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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The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 11-04-22


In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week you seemed to realy enjoy our Devin Townsend content, a new version of a GNR classic, a live review about the upstart band Soap Girls, Metallica stuff, Slipknot’s future plans, the return of The Black Dahlia Murder, our interviews with In Flames – author Andrew Thorp King – and the co-founder of Damnation Festival, Lamb of God saying take a good hard look at the m@!%!% boat, our coverage of Riot Fest, sending love and support to Lingua Ignota, and more!Continue reading


Lamb of God, Mastodon, Hatebreed, Gwar, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, and More Booked for Headbangers Boat


 

Lamb Of God and Sixthman, creators of unforgettable festivals on sand and at sea for more than two decades, have announced the first-ever Headbangers Boat, sailing October 31 – November 4, 2023, from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Join the pre-sale for Lamb Of God’s Headbangers Boat by November 3 to purchase your cabin before they’re made available to the public on Friday, November 11 at 2p EST. In addition two multiple sets from each band with LoG playing all of Ashes of the Wake in its entirety, Mastodon, Hatebreed, Gwar, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Fit For An Autopsy, and Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton (Solo Band), and more will perfrom. With special guest hosts Jose Mangin and Riki Rachtman.

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Watch Ghost’s – “Chapter 13: The Beach Life”


 

Ghost recently concluded their North American tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox, the “Imperatour!” They have shared another new video from their YouTube channel in the form of chapters of a story, often a precursor to a major anonouncement. They also recently shared a live performance video of their current hit single “Mary On A Cross!” The track was from their 7-inch single 7-Inches of Satanic Panic, but the track gained new fame as a result of Tik-Tok and Stranger Things. he band continues to support their current album Impera album (Loma Vista). Read our review of this current tour here, our review of their first leg of their 2022 tour and our review of the Impera album!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Armed for Apocalypse – Ritual Violence


 

How to best describe what Armed for Apocalypse’s Ritual Violence (Candlelight Records) sounds like? While I’ve never had the pleasure, I imagine it’s much like jamming a knife into an electrical outlet. Not sure if that analogy will work for everyone. Well, it’s like witnessing the centerpiece car wreck from Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. Shit, barely anyone saw that movie. Just know that it’s abrasive and the average listener should approach with upmost caution.

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Watch Ghost Perform “Mary On A Cross” Live in Tampa From The “Imperatour”


 

Ghost has shared another new video from their YouTube channel. Watch a live performance video of their current hit single “Mary On A Cross!” The track was from their 7-inch single 7-Inches of Satanic Panic, but the track gained new fame as a result of Tik-Tok and Stranger Things. The band is currently winding down their North American tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox, the “Imperatour!” The band continues to support their current album Impera album (Loma Vista). Read our review of this current tour, our review of their first leg of their 2022 tour and our review of Impera!

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Listen to Tobias Forge of Ghost and Brann Dailor of Mastodon in Conversation During Their Current Tour


Ghost has shared a new live video stream from their youtube. The band is currently winding down their North American tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox, the “Imperatour!” The band continues to support their current album Impera album (Loma Vista). Read our review of this current tour, our review of their first leg of their 2022 tour, and our review of Impera!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Ghost – Mastodon – Spiritbox Live at American Bank Center


 

A Night of Rituals

I always love when a tour finally comes to town, it means I don’t have to do a two or more hour drive to and back. It also means seeing plenty of hometown friends enjoying each other’s company on a Wednesday night. Despite being a weekday, over three thousand people showed up for the hump day of sorcery at American Bank Center with lines of people eager to get inside, buy merchandise and get to their seat or find their spot up front on the barricade. It was pretty cool seeing so many dedicated fans dressed in different versions of Papa in stunning detail as a tribute to Ghost, which gave the other fans in attendance a great keepsake photo opportunity.

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Scott Kelly of Neurosis Admits to Abusing His Family, Announces His Retirement from Music


 

TW for abuse.

Neurosis co-founding member Scott Kelly has publicly admitted to engaging in “the emotional, financial, verbal and physical abuse” of his wife and children. He also announced he is “100% permanently retired from being a professional musician,” adding that “my sole focus for the rest of my life is on taking care of my family, allowing them safe space to heal and rebuilding their trust.” Kelly is also a member of Neurosis-related projects Tribes of Neurot, Blood and Time, his solo musical output, supergroups Shrinebuilder and Corrections House, and as a frequent guest on Mastodon albums.

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