Slipknot Books More Headline Dates for Their 2020 Headline Tour

Slipknot have announced two more headline dates in Germany in August 2020. The band will perform at Cologne’s Stadium on July 31st and at Berlin’s Waldbühne on August 7th. These are in addition to the already announced three shows in Hamburg, Berlin, and Dortmund in February. They will also perform at Wacken Open Air on August 1st. Tickets for the two new shows will be available via Samsung/Telekom pre-sale from 10am CET on Thursday 19th December, via Ticketmaster pre-sale from 12pm CET on Thursday 19th December, and will then go on general sale at 10am CET, Friday 20th December. The band recently announced Knotfest UK and Knotfest At Sea for next Summer as well. Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 66 – Alex and Nishod of The Offering Make Music Their “Home”

Ghost Cult caught up earlier in the year Alex and Nishod of the up and coming genre smashers The Offering. Unabashedly blending every major style of heavy music, Death Metal, Thrash, Progressive, Hardcore and even Nu Metal, and doing it well,  the band displays all their many talents on their debut album Home (Century Media). We chatted about how the band formed, the making of their album, working with producer Fredrik Nordström (Opeth, Arch Enemy, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects), how they write music, the groups take on arranging music, performing at Wacken Open Air,  and much more. This definitely a young band worth checking out! Check out the podcast and purchase and stream the album here. Continue reading

Slipknot Announced as One of The Headliners of Wacken 2020

In a surprise post on Halloween, Slipknot has been announced as one of the headliners of Wacken Open Air 2020, along with Judas Priest and Amon Amarth. Slipknot is touring the world behind their global smash album We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner Records), released this past summer. One year ago the band launched their current album cycle with the non-album track ‘All Out Life’! Continue reading

The Punk Rock MBA Examines Why “Rock Is Dying”

The Punk Rock MBA has made a living (actually) on their ‘What Killed the Genre” series of videos on their YouTube channel. Now he has posted a new video making a case for the fact that Rock is Dying or already dead if you watch the video. He makes a fair, data-driven case. Of course, he is talking about mass appeal and popularity, the rock and metal underground has never been stronger in our opinion. He mentions Slipknot, Metallica, Tool, Blink-182, Ghost, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit, The Used, but also Travis Scott (and Kylie Jenner), Riot Fest, Download Festival, Self-Help Fest, Wacken Open Air, and more. Continue reading

Judas Priest Announces Wacken 2020 Headline Slot, 50th Anniversary Tour Kickoff

Judas Priest will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year and will kick off a celebratory world tour next spring/summer, which will include Wacken 2020. The venerable music festival will see the Priest headline along with Amon Amarth, Sodom (Agent Orange set), Mercyful Fate reunion tour, Hypocrisy, Death Angel, At The Gates (Slaughter of the Soul 25th anniversary set) Venom, Sick of It All, Beast in Black, Nervosa and many more to come! Judas Priest co-founder Ian Hill recently joined Ghost Cult for an interview and discussed the potential world tour, which you can hear below. Continue reading

Watch Borknagar Perform “Colossus” at Wacken Open Air 2009

Wacken Open Air continues to rock their archives, sharing pro-shot videos from their decades of festivals. Watch this clip of Borknagar performing ‘Colossus’ at WOA 2019! Continue reading

Life of Agony To Continue “River Runs Red” Story on New Album

Life of Agony is in the studio, recording their new album, due out later in 2019 via Napalm Records. After releasing an ominous teaser, the band has confirmed that their new album will be a continuation of the story of the teenager from their classic 1993 album River Runs Red (Roadrunner) story. The teaser asks “what if he survived”, which will be the concept of the album. The band has some tour dates booked, including a special show in New York with Overkill his May, and Wacken Open Air in August. River Runs Red turned twenty-five years old in 2018. Also, watch our interview below with Alan Robert, where he discusses the new album. Continue reading