Wolfmother Surprise Releases New Album “Rock ‘N’ Roll Baby”

06/10/19, Irving Plaza, NYC. Ghost Cult Magazine.

Wolfmother, the band featuring lone original member and founder Andrew Stockdale, has surprised dropped a new album in time for 2020. The album went live on Spotify and other DSPs over the holiday and is live now at the link below. Stockdale posted to Facebook a personal message about the new music and celebrating one year of sobriety. The band started to drop new singles a few days before the end of the year. Wolfmother will soon participate in a series of charity concerts to raise money to support victims of the Australian brushfires. Continue reading

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Tons of Rock 2019

After six years at the Fredriksten Fortress in at Halden Norway, it was clear Tons of Rock needed more space. So here we are in the biggest city in Norway, Oslo, at the new home for the festival. From my American point of view, this was wonderful to see so many bands I have enjoyed but haven’t made it across the sea. With three stages and forty bands, two of the said stages named in honor of famous Norwegian expressionist artist Edvard Munch. The Scream and Vampire had an electric mix of hard and most styles of metal. In addition to the campgrounds, there was plenty of rides, painted art and music for sale to browse on these bright and sunny Oslo days. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Tons of Rock 2019

We are just hours away from the start of Norway’s biggest Rock and Metal Festival of the Year, Tons of Rock! Ghost Cult will be on hand to cover the sights and sounds of the fest and bring you coverage via our socials as well as a full review and photo set after the festival. Check out our preview of the can’t miss bands each day! Taking place from 27-to the 29th of June at Ekebergsletta in Oslo, Norway, the successful festival entered into a partnership earlier this year with Live Nation Norway, for this and future editions of the festival! There was a pre-party last night at the Oslo Opera House where Accept performed with a Symphony Orchestra! In addition to camping, the festival has food, its own craft Beer Tonf of Pils, a metal marketplace and much more. Continue reading

Riot Fest 2018 Announces Daily Lineups, Single Day Tickets On Sale Now.

Riot Fest 2018 approaches next weekend and the bill looks stacked! The lineup features Weezer, Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Run The Jewels, Incubus, Young The Giant, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. Now. Riot Fest takes place September 14th-16th at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Continue reading

Blink 182, Beck, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Bad Religion And More Booked For Riot Fest

 

Riot Fest had their big reveal last night, announcing the first and main wave of bands for this coming September in Chicago. Held September 14th-16th at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL the headliners include Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Incubus, Young The Giant, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading

Audio: Wolfmother Streams New Single – Gypsy Caravan

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Rockers Wolfmother has released a new single for streaming from their forthcoming album Victorious (Universal Music Group). The track ‘Gypsy Caravan’ can be heard at this link or below:

Frontman Andrew Stockdale commented on the creative process for the new album:

“Back in the early days, I’d play guitar, bass, and drums and then present the ideas to the band and we’d work on the arrangement together,” he says. “I thought it would be cool to get back to demoing ideas by myself and playing everything. It’s a good way to do things because it can make the style more cohesive.”

Stockdale wrote the album himself playing guitar and bass. For the recording sessions he brought in Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, A Perfect Circle) and Joey Waronker (AIR, Beck, Rem) to split drum duties.

Stockdale continued to wax about the sound of Victorious:

We wanted to get back to that big sound. The album is a balance of garage-y energy and big production. It’s wild, energetic … perfect for a festival main stage.”

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Victorious was tracked at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with two-time Grammy-winning producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Ac/Dc, Chris Cornell, Bruce Springsteen).

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Rock N Derby Festival Features Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm And More

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Upstate New York will be the site of the 2016 Rock `N Derby featuring three days of demolition derby action and killer bands. Sponsored by SLP Concerts and GameLoud , among the already announced lineup Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm, Megadeth, Sixx: A.M., Lamb Of God, Clutch, Anthrax, Ghost, Wolfmother, Sevendust, Dokken, Trivium, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Scott Stapp (Creed), Pop Evil, Thy Art Is Murder, Currents, Wild Throne and 40 more bands TBD. In addition to the derby fun, there will be wrestling, camping and 24/7 food and vendors too. The festival takes place at Schaghticoke Fairgrounds – 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd, Schaghticoke, NY, near Albany and tickets are on sale now, with packages and VIP info detailed below:

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

WEEKEND GENERAL ADMISSION

Tickets

Prices start at $119.00

TWO DAY GENERAL ADMISSION

Tickets

Prices start at $89.99

CHILDREN TICKETS (12 and under)

*Children under 16 need a guardian to attend

SINGLE DAY $29.99

TWO DAY $54.99

WEEKEND $74.99

DEMOLITION DERBY GENERAL ADMISSION

Single Day (Saturday and Sunday) $29.99 PER DAY

ON-SITE CAMPING – PRICES & PACKAGES

2 PERSON (10×30) $120.00

4 PERSON (20×40) $180.00

6 PERSON (20×40) $200

6 PERSON RV (20×40) $225.00 (no hook up)

6 PERSON RV (20×40) $325.00 (with hook up)

ADD ONS:

ADDITIONAL PARKING $29.99

10×10 TENT w/ SIDES $150.00

COTS $65.00

SLEEPING BAGS $40.00

LOCKER RENTALS $20.00 PER DAY or $50.00 WEEKEND RENTAL

VIP PACKAGES (Powered by Soundrink, 21+ ONLY)

RV PACKAGE – $6,599.99 (11 AVAILABLE)

Six (6) VIP Weekend Passes & Lanyard

$250.00 in Stock Food & Drink (alcohol served to 21+ only)

Gift Box of Festival Merch

Access to Monster Energy Artist Bar’n

Artist Meet and Greet

Pre & After Party Access

6 Pit Pass for Demo Derby

Six Festival Sleeping Bags

CABANA PACKAGE – $3,499.99 (10 AVAILABLE)

Six (6) VIP Weekend Passes & Lanyard

Six Pack of Craft Beer Per Day

Gift Box of Festival Merch

Access to Monster Energy Artist Bar’n

Artist Meet and Greet

Pre & After Party Access

6 Pit Pass for Demo Derby

For more information on, including FAQ, directions, parking tips, hotel information, vending and more, please visit:

Rock’n Derby online

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