ALBUM REVIEW: Wailin’ Storms – Rattle

Having originally formed in Texas, Doom/Punk quartet Wailin’ Storms relocated to North Carolina and it’s possible that both areas may be contributing to the band’s thick soup of rebellion and a life in the darkness. Third album Rattle (Gilead Media) sees the band incorporate a Grungey, swamp-drenched edge to that sound, further uniting related yet disparate genres. Continue reading

Shooter Jennings Featured In The New Season Of The Punisher

Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 dropped yesterday and hopefully, it won’t be its last since it’s easily one of the best of the Marvel Netflix series there is. Certainly Punisher the most hardcore violent and true to the comic series (think Garth Ennis’ run for true fans). Music has always played a big role in these Netflix shows with Tyler Bates (Marilyn Manson, movie scores) composing the theme to Punisher, metal being used for Punisher trailers, Manson’s own ‘Fated, Faithful, Faithful’ in a season one episode, the use of Hip Hop, RnB, Jazz and Blues in both seasons of Luke Cage, and old-school Rap in Iron Fist. Outlaw Country finally got it’s due in the Season two premiere of Punisher- Roadhouse Blues, Shooter Jennings and his band play the bar band in the main locale for the episode. They performed the tracks ‘The Outsider’, his hit song ‘Outlaw You’, ‘Wild and Lonesome’, ‘The Other Life’, and ‘The Real Me’. For the uninitiated, Shooter is a great artist, a total badass, and the son of country royalty Waylon Jennings and Jessi Coulter. Continue reading

Volbeat – Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken

For the uninitiated, Volbeat is not just an international success, but a very big deal in their home country of Denmark. Perhaps not yet as ubiquitous as more favorite sons Lars Ulrich (more about him later) and King Diamond, but pretty big. Volbeat has cool albums, but the live experience is what seals the deal (see what I did there?). The band is simply incredible live, playing up to the fans, entertaining every second and making a giant crowd of nearly 50,000 feel intimate. All while the band just jams their hits and deep cuts alike on Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken (Republic). It’s a testament to why they are one of the best rock and heavy metal bands in the world right now. Continue reading

Amigo The Devil – Everything Is Fine

Troubador is a terminology almost forgotten to time. Sure it applies to a lot of Indie-Folk and Alternative artists. There are some really great storytellers across different genres in music history: Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, Loudon Wainwright III, Jaye Jale, Emma Ruth Rundle, The White Buffalo, Marissa Nadler, Chris Smither, Wovenhand, and even the lighter side of artists like Xasthur and Panopticon. Why not mash-up soulful Blues and Country like Hank III, but also Torch Song Art-Punk like Amanda Palmer? It can be done if you have the talent and the ability to convey realness. Fake anything won’t work for this style at all. Amigo The Devil a.ka. Danny Kiranos deals in these realities that point the mirror at the less flattering and absurd moments in life, including at himself. His new album, the Ross Robinson (Korn, Sepultura) produced Every Thing Is Fine (Regime Music Group) conveys this in spades. Continue reading

Devildriver – Outlaws ‘Til The End Vol. 1

You may or may not cringe when people say “everything’s been done before” depending on your taste in music. Fans can be a jaded lot, and there is so much noise to cut through to find new sounds to rock out to, it’s understandable to hesitance to think outside your typical playlists. Devildriver in their career have been nothing, but resilient, consistent, and heavy. Their cover of ‘Sail’ by AWOLNATION proved they could get out of their comfort zone, and impress. So here we are, on the ledge looking over the chasm at the release Outlaws ‘Til The End Vol. 1 (Napalm Records), an album that could easily divide their die-hard fanbase. Continue reading

DevilDriver Shares Details And Teaser For Outlaw Country Album

Long in the making, Devildriver will release their outlaw country covers album on July 6th via Napalm Records. Outlaws Til The End features twelve tracks, and many guests including HANK III, John Carter Cash, Randy Blythe, Lee Ving, Wednesday 13 and more. Watch the first teaser for the album, below.  Continue reading

David Vincent Premiere “Drinkin’ With The Devil” Video

As the legendary voice of the genre defining extreme metal purveyors Morbid Angel, David Vincent‘s unapologetic rebel approach has been a force in the music world since the mid 1980’s. Inspired by his Hill Country surroundings and ‘Lone Star’ culture following his relocation to Austin, Texas in 2014, Vincent took a big step “out of the box” to a dirty, organic Texas Country Outlaw style reminiscent of the original country outlaw performers of the 1970’s. His Outlaw Country single, “Drinkin’ With The Devil”, made its debut at SXSW in March 2017 and released on limited- edition 7″ vinyl through Chicken Ranch Records. Today we are honored to premiere the long awaited video for this track. Continue reading

DevilDriver Is Writing An Outlaw Country Covers Album

DevilDriver is no stranger to doing cover songs, but they are about to take their love of covers to a whole new level. Continue reading

Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) To Release Solo Country Album This Winter

As previously reported by Ghost Cult, Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) will released his long-worked on Blues/Outlaw Country album this winter. The Long Road Home will see release via Earache Records on February 17th, and Danny has booked a record release show on Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

Scattered Hamlet – Swamp Rebel Machine

Much of the time music comes across the desk here at Ghost Cult HQ that is very pretentious, over-wrought and generally trying too hard to fit in with a scene or a sub-genre. A lot of the music business is actually geared that way, to drive bands to conform and cling hard to that approach in an attempt to get a foothold in the ears of fans. Then there’s Scattered Hamlet: no frills rock and metal with a simple approach to kick ass much ass, take names, and just have as much fun as possible. These are the kinds of albums we only hear a few times per year, but always appreciate as reviewers. Continue reading