PODCAST: Episode 68: Chef Chris Santos Talks About Blacklight Media

Ghost Cult caught up recently with record label chief and world-famous chef Chris Santos. In addition to being an award-winning restaurateur, Santos co-owns Blacklight Media Records, a sub-label from Metal Blade Records. Black Light Media is home to bands such as Gozu, Eyes Of The Sun, Mother Feather, Winter Wolf, Made For Lying, and new signing Opulence. We chatted with Chris about his life growing up in the New York City Metal and Hardcore scene, what originally ignited his passion for cooking, and later restaurants, his relationship with Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel, how he goes about choosing bands to work with, as well as some hot takes on the current landscape of metal, such as Slayer’s retirement. Continue reading

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Mother Feather Share Their New Video For “Red Hot Metal”

Explosive rockers Mother Feather have shared a brand new Wrestling themed music video for their song ‘Red Hot Metal’. The track comes from their recent new album Constellation Baby, out now via Metal Blade Records. Directed by award-winning photographer and documentarian Marc McAndrews, the visuals feature pro-death match wrestlers Maria Manic and Matt “The Bulldozer” Tremont and a two-person throwdown sure to excite any wrestling fan. The video also features MF doing what they do best, performing and rocking the hell out, as they do at their amazing concerts. Watch the clip now! Continue reading

Mother Feather Streams New Single, New Album Coming Next Month

Explosive New York City rockers Mother Feather have shared their new single ‘Snakebite’. Their new album Constellation drops on November 2nd via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. Check out ‘Snakebite’ now. Continue reading

Daily Lineups Revealed For 2017 Rock On The Range

The 2017 Rock On The Range festival will be taking place on May 19th, 20th & 21st at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and they’ve just announced the daily lineups for the sold out weekend. Continue reading

Soundgarden, Def Leppard, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Volbeat And More To Play Carolina Rebellion

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One of America’s greatest music festivals returns as the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion takes place next May 5, 6 and 7 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Soundgarden (Friday), Def Leppard (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold are the headliners with more details below and a preview video. Continue reading

Warped Tour Echos The 90s With New Found Glory, Tonight Alive, Sum 41, Falling In Reverse, Less Than Jake, The Story So Far, Yellowcard, Reel Big Fish,

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In a clear throwback to its pop-punk roots, the 2016 Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys announced their full lineup tonight. Among the top bands headlining are New Found Glory, Tonight Alive, Sum 41, Falling In Reverse, Less Than Jake, The Story So Far, Yellowcard, Reel Big Fish, We The Kings, Sleeping With Sirens, Four Year Strong, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Pepper, Motionless In White, ISSUES, Crown The Empire, State Champs and more. The lineup was anouncedat a special event/concert webcast , the first-ever Warped Tour Kick-Off Live Webcast held Llst night, held at Full Sail Live in Winter Park, FL

Tour founder Kevin Lyman MC’d the night and commented:

“Who would have thought that we would be still bringing you the Vans Warped Tour in 2016? Each year I look forward to the summer and the chance to tour with so many old friends and hopefully some new ones”.

Jim Estepa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Journeys, also commented:

“As our partnership with Vans Warped Tour grows, we are thrilled to make the jump forward to naming both of the main stages this summer. The visibility, brand growth and full integration that we’ve been able to build into the program with the Warped team has been not only practically beneficial, but also an incredibly fun relationship to build. Over the years that we’ve worked together, we’ve grown our promotional presence, grown the offerings that we can make to our employees, grown our retail partnerships to include ticket sales in multiple markets and now grown to be the name partners of the main stages. It feels like a natural next step for us and we are excited to see what the future brings!”

Warped Tour’s charitable organization Unite The United will be launching a charity auction to aid LA band The Ghost Inside in their efforts to recover from a devastating bus collision on tour last November. The auction will kick off on May 19th at www.Ebay.com/unitetheunited.

Tickets for all dates are on sale now at ww.vanswarpedtour.com.

