Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)


Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year 2022 Part 2 (40-21)


As we move into the meaty part of the Ghost Cult albums of the year for 2022 (as chosen solely by the team that dedicate their time to promote, analyse and share the love for the great alternative music that we exist to talk about), we find a mix of old favourites and a sprinkling of new rising and shining stars…Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022: Part 1 (75 – 41)


 

After a false start, someone (naming no names) got rather over-excited about a new Power Metal band that promptly disappeared out of the collective consciousness, it wasn’t until mid-January, and a new 40 Watt Sun album, that alternative, rock and metal really got out of the starting blocks for 2022.Continue reading


System Of A Down, Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Evanescence, Turnstile, Chevelle, Coal Chamber, Flyleaf, Mr. Bungle and More are Booked for Sick New World Fest in 2023


 

System Of A Down, Incubus, Korn, Evanescence and Deftones will headline Sick New World Festival, a new music festival in 2023 featuring some of the biggest names in nu-metal. Among the dozens of bands on the bill, it will mark the reunions of both Flyleaf with lacey Sturm and Coal Chamber. The event will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the site of the recent When We Were Young Festival, that was forced to cancel one day of the fest due to high winds.

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Christopher Hall of Stabbing Westward is Battling Throat Cancer


 

In a post to the band’s social media, Christopher Hall of the legendary Industrial Metal band Stabbing Westward has revealed he is battling throat cancer. In the post, Hall says he needs multiple surgeries, but the prognosis is good and he hopes to sing again by the end of the year. The band has postponed all upcoming dates, in support of their current album, their first in nineteen years, Chasing Ghosts. The album was released earlier in 2022 via the COP International label. We wish Christopher a speedy and full recovery. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Stabbing Westward – Chasing Ghosts


If you told me that Stabbing Westward, an Industrial Rock band originally from Chicago, would reenter my life twenty years after they first impacted it, I would not have believed you. Yet after all this time, I am listening to their first new studio album since 2001, Chasing Ghosts (COP International), and my world has been changed again. After devouring their most recent EP release Dead And Gone (COP International), fans were hungry for more and I was certainly no exception. Original founding members Christopher Hall and Walter Flakus have retained their signature style and newer members Carlton Bost and Bobby Amaro have brought so much richness to the sound.

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Stabbing Westward Shares New Single and Lyric Video For “I Am Nothing” – New Album Incoming


Industrial Rock legends Stabbing Westward have announced their first full-length album in 20 years, Chasing Ghosts. The album is due out on March 18, 2022 via COP International Records. The band has shared their first single and a lyric video for “I Am Nothing” – the first single! The band dropped a limited version of the single with remixes on their Bandcamp. The album was created with producer John Fryer, the band’s key collaborator on their iconic early albums.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Joey Diabolic – “A Nightmare On Elm Street”


Just in time for Halloween, Joey Diabolic is releasing a twelve-part singles series over covers inspired by the 1980s horror movie classic “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. A mix of clever originals and choice covers, Joey is showing his affinity for horror, metal, and his ingenuity as an artist when others waylaid by the pandemic are resting on their laurels. Next in the series:“A Nightmare On Elm Street” (featuring haunting vocals by D. Lolli of MaMa Doom), the track was originally composed by Charles Bernstein as the “Prologue” to the first film, it has easily become one of the most iconic and chilling pieces of film music ever composed. Check out Joey’s cover now!

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Stabbing Westward Announces New EP Next Month – “Dead & Gone”


Legendary Chicago Industrial band Stabbing Westward has announced on Instagram their long in the works new EP, dubbed Dead and Gone, due on January 3rd. The group has said often at their concerts the last few years they had hoped to release new music at some point in the future. They released some old demos (The Iwo Jesus Demos) this year, but they had not released brand new music since in 2001’s self-titled album.Continue reading