Slipknot has asked its fans to fill out a survey about Knotfest, and fans feelings on future festivals. The band has only announced Knotfest Bogotá this year, and no other events. The questions of the survey seems to indicate that the future of Knotfest may either include a cruise, or a destination festival such as the Caribbean. There were specific question dedicated to the festival going experience and also about Haunted Houses, for some reason. The last Knotfest in the USA was last fall’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernadino, CA, which seemed like it was successful. Ozzfest is also apparently on hiatus in 2018, although Ozzy teased about a future Ozzfest in New Yorkin a post to social media. Continue reading →
One of the most quintessential bands to ever come out of New York City in 1990s, Life of Agony, roared back into the mainstream with their acclaimed albumA Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records). After ending 2017 strong with several tours in Europe and an appearance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, LOA kicks off a ton of tour dates tonight in their hometown of Brooklyn, at Saint Vitus Bar. Both tonight’s show and tomorrow nights show are sold-out and will offer fans an intimate performance most never get to see. Following Brooklyn, the band will embark on a world tour culminating in a festival date,The Sound of Revolution Festival, in The Netherlands, next fall. All dates are on sale now.
Modern metal legends System of a Down missed their self-imposed mandate to release new music in 2017. At the time, Serj Tankiangave an interviewwith reasons why the band hasn’t advanced work on their highly anticipated new album, which would be their sixth if it ever happens. Their last new music was the double albums Mezmerize & Hypnotize (both Columbia Records) in 2005.The band just posted a cryptic message to their Instagram hinting at a return of some kind. Check it out! Continue reading →
Havok has become of one of America’s best, most-consistent thrash metal bands. On the back of their excellent 2017 release, Conformicide (Century Media), the band has worked tirelessly to get their music in front of as many new fans as possible. Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up with frontman David Sanchez at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest last fall to catch up on all things Havok. We also got a special appearance by Sammy from Goatwhore! Look for the band coming to a venue near you in 2018. Videography by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography.Continue reading →
Death Metal legends Possessed are gearing up for a huge year in 2018. The band have been busy preparing a brand new album, due for release this year from Nuclear Blast Records, one of the most anticipated new albums for this year. Ghost Cult’s Keith Chachkes caught up with frontman Jeff Becerra at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest this past fall, where the band played a blistering set, blowing away the crowd. We found Jeff in great spirits, sharing his enthusiasm for people to hear this new Possessed music. We also chatted about some death metal relationship, Jeff’s close friendship with late Death frontman Chuck Schuldiner, other death metal favorites, and more. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography. Continue reading →
Prophets of Rage had an incredible 2017 with an EP and a full-length debut album release, and headline sets at festivals like Riot Fest and Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. The band is putting an early fist into 2018 with a performance tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. You can tune in at 11:35 PM EST. Ahead of that, you can watch the band live online play additional songs that won’t be aired at the link below beginning at 8:15 PST/11:15 EST. Ghost Cult has the link to watch here!Continue reading →
Guns N Roses will spend 2018 as the third year of their mostly sold-out “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour, and now they will serve as the Friday night headliner for Download 2018! The band has played 100 shows worldwide and sold 1 million tickets since reuniting and completing their first extensive touring since 1993. The line-up of GNR includes original members Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, plus Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese.Continue reading →