Mina Caputo Releases New Album “The Mones”

 

Life of Agony frontwoman and Rock and Metal legend Mina Caputo has surprise-released her latest solo album, The Mones exclusively via Caputo’s Bandcamp. Caputo has been a solo artist for many years and has released 17 albums either as a solo act or inside bands outside of LOA. Mina’s ability to marry her powerful voice with vulnerable, yet hero lyrics is her calling card. Mones contains 12 more tracks that further this legacy. The album features bass performances from John Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and Rick Boston (Joe Cocker). Mones was produced by Mina and Andy Kravitz, with Mastering and Artwork/layout by her LOA bandmates Joey Z and Alan Robert respectively, with an album cover photo by Michael Anthony Alago. Stream and purchase the album here. 

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Laura Jane Grace (Against Me) Drops a Surprise Solo Album – “Stay Alive” 

Iconic Rocker Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and The Devouring Mothers has released a surprise digital album today on all streaming platforms. The album Stay Alive (Big Scary Monsters) was created during the pandemic and recorded in July by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio. The physical release will arrive on December 11th. You can pre-order it at the link below, and listen to the album now! 

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PODCAST: Episode 123: Derek Sherinian on “The Phoenix”, Prog, and More!

Ghost Cult caught up with progressive music legend and keyboardist/producer Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion, ex-Dream Theater) to chat all about this new solo album, out this week, September 18th, via InsideOut Music. Derek discussed the new album, working with special guests such as Tony Franklin, Jimmy Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Kiko Loureiro, Derek’s approach to composition, how he lays down guest tracks for bands around the world every day from his home studio, his with mentor and friend Simon Philips, covering Buddy Miles, a hint at future Sons of Apollo plans, discussing his keyboard heroes from history, and a cool story about Patrick Moraz. Pre-order the album here: https://dereksherinian.lnk.to/ThePhoenix and check out our chat. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 93 – Floor Jansen of Nightwish Talks New Album, Life After Coronavirus

Ghost Cult was honored to chat recently with Nightwish singer Floor Jansen, all about their new album Human :II: Nature (read our review here) out now via Nuclear Blast Records. Floor spoke about releasing a new album during the pandemic, shared her thoughts on what life will be like and when we might get back to shows and tours, the new album, rising to meet the challenge of the new material, the sprawling and unique style of Human :II: Nature, how she stays humble, thoughts on the legacy of Nightwish, other projects she is working on, and much more. Order  Human :II: Nature here, and check out our chat. Continue reading

Greg Fox (Liturgy, Ex-Eye) to Release New Single and Video, New Solo Album Incoming

Greg Fox (Liturgy, Ex-Eye, Z’s) will release a new solo album, Contact, available on May 29, 2020 on vinyl and digital formats. This follows his 2017 album The Gradual Progression. We’re looking forward to this new album since Greg is an exceptional, thoughtful artist. The album features original artwork by Emma Kohlmann and design by Will Work For Good. Produced and mixed by Randall Dunn, Contact sees Fox accessing ever more raw and ruminative states. Greg has also launched a Kickstarter to release the album and build a new studio. Watch the new video for the single ‘From the Cessation of What’, directed by Michael A. Flanagan and artwork by Emma Kohlmann. Continue reading

Anathema’s Daniel Cavanagh Has Released an Extended Version of his “Monochrome” Album

Anathema songwriter Daniel Cavanagh has released an extended edition of his 2017 solo album Monochrome titled Monochrome / Colour via the Kscope label. The new edition features four additional tracks, including the new single, ‘The Silent Flight of the Raven Winged Hours (Acoustic)’ you can listen to right now. Anathema is currently working on the follow up to their acclaimed album The Optimist. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: William DuVall – One Alone

If you only know William DuVall from his time in Alice In Chains, you might have missed out on his multifaceted musical career spanning over thirty years. From Hardcore Punk, post-Grunge, RnB, and producer of other artists, he has run the gamut of styles, and often making everyone around him glimmer too. That’s why on his debut solo album One Alone, (DVL Records), it’s so refreshing to hear him just as the title indicates and armed only with his singular voice, and acoustic guitar to bring these eleven tracks to life.

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Duff McKagan – Tenderness

Duff McKagan has refined himself into a subtle punk rocker. Tenderness (Universal Music Enterprises) is the third full-length album from the Guns N’ Roses bassist—an optimistic and subtle release that showcases his most sincere state that we have seen in his long career. Produced by Shooter Jennings, this Country/Americana driven collection will have you with your horns and lighters up high. Continue reading

Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) Shares new Video For “Little Did I Know”

Rocker Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria is releasing a new solo album on May 10th, Shades of Blue via Sumerian Records. The new single “Little Did I Know and its corresponding video is a thoughtful bit of Blue-eyed Soul and Pop Folk that highlights Worsnop’s voice and charisma. Watch the video below. Continue reading