GIVEAWAY: Win A Stoner Doom Cassette Bundle from Unknown Controller Records

Time to win some free shit! Oakland, California’s awesome Unknown Controller Records has relaunched and Ghost Cult is helping them celebrate! The indie label is headed by musician Paul Kott (Kalas, High Tone Son of a Bitch) and they are kicking things off with a cool, cassette-only series featuring releases from HTSoB, Ails (ex-Ludicra, Abrupt), Keverra (current and ex-Goatsnake, -(16)-) and Worshipper. You can win the entire cassette series right here, right now!  Enter at the links below, but before you do, jam out to this awesome new HTSOB track “Tribute’, featuring High on Fire / Sleep guitarist Matt Pike! Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 116: King Buzzo (Melvins) on New Solo Album and The Tao of Guitar

Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up with Buzz Osborne of Melvins fame to discuss his new solo album Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac Recordings) due out on August 14th, 2020. We talked to Buzz about the follow up to his solo debut, This Machine Kills Artists (2014), working with Trevor Dunn who collaborated on the album, the different approach to this new solo album, his upcoming book of photography, his golf game,  the coronavirus and not being able to tour for the first time in 30 years, and some other things he is working on right now. You can order the album here https://lnk.to/KingBuzzo, and check out our podcast. 

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King Buzzo Shares New Single – “Delayed Clarity”, New Album Due Out Next Month

Iconic Melvins leader King Buzzo has shared his new single from his upcoming solo album,  Gift of Sacrifice due out August 14th, via Ipecac Recordings. The nine-song album finds Buzz Osborne joined by longtime friend and Mr. Bungle bass player Trevor Dunn, and is his first solo album since 2014s This Machine Kills Artists (also Ipecac). Stream to “Delayed Clarity’ right now! 

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Melvins to Share “Across The USA In 51 Days: The Movie!” Today

 

The Melvins, by Susanne A. Mathuis

Melvins will share their documentary Across The USA In 51 Days: The Movie! about their record-setting 2012 tour as part of Ipecac Records’ “Stay-In Cinema”. The film debuts today at 9 AM EST/1 PM GMT.  Continue reading

King Buzzo Shares New Video for “I’m Glad I Could Help Out”

King Buzzo of Melvins has opted to push his forthcoming new album, Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac Recordings), back the summertime. Originally scheduled for a May 15 release, will arrive on August 14th. Watch the new video, the video, which was created by Jesse Nieminen for the single ‘I’m Glad I Could Help Out’ Continue reading

Melvins To Release Vinyl Reissues for “Houdini”, “Stoner Witch” and “Stag”

 

The always busy and ever-evolving Melvins will reissue some of their classic early 1990s albums such as Houdini, Stoner Witch, and Stag via the always awesome MusicOnVinyl label. All three will arrive on silver vinyl on July 5th, and be limited editions each. Houdini is limited to 1,500 copies Stoner Witch is limited to 1,000 copies, and Stag will be limited to 1,000 copies on silver vinyl. Pre-orders are live now. Continue reading

Big Business – The Beast You Are

 

Despite hardly releasing a duff track, let alone a bad album, Big Business have always been hard to categorize. An unruly mix of Melvins sludge -which is probably why Jared Warren and Coady Willis recorded three albums with Buzz Osborne and co.-, Floor’s ability to mix big heavy riffs and catchy vocals, and a healthy dose of punky rock and roll energy, Big Biz rarely get the love or attention they deserve. Continue reading

Slipknot, Staind, Disturbed, ADTR, Ice Cube, Marilyn Manson and More join Guns N Roses at Louder than Life

 

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

Following the news that Guns N Roses will be a headliner at Louder Than Life 2019, the fest has announced its full lineup and tickets are on sale now at the link below! Slipknot, Staind, Disturbed, A Day To Remember, Ice Cube, Marilyn Manson, Chevelle, I Prevail, Architects, Beartooth, Philip Anselmo & The Illegals, The Crystal Method, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, Godsmack, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Stone Temple Pilots, Suicidal Tendencies, Melvins, Breaking Benjamin, Die Antwoord, Three Days Grace, Sum 41, Geezer Butler’s new band Deadland Ritual, Amigo The Devil and many more on officially on the bill. The fest takes place at Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center on Friday, September 27, Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29. Continue reading

Magnetic Eye Records Launches “Black Sabbath Redux” Covers Album Project

Magnetic Eye Records, the home of brilliant stoner, doom, sludge, and other interesting bands has announced the next edition in their “Redux” series of covers albums. Having previously had huge sellout hits with Helmet, Pink Floyd, and Alice In Chains already in the pipeline is at it again! They will release a Black Sabbath tribute, Vol 4 in 2020. Magnetic Eye always pulls the finest underground bands to contribute distinctive covers such as Melvins, Pallbearer, Mark Lanegan, Ruby The Hatchet, ASG, Year of The Cobra, Yawning Man and many more. The Kickstarter for Vol 4 is live and certain editions are already selling out fast. Check it out, support the label which also puts out original full-lengths by their bands, compilations, has a subscription club and much more.

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