Megadeth and Lamb Of God Announce Leg Two Of “The Metal Tour Of The Year” with Trivium and In Flames


Megadeth and Lamb of God have announced the second leg of “The Metal Tour of The Year!” Direct support will come from Trivium and In Flames. In Flames had to be replaced on leg one by Hatebreed. Read our review of leg 1 here. Pre-sale tickets and VIP Packages go on-sale tomorrow at 10am local time. General on-sales begin Friday, January 14th! Megadeth’s new album The Sick, The Sying, and The Dead should be fully announced soon.

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GUEST POST: Confess – Top Albums of 2021


Ghost Cult continues our “2021 End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, Nikan Khosravi of the band Confess shares his Top Albums of 2021! Their new album Revenge At All Costs releases next month via Swedish label Rexius Records. Support the band via this link: https://linktr.ee/confessband.official

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Ghost Cult Albums of the Year Part 3 (20 – 1)


And so attention turns to the Ghost Cult Top 20. The albums of the year, as voted (democratically) for by the writers, crew, contributors, alumni and just cool as fuck people that make up the establishment here at Castle Ghost Cult.Continue reading


Iron Maiden Books a North American Tour with Trivium and Within Temptation


Iron Maiden has announced they will return to North America in 2022 to bring the “Legacy Of The Beast” world tour to yet more cities, many of which the band has not performed in for many years. The show has already been seen by almost two million people across the globe, being hailed by fans and media alike as the most extravagant and visually spectacular performance of the band’s career to date, with a decades-spanning set list of fan favorites. he 2022 tour, produced by Live Nation, will also include some songs from their new studio album “Senjutsu” being played live for the first time. Very special guests on the 2022 dates will be Trivium on all dates between El Paso and Spokane, and then Within Temptation on all dates from Sioux Falls to Tampa.

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Trivium Announces Two Livestream Events from “The Hangar” HQ


Trivium has announced two livestream events from their new headquarters in Florida, dubbed “The Hangar.” The band has been sharing a series of live in the studio videos, but this livestream series is a going to be sick! This is the official streaming follow-up to 2020’s massively successful A Light Or A Distant Mirror streamed event. While the band did conduct several free streaming events after the fact, this is the official follow-up. Pre-show performances will come from Fit For An Autopsy. More info and tickets are avaialble below!

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Watch Trivium Perform “Feast of Fire (Live from The Hangar)”


Trivium shared a new video performance live from their new headquarters, recording, and streaming studio in Florida, “The Hangar.” Watch the band play “Feast of Fire (Live from The Hangar)” from their new albumIn The Court of The Dragon (Roadrunner Records) right now!

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Watch Metallica, Korn, Slayer, System Of A Down, Anthrax, Exodus, Halestorm, and More Wish Machine Head a Happy 30th Anniversary


Luminaries from across Metal and Rock have recorded video greetings to wish Machine Head a happy 30th anniversary. The band was founded in Oakland, California after founder Robb Flynn left the Bay Area Thrash band Vio-lence in 1990. Luminaries from across Metal and Rock have recorded video greetings to wish Machine Head a happy 30th anniversary. The band was founded in Oakland, California after founder Robb Flynn left the Bay Area Thrash band Vio-lence in 1990. Among the artists well wishing are members of of Metallica, Korn, Slayer, System Of A Down, Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, Testament, Exodus, Behemoth, Lamb Of God, Halestorm, Trivium, Fear Factory, Kreator, Hatebreed, Black Stone Cherry, Death Angel, Fit For An Autopsy, Repentance, Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood, and many others. The band also released a 30th anniversary shirt via their merch company which you can order below. Watch the clip here

“Let freedom ring with a shotgun blast!”
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FESTIVAL RECAP: Blue Ridge Rock Fest – Blue Ridge Amphitheater – Danville, Virginia


Massive music festivals are commonplace now, but they were far and few between fifty years ago. They are hard to produce well, but can be great moments in time for fans and musical artists. For every Lollapalooza, Wacken, and Ozzfest, we have Altamont, Woodstock 1999, and Fyre Fest as well. No festival sets out to fail or do harm and hurt the trust of fans, but sometimes that happens. Blue Ridge Rock Fest, as it turns out, became a perfect storm of too many fans, too small a town, to support those fans. Purpose Driven events had put on severa

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