Rock and Shock Festival Disbands

Sad news on the Festival and Convention front as the long-running Rock and Shock Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts has disbanded after 15 years. The announcement was made in a post to social media about the festival canceling all further festivals. The fest paired the best Horror convention and concert series in the USA and made use of both the famous Worcester Palladium venue and the convention center at the DCU Center up the block. Ghost Cult covered many Rock N Shock fests which featured incredible conventions, horror celebrities, amazing vendors , indie films,  headliners such as Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Disturbed, Danzig (including a pre-reunion Misfits headline set with Doyle), ICP, Ministry, GWAR, King Diamond, Type O Negative, Lordi, Disturbed,  Mushroomhead, Voivod, Amorphis, Twiztid, Dark Tranquility, Hatebreed, Devildriver, Motionless In White, Death Grips, Superjoint, Wednesday 13, Sabaton, Prong, Witch Mountain, Sanctuary, Soilwork, OTEP, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Cavalera, Conspiracy, Anthrax, Overkill, Misfits, and more! Continue reading

GWAR to Kickoff European Tour with Voivod Tonight

The Alien Overlords in GWAR are invading Europe beginning tonight! They will be joined by prog metal masters Voivod. The “Use Your Collusion” European Tour starts in Bochum, Germany at Matrix. Voivod will provide support for the tour which runs through December 14th in Zurich, Switzerland. A complete list of dates can be found below. Watch this tour teaser now! Continue reading

GWAR Books First European Dates in 10 Years: Support to Come from Voivod

GWAR has not done a proper tour of Europe in almost a decade, but htat will change when they bring their amazing show to Europe this fall! Direct support to come from Voivod. All tickets will be available for purchase at the link below. Pre-sales begin today and the general public on-sale is set for August 16th, 9:00am GMT. Continue reading

Relapse Records Drops Tau Cross and The Band Responds

Earlier in the week Relapse Records dropped underground supergroup (Amebix, Voivod, Misery, War/Plague) Tau Cross who were about to release their anticipated third album Messengers Of Deception. The label pulled their new album from the release schedule and removed all tracks by the band from Digital Service Providers (DSPs) and YouTube. The reason the band was summarily dropped was due to bassist/frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller, who “prominently thanked” Gerard Menuhin, a writer whose 2015 book, Tell The Truth And Shame The Devil, is said to reject many of the official and popular accounts of World War II in the liner notes of the new album. Relapse manager Rennie Jaffe released a statement explaining that the company chose to sever its relationship. The band responded last night that they had no knowledge of Miller’s thank yous and they were “blindsided” by this news. Read both statements below. Miller has, as yet, made no comments. We’ll keep following this story as it develops.  Continue reading

REVIEW: Maryland Deathfest 2019

Maryland Deathfest held their annual festival in the venerable city of Baltimore a few weeks back. The four-day is one of the best-run independent underground metal festivals in the world. As usual Ghost Cult was on hand for the festivities, with Hillarie Jason bringing you her spectacular eye on bands through photos.  Continue reading

Revocation Books co-Headline Tour With Voivod, featuring Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, and Conjurer

Death Metal greats Revocation have booked a co-Headline Tour With Voivod, featuring Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, and Conjurer. Revocation will perform their recent album The Outer Ones (Metal Blade), in full at every date. See below for all dates! Continue reading

Tronos – Celestial Mechanics

Tronos is a side-project born of many late-night conversations between the two of the more prolific creative forces in underground metal, Napalm Death legend Shane Embury and legendary producer Russ Russell. Joining them is the equally talented Dirk Verbeuren on drums, Billy Gould, Troy Sanders and Dan Lilker on bass and vocals by Snake from Voivod – there’s no shortage of talent on display here. Continue reading