Public Enemy has stormed back with a new song and video, “State of the Union (STFU),” a fiery return to the frontlines as they take on Donald Trump, his regime and racists, and fascists everywhere. PE is giving away the track to fans for free at www.publicenemy.com starting today. It will also be available to stream on all major DSPs worldwide. “State of the Union (STFU)” was produced by DJ Premier.
Ghost Cult is bringing you the fiery new video from San Diego’s two-piece hardcore and metal band Latex Grenade for their track ‘The Cage’! The anthemic track and emotional video highlights the unrest in America that has driven the entire globe to action. The band may look like chill skater dudes who like to party, the but song and the clip tap into the current state of unbridled outrage and heartache over the current systematic failures by our country. Watch the video here! Continue reading
Easily one of the most anticipated albums of 2019, the new Slipknot album is sure to be picked over and examined by fans and the entirety of the music press. The album will be the follow up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner) and their sixth overall. The band is in the top echelon in the world for heavy music, and even kvlt and underground bands that feel unaffected by the heaviest commercial band out there, are indeed impacted by a Slipknot release. In short, this band is good for metal. The kid that discovers Slipknot today, may find Carcass, or Imperial Triumphant, or Bell Witch tomorrow. Anyway, the band dropped a b-bomb on Halloween when ‘All Out Life’ (Roadrunner) was surprised released. Continue reading
Anti-Flag is an institution and a treasure of American punk rock. The kind of band we need more bands to emulate and follow in 2018. After two very good albums of anthemic, activist pop-punk the band has mined for almost 30 years with American Spring and American Fall (both Spinefarm), the question is where to go next? The band chose to switch things up and have made an all acoustic album from the best of their last two albums and some well-chosen covers for American Reckoning. Although the “punk goes acoustic” isn’t new or a trend, it’s a good way to re-imagine these tracks the band is not quite done with yet. Continue reading
The one saving grace of these crazy times is you can always count on music to bring you back. Just when you start losing hope after watching the news or reading some BS online, you can retreat back to your bedroom, pop in your headphones, and go on a mini-vacation. Of course, we can’t just bury our heads in the sand either. When you can’t run away anymore, get woke with some smart bands with essential information to enlighten yourself. There are a lot of terrific modern bands making important music with a message like Prophets of Rage, OTEP, or Anti-Flag. One of those bands putting in work right now is Nonpoint, armed with their new album X (Spinefarm). On their tenth album in over 20 years as a band, they deserve their well-earned respected veteran status. Continue reading
Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless shared a video of her covering Woody Guthrie’s classic folk anthem ‘This Land Is Your Land’. Guthrie, known for his groundbreaking songwriting and social activism, covered countless times. ‘This Land Is Your Land’ was intended like most of Guthrie’s music, as a protest song. The accompanying video features photos taken by late producer Kato Khandwala, who passed away earlier in 2018 in a motorcycle accident. Khandwala has collaborated on every release by The Pretty Reckless as well as producing Blondie, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Drowning Pool, and Pierce The Veil. Continue reading
One of the most hotly anticipated releases of 2018 back into the spotlight. Jokes about another musical project impeding the appearance of a new Tool album aside (categorically untrue, but funny) the much-loved and missed band hasn’t so much as roared back into the light to get our attention, as they rolled through with a purposeful stride and made themselves known by clearing their throats. “Ahem. Pay attention dumbass.” What presents itself for inspection might be the best release from the band yet.
For over fifteen years Otep Shamaya has fought a battle on many levels to shift paradigms in both society and the music industry. Leading her band OTEP, she has made a career of making protest music with her mix of spoken word, theater, metal, art, hip-hop and punk rock. Keith Chachkes of Ghost Cult met up with Otep at Webster Hall in New York City to chat about the current political climate in America, LGTBQ issues, making art, being a veteran band, touring and much more. Videography by Lisa Schuchmann. Continue reading
Outspoken Machine Head leader Robb Flynn has posted a new solo acoustic “folk” song in reaction Donald Trump being elected the 45th President Of The United States. You can see the clip below for ‘Bastards’, recorded in the bands’ rehearsal studio. The track is dedicated to Flynn’s sons Continue reading