Watch Brann Dailor’s Drum Playthrough of Mastodon’s “Ghost of Karelia”

Brann Dailor of Mastodon has done a series of drum playthrough videos for MEINL Cymbals on YouTube. Watch him on a full drum playthrough of Brann performing “Ghost of Karelia” from their classic prog metal album Crack The Skye (Reprise). 

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Mastodon Shares Unreleased Behind The Scenes Video From “Crack The Skye”

Mastodon celebrated the tenth anniversary of their ground-breaking album Crack The Skye (Reprise) yesterday, and you can read Ghost Cult’s retrospective review of it here. The band has shared a never before seen video from the Making of Crack The Skye now, as part of a new series. They also shared new CTS merch as well. The band will perform the full album on their upcoming tour with Coheed and Cambria. Buy the new band merch here!  Continue reading

Mastodon Records New Single, Releasing Soon

In a new interview, Mastodon has revealed that they have recorded a new single, that they will release soon. It will be the first new music since the band released 2017’s Emperor of Sand (Reprise). The band recently opened their own new studio and will spend part of 2019 recording their new album there. The band hits the road in Europe next week. The track, potentially timed to release with the tour will feature frequent collaborator and inspiration to Mastodon, Scott Kelly of post-Metal legends Neurosis, who will also feature on the tour and perform live with the band.  Continue reading

Deftones Continue To Work On New Music For A 2019 Release

A previously reported by Ghost Cult, Deftones are in the studio and making progress toward a new album, which will be their first since 2016’s chat topping Gore (Reprise) album. The band made a post to their Instagram account last night with the hashtags they have been using for similar posts with studio updates #2019 #newmusic #deftones #sacramento. The band recently completed the debut of their very own festival, Dia De Los Deftones.  Continue reading

Disturbed Share Lyric Video, And Pro-Shot Release Concert, New Album Out Now

Disturbed’s new album Evolution, is out today via Reprise Records. Last night they played an intimate hometown show in Chicago where they played new songs and hits. At the 1,000-capacity Vic Theatre presented by SiriusXM, saw the band perform the live premieres of the first two singles from Evolution, ‘Are You Ready’ and ‘A Reason To Fight’, You can see pro-shot video from the show below. They have also released a new lyric video for ‘Hold On To Memories’.  Continue reading

Disturbed Announces North American Tour With Three Days Grace

Disturbed’s new album Evolution arrives tomorrow, October 19th via Reprise Records. They band has announced a tour of North America with Three Days Grace from January 9th in San Diego, through March 8th new Chicago. All tickets on sale this week. iHeartMedia will present a Disturbed album-release party with at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York on October 19 at 7 p.m. EST. The band will perform music from its new album, and you can stream it online at the link below. Continue reading

Disturbed Announced Their New Album – “Evolution”, New Video And Single Out Now

Disturbed has finally revealed the details and first new music from their forthcoming new album, their seventh. Evolution will drop from Reprise Records, on October 19. The pre-order goes live at all digital retailers today with special D2C packages available on the band’s website. The official first single ‘Are You Ready’ as an instant download. Directed by Roboshobo, you can watch the video now! Continue reading

Slayer – Lamb Of God – Anthrax – Behemoth – Testament: Live at Mohegan Sun Arena

Go and see your heroes at least once before they are gone. I say this once a week to friends of mine. I hear all the time that “I can’t believe I missed so and so and now they are done”. For some of us, that list is long. Luckily, I have seen almost everyone on my bucket list, minus a few glaring omissions (AC/DC with Bon Scott, Queen). I’ve seen Slayer in all their iterations. Every lineup and era since 1991, which was my very first time. All of them ruled. However, when they announced their start of this farewell tour, it wasn’t a question to me if I was going or not? It was a question of how many times will I get to go? How many times will they come around? That number is up in the air as of this writing, but I am tickled that I got to go to see them at Mohegan Sun Arena in Montville, Connecticut. Thanks to my brother for life Dan Christian for hooking me up with a ticket and the great hangs. I saw a bunch of my metal brothers and sisters at the show and everyone was damn happy to be there, even if it also felt like a New Orleans funeral march at times with grave, sweaty faces. Continue reading

Ghost Cult’s Album Of The Year 2017: Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand

Mastodon, photo credit Jimmy Hubbard

We made it! We’ve reached the end of our countdown of the Top Albums of 2017. As voted on by our global team of experienced editors, reviewers, photographers and tabulated by fearless Ghost Cult Associate Editor Steve Tovey: we give you our number 1 pick: MastodonEmperor of Sand (Reprise). Continue reading