The Dwarves – The Hip Priests Live at The Underworld, Camden UK


The Hip Priests open proceedings for the evening as the sole support and the small crowd around for when they arrive welcomes them quite warmly. While the numbers grow slowly but steadily through their set, this warmth continues throughout, with the newcomers showing a respectable level of appreciation for what is a well-played, in your face Punk set. They are tight and well up for the gig, doing themselves justice with their performance, with the Midlands five-piece giving their all despite the lower turnout by the time of their set, with at least one of their songs surely known by those around me, given their split single with our evening’s headliners, The Dwarves, they deserve a bigger crowd than they have, but at least do have some new fans to show for it!Continue reading

Nick Oliveri To Release New Compilation Album This Fall

Nick Oliveri, the inimitable bassist for bans like Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bloodclot, The Dwarves, many collaborations, as well as a deep solo career is releasing a new solo album, N.O. Hits At All: Volume 5. The compilation of rare and unreleased tracks will be released on October 12th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. New music and pre-orders are coming soon. Nick has been on tour all summer with his acoustic group Death Acoustic, with a few dates left this week.Continue reading

Todd Youth Talks Bloodclot, Punk History, Rock Royalty And More

Todd Youth is a legend of New York Hardcore, rock and metal. At 12 years old he played bass in Agnostic Front and later went on to play in or work with Murphy’s Law, and Warzone. Youth has also played with Danzing, Samhain, D Generation, Glenn Campbell, Son Of Sam, The Chelsea Smiles, Cheap Trick, Ace Frehley (current band), and briefly with Motorhead. Todd is currently playing with his hardocre punk supergroup Bloodclot, with members of Cro-Mags, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Dwarves. Ghost Cult chatted with Todd outside Saint Vitus Bar In Brooklyn. Bloodclot’s Up In Arms is out now on Metal Blade Records. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography. Continue reading

News: Flogging Molly, Descendents, FLAG, etc Set For Punk Rock Bowling 2016

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Punk Rock Bowling has released the first round of bands, which will be held in Las Vegas, NV from May 26-30, 2016 and the inaugural debut of PRB East in Asbury Park, NJ from June 10-12, 2016.

Flogging Molly
Cock Sparrer
Dag Nasty
Dillinger Four
Anti-Nowhere League
Youth Brigade
The Dwarves

Svetlanas World Tour Takes Them To Warped, Ticket Giveaway Contest Open

The Svetlanas live

Russian anarchist punk band Svetlanas are in the midst of an extensive world tour , including a run on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. Now the band is giving away two tickets to select shows of their remaining dates on the tour. You can enter the contest at the sign up form from their website:

Svetlanas Featureing Blag Dahlia Revenge

Fresh off their tour of Europe opening for Punk rock legends The Dwarves, the band is on the road in the US supporting their recently released Revenge (Altercation Records) produced by Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves and Andy Carpenter, with Blag appears on the track.

Svetlanas Featureing Blag Dahlia Revenge vinyl record store day

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Faith No More, Motorhead, Rancid, etc Confirmed For Riot Fest Chicago 2015

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The Chicago Riot Fest 2015 will be happening on September 11-13, 2015 at Douglas Park. More artists are expected to be announced, including one more headliner who has yet to be announced.

No Doubt
Faith No More
Iggy Pop
Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle)
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Rancid (performing …And Out Come The Wolves)
Tenacious D
Billy Idol
Ice Cube & Special Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix)
Alkaline Trio
Coheed And Cambria
Taking Back Sunday
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Drive Like Jehu
Merle Haggard
Flogging Molly
Slightly Stoopid
The Dirty Heads
Stephen “Ragga” Marley
The Academy Is… (performing “Almost Here“)
The Lawrence Arms
Cypress Hill
Echo & The Bunnymen
Bootsy Collin’s Rubber Band
The Devil Wears Prada
The Airborne Toxic Event
Manchester Orchestra
Eagles Of Death Metal
De La Soul
The Damned
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
New Politics
Mayday Parade
Jimmy Cliff
Against Me!
Babes In Toyland
Ok Go
Andrew W.K.
The Joy Formidable
The Dead Milkmen
American Nightmare
Lee Scratch Perry
Less Than Jake
The Expendables
Living Colour
The Thurston Moore Band
Morgan Heritage
Benjamin Booker
Tarrus Riley
Mariachi El Bronx
Joyce Manor
Every Time I Die
The Movielife
The Dwarves (performing “Blood Guts And Pussy“)
Tommy Stinson
Steve Ignorante & Paranoid Visions
Real Friends
The Dear Hunter
Kevin Devine
Mustard Plug
The Ataris
Jo Mersa
Into It. Over It.
The White Buffalo
Skip Marley
Knuckle Puck
Post Mallone With FKI
Jazz Cartier
Modern Life Is War
Fit For Rivals
Barb Wire Dolls
The Coathangers
Flatfoot 56
Teenage Bottlerocket
Have Mercy
Speedy Ortiz
White Mystery
Direct Hit!
Main Attrakionz
Ground Up
Skinny Lister
Beach Slang
Alex Wiley
Dirty Fences
Sleep On It
The Brokedowns
Meat Wave
Psalm One
Northern Faces
Indian Handcrafts
Skating Polly
Signals Midwest
Modern Chemistry
Gateway Drugs
Tasha The Amazon
Twin River
Indian School
Die Selloutz
The Municipal Drainage Project
Special performances will also be made by The Rock-Afire Explosion and the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.

