EXCLUSIVE STREAM: The Endangered Species – “Magic Man”

Atlanta’s Blues-Rock up and comers The Endangered Species have shared a new stream and video for their new single “Magic Man”, shared exclusively today here at Ghost Cult. The track comes from their debut album, due out on October 18th. The project was born from terrible tragedy; brothers Wade and Robin Divver, lost their father was brutally murdered by the Sinaloan drug cartel on February 12th, 2001. The only living memory the brothers have of their father were his most prized possessions: a 1983 Fender Stratocaster and a 1967 Gibson SG. Eight years later, inspired by their life experiences the pair officially started their band The Endangered Species. The album releases just in time for their father’s birthday to honor his memory and maybe change the world in the process. The track is pure pain and soul, an explosion of frosty vocals, slick guitar and fierce B3 organ playing. The video is also a lot of fun! Jam out to the track now! Continue reading

Forty Years Ago – Led Zeppelin Released “In Through The Out Door”

On this day forty years ago, Led Zeppelin signaled the begging of the end when they released their final studio album, In Through The Out Door (Atlantic). That title alone should have been then first clue really, that this was not your older brother’s Zep album. The turmoil stricken members fought through loss, and injury, and drugs, and excess, but wound up still making fine music. ITTOD is a solid album with moments of greatness. It’s definitely a late-era gem in their catalog in many ways, but also a signpost to the fatigue they were feeling after over a decade on top of rock’s peak. Drummer John Bonham would pass away just thirteen months and two weeks after this release, more or less ending the band as a regular unit. Continue reading

Beastie Boys Released “Ill Communication” Twenty-Five Years Ago

Beastie Boys were on fo the biggest, most successful groups in the work in the early 1990s when they made Ill Communication (Capitol/Grand Royale), released twenty-five years ago today. Prolific, putting out a new album every 2-3 years, the band was focused on never repeating themselves, and constantly improving. It would have been very easy for them to just keep remaking Licensed To Ill (Def Jam) over and over and that would have been enough for many bands. But Ad-Rock, Mike D, and MCA (RIP Adam Yauch) kept on changing and evolving. As they had on the previous few albums, they played all the instruments, and played them incredibly well on every track, across multiple genes. They had genius guest stars and collaborators (Q-Tip, Biz Markie, Amery Smith of Suicidal Tendencies, Money Mark, Bobo from Cypress Hill) and put the music first, before everything. Even the production on Ill Communication is incredible, all respect due to the B-E-A-S-T-I-E’s and their frequent partner at this time, Mario Caldato (“Mario C”). Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 18 – Twin Temple Talks Satan, Music and Sex Magic

Ghost Cult got to catch up with Twin Temple recently at their sold out show at Saint Vitus Bar, in Brooklyn. We chatted with the group about their new album, … Brings You Their Signature  Sound: Satanic Doo-Wop, their new record deal with Rise Above Records, the principles that propel the band, their influences, their extremely NSFW music video, and more. Continue reading

Danny Worsnop – Shades of Blue

The moment I received the press release for this album, I was über intrigued. I had heard the whisperings of a new project from Mr. Danny Worsnop, but nothing had come to fruition until now. I feel that I am a staunch Worsnop supporter and one who has followed his career from the start, and even I was taken by surprise by the tone of this album. I want to explain what I mean by that, so as to avoid any “bunching of undies” by his throng of fans. Danny first hit my radar in 2010 while he was still with Asking Alexandria, even from that first moment, I knew he was an enigma. I was hooked on Worsnop’s vocal style, as I am to this day. Continue reading

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes – End of Suffering

Continuing to be a prominent figure for the past decade in British hard rock, Frank Carter has remained one heck of a frontman throughout different projects. Since 2015, he’s put his efforts tantalizing the scene with the Rattlesnakes. Alongside slaying guitarist, Dean Richardson continues to succeed finding their softer side with End of Suffering (International Death Cult).

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Fear Falls Burning – Function Collapse

Dirk Serries has been composing interstellar, compartmentalised Drone structures for thirty-five years now, fourteen of which have been spent as the figurehead of his Fear Falls Burning project. The Belgian’s latest album, Function Collapse (Consouling Sounds), shows the scope of the electric guitar and the man’s wizardry of command. Continue reading