When We Were Hungry Festival Announces Its Cancellation


The inaugural When We Were Hungry Festival has announced its cancellation, due to unforeseen circumstances. The event was originally scheduled to take place on October 20 and 21 in Las Vegas at Rockstar Bar – Concert On The Green.is set to take place in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 at Rockstar Bar – Concert On The Green. The festival was to feature headlining performances from Black Flag, Madball, Secondhand Serenade and Every Avenue, the 18+ festival will cater to fans of punk rock, emo, and metal with some of the scene’s most popular acts from the past immersed with new up-and-coming talent.

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When We Were Hungry Festival Books Final Bands Doll Skin, Marked Life, and Forever For Now

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The inaugural When We Were Hungry Festival is set to take place in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 at Rockstar Bar – Concert On The Green. Featuring headlining performances from Black Flag, Madball, Secondhand Serenade and Every Avenue, the 18+ festival will cater to fans of punk rock, emo and metal with some of the scene’s most popular acts from the past immersed with new up-and-coming talent. The lineup has been finalized with the addition of Doll Skin, Marked Life and Battle of The Bands winners Forever For Now.

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Black Flag, Madball, Secondhand Serenade, Every Avenue and More Booked for When We Were Hungry Festival

When We Were Hungry Festival will take place in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 at the 3,000-capacity venue Rockstar Bar – Concert On The Green. The festival will highlight independent-focused acts that represent a who’s-who of the past and present rock, metal, punk and emo scene. The 2022 lineup will include headlining performances from punk rock icons Black Flag, legendary NY hardcore group Madball, emo rockers Secondhand Serenade and pop punk band Every Avenue plus more than 50 bands across two outdoor stages and one indoor stage over both days.

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November 23rd 2018 New Music Releases

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

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Record Store Day Black Friday Essentials

Record Store Day Black Friday not only supports artists and labels you love but it an opportunity to support small businesses, indie record shops and basically keep your scene alive, And if you can’t get out of the house, for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, don’t have a lot of money to spend, or just plain hate consumerism, consider heading over to our pals at Bandcamp and purchase even one track from one of your favorite bands. Consider joining Metal Bandcamp Gift Club or starting your own with friends. If you are participating in #RSDBlackFriday2018, Ghost Cult has you covered with our exhaustive list below.Continue reading

News + Tour: Unwritten Law Signs With Cybertracks + US Tour With Fenix TX

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Veteran Southern California melodic punk outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Cyber Tracks, the LA based recording label owned by NOFX guitarist El Hefe and his wife Jen Abeyta. View their official signing statement here.

Unwritten Law with El Hefe of NOFX and his wife Jen Abeyta.

Unwritten Law with El Hefe of NOFX and his wife Jen Abeyta.

Jen Abeyta said:

“Words cannot express how blessed we are to have the opportunity to work with such a monumental artist like Unwritten Law. This upcoming acoustic album is so unique, I’ve never heard anything like it before.”

El Hefe adds:

“I’m very excited to release this new album with Unwritten Law. I’ve always respected Scotty as a singer, and I have to say this is the best I’ve heard him sing. He sounds hungry.”

Scott Russo commented on the signing:

“Put it this way: These days and at this stage of my career, I only want to work with people I respect. As artists, innovators, and honest human beings, I found that in Hefe and Jen. Their words, and what they’ve already done have overshadowed any label I’ve had the displeasure of working for thus far. I know in my heart this is the right place for myself and my band. They not only see my vision, but are willing to truly see it through. I’ve been done with this acoustic record for a year and was looking for the right home, with the right spirit to put it out. I’ve found my/our home and people. I can’t wait for you all to see exactly what the fuck I’ve been up to. UL and Cyber Tracks have something I honestly believe is different, special and definitely unexpected. Love from the Law.”

Wade Youman adds:

“Signing to Cyber Tracks is fucking great. Scott and I have been on almost every major label there is. Now, we’re in relationship with friends we trust, respect, and are on the same page with. We finally have the creative freedom that we wanted all along. Nanu nanu.”

