Metallica, Tool, and Queen Top The Lists of Most Consumed Rock and Metal Artists

According to a newly published report by music industry data leader BuzzAngle Music’s and their 2019 year-end report, Metallica is the biggest selling band for the last five years when compared with any other rock group. Queen was the top-selling rock artist of 2019, while Tool’s record-breaking Fear Inoculum album was the best selling rock album of the last calendar year. Continue reading

Ghost Cult’s Top 10 News Stories of 2019

As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily! Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #271: More on Taylor Swift

It should go without saying but bears repeating: you need to read every contract you sign and have a good lawyer you trust. Dumb and Dumbest #271 is streaming now and it’s all about More on Taylor Swift. Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest # 239: Memes and Virality

If you have your finger on the pulse of what is going on in pop culture, or even just within your scene, you can use relevant content like memes to engage your fans, and perhaps, go viral! Dumb and Dumbest #239 is streaming live now and it’s all about Memes and Virality with guest co-host Keefy from www.GhostCultMag.com. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Tool Has the Number One Record On Billboard Top 200, Worldwide Charts Too

Although heavy music rarely concerns itself with popularity and chart rankings, the hits this summer of Rammstein, Slipknot and now Tool have been especially impressive. Following Slipknot’s #1 position on Billboard for We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner), Tool’s Fear Inoculum (Tool Disectional/Volcano/RCA Records) is the number one record on the Billboard (America) chart, beating out platinum pop artists such as Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift. The band sold over the U.S. sales charts, selling 270,000 units, of that total over 248,000 were in traditional album sales (the physical album version). The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The band also has #1 records with the album debuting at #1 in Australia, Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, as well as Top 5 debuts in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, and Finland. Continue reading

Gorilla – Treecreeper

 

Perhaps it’s churlish at this point to note that UK Stoner Rock band Gorilla is being just a bit misleading with the title of its new album, Treecreeper. (Heavy Psych Sounds.) Put simply, gorillas don’t climb trees. Well, alright, juveniles and lighter adults have been observed to do so in the wild. But the metal-as-fuck silverbacks don’t, because they’re too heavy, MAAAAAN. Continue reading

New Years Day – Unbreakable

If Wes Craven was a genre of music, it would be New Years Day. For the most part, Ash Costello and gang have depended on a recipe of heartbreak mixed in with edgy guitars and a punk rock attitude. On their fourth release Unbreakable (Another Century) they break free from their comfort zone with a more confident, electro-fused, uplifting follow-up. Continue reading

To The Rats And Wolves – Cheap Love

If you are after a deep and introspective album that’ll make you ponder about the world’s mysteries, Cheap Love (Arising Empires) by To The Rats and Wolves isn’t the album for you. That’s because Cheap Love is the album you want to be playing halfway through the night at your local alternative club. With just enough heaviness and to get away with fitting under an alt-label and the right amount of infectious hooks and beats per minute.

This eleven-track release will keep you partying til the early hours of the morning! Continue reading

Memphis May Fire – Broken

When they erupted onto the scene in 2006 as Oh Captain, My Captain, Dallas natives Memphis May Fire made quite the splash with their early releases. Critically, the last couple of efforts have not been received well, though – the band became preachy but still maintained a gritty Metalcore sound, however, the output contained nothing to really awe the audiences. Continue reading

Hear Anthony Vincent Cover Pop Songs In The Style Of Metallica

Famous for his series of amazing YouTube video series 10 Second Songs, metal musician Anthony Vincent is back with another set of parody tracks. Hear him take on pop hits such as Britney Spears ‘Hit Me One More Time’, ABBA‘s ‘Dancing Queen,’ and Taylor Swift‘s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ and recreate them in the style of Metallica. For this video Anthony recruited his friend and guitarist Eric (EROCK) Calderone. Continue reading