PODCAST: Episode 109: Dee Snider on His “Rebirth”, Freedom, and Future Projects

Ghost Cult Chief Editor Keefy was honored to interview Heavy Metal legend Dee Snider for our podcast. We chatted about his upcoming DVD/concert album For The Love of Metal Live, due out soon from Napalm Records. Dee chatted about the “rebirth of his career” with his solo album inspired by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), his family, touring the world, his new band, how he keeps his voice in shape, lessons he has learned from the music business, anecdotes about Twisted Sister, his Broadway covers album, reflections on protecting Metal Music’s right to Freedom of Speech from the PMRC 35 years ago this year, and his plans for his next project. Order Dee’s new live album and other music here, and check out our chat! Continue reading

Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed Reveals “Black Alpaca” Demo

What started as a joke shirt from his online store, Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed has released a one song demo from his Black Alpaca project. As a bonus track for his GaS Digital subscribers to “The Jasta Show Podcast” and made for purchase via www.martyrstore.net.com, the track features Jasta and Nick Bellmore (Jasta, Dee Snider). No word yet if this will lead to more music. Jasta is also working behind the scenes on another likely self-released project, an All-Star Thrash Metal album for release at a later date. The Jasta Show recently surpassed 500 episodes and can be streamed on all DSPs or GaS Digital for a low fee and a ton of bonus material and perks. Continue reading

Dee Snider – For The Love Of Metal

Let’s make one thing clear – if after seeing the name Dee Snider, you were just expecting to hear another standard, classic sounding, mid-late eighties Twisted Sister record, then you might want to take a moment before diving in. There are no callbacks to big hair and garish warpaint here, no ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’, or ‘I Wanna Rock’ bouncy bubblegum rock songs, and there’s absolutely no campy “Twisted Christmas” seasonal type fun. Hell, this is barely even a Dee Snider solo album in the classic sense, so you can also forget about him repeating the likes of Never Let The Bastards Wear You Down (Koch), his Desperado album Bloodied But Unbowed (Destroyer), or even his previous solo release We Are the Ones (earMUSIC). Continue reading

Make Do And Mend Streaming “Don’t Be Long”

Make Do And Mend is streaming “Don’t Be Long” off their forthcoming full length Don’t Be Long, out February 24, 2015 via Stay Close/Rise Records, here.

Though the band formed in Hartford, Connecticut, all four members of MAKE DO AND MEND now reside in different states across the country. Despite their geographical disconnect, the four piece was able to come together to create Don’t Be Long, their third full-length release following 2010’s End Measured Mile and 2012’s Everything You Ever Loved.

After close to a decade of existence, 8 studio efforts under their belt, including splits with the likes of Touché Amoré and The Flatliners, and extensive touring worldwide, MAKE DO AND MEND have channelled all of their experience into the making of Don’t Be Long. The album was recorded by Nick Bellmore at Dexter’s Lab in Milford, Connecticut, and Jay Maas at Getaway Records in Haverhill, Massachusetts, as well as mixed by Maas, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, Oregon.

The Don’t Be Long delivers 11 songs that showcase the band’s now trademark avidity for creating music endearingly familiar, and yet charmingly elusive. Like MAKE DO AND MEND’s career to date, Don’t Be Long‘s value is paradoxical. Valuable and yet somehow alien all for it’s unceasing eagerness to provide the listener with something rugged and true.

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Don’t Be Long tracklist:

1. Don’t Be Long
2. Ever Since
3. Bluff
4. Old Circles
5. Each Of Us
6. Sin Miedo
7. Sin Amor
8. All There Is
9. I Don’t Wonder At All
10. Sanctimony
11. Begging For The Sun To Go Down

Tour Dates:
Mar 20: Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
Mar 21: Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
Mar 22: Bar A La Source de la Martiniere – Quebec City, QC
Mar 26: Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA
Mar 27: The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
Mar 28: Up All Night Collective – North Haven, CT

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Make Do And Mend Streaming “Each Of Us”

Make Do And Mend are streaming “Each Of Us,” off their upcoming full length Don’t Be Long, out February 24, 2015 via Stay Close/Rise Records, here.

The album was recorded by Nick Bellmore at Dexter’s Lab in Milford, Connecticut, and Jay Maas at Getaway Records in Haverhill, Massachusetts, as well as mixed by Maas, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, Oregon.

Don’t Be Long tracklist:

1. Don’t Be Long
2. Ever Since
3. Bluff
4. Old Circles
5. Each Of Us
6. Sin Miedo
7. Sin Amor
8. All There Is
9. I Don’t Wonder At All
10. Sanctimony
11. Begging For The Sun To Go Down

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Mar 20: Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
Mar 21: Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
Mar 22: Bar A La Source de la Martiniere – Quebec City, QC
Mar 26: Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA
Mar 27: The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
Mar 28: Up All Night Collective – North Haven, CT


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Symphony Of Malice Reissuing 2013 Album

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Symphony Of Malice guitarist Gus Sinaro is reissuing their 2013 full length release Judgment Day (The Aftermath). The record was produced and engineered by Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Jasta). Check out their cover of Metallica’s “Blackened” here, a lyric video for “War Conspiracy” here, and a music video for “No Salvation” here.

Judgement Day (The Aftermath) Tracklisting:
1) The Aftermath (intro)
2) Endless Desolation
3) Nothing Left In Us
4) Turn To Ashes
5) Hands of Justice
6) Ruins Of The Empire
7) War Conspiracy
8) Exit To My Escape
9) Hole In My Soul
10) This Nightmare
11) Blackened (Metallica tribute)

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Make Do And Mend Streaming New Album

Make Do And Mend is streaming their new album Don’t Be Long, out February 24, 2015 via Stay Close Records/Rise Records, here.

The album was recorded by Nick Bellmore at Dexter’s Lab in Milford, Connecticut, and Jay Maas at Getaway Records in Haverhill, Massachusetts, as well as mixed by Maas, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, Oregon.

Digipak 4P 1CD

Don’t Be Long tracklist:

01. Don’t Be Long
02. Ever Since
03. Bluff
04. Old Circles
05. Each Of Us
06. Sin Miedo
07. Sin Amor
08. All There Is
09. I Don’t Wonder At All
10. Sanctimony
11. Begging For The Sun To Go Down

Make Do And Mend on Facebook
Make Do And Mend on Twitter
Make Do And Mend on Bandcamp