GUEST POST: Sky Valley Mistress – Top 10 Albums of 2019

It’s time for another Ghost Cult “End Of Year” Guest post! 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 all month long! We welcome in Sky Valley Mistress! The Blackburn, Lancashire based band will release their debut album next year which they recorded with Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal, and Mojave Lords) at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California on vis special invitation! Their album is coming soon from the New Heavy Sounds label. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Dirty Moonshine – “The Hunt”

Johannesburg Rockers Dirty Moonshine have teamed up with Ghost cult to bring you the debut of their new music video ‘The Hunt’! This brand new stand-alone single and video follows their acclaimed 2018 album Bottom of the Barrell! Dirty Moonshine lives on riffs for days, grooves and a lot of classic rock n roll swagger that fans of Clutch, QOTSA, Foo Fighters, and Monster Magnet will love! Check out the video now and purchase and stream the track from the links below! Continue reading

Sundrifter – Visitations

When your name is breathed in the same sentence as Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age, it can’t be a bad thing. The influences of Boston trio Sundrifter are clear, but are only a small chunk of their armoury. Continue reading

Queens Of The Stoneage To Launch Their Own Music Festival In The UK Next Summer

Queens Of the Stone Age, currently touring behind their new album Villains (Matador), have announced plans for their very own summer music festival. The inaugural Queens Of The Stone Age And Friends Festival will take place on June 30th at Finsbury Park in London, England. The band will headline and curate the lineup, while other artists announced can be seen below. Continue reading

Watch Queens Of The Stone Age Perform Three New Songs On BBC Radio 6

Queens Of The Stone Age’s new album Villains just dropped last week via Matador Records. As part of their press tour promoting the release, they performed live and unplugged in the studio on BBC Radio 6. You can watch the three tracks they played, ‘The Way You Used To Do’, ‘Domesticated Animals’, and ‘River In The Road’ below. Continue reading

Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains

It’s hard for established bands to take risks in the landscape that is 2017 in music. Especially when your band comes attached with a cultural cache like Queens Of The Stone Age, on album number seven, with love from the critics, indie cred, and what amounts to major label distro. Having conquered many frontiers as a headliner, but still looking for the challenge, QOTSA teamed up with hit-making pop and dance producer Mark Robson to create what would become Villains (Matador). Ronson’s name comes with little to no background in the greasy stoner rock the band is known for, but rather for putting Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lady Gaga and the ubiquitous (for better or worse) ‘Uptown Funk’ with Bruno Mars on the map to the tune of millions in sales. Continue reading

Gone Is Gone Drop New Lyric Video -Sentient, Debut Album Early Next Year

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Rock supergroup Gone Is Gone has dropped a new lyric video for their track ‘Sentient’. The song comes off of their début full-length due early next year.  Continue reading

Gozu Books European Tour With Holy Grove, New Album Revival Out Now

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Boston heavy rockers Gozu, fresh off of their acclaimed Revival (Ripple Music) album have booked an extensive European tour this fall. Continue reading

Audio: Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Crucifixion

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center>Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. Photo credit: Johnny Buzzerio

‘Crucifixion’, a track from rock supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, the new band w Alice In Chains vocalist William DuVall aligned with members of Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan, premiered on BBC Radio 1‘s “Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter”. You can hear the track at this link or below:

‘Crucifixion’ is from Giraffe Tongue Orchestra’s début album Broken Lines, with a release date for September 23 via the Party Smasher Inc./Cooking Vinyl labels.

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Brent Hinds commented on the formation of the band:

During the time Mastodon was there for Soundwave, I was at the zoo in Sydney, Australia and was checking out the giraffes. They are amazing animals – one just grabbed a bunch of bananas from my hand with its tongue and peeled them with it as well – by the time the bananas got to its mouth, they were ready to be eaten. I saw Ben who was at Soundwave too and said ‘Man I think I found the name for our band,’ and told him the story.”

That giraffe made it happen… like us, he figured it out.”, Ben Weinman of Dillinger escape Plan/Party Smasher Inc. added

William Duvall also commented on the band:

Writing lyrics for these songs was somewhat like writing for film – the mood shifts rapidly and drastically within a song … sometimes the whole scene changes. There were a lot of times where, if you were trying to impose conventional rock songwriting standards on this, you’d be in a whole world of trouble.”

Weinman concluded:

“Brent, William, and myself have all been friends for a long time. Finishing the GTO record with William completes the puzzle. He is a man of diverse talents, and this band gives him the opportunity to spread his wings.”

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra’s lineup has changed since the project was launched in 2012. Actress/singer Juliette Lewis (Juliette And The Licks) was the original vocalist for the group, but has only contributed backing vocals to Broken Lines. Queens of the Stone Age’s Jon Theodoe appears on two tracks as well. The band has also set up a Pledge Music campaign for special merch and album versions and the album is available for pre-order at the following links.

Pre-order “Broken Lines” now

PledgeMusic – http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gto

Amazon – http://po.st/GtoBLamz

iTunes – http://po.st/GtoBLiT

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra is:

William DuVall -Vocals

Brent Hinds – Guitar

Ben Weinman – Guitar

Pete Griffin – Bass

Thomas Pridgen – Drums

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra online

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra on Facebook

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra on Twitter

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra on Instagram

Party Smasher Inc online

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