PODCAST: Episode 8 – Nonpoint’s Elias Soriano Talks About “X” Album

Ghost Cult caught up with Nonpoint frontman Elias Soriano to discuss the bands’ recent album X, out now on Spinefarm Records. In addition to the new album, Elias shared details with us about lyrical themes, their prolific output as a group, the history of the band, his special relationship with the fans and much more! Catch the band on tour all through 2019.   Continue reading

Lord Ahriman Of Dark Funeral Talks Black Metal History With Ghost Cult

This past spring Dark Funeral played a string of sold-out shows in America for their first time in a few years. Joined on the trek with Septicflesh and Thy Antichrist, by all reports the shows were pure chaos. The band was supporting their latest album Where Shadows Forever Reign (Century Media), and both the 25-year anniversary and the 20-year anniversary of their second full-length album Vobiscum Satanas. Ghost Cult caught up with leader Lord Ahriman at The Gramercy Theater to talk about the new music, the history of the band, black metal controversies, Inferno Festival, and the upcoming Lords of Chaos movie. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy for OJC Photography. Continue reading

The Black Queen At The Gramercy Theater

The Black Queen 12-09-2016

At The Gramercy Theater, New York, NY

All Photos By Jonathan Arevalo Photography Continue reading

New York By Norse Featuring Enslaved: Various Venues, New York

Enslaved, by Jonathan Arevalo Photography

Ragnarok is not a story about the end of the world. It is about nature. It is about the end of something and the beginning of others. A rebirth.” Continue reading

Acceptance -Modern Chemistry: Live at The Gramercy Theater, New York City

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it to their sound check due to a parade in the city slowing traffic down. I finally get to the Gramercy Theatre and bassist Ryan Zweifelhofer comes outside to get me. My heart is pumping and head is racing. It’s been 9 years since I’ve talked to or seen some of the guys in Acceptance. I used to go to all of their shows in or near Los Angeles. I spent hours upon hours with these guys, but I was nervous to see them. I was excited for this to be happening and happy to be in the presence of some very good, long-time friends who are amazing musicians.

I walk in and I wave to everyone and start to tear up. It’s that moment your heart explodes from happiness because you’ve realized that pieces of your heart are all in one room again. I take a seat for a little bit to watch them. They start sound checking and I close my eyes, I’m instantly taken back while listening to them rehearsing ‘Glory/us’. It was as if the band never broke up and they have been doing this non stop. It was perfect.

It’s show time!

Modern Chemistry, by Meg Loyal Photography

Modern Chemistry, by Meg Loyal Photography

The show opens up with Modern Chemistry from New Brunswick, NJ. Their music was catchy and you can hear a distinct Brand New feeling to their writing and sound. Definitely worth checking out if you see that they are playing in your town!\

Acceptance, by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance, by Meg Loyal Photography

Back in the dressing room Acceptance gathered in a huddle before hitting the stage. The most nervous I have ever seen them, but the music starts playing and they start walking out on the stage. The crowd goes insane! This was the first time Acceptance has ever headlined a tour, let alone a tour that has sold out for the most part faster than you can flip a record. They started the show with Take Cover‘ playing everything from In Too Far and Different. The crowd sang along perfectly with Jason Vena to every song. During ‘Different’, Sean Mackin from Yellowcard joined them on stage to play violin for the song. Sean is an amazing musician who adds that extra special touch to such an already amazing night. The guys ended the show with their new song ‘Take You Away’ and the promise to come out with a new record in the near future. Now we can rejoice Acceptance is back, they’re selling out show after show and letting all of us know that ‘nothing is permanent‘.

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Sean Mackin of Yellowcard, performing with Acceptance. Photo by Meg Loyal.

Sean Mackin of Yellowcard, performing with Acceptance. Photo by Meg Loyal.

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

Acceptance by Meg Loyal Photography

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WORDS AND PHOTOS BY MEG LOYAL PHOTOGRAPHY