Metallica’s Lars Ulrich And Photographers Herring & Herring To Host Free Event

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and their erstwhile collaborators, photographers Herring & Herring, a.k.a Dimitri Scheblanov, a 2005 graduate of The Cooper Union’s School Of Art, and Jesper Carlsen will be in conversation with Ulrich to discuss their collaborative work together, the process of creating art, and more. Herring & Herring, famous for creating the album artwork to Metallica’s Hardwired… To Self Destruct album, have worked with Ulrich since 2014. The Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York City on Friday, October 19. The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space here. Please note seating is on a first-come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as events are generally overbooked to ensure a full house. The link to register is below. Continue reading

The Atlas Moth, Royal Thunder, Mirrors For Psychic Warfare At Saint Vitus Bar

The Atlas Moth, Royal Thunder, Mirrors For Psychic Warfare

February 16, 2018 at Saint Vitus Bar

All photos by Jonathan Arevalo

All videos by Frank Huang
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Michael Alago Talks Signing Metallica, White Zombie, And His Life Beyond Music

Music industry legend Michael Alago is as down to earth, forthright and humble as they come, but he doesn’t have to be. Coming from New York City in the late 1970s, in the early 80s he cut his teeth on discovering new artists and becoming a taste-maker in an emerging scene. In his quarter century as an A & R rep he helped put Metallica on the map by signing them to Elektra Records and changing the course of music history. Later he helped catapult White Zombie to fame while at Geffen Records and discovered, signed and cultivated countless scores of bands in rock, metal and other genres. In this feature interview with Ghost Cult, Michael discusses Who the Fuck is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago, a documentary by filmmaker Drew Stone (All Ages: Boston Hardcore, New York Hardcore Chronicles). The film examines Michael’s entire life up to now, from his early days in Borough Park, Brooklyn through his music career, and into his work today as a celebrated photographer. In addition to our chat about his life and times so far, Michael opened up his personal photo archive, sharing with us many rare or never before seen candid photos of him with musical royalty. Continue reading