PODCAST: Episode 59: London May (Samhain) Talks “Brutal Realty, Inc.”

Ghost Cult caught up with actor and music legend London May to discuss one of his current projects, the award-winning Brutal Realty, Inc. Most people know London for his time in Samhain and other punk and metal bands, but he has had an impressive career as a character actor in dramas, the horror genre, and comedy too! Combining all of these elements, Brutal Realty, Inc. also features Sarah Burns from HBO’s Barry and a fantastic and brutal musical score composed by Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea, Corrections House, Mirrors For Psychic Warfare), Dallas Thomas (Pelican), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House, Sick Gazelle), and Charlie Fell (Lord Mantis, Cobalt). You can see and hear why the project has won awards and respect. We discussed his work on the film, his approach to acting roles such as The Dark Knight Rises, and Glenn Danzig’s recent Verotika film, his ongoing Black Metal bands, and film scoring work for the film and other projects, and much more!

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Danzig’s Self-Titled Album Turns 30

By the time 1988 rolled around, Glenn Danzig was already a music legend with over a decade-long career under his ghoulish belt. He had already left his imprint on two influential punk bands. Although much more underground at the time than today, The Misfits was one of the preeminent hardcore punk bands to ever come into being. The were innovated, copied and had a huge mythos since they were relatively short-lived. Samhain was even more underground, playing up the splatter and gore theme of the horror punk angle, and had several influential releases. Moving on to a solo project, and partnering with mega-producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Run D.M.C. LL Cool J) the Def American label honcho seemed like a calculated risk at the time. The results were explosive and arguably produced the best, most endearing music of Glenn’s career with his new band Danzig and his eponymous debut, which was released thirty years ago today. Continue reading

Danzig Books 30th Anniversary European Tour

Danzig plans to follow up a busy spring with a summer on tour in Europe. The punk and metal legend is celebrating his 30th anniversary this year and bringing his solo headline tour to Europe for headline shows and festivals like Wacken Open Air and Brutal Assault Festival. All dates listed below are on sale now. Continue reading

Silvertomb – Blak29 – Darrow Chemical – Jason Colombini: Live At Dingbatz

The holidays are always a time for family and togetherness, but it’s also a time of intense struggle for those less fortunate. Four years in a row Steve Zing (Danzig, Samhain) has put on a charity show, rallying his famous friends in other bands and talented locals to put on a great show, raise some money for a good cause and to play some rock and metal. Not surprisingly, venerable club Dingbatz was packed to the gills, and people we generally out to have a good time.  Continue reading

Silvertomb, Featuring Type O Negative Members, To Play Charity Concert

Silvertomb, which features former Type O Negative members Johnny Kelly and Kenny Hickey will play their second show ever tonight when they headline Steve Zing’s Black Friday Bash at Dingbatz in New Jersey. The event is Zing’s annual concert to benefit families in need around the holidays. Continue reading

Dani Filth Shares His Thirteen Essential Albums For Halloween

Halloween is a week away, and Cradle of Filth‘s legendary vocalist, Dani Filth, has shared his thirteen essential albums for the holiday online today. Continue reading

Todd Youth Talks Bloodclot, Punk History, Rock Royalty And More

Todd Youth is a legend of New York Hardcore, rock and metal. At 12 years old he played bass in Agnostic Front and later went on to play in or work with Murphy’s Law, and Warzone. Youth has also played with Danzing, Samhain, D Generation, Glenn Campbell, Son Of Sam, The Chelsea Smiles, Cheap Trick, Ace Frehley (current band), and briefly with Motorhead. Todd is currently playing with his hardocre punk supergroup Bloodclot, with members of Cro-Mags, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Dwarves. Ghost Cult chatted with Todd outside Saint Vitus Bar In Brooklyn. Bloodclot’s Up In Arms is out now on Metal Blade Records. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography Continue reading