Volbeat Books Co-Headline Tour With Godsmack

 


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Volbeat who are releasing a new live album, this week have booked a spring tour of the USA for 2019 with Godsmack. Additionally, two tiers of enhanced experiences will be available for these dates, a “Meet & Greet + Backstage Tour Experience” and a “Fast Track + Early Entry Package,” and full information is available here. Tickets for these newly announced dates will go on sale here on Friday, December 14th at 10am Local Time, (with the exceptions of Omaha, which will go on-sale on Friday, Dec. 14 at 1pm Local Time, Edmonton and Abbortsford which will both go on-sale on Friday, Dec. 14 at 12PM Local Time, and Saskatoon which will go on-sale Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10am Local Time). Continue reading

Within Temptation Share New Single, Announce New Album “Resist”

 

Legendary rock and metal band Within Temptation have announced that they have signed a new worldwide record deal with Universal Music Germany, partnering with Spinefarm Records for the USA and UK. Their new album Resist is coming this December 14th, and the band just released the first single and lyric video ‘The Reckoning’ featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, which you can jam out to now! The band also announced pre-orders and tour dates for this fall as well. Continue reading

Anthrax To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of “State Of Euphoria” This Fall

Anthrax’s 1988 album State Of Euphoria is getting a deluxe reissue this fall from Island Records/Ume/Universal Music. The package was shepherded by drummer Charlie Benante and will consist of two discs: Disc One is the fully remastered album, all of the B-sides originally released in conjunction with the album, and ‘Antisocial’ recorded live in London at the Hammersmith Odeon in March of 1989. Disc Two, “Charlie’s Archives”, is a real treasure trove for fans as it puts you right in the room with the band as the album’s songs evolved. The package also includes a 20-page booklet that will take you right back to the time of the album’s release. The album will also be issued as a 2-LP set on standard black vinyl and limited edition red and yellow colored vinyl. Both versions are available for pre-order now. Continue reading

Hear Marilyn Manson And Rob Zombie Cover “Come Together” By The Beatles

In honor of kicking off their Twins Of Evil tour, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie have released a collaborative track! Watch This video fo them covering The Beatles psychedelic classic jam ‘Come Together’ Continue reading

Guns N Roses “Appetite For Destruction” Re-Enters The Billboard Charts After 30 Years

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

We don’t usually pay attention to charts here at Ghost Cult, but sometimes you have to take notice of a groundbreaking event. Billboard reports that Guns N’ Roses’ classic 1987 debut album, Appetite For Destruction, has returned to the top 10 on the Billboard Billboard 200 chart after more than 29 years. The LP re-entered the chart at No. 10, following its Locked N’ Loaded Edition reissue on June 29. Continue reading

Turbowolf Releasing Two Hands In April

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Bristolian alt-rockers Turbowolf will release their second album Two Hands on April 7, 2015 via Universal Music under the joint venture between Spinefarm Records and Search & Destroy. Watch their video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY7zqDemqZo

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Rob Zombie – The Zombie Horror Picture Show (DVD)

 

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A DVD from rock showman, master of horror and satanic circus leader Rob Zombie means much in the way of monsters, pyro and fans dressed as the cast of Zombie’s films. All footage is culled from enormous open air show in Texas the atmosphere of which is palpable. Zombie’s vocals may differ wildly in sound from the way they do on his albums but that hardly matters when you consider he has never been a spectacular vocalist to begin with. Indeed it’s all about the full on gonzo theatrics which we have come to know and love and on that score he does not disappoint.

 

The set features all the devilman’s greatest hits The Zombie Horror Picture Show (Universal Music) gives us great performances of dancefloor fillers like ‘Living Dead Girl’ and ‘Sick Bubblegum’ as well as White Zombie cuts like ‘Supercharger Heaven’. Giant pseudo pornographic projections and some clever camera work make this a feast for the eyes, particularly where the psychedelic reflective images are cleverly employed.

 

Yet while the presentation is largely of a high standard which gives you a very real live concert experience, the absence of any extras is pretty disappointing. Save the gallery of images of the band to thumb through there are no interviews, backstage footage, music videos or any other titbits to tempt you into parting with your hard earned cash.

 

What there is however is lots of shots of bare breasted women which feels unnecessarily tacky. Indeed there is so much footage of topless women in the audience you have to wonder if the roaming cameraman had worked in the glamour industry. At the risk of sounding prudish, there is enough cheap titillation on this DVD without the bare fresh to grope at.

 

At least the camera work is particularly clever following Zombie as he walks through the audience during John5’s solo break in ‘Thunderkiss `65’. The Zombie Horror Picture Show was never going to be a high art concert experience granted but you get the feeling that a guy like Zombie who is famous for his attention to detail and presentation has allowed standards to slip just a little.

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