FESTIVAL REVIEW: Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, and More Rule Aftershock 2019

It comes as no surprise that this year’s Aftershock Festival was once again sold out. I mean, how could it not with big-name talents such as Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Chevelle, and many others. And with the über-early announcement of next year’s headliner—Metallica, for those of you living under a rock—there’s no question that 2020’s Aftershock will sell out as well. In fact, as of this writing, VIP weekend passes were all gone. A year in advance! So, how was this year’s outing? Damn good, in our humble opinion. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Aftershock Festival 2019

Aftershock Festival gets underway this weekend in Sacramento, California! The now three-day event is sold-out and features Tool, Slipknot, Staind (in a rare reunion show), blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle and many more. Ghost Cult has been fortunate to cover the fest for many years, often the highlight of our annual festival coverage. Al lthe bands are tight, but clashes being what they are, check out our day by day list of can’t miss acts. Continue reading

Legendary Horror Movie Actor Sid Haig, Dead at 80 Years Old

Terrible news has come down today as Horror movie legend, Sid Haig, has died after an illness and after a recent hospitalization. The news was made public by his wife Suzie on social media post, which you can see below. Sid had a huge career in the 1970s in the horror, blaxploitation, sci-fi genres in movies and television, but had a resurgence after being cast in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown (1997) and Kill Bill II (2004) and Rob Zombie’s House of a 1000 Corpses (2003). Sid’s last two roles are in Zombie’s upcoming 3 From Hell, and he was also in Slayer’s Repentless Killogy of music videos and mini-movies. We last saw Sid and last fall’s Spooky Empire con. We wish his loved ones, friends, collaborators and fans our sympathies as this time. Continue reading

Watch Pustulus Maximus from GWAR Critique Slipknot, Ghost, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Behemoth, Rammstein, and More!

 

The awesome YouTube channel House of Masks rules and you should all be subscribing to their awesome content, such as custom mask unboxings and things like solving the identity of Tortilla Man from Slipknot! In this new video, watch as Pustulus Maximus of GWAR hilariously gives the thumbs up or down on “Theatrical Bands” such as Slipknot, Ghost, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Mushroomhead, Behemoth, Rammstein, KISS, Lordi, Limp Bizkit  and many more! Continue reading

Rob Zombie’s “Halloween Horror Nights” Returns to Universal Studios This Fall

Rob Zombie makes a habit of celebrating his favorite holidays by scaring his fans to death! His “Halloween Horror Nights” event will take over Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida this fall. One of “scare zones” will be based on Rob Zombie’s solo debut album Hellbilly Deluxe. Scare zones are areas of the park, between the haunted houses and rides, where guests must travel through hordes of terrifying monsters and demented fiends. This year, the streets will be littered with characters from history, film, and pop culture. Continue reading

Louder Than Life Announces Onsite Experiences, Booze and Food Choices

Louder Than Life returns next month with huge bands such as Guns N’ RosesSlipknot and Disturbed, a reunited Staind (in their first public performance in 5 years), Godsmack, Rob Zombie, A Day To Remember, Ice Cube, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Halestorm, and many more. Recent music lineup additions include In This Moment, Wilson and The Pink Slips. The Louder Than Life onsite experiences, full bourbon lineup, and unique food offerings have now been announced for the Friday, September 27, Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 festival at its new home at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center. Continue reading