Deftones’ Career-Defining Album “White Pony” Turns 20

Success has a way of messing with a good band. First world problems compared to the millions of bands that never make it, sure. However, so often when an emerging band that has fast become a genre leader, big corporate record labels can foul up the flow. This was almost the case of White Pony by Deftones, and the case where the hype was lived up to by pencil pushers, bean counters, and greed almost wrecked the game. White Pony is the band’s pivotal third album, where they built off the stylistic changes that came in with Around The Fur (Maverick) and pushed their sound further than before. In the process, they severed themselves far from the Nu-Metal wave that was exploding at the time and firmly created a new camp of “Deftones Music” as a category. That is, until, the label got in their business later on. Continue reading

Puscifer Shares New Single and Video for “Apolcalyptical”

Puscifer, by Meg Loyal Photography

As promised, Maynard James Keenan has released new music with his Puscifer band. HE dropped a new single and a hilarious video for ‘Apocalyptical’, featuring MJK cutting a rug and other weirdness. He gave the first interview on the project’s resurrection to Zane Lowe on “New Music Daily” on Apple Music. The episode is set to air in full on Friday, May 8th, at 9:00 a.m. PT at Apple.co/nmdb1, but a video clip is available now for viewing below.

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Ghost Cult’s Top 10 News Stories of 2019

As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily! Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Tool – Killing Joke: Live at The Barclays Center

The massive Tool tour tolled into the New York City area in mid-November, and there were telltale signs this was not your typical happening. Sure, Tool is an “event” live and there really is no other show like it on earth. That is not an exaggeration. Take the best arena Rock or Metal show you’ve ever seen and ratchet it up to eleven! That is what we are talking about here. In addition to the power of the record-breaking release of Fear Inoculum (Tool Disectional, Volcano, RCA) we were going to get to hear new songs live, some for the first time ever. All the stress Tool fans felt about the wait for the album and how would it be received have all melted away. Time for this very big deal of a show. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest # 239: Memes and Virality

If you have your finger on the pulse of what is going on in pop culture, or even just within your scene, you can use relevant content like memes to engage your fans, and perhaps, go viral! Dumb and Dumbest #239 is streaming live now and it’s all about Memes and Virality with guest co-host Keefy from www.GhostCultMag.com. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

The New Tool Album “Fear Inoculum is finally released!

Happy New Tool album Day! Fear Inoculum (RCA REcords/Volcano)is out now! This may very well have surpassed the Slipknot and Rammstein albums in terms of hype! You can read our 9 / 10 review or flip back to all our recent coverage here! Apparently there is a big tour announcement coming tomorrow from the band as well. Stay tuned to Ghost Cult for details! Go ahead and purchase and stream the album now! Continue reading

ALBUM PREVIEW: We Have Heard the New Tool Album and Here is What We Think So Far

Ghost Cult had the opportunity to visit RCA Records’ headquarters in New York City to take part in an exclusive Tool listening event for press for Fear Inoculum, releasing on August 30th. We appreciate being counted among the major media in attendance and getting to experience this highly anticipated new album. Although this is not a full review (check back next week), this contains our initial thoughts on Tool album number six. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest #215: Tool (G-Money Returns)

 

Some bands have to hustle and grind to get their name out there, and other bands like Tool, for better or worse, get to build a mystery. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #215 is streaming now and it’s all about Tool (G-Money Returns)! Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Maynard James Keenan Tweets: The New Tool Album Will Release Between May and July

In yet another message from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, he has given his opinion on how much work is left before Tool can release its new album. He opines that the album will be out between May and July, that the band is mid-way through with mixing and has more work to do still. Still, this is encouraging news in the seemingly never-ending cat and mouse game the band, the fans and members of the press are playing with each other. This comes after Keenan answered a fan on Twitter that the album would not be out in April as Danny Carey said it would ‘likely” be at The NAMM show! Continue reading