PODCAST: Episode 105: Iva Toric Talks Occult Rock, Self-Care, and More!

Ghost Cult caught up with singer, musician Iva Toric recently to chat about her music career and her spate of singles and videos she has released in 2020. We chatted about the three tracks out now, Finally Today’Actions Speak Louder’ (which Ghost Cult premiered), and ‘Dark Side Of Me’. We also discussed a myriad of topics such as Iva’s interesting musical training, her many influences, mental health concerns, her plans for her upcoming full-length album, and much more. Follow and purchase Iva’s music at this link and check out our chat below. Continue reading

Listen to Sevendust Cover Soundgarden’s “The Day I Tried To Live”

Sevendust has released a new single and lyric video for a new cover of Soundgarden’s 1990s classic song, “The Day I Tried To Live”. The track is a tribute to Chris Cornell, who died in 2017. The song is their first new music since the band released All I See is War, via Rise Records in 2018. Sevendust’s version of “The Day I Tried To Live” was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette, and the lyric video for the song was created by Wayne Joyner (known for his work with Dream Theater).  Continue reading

Sons of Apollo Guitarist Bumblefoot (ex Guns N Roses) to Release New “Barefoot EP” This Week

Sons Of Apollo and former Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal will release an unplugged covers EP featuring Soundgarden, Asia and more On ‘Barefoot 3’ EP this Friday via Bandcamp. “Barefoot 3” takes the “Barefoot” series up a notch, with intricate guitar arrangements, big backing vocals, and drummer Kyle Hughes. Continue reading

Watch Static Tension (ft. Yuda Kasva) Cover Soundgarden’s “Burden In My Hand”

StaticTension has knocked it out of the park with yet another cover! Watch them cover Soundgarden’s ‘Burden In My Hand’ from Down On The Upside, featuring Yuda Kasva. That album just turned 25 years as the three year anniversary of Chris Cornell’s death just passed. Static Tension’s current album Ashes To Animation (Buried By Sky) is out now.

 

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of The Dog) Died Three Years Ago

Even though three years have passed, we still miss the voice and spirit of Chris Cornell, who passed away three years ago. The tributes continue pouring in and his widow Vicky continues raising public awareness for mental health and suicide prevention causes. There has rarely been a talent like Chris in the music world, with both solo success, and acclaim with three different bands such as Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, and his immense solo catalog. If you are having mental health and emotional issues, know that you are loved and valued. Please, don’t be afraid to seek help. Continue reading

COVID-19 Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Support The Worcester Palladium and The Webster Theater

The Palladium, Worcester, MA 11/22/19

An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts,  and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below.  Continue reading

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: White Zombie – “Astro Creep: 2000” Turns 25

For many, the nineties would prove to be the end of heavy metal as we knew it. Bands who rose to greatness in the preceding decade suddenly found themselves either retreading old ground, out of their depth trying to explore new territories, or simply grinding to an unceremonious halt. Within just a couple of years, denim, leather and even the term “heavy metal” itself, were out. Continue reading

Soundgarden Claps Back in the Lawsuit over Chris Cornell’s Royalties and Final Songs

In a story we first reported and have been following, according to a published report by Rolling Stone, the surviving members of Soundgarden have denied Vicky Cornell’s claims that the band is withholding royalties of Chris Cornell’s from her and also denied her claim that she is the sole owner of several recordings Cornell worked on before his death in a new court filing. Cornell died from suicide on May 18th 2017. According to the report, “The motion, filed Tuesday and obtained by Rolling Stone, is a response to a lawsuit Vicky Cornell filed last December against her late husband’s former bandmates, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd, and the band’s business manager, Rit Venerus. Vicky accused the band of withholding royalties from the Cornell family to force her to turn over a handful of recordings made before Cornell’s death.” Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: ÆGES – Drømmen

Los Angeles-based act Æges is a genre-defying group of guys that are turning heads in multiple music scenes. This budding band has flourished in the last few years because they have a remarkable ability to avoid being pigeonholed. Now, this ear-catching gang is ready to independently release their fourth full-length album, Drømmen (Self-Released). The animation and spirit presented on their last release, Weightless (Another Century), which came out in 2016, is taken to a deeper level on this new record. They are showcasing their exploration of new energy by making some real, heartfelt pieces. Continue reading

Watch a Vocal Coach Analyze Temple of The Dog’s Hit Song “Hunger Strike”

Vocal teacher, YouTuber, and Podcaster Beth Roars is back with another vocal critique video. Watch as she breaks down the singing on the 1990s classic song ‘Hunger Strike’ by supergroup Temple of The Dog. The track features performances from two vocal icons: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Watch the clip now! Continue reading