FESTIVAL REVIEW: Exit 111 Festival 2019 – Manchester, Tennessee

Exit 111 Festival, aptly named for the highway exit in Manchester TN, made its début October 11-13, 2019. Arriving in powers of three, it was three days of riffs, rock, and rowdiness. One part Metal, one part Rock, one Southern rock, and a whole lot of nostalgia, the event hosted three stages: the Rise Above Stage (honored suicide awareness and featured many of the Classic rock/Southern rock acts), Heaven Stage (the main stage and home to the headliners), and Hell Stage (spotlighted mainly heavy artists). Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Exit 111 Festival

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

The inaugural Exit 111 Festival takes place starting today at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee — the home of Bonnaroo — October 11 – 13. Ghost Cult is honored to be a part of this historic event! Headlined by Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard and Lynyrd Skynyrd, with appearances by Slayer, ZZ Top, Deftones, Megadeth, Mastodon, Coheed & Cambria, Blackberry Smoke, Ministry, Cheap Trick, Killswitch Engage, Seether, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society and many more! In addition to the hours of great music, Exit 111 will host experiences such as “The Paranormal Cirque,” “The Red Bull Freestyle Motorcross Experience,” “Mega Sports Bar” and more. Radio personality and metal legend Eddie Trunk will host. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 25 at 12 p.m. ET via Front Gate Tickets. Check out our day by day preview: Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: August 16th New Music Releases

Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world!

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Thrice Books “Beggars” 10 Year Anniversary Concert on Sale Now

Thrice have become legends and founders of Screamo/Metalcore for over 20 years in their career. One of their best albums, Beggars (Vagrant), is hitting an anniversary in 2019 and the band has booked a show celebrating the entire album with a full performance. The band will perform it at House of Blues Anaheim, on December 6th, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading

REVIEW: The Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival

On a hot Sunday in early July, The Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival took over the Xfinity Center in Hartford Connecticut. With a collection of bands both old school, and the best of today, the fest full of action-packed sets, matching the high-energy crowd.Standout performances from The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms, and Hyro The Hero made for an unforgettable show. Check out these photos from the show by Rosa Miller of Lamosa Photography.

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PREVIEW: The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu Lead The Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival

Kicking off today in June 21st in Dallas, TX at the Dos Equis Pavilion and select cities all over, The Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival is set to invade cities with a mix of legend status bands, and rising stars. The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms, and Hyro The Hero will participate on certain dates. Tickets on sale at the link below. Continue reading

The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, and More Booked For Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival

If you are looking for a replacement for your summertime Warped Tour jones, this new tour might do the trick! Presented by Live Nation and SGE, The Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival boasts a bunch of punk, metalcore, indie artists and more such as The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Meg & Dia, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Juliet Simms and Hyro The Hero. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 29th at 10am local time. The 25-city rock roadshow of the summer will kick off June 21st in Dallas, TX at the Dos Equis Pavilion and make stops in Austin, Atlanta, Toronto, Denver and more, before wrapping July 28th in Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheater. Continue reading

While She Sleeps – So What?

The phrase “paid their dues” has been applied to so many bands throughout history that it may feel that this notion is now somewhat redundant, though While She Sleeps perhaps more than any other band in the UK fully deserves to have the label applied. There are only a handful of bands that have been as consistent as they have been in recent memory. And so to fourth album So What? (Sleeps Brothers / Spinefarm), and as with their previous albums we simply do not know what to expect. Continue reading

Thrice – Palms

Rock n’ roll has been around for over sixty years, yet has evolved so much in this decade alone that the sub-genres are hard to keep track of. Sure, computers have made it easier for musicians to explore new techniques but not all have been successful at mastering it. Thrice burst out in the scene in the early 2000s when the OC metalcore scene was at its prime. A lot of those bands are still around today sounding the same as no time has ever gone by with different members. Dustin Kensrue, Teppei Teranishi and brother’s Riley and Eddie Breckenridge are celebrating twenty years and their tenth album overall with their first for Epitaph, Palms. The Orange County, Calif. natives have progressed and evolved to an impressive quartet, keeping fans satisfied. Continue reading