PODCAST: EPISODE 26 – Zeal and Ardor Discusses The Journey of an Artist, and New Music

Ghost Cult caught up with Zeal & Ardor mastermind Manuel Gagneux backstage at Terminal 5 recently in New York City. We chatted with him about the bands’ current album Live In London (MVKA), touring, his approach to art, the arc of his career up to now, and his plans for new Z&A music and when he expects a release. Check it out! Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Sonic Temple 2019

The debut of the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival capped off the Danny Wimmer Presents 2019 spring festival season with sold-out crowds of 120,000 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH, May 17, 18 & 19. It was a fest for the ages and one of the best lineups in the history of “The Worlds Loudest Month”, the signature of Danny Wimmer Presents music festival experiences. In addition to massive performances from Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Ghost, Papa Roach and Lamb of God, the weekend offered one-of-a-kind art experiences, including legendary street artist RISK, art installations, live mural painting, live screen-printing and the popular Art Tent. The SiriusXM Comedy & Spoken Word Tent presented sets from Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, Tom Morello, Craig Gass, Nadya of Pussy Riot, and more. Continue reading

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival Releases Running Order

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival is set to debut in a few weeks, taking place May 17, 18 & 19, 2019 Event At MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, Ohio. The set times for the Music & Comedy Performances of the festival have been announced, which features Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon, Ghost, Papa Roach, Lamb of God, plus Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, Pauly Shore and more at SiriusXM Comedy & Spoken Word Tent. You can see the schedule below and download each day to your phone. The fest also released their mobile app so you don’t miss any of the action. Continue reading

Baroness Shares New Video and Song For “Seasons”

Baroness is currently on tour with Deafheaven and Zeal and Ardor. By all accounts, they are playing a few new songs live, as they prepare for the June release of their new album. Gold & Grey is due out on June 14th from the bands’ own label Abraxan Hymns. You can watch the new video for the stunning track “Seasons” right now. The clip takes fans behind-the-scenes into the recording for Gold & Grey, featuring pre-production footage from the singer/guitar player John Baizley’s Philadelphia basement studio. The bulk of the album was recorded at producer Dave Fridmann’s (The Flaming Lips, Mogwai) upstate New York Tarbox Road Studio. Continue reading

Zeal & Ardor – Live In London

For many people a live album is hardly worth bothering with. The performances can vary from being exact replicas of the studio recordings to blandly and barely played. However, a great live album is a thing of beauty, and any naysayers of the format are hard pressed to deny the electricity that jumps out of one’s speakers or headphones. Think of how enthralling Slipknot’s live material sounds, or how well crafted an Iron Maiden set-list can be and you’ll find the value in live recordings. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Black Mirrors – Top Albums Of 2018

One of the most exciting bands of 2018 has been Black Mirrors. Their summer release Look Into The Black Mirrors released via Napalm Records. The band has been kind enough to share their top albums of 2018 with Ghost Cult and our readers. Continue reading

Baroness Books Co-Headline Tour With Deafheaven, Zeal And Ardor To Open

Baroness has booked their first big tour of 2019 with dates co-headlining with Deafheaven. Zeal & Ardor will open all dates. It’s their first major tour of the USA in three years. Baroness is making progress on their new album, their fifth, due in 2019, and tickets go on sale this Friday 12/14 at 10 am local time. Continue reading