Unwritten Law has an extensive set of upcoming live dates with Fenix TX (except for shows noted) posted below:

Mar 09: Glass House – Pomona, CA
Mar 10: The Palladium – Los Angeles, CA (with Pennywise)
Mar 11: Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 19: 502 Bar – San Antonio, TX
Mar 22: Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
Mar 24: The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
Mar 25: Millikens Reef – Cape Canaveral, FL
Mar 26: Dixie Roadhouse – Cape Coral, FL
Mar 28: Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL
Mar 29: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar 30: Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Mar 31: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 01: Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
Apr 02: Marlin Room (Webster Hall) – New York City, NY
Apr 04: Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 05: The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Apr 06: A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
Apr 08: Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Apr 09: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
Apr 10: The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 11: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 12: PB & J’s – Reno, NV
Apr 13: Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Apr 14: The Federal – Long Beach, CA (No Fenix TX)
Apr 16: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA (No Fenix TX)

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Excited to finally let the cat out da bag || we finally found a home for the new #UnwrittenLaw acoustic record ||…

Posted by Unwritten Law on Thursday, December 10, 2015

Video Premiere: Sahhr – Slay The Saviour



USBM evil conjurers Sahhr have released their new video ‘Slay The Savior’ from their just released debut self-titled EP. Birthed into the world on Halloween, this California based group is made of members of notable bands such as Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Scarecrow and Unwritten Law. Ghost cult has partnered with our eternally devious comrades over at Earsplit PR for the premiere.

Watch the video below:


The impressive video was Co-Directed by Jamie Phillips & Dale Pavinski for “GORILLA Punk Productions”.

Guitarist Aarsoth says of the video—

“The video was shot in one day in an abandoned warehouse in the ghettos of LA. where a known serial killer had brought victims. There was dried blood and syringes everywhere. We broke in and just shot guerrilla style. It stunk of death, was over 100 degrees..all the cameras stopped working and the candles melted. Several of us were arrested as we finished..brilliant.”


Official Press Release:

With the official unveiling of their debut, self-titled three-track EP looming, Cvlt Nation offers up a taste of “Altar Of Maggots” from Los Angeles blackened death miscreants,SAHHR, for mass consumption.

Written by vocalist Ryllyeh and guitarist Aarsoth and recorded at Lot 54 Studio in Huntington Beach, California by Dylan-James Ehren Brock (Ghost Of Abel, Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Intestinal Buffet), SAHHR combines all the primary rudiments of black metal, death metal and metalcore into an infernal mix of unrepentant audio plague fit for fervent devotees of Watain, 1349, Goatwhore and Lamb Of God.

Relays Ryllyeh of the heinous hymn on deck, “‘Altar Of Maggots’ is a diabolical epic of anger, delivered in a concise, blackened package. An anti-theological anthem shouted to the war gods of old.”

Adds Cvlt Nation, “This song delivers a vastness of filth surround by melodic ghosts head banging to the pound of their grim drums!”

Featuring past and current members of Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Scarecrow and Unwritten Law, SAHHR formed earlier this year by singer/songwriter Ryllyeh. A veteran of the New York City punk and metal scenes since the early 1980s, Ryllyeh’s (AKA-Joe Truck, also a world renowned tattoo artist) past musical endeavors include time spent in ‘80s deathrock bands Scarecrow and Braineaters, the latter of which included ex-Samhain guitarist, Damien. He also plays bass and screams in doom heavyweights-Dowager. Ryllyeh united with guitarist Aarsoth earlier this year and instantly began composing what would become the trio of tracks occupying the EP.

Blackened is the end, but in the case of California’s SAHHR, that doesn’t mean a narrow artistic vision in getting there. Their debut self-titled EP deftly blends an unlikely mix of influences; each track begins in a completely different place than where it ultimately ends… Groove and grimness come together in a very cohesive way here. ‘Blackened’ can allow for far more experimentation and exploration of influences than committing fully to the corpse-painted antics of full-on black metal, and SAHHR are throwing an exciting combination of sounds at the wall. Luckily, all of it sticks, and we’re eager to hear where this band takes their sonic assault in the future.” – Metal Insider

Sahhr will be released digitally on October 31st, 2014 at THIS LOCATION and on CD via Domestic Genocide in November. A host of special Halloween in Hell.