Wacken Open Air’s Wacken World Wide Livestream is a Huge Sucess

The organizers of Wacken Open Air and Telekom realized the world’s first mixed reality festival was a massive success with 11 million live-content-views views. From Rio to Wacken to Tokyo: Millions of metal fans and music enthusiasts celebrated the first edition of Wacken World Wide last weekend. The organizers of Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) and Telekom developed the world’s first mixed-reality-festival. Metal icons such as Sabaton, Heaven Shall Burn, Kreator, Blind Guardian, In Extremo, Hämatom and Beyond The Black performed spectacular live shows on an innovative XR stage specifically built for this event. In addition to these and many more W:O:A favorites as well as promising newcomers, numerous interactive activities and specials were part of the overall programme.   Continue reading

Ten Years Gone: Peter Steele – 1962 – 2010

It’s hard to believe it has been a decade since Peter Steele passed away in 2010. His death has left a gaping wound in the soul of the music world that can never be repaired. Peter’s memory lives on in his music and the iconic moments that he created with Type O Negative and Carnivore. We created a detailed memorial post last year, which you can read below. Jam some of Peter’s music today in his honor. Rest in Power Peter! 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

CONTEST: Time is Running Out To See Vltimas (ex-Mayhem, ex-Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy) in London

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Time is running out in the Ghost Cult contest to win tickets to see Death Metal supergroup Vltimas, featuring Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-Mayhem, Aura Noir), David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel) and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) at an EXCLUSIVE concert in London on 21st of June at Underworld! The band released their excellent new album, Something Wicked Marches In,  this spring via Season of Mist. The band has booked festival dates like Copenhell, Tons of Rock and Wacken and  Ghost Cult is giving away tickets for you and a friend, plus a digipak CD version of the album. To enter just like and share our Facebook post for the contest and tag a friend you want to bring! Winners will be chosen at random, and the contest ends June 7th, so enter today! Continue reading

CONTEST: Win Tickets To See Vltimas (ex-Mayhem, ex-Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy) in London

2018 © Tina Korhonen/ www.tina-k.com

Death Metal supergroup Vltimas, featuring Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-Mayhem, Aura Noir), David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel) and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), released their excellent new album, Something Wicked Marches In, last month via Season of Mist. The band has booked festival dates like Copenhell, Tons of Rock and Wacken and an EXCLUSIVE concert in London on 21st of June at Underworld! Ghost Cult is giving away tickets for you and a friend, plus a digipak CD version of the album. To enter just share our Facebook post for the contest and tag a friend! Winners will be chosen at random so enter today! Continue reading

Remembering Peter Steele of Type O Negative 1962 – 2010

April 14th is a hard day for fans of Type of Negative, as we continue to mourn the loss of legendary frontman Peter Steele who died on this day in 2010. He was only 48 years old. He would have turned 57 this year. Join us as we recall the life and musical legacy of the titan from the 1990s.

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Danzig Kicks Off UK Tour Dates Tonight

Danzig has embarked on his solo career 30th Anniversary tour with his appearance The run began at Wacken Open Air where Danzig headlined on the main stage. They will complete their tour run with a headline performance at Brutal Assault Festival on August, 11th in Jaromer, Czech Republic. Iconic gothic doom metal band Paradise Lost is the direct support for the two exclusive UK shows. Dates are on sale now at the ticket links below. Danzig’s latest studio album Black Laden Crown was released in May 2017. In the meantime, enjoy some classic Danzig mashups and memes to get in the spirit! Continue reading

Two Elderly Men Escape Their Nursing Home To Hang Out At Wacken Open Air

Wacken Open Air’s 2018 festival just concluded and by all reports, it was another banger. In a news story reported by Deutsche Welle, two elderly German men escaped from their nursing home on to attend the first day of Wacken Open Air festival on Friday, August 3rd. The nursing home contacted the police after it discovered that the men were missing from the facility. The men were later found at 3 a.m. at the heavy metal festival, which celebrated its 29th anniversary this year. Wacken Open Air sold out once again, with more than 75,000 metal fans in attendance. Headliners include Judas Priest, Danzig, Hatebreed, In Flames, Running Wild and Arch Enemy. Continue reading

Peter Steele Passed Away Eight Years Ago Today

As we do every day of the year here at Ghost Cult, we celebrate the life and work of Peter Steele from Type O Negative, who passed away on this date (4/14) in 2010. We remember him especially on the day of his passing, and his birth, January 4th, but really all the time. Carry Peter with you today, and if he affected you personally with his music in Type O or Carnivore, or just in some special way. Share it with others to keep his memory alive. You can see a bunch of retrospective content below.  Continue reading