PODCAST: Episode 97: Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy) on his New Album with END and his Career in Producing

Ghost Cult ‘s Chief Editor Keefy caught up with uber-producer Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, producer for Every Time I Die, Gojira, Body Count, Knocked Loose) is releasing his new album with grindcore/hardcore metal supergroup END, Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face, this June 5th via Closed Casket Activities. We caught up with Will to discuss the origins of END, which includes members of Counterparts (Brendan Murphy — Vocals), The Dillinger Escape Plan (Billy Rymer — Drums), Fit For An Autopsy (Will Putney — Guitars), Misery Signals/Shai Hulud (Gregory Thomas — Guitars), and Reign Supreme (Jay Pepito — Drums), the new album, the bands writing process, the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on both of Will’s bands and his production work, how he got started in music as an intern with Machine, and much more. You can pre-order the new END album here, and support FFAA as well, and listen to our chat with him. Continue reading

MCLUCAS’S MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFIDENTIAL: Four Reasons Not To Buy Social Media Followers

Buying fake followers, likes, views, subscribers is always so sexy. It’s easy to get lured in by the ego boost it gives you, and there are a lot of short term benefits. In my conversation and observation, it never ends well in a long-term window and is the worst thing to spend your money on. Why? Continue reading

MCLUCAS’S MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFIDENTIAL: The Worst Investment I Ever Made

Companies are SO good at the “this is the one piece of gear standing between you and a chart-worthy album” and honestly, people like me have fallen for that trap more than once. After looking back on thousands of dollars lost and no improvement, there is one investment I made that was…. Just. THE WORST. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 5 Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch Talks Touring, Drumkit Specs and More!

Clutch continues to tour in support of their excellent 2018 album, Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker Music). Recently, Ghost Cult scribe DJ Astrocreep caught up with drummer Jean-Paul Gaster at the O2 Academy in Manchester, UK to chat about the band, how his approaches his live drum sound, the specs of his kit, the bands’ own label Weathermaker hitting the ten year mark, the twenty-fifth anniversary of their debut Transnational Speedway League (EastWest), recording in the same place as their heroes and contemporaries Melvins and Sleep, being influenced by Jazz drummers, and much more! Check it out! Continue reading