Anthrax and Z2 Comics to Release All-Star Created “Among The Living” Graphic Novel

Anthrax has teamed-up superhero style with Z2 Comics (Andy Black, BABYMETAL, Steve Aoki, Skillett) to create The Among the Living graphic novel based on the bands’ legendary Thrash Metal masterpiece. The project pulls together a who’s who of names from around comics and music for a track by track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums. Today’s announcement brings news that Anthrax has teamed with the leading publisher of music tie-in graphic novels to assemble an all-star cast of famous fans to bring the band’s breakthrough album to life. In addition to Anthrax co-founders Charlie Benante and Scott Ian (LOBO), the project features Grant Morrison, Brian Azzarello, Eric Powell, J.G. Jones, Greg Nicotero, Corey Taylor, Rob Zombie, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, Joe Trohman, Gerard & Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance, The Umbrella Academy). This extensive project will be offered in multiple formats, with deluxe and super deluxe editions inclusive of special picture disc vinyl, an exclusive MadBalls™ toy, art prints, and even a gold record plaque. All editions are available to order directly from Z2’s website now, with Charlie Benante’s Judge Dredd variant exclusive to preorders of the standard edition. Watch the trailer now!

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Aftershock Festival Postponed Until 2021, Metallica and My Chemical Romance to Headline

Rough news as expected due ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; Danny Wimmer Presents has announced that Aftershock 2020, scheduled for October 9 – 11 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA, has been rescheduled to October 7 – 10, 2021, and has released the following statement: Continue reading

My Chemical Romance Rebooks Comeback Tour for 2021

One of the biggest stories in music in 2020 is the return of My Chemical Romance. With the coronavirus pandemic putting the kybosh on many tours and fests, MCR is the latest to move their dates to next year. The trek was originally slated to kick off on September 9 in Detroit, Michigan and end on October 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada and was supposed to include a headlining appearance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Earlier today, the band released the following statement via social media: Continue reading

COVID-19 Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Support The Worcester Palladium and The Webster Theater

The Palladium, Worcester, MA 11/22/19

An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts,  and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below.  Continue reading

Watch Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” In The Styles of Pantera, Poppy, Deftones, My Chemical Romance, Korn, Steelheart, Yes and More!

Anthony Vincent is back with another one of his awesome 10 Second Songs videos from his popular YouTube channel! This time he recreates Rick Astely’s 1980s classic in the styles of Pantera, Prince, Toto, Chris Isak, Foster The People, Beach Boys, Steelheart, The Notorious B.I.G., New Order, Earth, Wind and Fire, Korn, Billy Joel, Deftones, George Michael, Yes, The Verve, and My Chemical Romance! Check it out! Continue reading

Aftershock 2020 Announces My Chemical Romance as the Saturday Night Headliner!

Aftershock Festival has announced My Chemical Romance as the Saturday night headline act for 2020! This announcement follows the previous news of Metallica headlining Friday and Sunday with two unique setlists. The full lineup announcement is coming soon and weekend passes are on sale now at the line below. Aftershock 2020 takes place on October 9, 10 & 11, 2020, at Discovery Park In Sacramento, California and has sold out the last five years in a row! You can check out our 2019 coverage here! Continue reading

Dead Letter Circus, Hellions and Orpheus Omega Added to Download Australia

Download Festival Australia is coming up soon and has added three more bands, to the already stacked bill. Dead Letter Circus, Hellions, and Orpheus Omega have joined with the likes of My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Ministry, In Flames, Testament and more. Download Australia takes place Friday, 20th March at Showgrounds, Melbourne, and Saturday, 21st March at Parramatta Park, Sydney. Moshtix is the official partner for tickets for both the Melbourne and the Sydney leg of Download Festival and are on sale now. Continue reading

My Chemical Romance Heavily Rumored for Coachella Festival

According to a report from Consequence Of Sound, My Chemical Romance will be performing at next year’s Coachella Music Festival. The website reports is saying industry source. In a story first reported by Ghost Cult, Rage Against The Machine is already confirmed with other potential headliners in Frank Ocean, Travis Scott and more. Other acts that will reportedly be performing include Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Lana Del Rey, and Australian electronic artist Flume. The recently reunited MCR have never played Coachella. The festival returns for its 21st edition on April 10-12 and April 17-19 2020 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The festival typically reveals the official lineup in January with tickets going on sale shortly after.

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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

Ticketmaster and Live Nation Feel That Concert Tickets Are Too Cheap!

If you are like us at Ghost Cult, you go to a lot of concerts every year. We actually pay for many shows we cover, and the fees on top of the tickets, especially for major festivals, event-type shows and tours are astronomically over-priced. And the company that owns the most venues and puts on the most tours in the entire world thinks we are getting away cheap! According to a new report by Marketwatch, Ticketmaster and their parent Live Nation feel they have been charging fans too little and there is a “great opportunity” to earn more money by charging more for tickets in 2020 and beyond. According to the report, the average ticket price for the largest worldwide tours has increased by more than 20% in the past five years and is approaching $100 per ticket. This timeline coincides with the biggest bands and tours in the world, including major tours the last few years Guns N Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime Tour”, Metallica’s “Worldwired World Tour”, Slipknot’s “Slipknot Roadshow”, The Eagles, The Who, Elton John’s farewell tour, KISS’ “End of the Road” tour, Slayer’s “The Final Campaign Tour” on their way to retirement, Tool’s new tour, and next year’s big-ticket tours from My Chemical Romance, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and  Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. This is not counting the secondary and resale market, which includes Ticket master’s murky relationship with resellers and bots (see Metallica’s S&M2 ticket debacle last summer), StubHub and other companies that gouge fans for profits. Continue reading