GIVEAWAY: Win Two Weekend Passes to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2024 from Ghost Cult!

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Ghost Cult and our partners in the Lambgoat Media Network are stoked to bring you the opportunity to win Two Weekend Passes to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2024. The festival features Killswitch Engage, Converge, Machine Head, Suicidal Tendencies, As I Lay Dying, Bane, Overkill, Better Lovers, Nails, the return of Year of The Knife, and more! Enter to win the giveaway at the links below and be sure to visit our friends at Lambgoat, This Day In Metal, Nu Metal Agenda, and Metal Insider! There are 5 chances to win between all five sites. Share with your friends to get more chances to win! This Giveaway is only for passes to the festival.* Enter at the form below! The giveaway is for residents of the USA only.Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Alunah Shares a New Single “Trickster of Time” – New Album Coming Soon


UK proto-Heavy Metal band Alunah has returned with a killer new single “Trickster of Time” – streaming today exclusively at Ghost Cult. Steeped in the tradition of the greatest heavy bands ever such as Black Sabbath, Coven, and others, Allunah is going to make an indelible mark on 2024 when they drop their new album Fever Dream, due out September 20th on Heavy Psych Sounds. Stream the track now and pre-order the album below! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Uprising – III


The artist known simply as W. may not reveal much in the way of an identity, but their musty Black Metal outfit Uprising hits the mark on so many different occasions on III (AOP Records). The strong synergy results in songs that sound like they’re performed by an entire band.Continue reading


Lamb of God Share a New Version of “Laid To Rest” – Remixed by HEALTH


With their groundbreaking album, Ashes of the Wake, turning 20 this August, Lamb of God have dropped a new version of the track “Laid To Rest,” remixed by industrial metallers HEALTH.  The deluxe, 20th anniversary edition of the album is coming August 30th, via Epic Records and Legacy Recordings. Besdies HEALTH, the re-release will feature new mixes by Justin K Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu), as well as demo and live versions of the album’s classic songs. Lamb Of God, who launch their Ashes of Leviathan co-headlining tour with Mastodon tomorrow in Austin, Texas.  
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ALBUM REVIEW: Ceremony of Silence – Hálios


Given that there’s a heatwave so severe that it was still close to ninety degrees well after sundown, it’s the most appropriate time of the year to review yet another Black Metal record from somewhere in Europe (Slovakia to be exact).Continue reading


Tiamat, Tsjuder, Necrophobic, Schwein and Vorbid Booked for Inferno Festival Norway



Inferno Festival Norway has just revealed the second wave of bands for its 2025 edition. Tsjuder, Tiamat, Necrophobic, Schwein and Vorbid join the lineup for the event, set to take place in Oslo (NO) from April 17-20. Keep reading below to find out more.
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Blacklite District Gears Up for Second Leg of Red Carpet Tour



Kyle Pfeiffer‘s Blacklite District is getting ready for the next wave of The Red Carpet Tour, kicking off September 06th, in Des Moines, IA. He also has a new video on the horizon, for the title track of his latest album, You Can Do Better. As with the album’s first single, “I Try Today,” the video was created in collaboration with Minecraft video creator, Rainimator. Head into the article below for live listings and more.
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Shelf Lives Share Their Single and Video “Where Did I Go?” – New EP “No Idea” Coming Soon



London-based punk duo, Shelf Lives, have just released another new single and music video, “Where Did I Go?,” written with Dan Smith of Noisettes. It is the band’s second release of 2024, following their previous track, “Uncle Fred.” Shelf Lives have also announced an October 23rd release date for their upcoming EP No Idea. Check out the new video and more below.
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Nirvana’s 1990s Classic Song “Heart Shaped Box” Heard in The Season 4 Finale of “The Boys”


The Boys Season 4 just had its epic finale on Amazon. Over the final scenes and end credits of the episode Nirvana’s 1990s classic song “Heart Shaped Box” could be heard. The track comes from In Utero (DGC Records) album, which has its 30th anniversary last year and saw a deluxe boxed set both as a vinyl boxed set and DSPs. The song has been one of the most covered Nirvana songs, used especially in television and movies. Continue reading


Ghost Cult Photographer and Writer Rick Triana Has Passed Away


We are devastated by the news that our friend and photographer Rick Triana passed away, yesterday, July 16th 2024. No further information is available, but friends of Rick’s confirmed his death as posts on social media began appearing online. Rick was a valued member of Ghost Cult’s live coverage team for many years covering essential tours such as Korn, Ghost, Megadeth, Guns N Roses, The Dixie Dregs, Sons of Apollo, FFDP, Anthrax, Machine Head, Richie Kotzen, Zack Wylde and Black Label Society, and festivals like Louder Than Life, and even the Shiprocked cruise. Rick was also an excellent interviewer of bands such as Halestorm, Seether, and The Dead Deads, among others. Born in Chicago, and living in Phoenix for many years, Rick was a leader in the concert photography community when he was active. He was a huge fan of Rock and Metal all of his life, especially Progressive Rock. Rick loved Chicago sports teams like the Bears, and Cubs, and was a family man, and a supportive friend. He will be dearly missed. RIP Continue reading


Riot Fest Announces Single Day Band Lineup, Shuttle Service to RiotLand and the Community Band Contest


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Riot Fest, the iconic annual punk rock and alternative music festival, is excited to announce its 2024 daily lineup, shuttle service, a community band contest in the Lawndale & Little Village neighborhoods and more! This year’s festival will take place at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, from September 20-22nd, featuring 90+ bands over 3-days, and will feature RiotLand, an immersive “Choose Your Own Adventure” world that promises to elevate the festival experience to new heights. Riot Fest, while reluctant to leave its longtime home in Chicago, made the difficult decision to relocate due to issues with the Park District, which paved the way for RiotLand, a 3-day version of which will be explorable on the Riot Fest website starting tomorrow. Fans can double tap their way through the various locations in this punk rock town.Continue reading