Blue Oyster Cult – The Temperance Movement Live at Manchester Academy, UK

The room is maybe a third full as The Temperance Movement start, though this quickly rises through their set. I’ve been intrigued to how good they will sound live, liking their stuff but not having previously caught them in a concert setting before and I’m pleased by how easy they make their laid back blues rock sound at this gig, with the quantity of people in at this time a good mark of respect, having seen similar sized bands struggle for one-hundred or so in this large room, one of the larger available in Manchester. The sound is good, if a touch quiet, meaning the emphasis is on clarity rather than loudness, something a number of bands I’ve seen previously in this venue fall victim to. There’s a decent level of applause for them throughout as the room approaches two thirds full, just as we get to the midpoint of their set. As the crowd grows further still, the band continue to please, with the movement of people dancing, combined with the now usual phones recording being the proof of the pudding. A strong showing from the evening’s upstarts, giving the Blue Oyster Cult a pretty high bar to hit. Continue reading

Blue Öyster Cult Book UK Tour Next Winter

Legendary psychedelic rock band Blue Öyster Cult have booked a tour of the UK for winter 2019. The band has been churning out hits and heart-stopping shows for over 40 years. Direct support will come from The Temperance Movement. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM local time on Friday, 27th July and will be available at the link below. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses And Avenged Sevenfold Lead Download 2018

One of the biggest heavy music festivals in the world takes place starting today at Download Festival UK 2018 lifts off! With headliners like Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses, and Avenged Sevenfold, one might be hard-pressed to find a better top of the bill in 2018. Ghost Cult brings you the day by day can’t miss bands in our preview below! Continue reading

WWE NXT Wrestling, Plus Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, CKY, And More Added To Download 2018

Download Festival 2018 has made another major announcement, adding 21 bands and WWE NXT Live! Wrestling to the line-up. Added to the bill are Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, CKY, Nothing More, Black Foxxes, Hell Is For Heroes and many more. WWE will bring an immersive NXT show starring Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, The Undisputed Era and more. Continue reading

The Temperance Movement with Thomas Wynn & The Believers: Live in London

Off the back of their brilliant new album A Deeper Cut (Earache), British rockers The Temperance Movement embarked on a UK and Europe wide tour. The last date of the UK leg was at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town, which was dutifully packed to the rafters with a wide range of expectant fans. The support act on the night was the Florida based, brother and sister band Thomas Wynn and The Believers. Continue reading

The Temperance Movement – A Deeper Cut

It has been a tumultuous few years for Scottish rockers The Temperance Movement. Founding member and guitarist Lucas Potashnick quit before the release of 2016’s White Bear, with drummer Damon Wilson following his lead soon after. Not to mention lead singer Phil Campbell nearly succumbing to his alcohol and drugs problems again during their American tour. So with replacement members secured, Matt White and Simon Lea on guitar and drums respectively, and long-term producer Sam Miller in place comes their third album A Deeper Cut (Earache) – a genuinely cathartic release of energetic, blues-based rock. Continue reading

Volbeat, Baroness, The Bronx, Hatebreed, Greta Van Fleet, Cradle of Filth And More Added To Download 2018


Volbeat, by Trebmal Photography

Already looking stacked with a huge lineup, Download Festival 2018 added 65 more bands today, including Volbeat, Baroness, The Bronx, Hatebreed, Greta Van Fleet, Cradle of Filth, Black Stone Cherry and many more. Download takes place August 8-10 at Donington Park. Full band list and ticket links below. Continue reading