Scott and Zack of Bloodgate Talk “Solace in Mourning” – and Shocking Avenged Sevenfold Fans!


Scott and Zack of Bloodgate chatted with Ghost Cult a while back with Keefy to discuss their new album Solace in Mourning – out now! The band discussed their changes over the years, the make-up of the band with some lineup changes over time, their return to touring, and recounting the time they opened for Avenged Sevenfold, and Volbeat!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Ghost – Volbeat – Twin Temple: Live at The Reno Events Center


With a wave of excitement you could feel in the brisk winter air, fans filed into the Reno Events Center for the first date of the Ghost and Volbeat co-headline tour kickoff show. Ghost had been through town right before the pandemic began, and for a lot of fans I talked to, this was their first show back. Not only is the band a singularly interesting and creative Heavy Metal band, their faithful followers are fast becoming legends on their own for their voracious appetites for all things Ghost. And they didn’t disappoint on this night, many dressed in costumes and churchly garb, as a tribute. Over ten years in existence, the rapport between the band and flock has been inspiring to watch them bloom over time.

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Volbeat Pulls Out of Tonight’s Show with Ghost After Drummer Jon Larsen Tests Positive for COVID-19


Volbeat has canceled its appearance at tonight’s (Friday, January 29) concert with Ghost at Ford Idaho Center Arena in Nampa, Idaho after the band’s drummer, Jon Larsen, tested positive for COVID-19. Volbeat is expected to resume its co-headlining U.S. tour omorrow night (Saturday, January 29) at Portland, Oregon’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum, with former Slayer, Testament, and Anthrax drummer Jon Dette filling in. Ghost and Twin Temple will still play tonight.

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Watch Ghost Perform New Songs and Classics at Their Tour Kickoff Date in Reno


Ghost kicked off their new tour of the United States in Reno, Nevada tonight (January 25th, 2022) with Volbeat and Twin Temple. Ghost Cult was in attendance and it was an amazing good time with great music, excellent production value in a good setting at the Reno Events Center. In addition to their many hits, Ghost debuted the appearance of Papa Emeritus IV, seen in his full new costume during “Year Zero,” the live debut of the new steampunk Nameless Ghouls and Ghoulettes, and performed several brand new songs and songs performed for the first time ever including “Imperium,” “Kaisariong,” and their cover of Metallica’s classic “Enter Sandman.” They didn’t not perform their latest single – the just released “Call Me Little Sunshine” from their upcoming new album, Impera (Loma Vista Recordings). Watch fan-filmed video of Ghost’s performance.

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Ghost To Perform on Jimmy Kimmel This Week, New Tour Kicks-Off Soon


Heavy Metal band Ghost will be perform this week on the Thursday, January 20 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, airing at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC. The band will kick-off a US headline tour with Volbeat and special guests Twin Templenext week The trek will kick off on January 25th in Reno, Nevada and conclude on March 3rd in Anaheim, California. The band put our theiur new “Hunster’s Moon” single in October of 2021.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Volbeat – Servant of the Mind


At what point do we (I? Is it just me by now…? in which case, I’ll get with the programme asap!) change our default position that bands twenty years deep into their careers shouldn’t be producing their best stuff in a heavy music arena? Cos it’s bollocks. Our staff voted-for album of the year top 3 picks for this year to prove it. The last ten years of evidence proves it. A whole plethora of written-off bands pushing well into their second, third, even fourth, decade with career best releases prove it. There’s a pervading feeling that age dilutes quality and / or heaviness, yet nothing could be further than the truth. Particularly in the Volbeat camp, because, Servant of the Mind (EMI), their twentieth anniversary and eighth studio release, is their best to date. Form is temporary when class is permanent.Continue reading


Volbeat Shares New Single and Lyric Video for “Becoming” – Special London Headline Gig Announced


Volbeat shared a new single and lyric video “Becoming”, their third from their upcoming new album Servant Of The Mind due out on December 3rd via EMI Records. The band annouced a special London headline show next spring. The intimate show in London ahead of their June 2022 Download Festival performance, where they play directly underneath headliners Biffy Clyro and Korn on Sunday’s main stage. The one-off London date will take place at the 800-capacity O2 Academy Islington venue on May 21st, 2022, a giant underplay for the band who have previously sold out the 48,250 capacity Telia Parken stadium back home in Denmark. Tickets are expected to sell out rapidly when they go on sale. Watch the clip, and pre-order the album now to get your first crack at tickets! Continue reading


Aftershock 2021 Announces Running Order and Onsite Experiences


Coming up next week in Sacramento, California, the sold-out Aftershock Festival has announced their full weekend performance times and running order, Onsite Experiences, and Food & Beverage Offerings for the four day long music fest. Metallica will headline two nights with The Original Misfits, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Anthrax, Machine Gun Kelly, Rise Against, Volbeat, Testament, Gojira, Mastodon, Seether, Mudvayne, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise, Mammoth WVH, and tons more bands. It takes place October 7-10 Festival at Discovery Park!

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