I’ve been a fan of Townes Van Zandt for some time now after a chance hearing some years ago of ‘Pancho & Lefty’ on a movie or film I’ve long since forgotten the name of. This combined with a love of all things Yob eventually led me to Mike Scheidt’s contribution to Vol. II of this wonderful series of tributes released in 2014 also on Neurot Recordings and My Proud Mountain: needless to say, I was hooked. Eight years on, I wasn’t expecting a Vol. III but I’m very glad that it has arrived.
Psycho Las Vegas festival confirmed their lineup for their 6th annual fest, added a second wave of bands, as well an expected move to a new location. The fest takes place August 19-21 at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Psycho Swim pre-party is set for August 18. Confirming the 2022 edition of Psycho Las Vegas will feature Mercyful Fate (USA-Exclusive Performance), Emperor (USA-Exclusive Performance), Mayhem, Satyricon, Watain, Wolves In The Throne Room, Samael, Boris, Mgla, Cirith Ungol, King Woman, Marissa Nadler, Bömbers and Year Of No Light. Psycho Las Vegas also shared the trailer and the expanded lineup.Continue reading →
Droneflower is the captivating project by indie chanteuse Marissa Nadler and metal legend Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, Old Man Gloom). The two of them play off of each other, complimenting their own unique talents to create something natural, unique and beautiful. Their self-titled album came out this spring, just in time for their stunning turn at Roadburn 2019, followed by several strings of tour dates. Droneflower represents nods to some heavy music, with the subtleties art-rock chill greatness, Nadler brings. Their shows, like their album, are formed by a mortar of slick originals and gorgeous, brain-breaking covers such as ‘Estranged’ by Guns N Roses, ‘More Than Words’ by Extreme, and ‘Blood & Tears’ by Danzig, ‘In Spite of Me’ by Morphine and more. Annie Hart, an up and coming artist deserving of a lot more notoriety opened the show at Saint Vitus Bar, in Brooklyn. Photos by Useless Rebel Photography. Continue reading →
As we wind down our Album Of The Year coverage with staff and guest posts, we have another from our newest scribe to join the Ghost Cult team! In her first piece on the site noted music journalist and author Addison Herron-Wheeler shares her personal top albums of 2018. Continue reading →
Stephen Brodsky with Mutoid Man, by Boston Chuck Photography
Ghost Cult once again brings you another “End Of Year” list, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Today we have our the one and only Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Mutoid Man fame. In addition to typically busy schedule with his man bands, we were lucky to see him perform with Converge at the House of Vans in Brooklyn this year as well. He graced us with his eclectic list of books and music he enjoyed in 2016.Continue reading →