EP REVIEW: Of Mice And Men – Timeless


Relentless Metalcore prodigies Of Mice & Men have been through the wringer with their share of lineup changes, so a lockdown surely isn’t enough to break the united strength they have built. Conversely, it has only fed their resolve as they announce their plan for an EP trilogy, the first one titled Timeless. Prioritizing quality over quantity, Timeless (Sharptone Records)places Metalcore’s simpler times in a new context by using its nostalgic facets to tell a story we can all relate to today.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Revelry – “Dirty”


Retro Rock apostles Revelry have teamed up with Ghost Cult to share their debut single, “Dirty” today. Throwing it back to a simpler time when the riffs were bluesy, the vocals were honest, and the “rock” was of the classic variety. Old-school fans of bands like The Black Crowes, Rival Sons, Blackberry Smoke, and more will dig this band a lot. Check out the single “Dirty” now before you can stream and buy it this Friday, January 8, 2021 via Heart Songs Records! Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 63: Casandra of Paralandra Talks New Music, and Touring with Legends


Ghost Cult caught up with singer/guitarist Casandra Carson of Missouri rockers Paralandra. The band has had a busy last year since they released their current EP Ascension via Legend Recordings. The groups’ profile has been rising over the years with constant hard work and appearances on festivals such as Rockfest, Dirtfest, Rocklahoma, and SXSW. The band recently toured with guitar great Yngwie Malmsteen, winning over audiences every night, on unfamiliar ground. Casandra shared stories with us about how the band was formed, their influences, paying their dues, and the new music the band is working on for a future release.Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Bad Citizen – “Beekeeper”


New York City Rock band Bad Citizen has teamed up with Ghost Cult to stream a brand new single today! ‘Beekeeper’ can be purchased and streamed from the links below. Full of slick grooves, fresh drumming, and brooding vocals, the track is killer. Channeling all of their influences, the band is focused on this new music and kicking total ass. Be on the lookout for more news and new music soon from this band! Check it out! Continue reading


Blood Command – Return Of The Arsonist


While ReturnOf The Arsonist (Fysisk Format) is a spiritual successor to the Hand Us The Alpha Male EP, the eight-year gap really shows the songwriting prowess Blood Command have amassed. There is less of a focus on the high octane, scattergun approach to the song structures and, as a result, more memorable moments.Continue reading


Black Lung – Ancients


Those familiar with Baltimore acid-Blues combo The Flying Eyes may be blissfully unaware that two of that happy breed make up the larger share of an outfit bearing the name Black Lung. This darker-sounding trio, however, is no maelstrom of evil hostility, and has more in common with the parent band than the moniker might suggest.Continue reading


New Model Army – Night Of A Thousand Voices


Being in the business since, oh, 1980 is both a blessing and a challenge. On the one hand, you’ve got lots of great material to compile a set list with. On the other, what gets left in, and what gets left out?

No such issue faces post-Punk/Folk mutants New Model Army, as their new live album A Night of A Thousand Voices (Attack Attack Records) shows. Continue reading


Buckcherry – Hoobastank – Adelita’s Way: Live at O2 Ritz, Manchester (UK)


Another early doors gig, as Hoobastank and Buckcherry hit Manchester, with support from Adelita’s Way. A bit warmer than my visit a week or two earlier and time for a chat with joint headliner Hoobastank prior to the gig – with Doug and Dan proving to be excellent company for the almost 30 minutes I end up chatting with them, the results of which will be on an upcoming Ghost Cult Podcast. After the chat, it is back down the stairs to take up what almost feels like my reserved spot at the barrier, ready for some entertainment.Continue reading


Feel The Heat: Hard Rock Albums Roundup


While winter climes may be more suited to the face-painted and sombre-faced ones, there’s something to be said about warming yourself up with some Hard Rocking. Ghost Cult rounds up some of this year’s early Melodic and Hard Rock releases to see if there’s not something that can’t bring the heat…Continue reading