Wednesday, December 7. Tickets, information and VIP upgrades are available will be available via the link below.

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Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)


Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More


Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading