Glenn Danzig’s highly-anticipated album of Elvis Presley covers, appropriately titled Danzig Sings Elvis, is scheduled for an April 17 release. To support the release he has booked to shows, said to be a throwback to old-school Las Vegas-club vibe. The two events are booked for April 17 at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco and April 22 at the historic Roosevelt Hotel Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 13 at the link below. Tracks set to appear on the covers album include ‘Is It So Strange’, ‘Loving Arms’ and ‘One Night’. Danzig already has a busy 2020 on tap with at least one more Misfits concert, a special set at Psycho Las Vegas performing 30 years of Danzig II: Lucifuge, and European summer time tour dates. Continue reading
Super7 Toys will release more ReAction figures of Iron Maiden, Ghost, Motörhead, and Misfits next week! Iron Maiden figures will be avaialble on 1/22 and include Limited Edition Wave 2 assortment: Stranger In A Strange Land Eddie (with CLOTH overcoat)! The Number of the Beast Album Cover Devil! Piece of Mind Eddie! Live After Death Eddie! Somewhere In Time Eddie (with CLEAR cyborg skull)! Flight Of Icarus 7-inch Single Eddie (with wings AND flame thrower)! Twilight Zone 7-inch Single Spectral Eddie!. The “None More Black” Ghost, Motörhead, and Misfits versions of existing figures will be avaialble on 1/24 from the Super7 webstore. Continue reading
Sad news on the Festival and Convention front as the long-running Rock and Shock Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts has disbanded after 15 years. The announcement was made in a post to social media about the festival canceling all further festivals. The fest paired the best Horror convention and concert series in the USA and made use of both the famous Worcester Palladium venue and the convention center at the DCU Center up the block. Ghost Cult covered many Rock N Shock fests which featured incredible conventions, horror celebrities, amazing vendors , indie films, headliners such as Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Disturbed, Danzig (including a pre-reunion Misfits headline set with Doyle), ICP, Ministry, GWAR, King Diamond, Type O Negative, Lordi, Disturbed, Mushroomhead, Voivod, Amorphis, Twiztid, Dark Tranquility, Hatebreed, Devildriver, Motionless In White, Death Grips, Superjoint, Wednesday 13, Sabaton, Prong, Witch Mountain, Sanctuary, Soilwork, OTEP, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Cavalera, Conspiracy, Anthrax, Overkill, Misfits, and more! Continue reading
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
The Original Misfits (Danzig, Jerry Only, Doyle, Dave Lombardo, Acey Slade) played last night in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Wells Fargo Arena for what might be the final time, following the show earlier this fall at Madison Square Garden in New York, that Glenn Danzig had said would be the very last. Direct support came in the form of Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front. In spite of the bands; notorious cell phone policy, watch fan-filmed video from the show and check out the setlist.
I’ve written about this before, but given the huge response of a recent Bacon’s Bit on the topic, I wanted to re-address it. Your band should have a cover song or two in your back pocket. If you are able to do this then you are going to be able to differentiate yourself and more importantly have your band be remembered. When it comes down to it, as an unsigned band trying to break it in the underground having your band be remembered is the most important thing. If people can’t recall who you are you are fucked. But if you can give them a reason to recall you – you’re in the clear. So I wanted to address all this and get into why covers aren’t corny, how they help to cement you in the fans’ mind, how to choose a good song to cover and of course some of the additional benefits that covers bring to the table. Continue reading
The Misfits (via Misfits Records) have partnered up with Dead Zebra Inc and the O-No Food Company to bring you Andrew Bell’s popular Kill Kat evil wafers vinyl figure in a special Misfits themed limited-edition package and wrapper! The figure stands 6-inches tall and comes in a killer candy wrapper package. It is not edible, although it looks devilishly good! Of course, the Misfits X Kill Kat evil wafers vinyl figure is limited to 666 pcs worldwide, “Vitamin 138 Fortified”, and available on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last, and exclusively from Misfits Records online. Not available in stores or anywhere else. Continue reading
Finally! Announced earlier in the year at New York Toy Fair, Super 7 has released its Megadeth Vic Rattlehead ReAction Figure! Not only is the figure a killer representation of this beloved metal mascot, but the artwork on the box was also done by Vic creator and metal album cover artist and legend Ed Repka himself! That makes it a must-have for fans! It is available for purchase now, but these tend to sell out, as happened with King Diamond, Slayer, Misfits, and Ghost ReAction Figures. Continue reading
The Original Misfits have officially announced their next reunion show, 12.14.19 at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia. direct support will come from Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front. Time will tell if this is the final show for the band or not. Tickets on sale Friday (10/25) at 10 am, but Fiend PRE-SALE starts tomorrow (Wed 10/23) at 10 am EST.
Goatwhore is getting ready to start a brief mini-tour of the USA with Ringworm, as the band heads towards Psycho Las Vegas 2019. Starting tomorrow, August 13th in Lubbock, Texas, the band’s latest stretch of shows – which includes an appearance at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas with Misfits, Electric Wizard, High On Fire, En Minor, Bad Religion, and more. Goatwhore is also set to appear at VanFest 2019 in Lafayette, Louisiana September 28th and Brash Brewing Company’s fourth-anniversary show in Houston, Texas October 5th with more shows to be announced in the coming weeks. See all confirmed dates below. The band continues to tour behind 2017’s powerful album Vengeful Ascension, released on Metal Blade Records. Continue reading