Arrowhead – Coven Of The Snake

Aussie fuzz rockers Arrowhead have hammered the Sydney underground since 2009, releasing two albums and an EP in that time but levelling many of their home city’s smaller venues in the process. Newly a quartet, third album Coven Of The Snake (Ripple Music) is nevertheless full of the expected trippy imagery but is titanic in its power and weight. Continue reading

Dio Returns Announces First Dates for Hologram Tour

As we previously reported The Dio Returns tour featuring the Dio Hologram is here and is finally coming to the United States this spring and summer! The Dio Returns U.S. Tour will feature a line-up of Dio band members of 17 years performing aside the stunning Ronnie James Dio hologram.  Continue reading

Last In Line Share New Video, New Album, Extensive Touring Planned For 2019

Heavy Metal supergroup made up of former Ronnie James Dio collaborators on classics like Holy Diver Last In Line will release their new album II on February 22, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single and video just dropped and it is awesome! Watch ‘Landslide’ below! The band also launched a PledgeMusic campaign for pre-oders with amazing merch bundles. Continue reading

Dio Hologram Tour Confirmed For 2019, 100 Dates To Be Announced

According to a published report via Billboard, Eyellusion, the company responsible for the Ronnie James Dio hologram tour plans, has signed with the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), represented by agency partner Steve Martin. The Dio hologram will return to the road in April is set to hit over 100 cities in 2019. The legendary heavy metal singer died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram debuted at Wacken Open Air festival in August 2016 in front of more than 75,000 fans. Continue reading

Jack Black Picks The Most Metal Album Cover Of All Time

Comedian and musician Jack Black is best known as one half of the duo Tenacious D which has a new album coming soon. As a guest on the Good Mythical MORE vlog hosted by YouTubers Rhett And Link, Jack was asked to choose the most metal album cover of all time from a selection of Amon Amarth, Iron Maiden, Ronnie James Dio, Manowar, Molly Hatchet (?) and Wretched. Watch the video and see where he landed. Tenacious D’s new album, Post-Apocalypto, is coming this November 2nd, 2018, Continue reading

Watch Metal Allegiance Cover Metallica, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, And The Eagles

We were on hand last week to see metal history as Metal Allegiance, themselves a supergroup of the greatest metal musicians (Mike Portnoy, Alex Skolnick, David Ellefson, Mark Menghi) played New York City’s Gramercy Theatre. The celebrate the release of their new album Metal Allegiance II: Power Drunk Majesty on Nuclear Blast Records, they were joined by a who’s who of legends and current stars of heavy music including Mark Osegueda of Death Angel, Bobby Blitz of Overkill, Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy, John Bush of Armored Saint, Andres Kisser of Sepultura, Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Mark Tornillo of TT Quick, In addition to playing cuts off their brand new album Metal Allegiance II: Power Drunk Majesty (Nuclear Blast), they played a ton of sick covers. Watch fan-filmed footage of the band performing the music of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Dio, The Eagles, Anthrax, Overkill, and more. Be on the lookout for Ghost Cult’s full review and photo sets soon! Continue reading

Metal Allegiance – Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty

In what is probably the biggest Who’s Who of heavy metal since Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell and Ronnie James Dio concocted the idea of Hear’n’Aid back during those halcyon days of hairspray and bulging spandex around 1985, Metal Allegiance continues to add name after name after name to its roster of well-respected contributors. Continue reading