2022’s edition of the very popular Inkcarceration Festival was held once again at Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio, aka the prison from the Stephen King movie The Shawshank Redemption. The three-day festival was packed with some of the music industry’s biggest artists.
Coming this summer, Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, the annual Heavy Music, Tattoo, and food experience fest is coming back to the infamous Ohio State Reformatory In Mansfield, Ohio this July 15th-17th, 2022. The fest is headed up by Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Lamb of God, Three Days Grace, Seether, and tons of other bands! The fest also features more than 60 famous tattoo artists, an array of food options for the event, self-guided tours of the prison made famous in The Shawshank Redemption & “Escape From Blood Prison” Haunted House. Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin, Inkcarceration has now revealed their day-by day schedule.
Coming this summer Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, the annual Heavy Music, Tattoo, and food experience fest is coming back to the infamous Ohio State Reformatory In Mansfield, Ohio this July 15th-17th, 2022. The fest is headed up by Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Lamb of God, Three Days Grace, Seether, and tons of other bands! The fest also features more than 60 famous artists, self-guided tours of the prison made famous in The Shawshank Redemption & “Escape From Blood Prison” Haunted House. Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin, Inkcarceration has now unveiled their onsite entertainment and a wide variety of food options for the event.
Greg Puciato has shared a new single and video from the upcoming debut solo album. Child Soldier: Creator Of God, releasing from his label Federal Prisoner and Revolver has premiered the clip for “Fire For Water” which you can watch now.Continue reading
In a new feature interview with Revolver, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has shared that he is planning to record new NIN music in 2020. Tour dates are also in the works for the band. The January 2020 issue of Revolver hits newsstands soon, and Reznor gave a revealing interview for the cover piece, mainly focusing on recent soundtrack work with NIN collaborator Atticus Ross, such as HBO’s Watchmen score and soundtrack. The band had a busy year as they won a Country Music Award for the sample that was on global smash ‘Old Town Road, saw one of their best-known songs covered horribly by Miley Cyrus, won awards for their soundtracks, celebrated classic album anniversaries, and earned a nomination for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. New NIN music will be the first studio releases since 2013’s Hesitation Marks and their follow-up, 2018 EP trilogy of Not the Actual Events, Add Violence, and Bad Witch.
Ghost Cult was lucky enough to be among the select few to witness one of Baroness’s special record release gigs. The band released their stellar new album Gold & Grey via their own Abraxan Hymns imprint and wanted to celebrate with their fans. The small intimate affairs dotted the east coast and saw the band perform both unplugged (as a duo) and also with the full band. Even as we waited in line to get into the tiny room at Rough Trade Brooklyn for the show, making conversation with fans who were pumped for the new album, talk of “all-time great bands” was bandied about. It was legit exciting just to be there. People already had bought the album to be signed as well as other merch. Rough Trade does a terrific job with these events and we have been to many diverse ones over the years from Wardruna to most recently, Amanda Palmer. Continue reading
Baroness released their acclaimed new album Gold & Grey yesterday, June 14th, via their own label Abraxan Hymns. The band performed a short set at Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn, NY, as well as signing for fans. Then the band headed over to the Revolver-sponsored Art Exhibition, focusing on the artwork of frontman John Baizely and Marald van Haasteren, taking fans piece by piece process of how the art of Gold & Grey, and some of his other iconic work has come into being. Watch fan-filmed videos and check out some of the photos from the gallery. A proper review and photo set is coming to Ghost Cult next week. Continue reading
The speed of social media is definitely changing the game of music journalism. Do you really understand the relationship between websites that cover your band, record labels, and publicity? Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #163 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Invisible Oranges’ Andrew Rothmund on the State of Music Journalism. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading
Cattle Decapitation has released a new song today, ‘Mammals In Babylon’, from their forthcoming new album The Anthropocene Extinction due for release from Metal Blade on August 7th. You can stream the track at this link.
The Anthropocene Extinction is the followup to the critically acclaimed and beloved by death metal fans Monolith of Inhumanity. The Anthropocene Extinction was produced by frequent collaborator Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and includes guest appearances from the Philip H. Anselmo, Tristan Shone/Author & Punisher and Bethlehem’s Mr. Jurgen Bartsch.
Cattle Decapitation will appear on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour with Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Obscura and more.
In conjunction with the Summer Slaughter Tour, the band has announce a special Halfway To Slaughter contest! To enter go to the Summer Slaughter Tour’s FaceBook page and share the streaming single post to enter: https://www.facebook.com/SummerSlaughterTour. One random fan on FaceBook will be selected on July 6thto win prizes courtesy of Indie Merch and Metal Blade Records. The mega prize pack will include:
– The Anthropocene Extinction T-shirt
– 30″ x 60″ full-color custom album art beach towel
– Aluminum water bottle with gold band logo print
– 4′ x 2′ full-color album art tapestry
– 4-count button pack with custom hangcard
– 5″ square full-color album art sticker
– 5″ embroidered patch with gold band logo
– Cassette copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
– CD copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
– Double LP copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
Prize package is expected to ship around August 3rd, 2015. Prize pack details and image are available at http://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/item/33188.