Exit 111 Festival, aptly named for the highway exit in Manchester TN, made its début October 11-13, 2019. Arriving in powers of three, it was three days of riffs, rock, and rowdiness. One part Metal, one part Rock, one Southern rock, and a whole lot of nostalgia, the event hosted three stages: the Rise Above Stage (honored suicide awareness and featured many of the Classic rock/Southern rock acts), Heaven Stage (the main stage and home to the headliners), and Hell Stage (spotlighted mainly heavy artists). Continue reading
Founded by acclaimed music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac as Eleven Seven Music and Eleven Seven Label Group in 2006, the label has announced they are rebranding under the name Better Noise Music. The label has also announced the signing of bands Five Finger Death Punch, The Hu, AWOLNATION, and Atlas Genius. They join a roster that already includes Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, Dirty Heads, Bad Wolves, Fire From The Gods, Nothing More, Escape The Fate, Sixx: A.M., Diamante and Hellyeah. Continue reading
The inaugural Exit 111 Festival takes place starting today at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee — the home of Bonnaroo — October 11 – 13. Ghost Cult is honored to be a part of this historic event! Headlined by Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard and Lynyrd Skynyrd, with appearances by Slayer, ZZ Top, Deftones, Megadeth, Mastodon, Coheed & Cambria, Blackberry Smoke, Ministry, Cheap Trick, Killswitch Engage, Seether, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society and many more! In addition to the hours of great music, Exit 111 will host experiences such as “The Paranormal Cirque,” “The Red Bull Freestyle Motorcross Experience,” “Mega Sports Bar” and more. Radio personality and metal legend Eddie Trunk will host. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 25 at 12 p.m. ET via Front Gate Tickets. Check out our day by day preview: Continue reading
Live at The Playstation Theatre
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Ghost has graduated to the big leagues, after opening arena shows for Iron Maiden, booking a summertime EU tour opening slot for Metallica, their first global music festival headline dates, and two shows in North America, the band will bring their full area-worthy show to a full headline tour of North America this fall. “Ultimate Tour Named Death” promises to be bigger in scope than previous shows. Ghost had their recent third #1 song on the rock charts with ‘Dance Macabre’. A series of ticket pre-sales begin tomorrow, April 2 at 10 AM local; tickets for the “Ultimate Tour Named Death” go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, April 5 at 10 AM local at the link below. San Antonio’s three-time Grammy-nominated alt/rock band Nothing More, who earned three Top 10 singles from their most recent album The Stories We Tell Ourselves, will provide support for the tour.
Metalcore leaders Of Mice & Men released their new album Defy back in January on Rise Records, and are already hard at work on the follow-up! They have entered the studio with producer Josh Wilbur (Trivium, Lamb of God, Gojira), for an as yet unrevealed new release, due in 2019. They also booked a tour opening for Nothing More in 2019 to compliment already announced dates in Europe, with full dates below. Continue reading
Nothing More have been crushing it on the road all year, supporting their recent album The Stories We Tell Ourselves. They have announced a new tour with Of Mice and Men will be the special guests on all dates as direct support, with Badflower and Palisades a support on some dates. “The Truth Tour” kicks off February 21 in Phoenix with a 23-city trek planned for this spring (all dates below). General ticket on-sale starts this Friday, October 12 at 10AM (local). For details on presales, other ticketing info and VIP Package options, check the links below.
Live At The Xfinity Center – Hartford, CT
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ShipRocked is one of the great music cruise experience around, and the 2019 lineup ha just been announced. Jam-packed with talent, the lineup features Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Nothing More, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, comedian Brian Posehn and more. Celebrating 10 Years and expanded to five days total, ShipRocked 2019 sets sail January 26-31, 2019 onboard Carnival Valor departing from Galveston, Texas, with stops in Cozumel and The Yucatan in Mexico. Staterooms for ShipRocked 2019 are sold out, but a wait list is available at the links below. Continue reading
Chart-topping metal band Bad Wolves have received a Platinum record in the USA for their runaway hit “Zombie”, a cover of The Cranberries 1993 classic. Notably, the band is the first rock band to reach platinum for a 2018 release and the first since Imagine Dragons in 2017. The plaque was presented to Bad Wolves by their co-manager, Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch), Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac, and promoters Larry and Fred Frank of Frank Productions/Live Nation prior to their set at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. Normally at Ghost Cult, we don’t pay attention to charts, popularity or what a band sells, but this is a momentous moment for a metal band, and all the proceeds (over #$250,000 USD) from the single have gone to the children of singer Dolores O’Riordan, for whom the track is dedicated. Continue reading