ALBUM REVIEW: Fozzy – Boombox


Whether it is due to the day-job of Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho, or their weird roots and route, stumbling into being a “proper band” by evolving from a high-profile covers act formed by former Stuck Mojo six-stringer Rich Ward, rightly or wrongly (and the answer is wrongly, by the way), it took 2017’s breakout anthem ‘Judas’ (from the album of the same name), a bona-fide fists-in-the-air voices-to-the-sky classic anthem, to put a stamp of credibility on the twenty-year labour of musical love of Ward and Jericho and push them headfirst through the glass ceiling and into the next level of mainstream consciousness.

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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones His Tour with Judas Priest to 2023


 

Ozzy Osbourne has been trying to hold a farewell tour and a tour to support his smash 2020 album Ordinary Man, with opening support from Judas Priest. Now the tour, previously announced for Europe in 2019 and rescheduled three times, has once again been postponed. Tickets originally went on sale in the fall of 2018. Ozzy has also dealth with injuries and a surgery, as well as his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. All tickets remain valid and will be honored for new dates in May and June 2023.

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Watch Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy in The Animated Video for “Hellraiser”


Last month Ozzy Osbourne released a 30th anniversary edition of No More Tears featuring a digital edition with unreleased material. Included was a new version of “Hellraiser” featuring Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. Now you can watch and animated video for the track. are reunited one last time in the new animated clip for their mash-up duet of “Hellraiser.” The clip is an homage to their decades-long friendship. Produced by Hey Beautiful Jerk and directed by Mark Szumski and Gina Niespodziani, the video opens with OZZY and Lemmy hanging out at the infamous Rainbow Bar And Grill on Sunset Blvd. (Lemmy’s unofficial second home) surrounded by friends. The two are transported from a calm day playing video games in the bar to a post-apocalyptic world where they battle evil forces before ultimately returning to the bar, where they pick up their video game as if nothing had occurred. Watch the clip here.Continue reading


Classic Ozzy Osbourne Album Covers Are Now Available as 500 Piece Puzzles


Announced over the last few years and officially live for pre-orders over the summer, Ozzy Osbourne’s classic first four solo studio albums: Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of A Madman, Bark at The Moon, and The Ultimate Sin have received the 500 piece puzzle treatment from Rock Saws. Order them below!

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Listen to a New Version of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Hellraiser” as a Duet with Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead


Ozzy Osbourne will release a new edition of his 1990s classic album No More Tears this week, on Friday, September 17th, 2021. In addition to streaming on all DSPs, there are two new vinyl versions of the album, including a special two-color variant via Tower Records pre-orders are live at the link below. Ozzy has shared a new version of the single “Hellraiser” as a duet with hsi late friend Lemmy of Motorhead, who co-wrote the track and three others for No More Tears. “Mama, I’m Coming Home,” “Desire,” and “I Don’t Want to Change the World.” Listen to the track here.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s Classic “No More Tears” to See a 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition


Ozzy Osbourne’s iconic sixth solo album No More Tears will be see and an expanded digital audio album due out September 17 (Sony Music). Two other special editions–a 2LP black vinyl version and a special yellow and red 2LP vinyl version with a specially created booklet exclusively Tower Records online, will be released simultaneously. Pre-order the album at the links below!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Saxon – Inspirations – Silver Lining Music


With no less than twenty-two studio albums behind them, NWOBHM legends Saxon are back again but with something a little different this time. Instead of just rummaging around in the attic for an old live recording, or throwing together a contractually obliged “Best Of…”, Barnsley’s finest have taken their time during lockdown to produce something a little more imaginative. Looking to the past, the band has recorded Inspirations (Silver Lining Music/Militia Guard), a collection of songs by artists who made an impact on them at the start of their musical journey. Continue reading


Sepultura, Ozzy, Megadeth, Ghost, Dream Theater, and More to Be Featured in DC Comics’ Dark Nights: Death Metal Series


With the upcoming international launch of DC Comics’, Dark Nights: Death Metal, seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition. Among them, Sepultura will team with artist Pedro Mauro to create the cover for issue #5. Others featured include Ozzy, Megadeth, Ghost, Dream Theater, Opeth and Lacuna Coil. Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band, and an exclusive interview.

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GUEST POST: Mike Orlando (Dead Girls Academy, Vampires Everywhere) -Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Mike Orlando of Dead Girls Academy and Vampires Everywhere. Watch their new video for “Inside Out ft.’ Jinxx.”Continue reading