The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 11-11-22

In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week the big stories included GWAR dildos, new music from Obituary, Guns N Roses unreleased tracks from their new boxed set, Sick New World fest brings the Nu Metal to Vegas, Sonic Temple announces a return, John Bush of Armored Saint talks with us, Download fest books their 2023 headliners, Opeth kicks off their new “by request” tour, Mike Dean of COC talks new album and tour, Dance Gavin Dance updates the Tilian Pearson situation, Oliver Ackermann of A Place to Buy Strangers discusses the re-release of an post-Punk classic, and a fresh new Royal Thunder song! Continue reading

The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 11-04-22

In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week you seemed to realy enjoy our Devin Townsend content, a new version of a GNR classic, a live review about the upstart band Soap Girls, Metallica stuff, Slipknot’s future plans, the return of The Black Dahlia Murder, our interviews with In Flames – author Andrew Thorp King – and the co-founder of Damnation Festival, Lamb of God saying take a good hard look at the m@!%!% boat, our coverage of Riot Fest, sending love and support to Lingua Ignota, and more!Continue reading

Lamb of God, Mastodon, Hatebreed, Gwar, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, and More Booked for Headbangers Boat


Lamb Of God and Sixthman, creators of unforgettable festivals on sand and at sea for more than two decades, have announced the first-ever Headbangers Boat, sailing October 31 – November 4, 2023, from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Join the pre-sale for Lamb Of God’s Headbangers Boat by November 3 to purchase your cabin before they’re made available to the public on Friday, November 11 at 2p EST. In addition two multiple sets from each band with LoG playing all of Ashes of the Wake in its entirety, Mastodon, Hatebreed, Gwar, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Fit For An Autopsy, and Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton (Solo Band), and more will perfrom. With special guest hosts Jose Mangin and Riki Rachtman.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Living Wreckage – Living Wreckage

Not long after sitting down with the self-titled release (M-Theory Audio) from Living Wreckage, it becomes abundantly clear that metallic, dazzling and thumping guitars take center stage.Continue reading

IN MEMORIAM: Remembering Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder (1981-2022)

I’m not going to start this write-up and pretend like I have a solution for grief or that I’ve made peace with the fact that Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder is no longer with us. As of this writing, it’s been nearly a week since his passing and frankly, I’m still trying to process that. Telling myself that it can’t be true since I’ve seen Strnad and his bandmates have seemingly all the fun onstage at least seven times.

In time I’ll accept what has occurred. But let’s take a look back.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Shadows Fall – Unearth – Darkest Hour – Within The Ruins – Sworn Enemy – Carnivora: Live at The Worcester Palladium

I pull up to the parking lot of the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. It’s been two years and a couple of months since the last time I was at one of these things. One 40 ounce of malt liquor is disposed of while sitting in a warm car as ice and rain pounds away on the roof. Must make my way inside and show no weakness. My body has been in a state of mosh retirement for too long and there’s no telling how I’ll fare in a sea of savage longhairs.Continue reading

RECAP: Living Wreckage (Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance, Death Ray Vision) Live at Geraldine’s


New England Metal supergroup Living Wreckage, featurng members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance, Death Ray Vision, Downpour and Let Us Prey played their first show ever recently. in their stomping gorunds of Chicopee, Massachucetts at Geraldine’s. The band recently shared their first debut single and video for “Breaking Point” – and proivided fans a preview of what their stage show and eventual new music will sound like. Check out htis phgoto set from Evil Robb Photgaphy from the night.

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Shadows Fall Announces Reunion Show for Later This Year

Legendary Metal band Shadows Fall have announced a one-off reunion show at their home venue, the recently renovated Worcester Palladium, for December 18th, 2021. Direct support will come from a hand picked lineup of Unearth, Darkest Hour, Within the Ruins, Sworn Enemy, and Carnivora! VIP Packages On-sale Wednesday, 6/23@ 10am est. general admission tickets On-Sale Friday, 6/25 @ 10am est. get them at Tickets are on sale now at the link below!

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Jason Bittner Says a Shadows Fall Reunion Show is Booked for Later This Year


According to a report from, in a new interview Jason Bitner intimated that Shadows Fall is coming back from hiatus and they intend to play at least one reunion show at The Worcester Palladium in 2021 to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band and 20 years since the addition of vocalist Brian Fair. Jason Bittner spoke to the “Who’s Your Band?” music podcast about the possibility of a reunion of SHADOWS FALL, the Massachusetts metal band originally formed 25 years ago.

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