Rock and Metal kings Alice In Chains are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their epic album Dirt (Columbia)! The album definitely catapulted the band to all-time great status, charted several singles, had videos that dominated regular rotation on MTV, when they played videos and had Headbangers Ball, and led to major tours all over the world. The impact of the music was huge, and it was to be the last album made with bassist MikeStarr (RIP), who was dismissed from the band soon after. Continue reading →
Catalan post-Rock masters Foscor have surprised and delighted us with their new cover of the Alice in Chains song “Would?” – an iconic track from the heyday of grunge and American rock. Released from both the original soundtrack to Singles and the band’s landmark album Dirt (both celebrating a 30th anniversary in 2022 (AIC this week), the song is epic. In Foscor’s hands they transform the track into a post-Rock masterpiece with other elements not heard in the original (nods to doom metal and black metal), but undeniably remains Foscor sounding. Listen to the cover via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel below.
TheGlacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also vinyl)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. Nik and Keefy went all in on the relaunch of Metallica Subscription Club and and they unbox, spin, and review the first release – “Blackened 2022!”
Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 drops next week from Netflix, on January 18th, 2019 and promised to be a further step up from the already impressive debut in 2018. Starring Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) The new trailer, the second so far, is a revealing look at the character arcs for the new season and the challenges Frank Castle faces. It also features Alice In Chains all-time classic song “Would?”, which turned twenty-five years old last year, along with the album Dirt. Famously the original Season 1 trailer for the show featured Metallica’s ‘One’. The Netflix Marvel shows, which are winding down their run with Punisher and Jessica Jones Season 3 have frequently used rock and metal classics in the trailers and the occasionally the shows. Watch the trailer below right now and get pumped!
With the exception of Metallica, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana, no other band helped shape the tenor of mainstream 1990s rock and metal in terms of influence than Alice In Chains. Twenty-five years ago today the landmark album, Dirt was born via Columbia Records. Not only was it the bands commercial breakthrough, but it was their creative zenith in many ways, establishing them as a leader in the genre. Ghost Cult Magazine takes a look back at the album on the anniversary of its release.Continue reading →
Alice In Chains was one of the headliners of last weekends’ Second Annual Rock Allegiance Festival at Talon Energy Stadium, in Chester, PA near Philadelphia. They band played a great set including hits like their 1992 song ‘Would’ from their landmark album Dirt (Columbia). Continue reading →