Great Scott, Legendary Boston Music Venue, to Shut Down Permanently Due to COVID-19 Closure

Sad news out of Boston as one of the legendary music venues of all time, Great Scott, has announced they will not return when the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic subsides. The club’s manager posted a Facebook message to fans, thanking them for a lifetime of memories. Great Scott, in the Allston neighborhood, was home to all kinds of music, but definitely supported all kinds of rock, metal, punk, and hardcore over the years. Ghost Cult covered countless shows at the venue including Intronaut, Nails, Royal Thunder, Corrections House, Toxic Holocaust, Revocation, Kylesa, The Krum Bums, The Atlas Moth, Kvelertak and many more. Sadly this seems to be one of a wave of clubs, bars, and small businesses crushed by the economic downturn following this pandemic. Continue reading

PODCAST: EPISODE 22: -Felix Griffin of M.O.D. Classics Sets The Record Straight

Felix Griffin is a drumming legend of Hardcore Punk and Crossover Thrash Metal. He has been a drummer with D.R.I. on some classic albums, and played with a host of other bands, recently with BAT and M.O.D. Classics. In a brief chat with Felix, he explains the basis of the new project MOD Classic with founding M.O.D. members, eventual plans for the project, the progress of recruiting a new singer, hopes for touring, how corporate interests ruin music, balancing a family and work in music, as well as Felix’s other projects such as playing on the recent BAT release and his new work with The Krum Bums. We appreciate Felix’s time as well his patience as a parade passed by our office right before we spoke!  Continue reading

The Casualties Share Video For New Song “1312”, New Album Coming Soon

Punk legends The Casualties have shared the video for their first new single, off of their upcoming new album. Written In Blood will release on Cleopatra Records on October 26th, right in time for the bands’ appearance on The Metal Alliance Tour with Goatwhore. Written In Blood will be the first album with new singer David Rodriguez (The Krum Bums), since Jorge Herrera retired from touring and departed the band earlier in 2018. The “1312” video was directed by John Hale, and you can watch it below. Continue reading