CHICAGO: FIRST WAVE of lineup announcements for Riot Fest & Carnival are here!TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!…

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Gehennah – Metal Police (EP)



To celebrate their signing with Metal Blade, Swedish quartet Gehennah are re-releasing their 2014 EP, Metal Police, with a whole host of extra goodies. Originally a four track 7”, the 2015 version now boasts a dozen dirty, in your face blasts of thrash and roll.

Although they’ve been together since the early 90s, Metal Police was only the band’s – made up of Mr Violence (vocals), Rob Stringburner (guitars), Micke “Hellcop” Birgersson (drums) and Charlie Knuckleduster (bass) – second release of the new millennium. As well as a couple of extra songs from the original sessions, the new version comes with re-recordings of older Gehennah material.

The original four tracks all follow the same path; short, sharp rockers of AC/DC meets Motörhead-inspired thrash. It’s over in ten minutes, but it’s great sweaty and sweary fun. The title track and a storming cover of The Dwarves’ ‘Fuck ‘Em All’ are especially pleasing. The bonus tracks continue in the same vein; in your face, no fucks given rock and roll. Gehennah wear their love of classic Motörhead on their sleeves but frontman Mr. Slaughter’s bark adds an even punkier edge than Lemmy could rustle up in his heyday. The likes of ‘Carve Off Your Face (And Shove It Up Your Ass)’, the relentless ‘Hellstorm’ and ‘Piss off, I’m Drinking’ are the perfect soundtrack to a night of drinking, fighting and debauchery.

As re-releases go, Metal Police is a corker. A short but enjoyable EP has been transformed into a dirty, punky full length beast. What Gehennah lack in originality they make up for with energy, attitude, and amusing song titles.


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Nick Oliveri’s Uncontrollable – Leave Me Alone

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Stoner rock firebrand Nick Oliveri is well versed in the art of reckless abandonment. Since his departure from Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss Lives! (Now Vista Chino) Oliveri has terrorised stages the word over playing bass with Cali punks Bl’ast and his raucous one man unplugged show.

‘Leave Me Alone’ see’s Nick in full stoner punk mode working through the full on rawk aspects of repertoire from the bar fight frenzy of ‘Human Cannonball’ to vicious barrage of ‘Come And You’re Gone’ which recalls the bombast of Turbonegro, Nick O grabs you and does not let go.

At a lean and trim nine songs ‘Uncontrollable’ does not mess around. There are no build up’s, excess jam sections save the somewhat pointless yet pretty acoustic segue way of ‘Leave Me Alone’ itself which soon gives way to the anarcho blast of ‘The Void’. It’s familiar territory but an approach which plays well to Nick’s strengths. Those familiar with his work as Mondo Generator will know what to expect. A pull-no-punches knock down drag out affair which provides plenty of shout along hooks.

Several of Nick’s mates have got it on the act too with Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves, Kyuss Lives! Bruno Fevery and Mötorhead’s Phil Campbell all putting in an appearance to support their good buddy and while the tempos tend to wonder off, this is grass roots punk rock with a true DIY ethos and real character.

Sure there is none of the pop nous of Nick’s work in QOTSA this is a blunt instrument by which stoner rock’s Oliver Reed delivers a sermon of true punk rock zeal.

Tailor-made for the live arena the album remains up-tempo save the mid paced riot of ‘Robot Man’ complete with sirens and lyrics referring to the swat team, perhaps a tongue-in-cheek reference to one of Nick’s more infamous brushes with the law of late when he held police at gunpoint from his home after a neighbour reported a disturbance at his residence.

Oliveri is a true hellraiser in the classic mould, but where his reputation for destruction may proceed him the bloke can pen some good tunes.


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