INTERVIEW: Janosch Rathmer of Long Distance Calling on “Eraser” and Concept Albums


 

Ghost Cult recently caught up with Janosch Rathmer of instrumental post-rock band Long Distance Calling, to discuss their new album Eraser – out now via earMUSIC. Read our review here. Janosch discussed LDC being prolific writers, spending extra time on the new album, concept records and music videos, sexy saxophone parts, playing festivals versus intimate venues, touring in the pandemic era, switching record labels, climate change, and more!

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GHOST CULT PODCAST: Episode #162: Kevin Starrs of Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats – The Ghost Cult Interview


We caught up with Kevin Starrs – the founder and frontman of Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. The band followed a headline tour of the USA with a run across Europe opening for Ghost! The band is still touring behind their acclaimed album “Wasteland” which came out in 2018 via Rise Above Records. Kevin discussed touring, the high expectations of fans, and when we can expect the next Uncle Acid album to come out!

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INTERVIEW: Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest – The Ghost Cult Interview


Ghost Cult had the pleasure of chatting with Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest! The band has been back on tour supporting their “50 Years of Heavy Metal tour.” The tour performances have been stellar, but not without issues, as Rob Halford missed a show due to a cold. Richie chatted about all the health struggles the band has faced, the bands’ performances on this current leg of the tour, Richie’s personal practice routine while on the road, wellness tips, his personal opinion of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and if the band belongs in it, and an update on the progress of the follow up to Firepower and more!

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #565: Ben Umanov of Metal Sucks Returns

Matt and Curtis welcome back Ben Umanov of Metal Sucks/Blast Beat Network. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #565 is an interview with Ben Umanov of Metal Sucks on Whether Where you Are From Matters. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #564: Group Chat On Promoting Music, Hardcore Ethics and More!

Matt, Curtis, and Keefy from Ghost Cult hosted a new FREE music marketing Q & A over Zoom. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #564 is our Group Chat On Promoting Music, Hardcore Ethics and More! The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #563: Miscommunication

Matt and Curtis discuss why being clear with your communication is everything. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #563 is all about Miscommunication. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #562: Gunnar Sauermann of Prophecy Productions


Matt welcomes in music industry legend and expert Gunnar Sauermann of Prophecy Productions (ex Season of Mist) but his long career in the business. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #562 is an interview with Gunnar Sauermann of Prophecy Productions. International. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #561: Trevor Swenson of Dynamic Talent International


Matt welcomes in Trevor Swenson of Dynamic Talent International to forecast what the future of the music industry looks like for record deals, touring, and more. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #561 is an interview with Trevor Swenson of Dynamic Talent International. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #560: Clarity Of Communication


Matt and Curtis discuss how to be clear about what you are asking for and how to respond to queries. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #560 is all about Clarity Of Communication. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading


BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Not Being a Spammer


I don’t know how many times it needs to be said, but please don’t spam people when trying to promote your band. It’s amazing to me how much this continues to happen even years into ongoing social media domination of the universe. I want to break down common annoying types of spam and how hit people up productively instead. Continue reading