Ozzy Osbourne Will Likely Retire in the Next Five to Ten Years

Ozzy Osbourne At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, by Stephanie Cabral (with permission MSOPR)

 

Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy Osbourne’s spoke to Collider about the upcoming biography The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne documentary, which will premiere this summer. The film, which A&E produced as part of its Biography series, celebrates Ozzy’s life and features interviews with Sharon Osbourne, Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, and Post Malone. Ozzy, Sharon and Jack executive produced the picture, which former “Osbournes” producer R. Greg Johnston directed. Continue reading

Mayhem Festival Comeback Pushed Back to 2021 Due to Coronavirus

 In a story Ghost Cult broke several months ago, Mayhem Fest co-founders Kevin Lyman and John Reece had been in talks about bringing the fest back and confirmed by Lyman on social media. However, now due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, those plans are on hold until 2021. No further details had been shared yet about a new version of Mayhem Fest, but the rumor of the Megadeth/Lamb of God Tour being the headliners was debunked by Lyman and the bands. Reece even polled his fans to see if they wanted it back AFTER our news story broke. The final Mayhemfest wrapped in 2015 with Slayer and King Diamond co-headlining. Lyman’s Warped Tour celebrated 25 years last summer with a final few all-day festival dates, but not a cross country tour. Reece and Lyman were also responsible for The Uproar Festival Tour and A Taste of Chaos Tour as well. Perhaps Mayhem Festival will return as an all-dayer or an all-weekend destination fest like Lollapalooza did. The traveling summer-time metal festival was the metal answer to Warped Tour, also co-founded by Kevin Lyman and John Reece and saw Slipknot, Slayer, System of a Down, King Diamond, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Mastodon were among the many headliners over the years. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Deveraux “I Want To Spend The End Times With You” Featuring Krsy Fox

Los Angeles band Devereaux is the solo project from Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson, Razor Candy) and are dropping a new EP, This Isn’t Going To End Well, due out on June 2nd via Sensory Recordings. The new single drops tomorrow, ‘I Want To Spend The End Times With You’, features Krsy Fox (Knee High Fox) on vocals, and is the perfect song for the pandemic/corona-apocalypse. The single and video will be available to stream publicly on Wednesday, April 29th via Sensory Recordings and all major streaming platforms. The main riff on the track is particularly evil sounding, juxtaposed against Paul and Krsy Fox’s hypnotic vocals, and cleverly layered guitars. The new EP is the follow up to Deveraux’s debut EP – Songs In The Key Of Death, released in 2017. The DIY video was shot by everyone individually during the quarantine, at their respective homes in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Chicago. The video features vocalist Krsy Fox, who also directed and edited the video, drummer Ryan “Junior” Kittlitz (All Hail The Yeti) and guitarist Carella Ross. Watch the clip right now!

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Machine Gun Kelly Shares a Cover of Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain”

Machine Gun Kelly continues to surprise and impress with his eclectic series of covers he has been putting out as he pushes his creative boundaries for his eventual new solo album. Watch him cover Rihanna’s 2016 hit shows ‘Love On The Brain, done at the request of Mr. Marilyn Manson. This time, he adds a twist to Rihanna’s 2016 single “Love On The Brain”, which had an immense amount of inspiration on Marilyn Manson’s 2017 album Heaven Upside Down. Check out the cover of “Love On The Brain”! Continue reading

Slipknot Reschedules Knotfest Japan for January 2021

Slipknot’s Knotfest Japan joins the growing ranks of rescheduled festivals for 2021. Originally the first major festival postponed, Knotfest Japan will now take place on January 10th and 11th of next year with much of the same lineup. Knotfest Japan 2021 will feature Slipknot headlining both nights, along with Anthrax, Marilyn Manson, Man With A Mission, BABYMETAL, coldrain, Crossfaith, Suicide Silence, and more! New tickets and other info details can be found below. Continue reading

EP REVIEW: Razor Candy – Razor Candy

I like to think I am a tough nut to crack, an enigma, if you will, shrouded in a mystical cloud of mystery. My editor proved to me that when it comes to my musical tastes he has me all figured out. Case in point, the new self-titled EP by Razor Candy (Sensory Recordings). My editor said I would really dig the newly released profoundly immoral brainchild of Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson, Deveraux) and Chad Cherry (The Last Vegas, The Claws) and he was not wrong. I may be a self-described metalhead, but I am also a self-described lover of musical ingenuity and raw talent, which Razor Candy not only possesses but showcases in an eloquently macabre way. The EP contains five tracks that are available in all streaming formats, but for you vinyl loving freaks (myself included) there is a bonus track included only on vinyl, how fanfreakingtastical is that? Continue reading

Slipknot Postpones Knotfest Japan, Asia Tour Over Coronavirus Concerns

The first casualty of the Metal touring and festival world due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has fallen. Slipknot’s Knotfest Japan, set to take place in three weeks on March 20th has been postponed until a later date TBA. The event is working with the band to reschedule at a later date. The band has postponed all of their expected Asia tour dates as well  Fans wishing to keep their tickets may do so, as they are fully valid for rescheduled dates when they are announced. Fans wanted a refund will get one soon but have been asked to wait for imminent details to be announced. Knotfest Japan 2020 was to have featured Slipknot headlining both nights, along with Anthrax, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Man With A Mission, Maximum The Hormone and more! The first-ever Knotfest took place seven years ago in Council Bluffs, Iowa and moved two years later to San Bernardino, California. In 2016, Slipknot and Ozzy Osbourne joined forces for the first-ever Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, featuring both acts performing headlining sets on different days. Knotfest has expanded to an annual tour – Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest Mexico, Columbia, the United Kingdom, France (Knotfest Meets Hellfest) and now Knotfest at Sea. Continue reading

Razor Candy (Marilyn Manson, The Last Vegas) Shares New Video, New EP Out Now

Razor Candy, the brainchild of Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson, Deveraux) and Chad Cherry (The Last Vegas, The Claws) released their debut self-titled EP Razor Candy via Sensory Recordings, which released on February 14th 2020. To celebrate the band released their new music video ‘Parents Beware/Razors In the Candy’! The song tells a tale of kids wreaking havoc on Halloween while the old witch in the neighborhood hands out tainted candy laced with razor blades and cyanide. The video was filmed and directed by Brook Hubbs. Watch the clip here! Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne Officially Cancels The “No More Tours 2 2020 Tour”

Rough news as Heavy Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has canceled his entire 2020 North AmericanNo More Tours 2” tour. According to a statement from Ozzy’s publicist, he is headed over to Europe for additional medical treatments this spring, as a result of his ongoing battle with Parkinsons’ Disease and other injuries as a result of a fall in his home in early 2019. The decision to cancel the tour rather than postpone and rebook again was made to accommodate fans who’ve been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and have been asked to change plans, some multiple times. Following promotional obligations for his new Ordinary Man album (out February 21), Ozzy will continue to seek medical treatment. Marilyn Manson was to support all dates in 2020 in the USA. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase. All refunds, including fees, will be returned directly to the credit card used. Additionally, ticketholders who purchased “No More Tours 2” tickets will have first access to tickets when the next tour is announced. Ozzy has issued a statement to fans: Continue reading

Marilyn Manson and The Mars Volta bassist Juan Alderete Left in a Coma After Injury

Sad news to report as Marilyn Manson and former The Mars Volta bassist Juan Alderete is in the hospital and in a coma with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a solo bicycle accident. According to his wife, Anne, the 56-year-old musician sustained serious head trauma and the prognosis is varied, but still allows for the possibility he will recover. In an Instagram post on Friday (January 24), Anne wrote: Continue reading