Roadburn Festival 2017 Part II, Tilburg Netherlands

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The outside area around 013 was set up as a place to relax away from all the noise. You can hang out at the picnic tables, drink local specialty Schröbbeler (a sweet herb liquor) and enjoy food from one of the many food trucks that adorn the festival these days. Continue reading

Roadburn Festival 2017 Part I, Tilburg Netherlands

Have your earplugs at the ready and put your day job put on hold, because the day we marked on our calendar 366 days ago has finally arrived. In the vibrant and ever-changing Dutch city of Tilburg, an influx of heavy music fans from all over the world are taking over the town as Roadburn Festival is ready to kick off. A couple of thousand people will spend their weekend sauntering between five magnificent stages, from the cushy cafes of Cul de Sac and Extase, to the wooden beams and stained glass windows of Het Patronaat and the two fabulous stages of music venue 013: the 3000-capacity monster main stage and it’s little quarter capacity brother The Green Room. Roadburn 2017, we are ready for you! Continue reading

Ghost Cult’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017

This past year was a huge one for music with so many bands releasing new material it was hard to keep up, even for us here at Ghost Cult. So many legacy bands, modern classic acts, and up and comers dropped new music this year, some may wish they had waited until 2017 to drop it like it’s hot. Without further ado, here are our picks for the new tunes you need in your life in 2017. Continue reading

Roadburn Festival Announces Camping Packages, On Sale Tonight

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Roadburn Festival 2017 tickets are already on sale and moving fast. The massive lineup will be curated by John Dyer Bailey of Baroness.  Roadburn Festival will take place 20-23 April, 2017 at on of Ghost Cult’s home venues 013, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The fest has announced full details for camping option for the fest, including all weekend options.  Continue reading

My Dying Bride, Wolves In The Throne Room, Oxbow, SUMAC, Emma Ruth Rundle, Memoriam Added to Roadburn 2017

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My Dying Bride

A cavalcade of top talent from across every corner of heavy music has been added to Roadburn Festival 2017. Twenty-six new bands have been added to an already massive lineup currated by John Dyer Bailey of Baroness. . Roadburn Festival will take place 20-23 April, 2017 at on of Ghost Cult’s home venues 013, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Continue reading

Ides Of Gemini Announce Upcoming West Coast Tour

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Ides of Gemini have announced an upcoming West Coast tour with Clay Rendering. They are supporting their current album Old World New Wave, released last September via Neurot Recordings, as well as a special, limited Carthage/Strange Fruit seven-inch via Magic Bullet Records last month in honor of Record Store Day. They will employ the services of drummer Sash Popovic (Black Math Horseman), who will be filling in for Kelly Johnston-Gibson, who was injured on their last tour.

Guitarist J. Bennett stated:

“After the disappointment of having to drop off the Mountain Goats tour last month, we’re looking forward to getting out on the road again. Unfortunately, Kelly’s injury is still healing so she won’t be able to join us for the June shows with Oxbow and Demon Lung or our appearance at Cruficalfest in Salt Lake. The good news is that our friend Sash Popovic, formerly of [singer/bassist] Sera’s [Timms] old band, Black Math Horseman, will be filling in for those. He’s a killer drummer and a great guy, so we’re very thankful that he’s agreed to help us out. If all goes according to plan, Kelly should be back in action for the July run with Clay Rendering.”

Jun 05: Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA (w/ Oxbow)
Jun 07: The Echo – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Oxbow)
Jun 19: Crucialfest – Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 20: Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV (Demon Lung Record Release Show)

w/ Clay Rendering:
Jul 14: Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
Jul 15: Club 66 – Ashland, OR
Jul 16: Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR
Jul 17: Ash St Saloon – Portland, OR (w/ Jex Thoth, Atriarch, Barrowlands (no Clay Rendering)
Jul 18: Media Club – Vancouver, BC
Jul 19: Highline – Seattle, WA
Jul 21: Press Club – Sacramento, CA
Jul 22: Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
Jul 23: Sweet Springs – Los Osos, CA
Jul 24: Complex – Glendale, CA

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When The Stars Align – An Interview With Strangers By Starlight

Strangers By StarlightStrangers By Starlight is the avant-garde pairing of Anthony Saggers (Stray Ghost) and Eugine S. Robinson (Oxbow). Two unique musicians who, in a testament to the global nature of the modern world, have overcome geographical boundaries to create a truly unique album. A combination of dark jazz, ambient electroniscs, distinctive vocals and noir lyrics is what makes Chalk White Nights (Bad Paintings) such a stunning listening experience. Sean M. Palfrey caught up with Saggers and Robinson to discuss the ins and outs of this musical collaboration. Continue reading