ALBUM REVIEW – Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear

Alright, guys, it’s time for us to talk about the importance of Cult of Luna. Yeah, that underappreciated Swedish unit that has delivered a consistent series of music both brutal and majestic since 2001’s self-titled effort. Okay, so maybe you arrived late to the party and missed the early portion, but you did catch their mindfuck crossover with Julie Christmas, Mariner, right? No? Well, A Dawn to Fear (Metal Blade) is as good as an entry point as you’re going to get. Continue reading

Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas To Release Live Album

Cult Of Luna and Julie Christmas by Rich Price Photography

Cult Of Luna and Julie Christmas are capping off their collaboration together which spawned their release, Mariner. After several years creating, recording and touring together this spring, they are releasing Mariner Live At De Kreun – Belgium via their label Indie Recordings on April 21st. The release coincides with the last ever performance of Mariner, taking place at the Roadburn Festival 2018.  Continue reading

Cult Of Luna Announces The Mariner North American Tour With Julie Christmas

Cult Of Luna and Julie Christmas released Mariner last year via Indie Recordings, and now they are bringing that incredibly powerful new material to the stage here in North America. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Simon Glacken Of I Like Press Top Ten Of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you another “End Of Year” list, full of memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Today we have Simon Glacken of I Like Press, one of the top publicists in the UK. If you happen to not know his name, you certainly know the bands he reps due to his tireless work such as Anathema, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Darkthrone, 65daysofstatic, Bloodbath, Black Moth, The Pineapple Thief, My Dying Bride, TesseracT, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, SikTh, Mos Generator, Crippled Black Phoenix, and Cradle Of Filth to name just a few. We thank Simon for his thoughtful and detailed list of his Top Ten Albums of 2016. Continue reading

GUEST POST: David Gates Of Season of Arrows Top Ten Albums Of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you another “End Of Year” list, as we close out 2016. Today we get a list from David Gates of Nashville sludge and doom rockers Season Of Arrows. The band just signed a new record deal with Argonauta Records, Give it to the Mountain, due out on March 24th 2017. David puts down his axe, and picked up his laptop to send us in his essential list of albums from this past year, and it’s killer! Continue reading

Cult Of Luna Announces Years In A Day DVD Package For This Winter

Cult Of Luna, who continue to tour and support their acclaimed EP with Julie ChristmasMariner, will release an expansive DVD and deluxe live albums package early next year via Indie Recordings. More details below: Continue reading

Texas is Funny South By Southwest Showcase Schedule Announced

texas is funny sxsw showcase 2015

Texas Is Funny will be hosting their fourth annual unofficial SXSW Showcase on March 18, 2015 at the 21st Street Co-Op. Free food and beer will be provided throughout the day, and BYOB is encouraged as well. A photo booth to take pictures with friends will be on site.

Texas Is Funny SXSW Showcase

12:00 – Concreatures
12:45 – Mariner
1:30 – Temple
2:15 – Haybaby (Tiny Engines)
3:00 – All People (Community Records)
3:45 – Young///Savage
4:30 – football, etc. (Count Your Lucky Stars)
5:15 – Brother/Ghost
6:00 – Old Problems
6:45 – Ice Hockey
7:30 – Ex-Breathers
8:15 – Dott (Graveface Records)
9:00 – Night School (Graveface Records)
9:45 – We Leave at Midnight
10:30 – The Midwestern Charm
11:15 – Glish