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

ALBUM REVIEW: Life of Agony – The Sound of Scars

Older, wiser, better, stronger. That could very well be the 2019 tag line for Life of Agony. Since the bands’ return a full-time band from their hiatus, the have continued to evolve and improve, year over year. Anybody can get on stage, take a paycheck for nostalgia’s sake. No, not this band. Their approach to new music has been inspired. Their comeback album, 2017’s A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records) was a powerful reminder of what made this band vital in the first place. Now on The Sound of Scars (also Napalm), the band returns to the scene of their original triumph, to continue the tale. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kadavar – For the Dead Travel Fast

It’s finally October so let’s get spoopy this month with Kadavar’s For the Dead Travel Fast (Nuclear Blast) while we try to figure out our costumes. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: September 13th New Music Releases

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EXCLUSIVE STREAM: The Endangered Species – “Magic Man”

Atlanta’s Blues-Rock up and comers The Endangered Species have shared a new stream and video for their new single “Magic Man”, shared exclusively today here at Ghost Cult. The track comes from their debut album, due out on October 18th. The project was born from terrible tragedy; brothers Wade and Robin Divver, lost their father was brutally murdered by the Sinaloan drug cartel on February 12th, 2001. The only living memory the brothers have of their father were his most prized possessions: a 1983 Fender Stratocaster and a 1967 Gibson SG. Eight years later, inspired by their life experiences the pair officially started their band The Endangered Species. The album releases just in time for their father’s birthday to honor his memory and maybe change the world in the process. The track is pure pain and soul, an explosion of frosty vocals, slick guitar and fierce B3 organ playing. The video is also a lot of fun! Jam out to the track now! Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: September 6th New Music Releases

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