Ghost Cult wrapped up our contest with the badasses in Caustic Casanova! Congrats to Martin .D. of Milwaukee, WI won the bands’ entire discography on CD from their Big Cartel store. The band is on tpur all this fall and drops a new album via Magnetic Eye Records, next month. Continue reading
Washington DC-based Caustic Casanova rocks in the grand tradition of the great D.C. area scene alt-rockers and punks, with a touch of modernism too! The band is currently on tour throughout the USA, with date through the end of September. This includes the incredible Black Out Cook Out Festival in Youngstown, OH with Inter Arma, Big Business, Child Bite, Brain Tentacles, Ken Mode, Lo-Pan and more. The band will release their new full-length album, God How I Envy The Deaf, via Magnetic Eye Records in October too! The tour also features new guitarist Jake Kimberley. To win the contest just head over to Ghost Cult on Facebook and enter by listing your favorite team-up ever (partners, lovers, enemies, cinematic partners/couples/team-ups/villains/heroes fictional or real life). The grand prize (1) is the bands’ entire discography on CD from their Big Cartel store. The contest ends on September 3rd! Continue reading
Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath tribute band led by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde has partnered with the venerable Magnetic Eye Records to release a tribute to the entire Sabbath self-titled debut album. The release will come from MNE records on February 13th, 2020, fifty years to the day of the original Black Sabbath release. Zakk Sabbath’s aim is to faithfully re-record the album in the spirit of the original recordings: live in a fully analog studio, direct to two-inch tape in a single 24-hour period. A film crew will document the process, culminating in a single album and DVD release limited to just 500 copies and delivered to purchasers on February 13, 2020. Vertigo will never be available commercially or digitally in any other format beyond these initial 500, which will be delivered in a single package containing a vinyl LP, CD, digital download code, and DVD. Continue reading
Matt Pike (solo) of Sleep and High on Fire is the final artist added to the Magnetic Eye Records’ Black Sabbath Tribute, Vol. 4 Redux, the latest in their Redux series of reissues. Pike joins a star-studded Doom Metal genre list of bands including Zakk Sabbath, Thou, Spirit Adrift, The Obsessed, Bongzilla, Whores., Haunt, High Reeper, and Tony Reed. Artwork inspired by the classic Sabbath Volume 4 artwork is Alyssa Mocere. You can pre-order the album at the link below. Continue reading
Magnetic Eye Records, the home of brilliant stoner, doom, sludge, and other interesting bands has announced the next edition in their “Redux” series of covers albums. Having previously had huge sellout hits with Helmet, Pink Floyd, and Alice In Chains already in the pipeline is at it again! They will release a Black Sabbath tribute, Vol 4 in 2020. Magnetic Eye always pulls the finest underground bands to contribute distinctive covers such as Melvins, Pallbearer, Mark Lanegan, Ruby The Hatchet, ASG, Year of The Cobra, Yawning Man and many more. The Kickstarter for Vol 4 is live and certain editions are already selling out fast. Check it out, support the label which also puts out original full-lengths by their bands, compilations, has a subscription club and much more.
Ever thought of starting your own boutique record label? Does the thought of signing bands and pressing custom vinyl excite you? Episode 55 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now, hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Today’s guest is Jadd Shickler of Red Lead Media, Magnetic Eye Records and more, discussing his career, his awesome new subscription-based label and more. Ghost Cult is proud to present Dumb and Dumbest Podcast with new episodes daily! Continue reading
Like the noble slice of pizza, a cover song, if done well, can be amazing. And if it’s not, it’s still pretty good. It’s tough to cover well-known songs and albums by famous bands because music becomes our lexicon and fans know every little nook and cranny of a track. This is the case with Pink Floyd and their iconic double album The Wall. Luckily Magnetic Eye Records and their incredible “Redux” series is here, and they always do a bang-up job of assembling the talent. Covering the entirety of The Wall seems both ambitious and a little crazy too. While The Wall is lower on my personal list of Floyd favorites, it’s as important as it is beloved by the masses. Continue reading