GUEST POST: Marcus Bryant of Spirit Adrift -Top Albums of the Year 2020


Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Marcus Bryant of Spirit Adrift! Their excellent new album Enlightened in Eternity is out now!

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GUEST POST: Max Maxwell of Mountain Caller – Top Albums of the Year 2020


Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, Max Maxwell of Mountain Caller shares an in-depth review of his Top Albums List for 2020. Their excellent covers album The Truthseeker is out now (buy and stream it here!

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STAFF PICKS: Dave Keevill’s Top Albums of 2020


In a year of great tragedy and upheaval, where the word ‘unprecedented’ became a mantra spoken around the world, music has been a stabilising force for millions of us. It has been a consistent power for good at a time when many of us have struggled with unemployment, illness, and bereavement. Whether providing companionship during stretches of isolation, rallying us to fight for change when faced with corrupt political machinations, or even just handing us a convenient distraction from the horrors outside our window, never have I felt such a kinship with music and the people who dedicate their lives to the art.

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GUEST POST: TJ Childers of Inter Arma -Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, TJ Childers of Inter Arma drops his Top Albums List for 2020 on our readers. Their excellent covers album Garbers Days Revisited is out now via Relapse Records.

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Ghost Cult Albums of the Year 2020 – Part 2 (40-21)


 

Following on from Part 1 of our celebrationof the very best albums of the year, we continue to uncover those albums that made the biggest impression over the course 2020.Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 133 – Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year Countdown Part 2 with Hans Lopez


Ghost Cult kicks off our massive 2020 Album of the Year Countdown! Chief editor Keefy is joined by the esteemed scribe Hans Lopez (WUML radio’s The Stress Factor)! We run down the albums from 30-21 on our list! All in all, over 300 albums were considered and voted on by our staff of worldwide contributors: writers, correspondents, photographers, and more. Check back here for the full list soon listen to Part I (75-31) here. Part III of the podcast series is coming tomorrow!

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Boston Calling Books Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run The Jewels, Andrew WK, Liam Gallagher and More


Boston Calling, which had already leaked Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers as being headliners previously, has also booked Jason Isabell and the 400 Unit, Brittany Howard, NONAME, The Struts, Andrew WK, Run the Jewels, Banks, RJD2, Koffee, and Pink Steat$, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the 1975, Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Dinosaur Jr and many more! Tickets are on sale now! Continue reading


Tool, Run The Jewels, Tenacious D, Primus, Dashboard Confessional, King Gizzard and More booked for Bonnaroo 2020


The famous Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is returning this year to Manchester, Tennessee, from June 11-14. The headliners for 2020 are Tool, Tame Impala, and Lizzo, and also includes Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Flume, Miley Cyrus, the 1975, Run the Jewels, Young Thug, Megan Thee Stallion, Brittany Howard, DaBaby, Jason Isbell, Tenacious D, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Nelly performing all of Country Grammar,Cuco, Makaya McCraven, and more. See the full lineup poster below. You can reserve your ticket right now for just $35 dollars down at this link! Continue reading


Coachella 2020 Confirms Rage Against The Machine, Thom Yorke, Run The Jewels, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Lana Del Rey and More


Coachella Festival has announced its full lineup for their two weekends of festivals this spring. The mostly Rap and Pop music lineup had already confirmed headliner Rage Against the Machine for April 10th and 17th. Other artists performing April 10-12 and 17-19 includes headliners, and so are Frank Ocean and Travis Scott, andThom Yorke, Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, FKA twigs, DaBaby, Run the Jewels, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, City Girls, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Idles, Charli XCX, 21 Savage, Disclosure, Big Sean, Carly Rae Jepsen, Yaeji, Snail Mail, Swae Lee, Noname, Caribou (and Daphni), DJ Koze, Calvin Harris, Denzel Curry, Danny Elfman, Cuco, 100 gecs, and Fatboy Slim are among the artists on this year’s lineup. Duck Sauce—the A-Trak and Armand van Helden project—is on the lineup after being inactive since 2014. Japanese digital pop star Hatsune Miku will also perform. Danny Elfman will also perform a set as well. The reunited My Chemical Romance was heavily rumored to appear at the festival, but they’re not on the lineup. Tickets for weekend 1 are already sold out. The pre-sale for weekend two begins on 1/6 and is also expected to sell out.

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Rage Against The Machine Vinyl Remasters Due For Release Next Week


1990s music legends Rage Against The Machine has announced a remastered vinyl reissue series. Of their four studio albums and one of their live albums, next week, on September 26th. Their self-titled debut, the 3x multi-platinum 1992 release is now also included with the band’s previously revealed vinyl reissue series. Details and purchase link below. The band has been inactive the last few years while most of the lineup comprised the hip-hop metal group Prophets of Rage, while vocalist Zack De La Rocha continues his solo career and guest appearances with artists such as Run The Jewels. Continue reading