Our pals at MetalBandcampGiftClub (https://metalbandcampgift.club) are at it again, unifying the metal community, and raising money for a great cause! The crew has launched a Bail Fund Raiser supporting Bail and Legal Funds Nationwide. Several of the metal world’s heavy hitters banded together to donate prizes, and Ghost Cult is humbled to have been included in this fine company such as Heavy Blog is Heavy, Hot Blooded Podcast, Last Rites Zine, Perfect World Productions, and Ken Kopija, (Inhale The Heavy). Your donation to the cause enters you to win, so pitch in for a great cause and maybe win some cool new giftcards from Bandcamp! MBGC has already raised 1,275.69, but much more is needed. Please donate what you can! The contest ends on June 30th. We want to help families stay together, and keep people out of jail simply because they can’t afford bail. Continue reading
Rage Against The Machine’s classic self-titled debut album has returned the Billboard 200 and theiTunes’ Top Albums chart, nearly 30 years since the LP was originally issued. The renewed interest in the effort comes in the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality following the police-involved death of George Floyd. According to Forbes, “Rage Against The Machine” landed at No. 174 on this week’s Billboard 200, and as of Thursday afternoon, it had reached No. 8 on iTunes’ Top Albums chart. Ghost Cult Magazine broke the news (and the internet) with the news the band was reuniting to play a series of benefits for families that are victims of ICE, as well as to headline Coachella 2020. Their 2020 worldtour is postponed to 2021 and Coachella has been canceled.
Living Colour has shared a new video for its classic song ‘This Is The Life’. The clip includes footage of the peaceful protests that have swelled across the U.S. and around the world over the death of Minnesota man George Floyd at the hands of police. The original version of the track appeared on Living Colour’s 1990 album ‘Time’s Up’ In a statement accompanying the new video’s release, the band commented: “‘Time’s Up’ was released 30 years ago and sadly we’re still fighting the same fight. If you don’t like the current agenda, it’s your responsibility to go out an VOTE!” Watch the video now! Continue reading
A large group of underground heavy music and punk bands have united in solidarity to donate money earned from sales on Bandcamp’s June 5th “free day” (when Bandcamp will not take their cut of sales from bands) to the memory of George Floyd, murdered by a police officer on May 25 in Minneapolis, MN. Forty-one bands will donate their proceeds to the National Bail Fund Network. The group organizes to end all forms of detention, criminalization, and surveillance. The charity uses community bail funds as organizing tools to free people and push to abolish detention. For more information on bail funds, please visit: https://bit.ly/WhyBailFunds To get involved, head to the Bandcamp pages below and buy on Friday, June 5 from 12 – 12 PST! More importantly, you can donate to the National Bail Fund directly here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfundscovid. Among the bands participating include Lightning Born, Haunt, Astral Witch, Throne of Iron, Emblem, Obsequiae, Smoulder (we became aware of this initiative from a friend sharing their post), and many more. Please support these bands and this cause if you can! Continue reading
Incendiary activists and artists Fever333 “Long Live The Innocent” livestream performance today, June 3rd at 6:00 Pm EST / 3:00 Pm PST via their website. All proceeds and donations from the event to benefit Minnesota Freedom Fund and Black Lives Matter. Conceived in solidarity with the communities across the county protesting for justice, the event is aimed at advancing the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.