The lineup for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour is:

Journeys Left Foot Stage

Falling In Reverse 6/23-8/13

Four Year Strong 6/24-8/13

Good Charlotte 7/19-7/28

Less Than Jake 6/24-8/13

New Found Glory 6/24-8/13

Reel Big Fish 6/24-8/13

Set It Off 6/24-8/13

Sum 41 6/26-8/7

We The Kings 6/24-8/13

Yellowcard 6/24-8/13

Journey’s Right Foot Stage

3OH!3 7/21-7/31

ISSUES 6/24-8/13

Mayday Parade 6/24-8/13

Pepper 6/24-6/29, 7/1-7/22

Real Friends 6/24-8/13

Sleeping with Sirens 6/24-8/13

State Champs 6/24-8/13

The Maine 6/24-8/13

The Story So Far 6/24-8/13

Tonight Alive 6/24-8/13

Monster Energy Party Zone North Stage

Atreyu 7/19-8/7

Bullet For My Valentine 7/19-7/22

Crown The Empire 6/24-8/13

Every Time I Die 6/24-8/13

Ice Nine Kills 6/24-8/13

Motionless In White 6/24-8/13

The Color Morale 6/24-8/13

The Word Alive 6/24-8/13

Volumes 6/24-7/17

Whitechapel 6/24-8/13

Monster Energy Party Zone South Stage

Chelsea Grin 6/24-8/13

Coldrain 6/24-8/13

Cruel Hand 6/24-8/13

From Ashes To New 6/24-8/13

Gideon 6/24-8/13

In Hearts Wake 6/24-8/13

Oceans Ate Alaska 6/24-8/13

Vanna 6/24-8/13

Veil Of Maya 6/24-8/13

Full Sail Stage

Avion Roe 6/24-7/21

Bad Seed Rising 6/24-7/27

Broadside 6/24-8/13

Cane Hill 6/24-8/13

Capsize 7/17-8/13

Dash Ten 6/24-8/13

Hail The Sun 6/24-7/16

Like Pacific 6/24-8/13

More To Monroe 7/28-8/13

Mother Feather 6/24-8/13

Old Wounds 6/24-8/13

Palaye Royale 6/24-8/13

Reckless Serenade 6/24-8/13

Safe To Say 6/24-8/13

SayWeCanFly 7/22-8/13

Silent Planet 6/24-7/17

The New Low 7/19-8/13

Wage War 6/24-8/13

With Confidence 6/24-8/13

Tour Dates:

Jun 24 Dallas, TX

Jun 25 San Antonio, TX

Jun 26 Houston, TX

Jun 27 New Orleans, LA

Jun 29 Nashville, TN

Jun 30 Atlanta, GA

Jul 1 St. Petersburg, FL

Jul 2 Orlando, FL

Jul 3 West Palm Beach, FL

Jul 5 Charlotte, NC

Jul 6 Virginia Beach, VA

Jul 7 Syracuse, NY

Jul 8 Philadelphia, PA

Jul 9 New York, NY

Jul 10 Hartford, CT

Jul 11 Scranton, PA

Jul 13 Boston, MA

Jul 14 Buffalo, NY

Jul 15 Pittsburgh, PA

Jul 16 Columbia, MD

Jul 17 Holmdel, NJ

Jul 19 Indianapolis, IN

Jul 20 Cleveland, OH

Jul 21 Cincinnati, OH

Jul 22 Detroit, MI

Jul 23 Chicago, IL

Jul 24 Minneapolis, MN

Jul 26 Milwaukee, WI

Jul 27 St. Louis, MO

Jul 28 Kansas City, KS

Jul 30 Salt Lake City, UT

Jul 31 Denver, CO

Aug 1 Albuquerque, NM

Aug 2 Phoenix, AZ

Aug 5 San Diego, CA

Aug 6 San Francisco, CA

Aug 7 Los Angeles, CA

Aug 9 Las Vegas, NV

Aug 11 Boise, ID

Aug 12 Seattle, WA

Aug 13 Portland, OR