GHOST CULT’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Steve Tovey: Top 20 of 2019

2019 seems an odd year for me to be writing a post about my albums of year, and to have so many albums I want to name-check or mention. See, early in the year I stepped down from my role within Ghost Cult – nothing the Cult did wrong, just a question of life and balance. Stepping back from direct exposure to every rock, metal or alternative release should have meant I had fewer albums to care about, but, actually, it’s afforded me more time with each of the albums that I have connected with. Continue reading

Royal Republic – Club Majesty

They say fashion and pop culture are cyclical and this old adage is at work again with the current ’80s revival, with the recent Goonies-esque vibe of Stranger Things and IT, the Motley Crue film The Dirt and the Spielberg explosion of colour that is Ready Player One. As well as Muse‘s retro love fest Simulation Theory and the wonderfully abundant AOR cliches of The Night Flight Orchestra. From this colourful decade, Swedish rockers Royal Republic have drawn inspiration for their fourth album Club Majesty (Nuclear Blast Records). Continue reading

ShipRocked 2018 Is Sold Out, The Stowaways All-Star Band Adds More Legends

ShipRocked, the best hard rock music cruise in the world, has announced it is totally sold out for 2018. There is a popular waiting list for the cruise, and Ghost Cult has the details below how to a sign-up. Sailing from January 21-25, 2018 onboard the Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau & Half Moon Cay In The Bahamas, the 2018 edition of ShipRocked features Stone Sour, Seether, In This Moment, Black Label Society and more! Continue reading

Daily Lineups Revealed For 2017 Rock On The Range

The 2017 Rock On The Range festival will be taking place on May 19th, 20th & 21st at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and they’ve just announced the daily lineups for the sold out weekend. Continue reading

Soundgarden, Def Leppard, The Offspring, Stone Sour, Seether And More Booked For Rocklahoma 2017

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Rocklahoma, now 11 years and counting has unveiled a massive lineup of rockers for its 2017 festival.Presented by Bud Light, the fest runs Memorial Day Weekend – May 26, 27 & 28, 2017 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Soundgarden, Def Leppard, The Offspring, Stone Sour, Seether, Three Days Grace, The Cult, Skillet, Ratt (featuring Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier and Carlos Cavazo), Jackyl, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce The Veil, Taking Back Sunday, Suicidal Tendencies, and more have been announced.  Continue reading

Soundgarden, Def Leppard, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Volbeat And More To Play Carolina Rebellion

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One of America’s greatest music festivals returns as the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion takes place next May 5, 6 and 7 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Soundgarden (Friday), Def Leppard (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold are the headliners with more details below and a preview video. Continue reading