Slam Dunk Festival North and South, taking over Leeds and Hatfield in late May have added a slew of new bands to the bill! Mainstage headliner While She Sleeps, with Code Orange, This Wild Life, Doll Skin, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Spunge, A, Popes Of Chillitown, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, The Suicide Machines have joined the sick lineup that already includes headliners like Sum 41, Don Broco, NOFX, Billy Talent, The Used, Pennywise and many more! VIP tickets are all sold out but general passes are on sale at the link below. Slam Dunk Festival North takes place Saturday 23rd May at Leeds, Temple Newsam and Slam Dunk Festival South takes place Sunday 24th May at Hatfield, Hatfield Park. Continue reading
SUM 41 was forced to cancel its concert in Paris tonight (January 18th) , France after an explosive device was detonated near the venue. The Canadian rockers were scheduled to play an intimate “No Personal Space” show tonight at Les Etoiles, Paris as part of the European leg of their “Order In Decline” world tour, which kicked off on January 14 in Antwerp, Belgium. Band, crew, the fans in line are all safe, and there were no injuries. Due to the intimate nature of our ‘Personal Space’ performances, we are unable to guarantee the safety of the fans in attendance. We are deeply saddened to announce that tonight’s show has been canceled. More information to follow.” Refunds are available by at the point of purchase. Continue reading
2019 seems an odd year for me to be writing a post about my albums of year, and to have so many albums I want to name-check or mention. See, early in the year I stepped down from my role within Ghost Cult – nothing the Cult did wrong, just a question of life and balance. Stepping back from direct exposure to every rock, metal or alternative release should have meant I had fewer albums to care about, but, actually, it’s afforded me more time with each of the albums that I have connected with. Continue reading
It comes as no surprise that this year’s Aftershock Festival was once again sold out. I mean, how could it not with big-name talents such as Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Chevelle, and many others. And with the über-early announcement of next year’s headliner—Metallica, for those of you living under a rock—there’s no question that 2020’s Aftershock will sell out as well. In fact, as of this writing, VIP weekend passes were all gone. A year in advance! So, how was this year’s outing? Damn good, in our humble opinion. Continue reading
Aftershock Festival gets underway this weekend in Sacramento, California! The now three-day event is sold-out and features Tool, Slipknot, Staind (in a rare reunion show), blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle and many more. Ghost Cult has been fortunate to cover the fest for many years, often the highlight of our annual festival coverage. Al lthe bands are tight, but clashes being what they are, check out our day by day list of can’t miss acts. Continue reading
Pop-Punk leaders The OffSpring and Sum 41 will team up for a Canadian tour with special guests Dinosaur Pile-Up. The run of dates will begin on November 12 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, NS (see itinerary below). Tickets will be available via a special pre-sale that launches tomorrow, August 20th, at 10 am local time, while the public on-sale starts Friday, August 23rd, at 10 am local time. Continue reading
On a hot Sunday in early July, The Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival took over the Xfinity Center in Hartford Connecticut. With a collection of bands both old school, and the best of today, the fest full of action-packed sets, matching the high-energy crowd.Standout performances from The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms, and Hyro The Hero made for an unforgettable show. Check out these photos from the show by Rosa Miller of Lamosa Photography.