The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 11-04-22


In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week you seemed to realy enjoy our Devin Townsend content, a new version of a GNR classic, a live review about the upstart band Soap Girls, Metallica stuff, Slipknot’s future plans, the return of The Black Dahlia Murder, our interviews with In Flames – author Andrew Thorp King – and the co-founder of Damnation Festival, Lamb of God saying take a good hard look at the m@!%!% boat, our coverage of Riot Fest, sending love and support to Lingua Ignota, and more!Continue reading


Riot Fest Books Night After Shows with Thursday, Anthony Green, Fear, Bully, The Maine, Alexisonfire, War On Women, Jeff Rosenstock, Pvris, Alkaline Trio, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jimmy Eat World, Action Bronson, The Academy Is…, Midtown, The Get Up Kids, Sparta, and More


Riot Fest has announced their full slate of late night “After Shows” with shows including Thursday with Anthony Green, Fear, Bully, The Maine, Alexisonfire with War On Women, Jeff Rosenstock, Pvris, Alkaline Trio, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jimmy Eat World, Action Bronson, The Academy Is… with Midtown, The Get Up Kids with Sparta and more! Pre-sales begin tomorrow and these shows always sell out fast. Artists usually take the opportunity to create special shows, and setlists compared with their usual RF performances. Individual tickets and info is on sale at the link below.

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Riot Fest Books Taking Back Sunday, Coolio, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, Poliça, Zola Jesus and More


Riot Fest has added Taking Back Sunday, Coolio, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, Zola Jesus, Reece Young, Poliça and cumgirl8 join the diverse lineup of bands playing September 16-18 in Douglass Park. They join a lineup stacked with headliners My Chemical Romance, The Original Misfits, Nine Inch Nails. Continue reading


FESTIVAL REVIEW: Riot Fest 2021: Live at Douglass Park


One of the titans of the North American summer Music Festival season is Riot Fest, and we were damn glad to see it come back strong in 2021. Especially after Lollapalooza did such bang up numbers coming back, and kept the safety methods strongto minimize the effects of the pandemic, you knew Riot Fest was going to go hard, and bring it big time. Even with the departures from the lineup of Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and others, it was as stacked a lineup as the fest has ever had. If you’ve ever been to Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Coachella or any other festival, you’ve witnessed the power of live music bringing people together. At Riot Fest 2021, we learned that even a global pandemic is no match for a community this passionate and devoted. What makes Riot Fest particularly special, though, is the integration of bands and artists from several generations, and the consequent mingling of their fans. Whether you’re twelve or sixty years old, there’s someone on the lineup for you.

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Pixies Cancel September U.S. Tour Dates


L-R: Joey Santiago, Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Black Francis

In a move echoed by many bands lately, legendary Alt-Rockers Pixies have canceled all of their 2021 tour dates, due to the surge of the Delta variant of the Coronavirus pandemic. their 11-date U.S. September run that also included scheduled appearances at Summerfest in Milwaukee, and Chicago’s Riot Fest. They also were to open for the previously canceled Nine Inch Nails tour dates in Cleveland. Pixies’ cancelled dates are below and ticket holders can obtain refunds from point of purchase.

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Glenn Danzig Says Upcoming New York City Show Will Be Final Misfits Reunion Show


In an interview at the premiere of Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell movie the other night, Glenn Danzig was quoted as saying nest month’s show at Madison Square Garden, on October 19, will be the last. The initial comeback performance by MISFITS members Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein took place at the 2016 Riot Fest. The estranged bandmates played together for the first time since 1983 and were backed by former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and guitarist Acey Slade.Continue reading


The Punk Rock MBA Examines Why “Rock Is Dying”


The Punk Rock MBA has made a living (actually) on their ‘What Killed the Genre” series of videos on their YouTube channel. Now he has posted a new video making a case for the fact that Rock is Dying or already dead if you watch the video. He makes a fair, data-driven case. Of course, he is talking about mass appeal and popularity, the rock and metal underground has never been stronger in our opinion. He mentions Slipknot, Metallica, Tool, Blink-182, Ghost, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit, The Used, but also Travis Scott (and Kylie Jenner), Riot Fest, Download Festival, Self-Help Fest, Wacken Open Air, and more. Continue reading


“Empire Records” Actor Ethan Embry Looks To “Get Even” with GWAR at Riot Fest


In a feature over at www.RiotFest.com, actor Ethan Embry recounts how the character he portrayed Mark in cult classic Empire Records was devoured by GWAR’s World Maggot in a drug-induced fever dream. With GWAR added to Riot Fest 2019, Embrey seeks to settle the score” with the band. Watch the classic scene from the movie and Embry’s response. Continue reading


The Original Misfits To Play Chicago Area Concert Next Spring


Origninal Misfits featuring Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only sharing the stage – are returning to Chicago for one night only, Saturday, April 27 at Allstate Arena. Direct support to come from Fear, Venom INC., and Power Trip! General pre-sale coming on September 17th. Pre-sale for Riot Fest attendees goes live this Tuesday, September 18th and runs until Thursday, September 20th CDT. The general public on sale is Friday, September 21st at 10 AM CDT. Continue reading