PODCAST: Episode 103: Steve “Skinny” Felton of Mushroomhead on “A Wonderful Life”

Ghost Cult chatted with Steve “Skinny” Felton, the mastermind of long-running Cleveland metal act Mushroomhead. The band has a brand new album out now via Napalm Records, the heavy and melodic A Wonderful Life. Steve spoke candidly about his 25-year plus career, how the band has survived over different lineup changes and labels, the writing and producing goals the band had going into the new album, the new dynamic of the three signers of the band: Mr. Rauckhors, J Man, and  Ms. Jackie, how the band is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, all the video content they are working on, and their relationship with their fans. You can order the new album here and listen to our chat below.    Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: June 19th New Music Releases

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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Rock and Shock Festival Disbands

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

Amplified Festival Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now, Lawnmower Deth Contest Underway

Amplified Festival 2019 made a major announcement this past Friday with Jinjer, Conan, Flotsam And Jetsam, Memoriam, joining Mushroomhead and many others booked for the fest. You can get your Early Bird tickets at the link below. Legendary band Lawnmower Deth guitarist and former member of Amplified alumni Acid Reign, Kevin “KEV” Papworth as donated a guitar to a member of our team and in support of the Mental Health Foundation. The Festival is hosting a giveaway*, with the announcement of his stage played guitar after the Sunday night headliner finishes. You can enter the contest by buying an early bird ticket before 31st October 2018! Continue reading

Amplified Festival Books Jinjer, Conan, Flotsam And Jetsam, Memoriam, And More

Eric A.K. of Flotsam And Jetsam

Amplified Festival rolled out a series of major final lineup announcement today over social media, for the 2019 edition of the fest. Headliners and support acts such as Conan, Flotsam And Jetsam, Memoriam, Jinjer have been added, with a full list below. Tickets are on sale now! Continue reading

Mushroomhead, Lawnmower Deth, Byzantine, The Bad Flowers, Collibus Announced For Amplified Fest 2019

Amplified Festival 2019 made a major announcement of major bands to play next years festival. Taking place from 19th-21st July 2019. At Quarrydowns, Gloucestershire UK, the fest has announced Mushroomhead as their main stage headliner on 20 July 2019. Also announced are Lawnmower Deth, Idiom, Bloodshot Dawn, The Bad Flowers, Ryders Creed, Those Damn Crows, Rocket Dolls, Black Bullets, Lotus Eater, Esprit D’air, Mortishead, Trc, Seething Akira, Hightown Parade and Awakening Hyperia on the main stage. More bands and ticket info have also been released as seen below. Early Bird Tickets will be on sale until midnight on Halloween. Still to be announced are mainstage headliners for Friday and Sunday, as well as closing bands for the other stages. Continue reading

The Grotesquery – The Lupine Anathema

It’s always a musical cause for concern whenever an Extreme Metal band feels the need to sensationalize their genre (or subgenre for that matter). The Grotesquery referring to their sound as “Occult Death Metal” gave me plenty of uncertain pause heading into The Lupine Anathema (Xtreem Music). Continue reading

Mushroomhead Co-Vocalist Jeffrey Nothing Steps Down From The Band

Long-running modern metallers Mushroomhead have suffered the departure of co-founder and vocalist Jeffrey Nothing, a.k.a. Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick). He helped form the band in 1993 in Cleveland, OH with drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton. Continue reading

Chicago Open Air – Daytona Park, Bridgeview, IL

Korn at Chicago Open Air, by Isabel Uzcategui/Originate Designs Photography

Fans gathered from around the USA and even the far reaches of the globe to attend the second annual Chicago Open Air festival. Although Rock On The Range, Louder than Life, Aftershock and others wear the crown for the greatest commercial rock and metal festivals in America, COA is poised to challenge both of those fests. Over 70,000 fans from everywhere came out to the fest in one of America’s greatest cities to see 40 bands on two stages. From what Ghost Cult saw, heard, tasted, and imbibed this weekend, this is a legit possibility. Continue reading