PODCAST: Episode 54: Tiger of KADAVAR Talks New Album and Stoner Rock

Ghost Cult chatted with Tiger from KADAVAR about their new album For The Dead Travel Fast, out tomorrow, October 11th via Nuclear Blast Records. The drummer for the pivotal Desertscene Stoner/Doom band discussed how the band creates new music, the process for making the new album, the emergence of stoner/psychedelic music in the mainstream, the bands’ plans for 2020 and beyond and more!

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: The Beatles “Final” Album “Abbey Road” Turns 50

Fifty years ago, The Beatles released what was their final recording together, Abbey Road (Apple Records). Even though the ‘Get Back’ single sessions and the massive Let it Be (also Apple). Let it Be is always remembered as the swansong and has the epic title track ear-wormed into our souls, but Abbey Road was the last time the band would work together collectively on music. Although they were the biggest band on the planet at the time, and their relationships were disintegrating, the group made some of its best music ever on this album. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: DÖ – “Astral Death Cult”

Finland is one of the capitals for Metal in the entire world. No surprise that larger than life doomstershave created an epic of cosmic proportions with their new album with Astral Death Cult! The new album releases this Friday, September 20th, on vinyl via Lay Bare Recordings, all digitals platforms, and eventually on cassette, via Mercyful Tapes (great name!)! Blending a mix of stoner, doom, sludge, and psychedelic elements with hints of death and black metal, Astral Death Cult an instant earpeeler. Stream it now here at Ghost Cult! As the band likes to say, Hail Cosmos! We’re all döömed! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE – Book of Wyrms – “Blacklight Warpriest”

Richmond, Virginia’s Psychedelic rockers Book of Wyrms dropped their brand new and second album, Remythologizer, a few weeks back on August 23rd via Twin Earth Records/Stoner Witch Records. Just as you imagined, it’s full of fun and trippy jams that will have you rocking out and questioning your grasp on reality. Watch this mind-bending new video for their single ‘Blacklight Warpriest’, only at Ghost Cult! Watch the clip and them purchase and stream the full album now! Continue reading

Roky Erickson, Psychedelic Rock Legend, Dies at Age 71

Sad news today as Roky Erickson, who build a career as a psychedelic rock founding father has died. He was 71 years old. No cause of death has been revealed at this time. A beloved artist by popular and underground acts, Roky first came to attention with seminal 1960s rock band 13th Floor Elevators. Erickson and the band coined the phrase psychedelic rock with the group and had a brief but impactful four years as a band. The bands’ trajectory was slowed down by Erickson’s issues with mental illness and depression. While he sought help, he was systematically abused in the system for years, which impeded his career further. But artists ranging from The Flaming Lips, Dave Grohl, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spiritualized, Primal Scream, ZZ Top, Big Brother and the Holding CompanyMy Bloody Valentine, Ghost, The Black Angels, Ween, Mazzy Starr, The Verve, and more touted him and 13th Floor Elevators for years in song and in the press as a heavy influence. Ghost’s 2013 cover of ‘If You Have Ghosts’ has almost five million plays on YouTube. The 2007 documentary You’re Going to Miss Me’ led to renewed interest in his career. We send our condolences out to Roky’s family, friends, and fans at this time. Continue reading

Today Is Your Last Chance To Win Monolith on The Mesa Music Festival Tickets

Wovenhand, by Hillarie Jason

Monolith On The Mesa Music festival is creeping up fast, taking place this weekend in Taos, New Mexico! Today marks your last chances to win FREE weekend passes to the festival, courtesy of Ghost Cult! To enter all you have to do is find our contest post on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ghostcultmagazine) and tag a friend you want to take with you! Contest ends at Midnight tonight (5/15)! Taking place May 17-18 with Pre-Festival Party On May 16th, the fest includes stellar acts from across multiple sub-genres including stoner rock, heavy psych, doom metal, sludge, drone, and retro roc such as Om, The Obsessed, Dead Meadow, The Well, Tia Carrera, Wovenhand, Pinkish Black, Castle, Crypt Trip, EYE, Wino solo (unplugged), True Widow and many more! Tickets on sale at the links below. The fest is located at Taos Mesa Brewing (The Mothership and Taos Tap Room) the festival features both indoor and outdoor stages and adjacent camping facility visual artists include Christian Ristow, Christina Sporrong, JP Rodman and the Mad Alchemist Liquid Light Show. The venue opens daily at 11 am and the headliner’s set ends at midnight both evenings and promises all of the action set the high desert mesa in full view of the Sangre de Christo mountains. Enter to win now!  Continue reading

Lord Dying – Mysterium Tremendum

You can’t fault Oregonian sludgesters Lord Dying for compromising on their band name. It’s so Doom-friendly, you could hang yourself off it, right after smoking the carpet because it might be made of hemp. Nor can you fault the title of their third album, Mysterium Tremendum (eOne), redolent, as it is, of harsh truths and cosmic indifference. Continue reading