PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 4-19-24

Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Brendon Small of Deathklok Feature Interview (2024 Supercut)

You have two weeks left to catch the current tour from Metalocalypse – Dethklok and Brendon Small, with support from Dragonforce and Nekrogoblikon! Also, catch them for two special Bay area shows with Baabymetal!

In 2023 to promote the then new Dethklok albums and movie (Water Tower Music), Brendon did a long interview with Omar Cordy that we broke up into two parts. Enjoy this supercut by Omar of both chats! Continue reading

King Dunn (King Buzzo of Melvins and Trevor Dunn) Release “Eat The Spray” Limited Vinyl and CDs

King Buzzo of Melvins and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, too many other bands to list) has released Eat The Spray, a 12” EP, for the first time on limited edition vinyl and unlimited CD. You can get it while they last at the links below. Frequent musical bedfellows, Buzzo and Dunn will embark on a tour of the USA and the UK/Europe this fall. It’s Buzzo’s second-ever solo headline tour and first time in 10 years our on the road. Buzz will perform acoustic every show, backed on upright bass by Dunn. Direct support in the USA will come from another former ally, JD Pinkus (Butthole Surfers). Both were members of Fantômas, and Dunn’s work as a part of Melvins Lite. Get the EP or CD now and get tickets to see them on this tour in a city near you! Melvins just released their new album, Tarantua Heart via Ipecac Recordings. Stay tuned for a new interview with Buzz and Ghost Cult, coming soon. Continue reading

G.B.I. (Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Charlie Benante and Scott Ian of Anthrax) Share their Video for “The Regulator”

From Left: Scott Ian, Dave Grohl, Charlie BenantePhoto credit: Greg Caputo

From Left: Scott Ian, Dave Grohl, Charlie Benante Photo credit: Greg Caputo

Credited as “GBI” – Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Charlie Benante, and Scott Ian (Anthrax) – released their Record Store Day 7 Inch single of “The Regulator” (Megaforce Records), the iconic Bad Brains song from the band’s self-titled 1982 debut album. Released as a Record Store Day seven-inch exclusive, only 6000 copies of the track were pressed, with all proceeds going towards healthcare for Bad Brains’ frontman Paul D. Hudson, better known as H.R., who suffers from rare, severe headaches known as SUNCT. Watch the video for “The Regulator” now!Continue reading

Iconic New York Hardcore Vocalist Eddie Leeway Pompino of Leeway Has Died


Sad news as legendary Leeway frontman Eddie Leeway has died. The news was shared on the Official Eddie Leeway Instagram that Eddie, Edward Anthony Pomponio, had passed in his sleep on April 19th, 2024. The post was immediately followed by an outpouring of love and grief in the comments from the Hardcore and Metal music community. Eddie had been in hospice care since March 30th as he battled cancer for over four years. In true Eddie fashion, he fought and was positive until the end. Leeway is one of the most distinctive and copied hardcore bands, but hard to replicate their sound due to Eddie’s unique vocal delivery. Funeral arrangements have been announced at the links below. RIP Eddie Leeway!Continue reading

PREVIEW: Record Store Day 2024 Essential Rock, Metal and Punk Releases

Another Record Store Day is upon us and we are still to bring you our pretty comprehensive list of what releases we think you should be picking up, and labels you ought to support. We get that commercialism and capitalism a kind of destroying the whole world, but at the same time if you love music, and if you especially love underground music, you want to support artists as hardcore as possible. The best way to do that is to put money in their pockets so they can keep doing what you love, and what they love. Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: HEATH – Pixel Grip – King Yoseph – Sacred Skin Live at August Hall

San Francisco on a Tuesday. I decided to walk downtown since it was a nice night as I jammed out to help with my earbuds all the way there from West Soma. It was already a long line to get in but the staff there is always excellent and usher people in quickly. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. Talks The “A-Side Graffiti” Album and Being An Elder Punk

In this episode, Ghost Cult Keefy chatted with Punk Rock legend Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. ! Their new album “A-Side Graffiti” is out now on Kitten Robot Records! Jack discussed the new album, his choices of cover songs, his love or RnB singers such as Amerie, working with Keith Morris of Circle Jerks , the many hats he wears such as actor – published author – screenwriter, and his memories if the classic 1980s Punk movie “Suburbia” by Penelope Spheeris! Continue reading

From Ashes To New Share a Single and Video for “One Foot In The Grave” Featuring Aaron Pauley (Of Mice and Men)

Alt-metallers, From Ashes To New, have announced the release of a digital deluxe edition of their 2023 concept album, Blackout. It comes out on June 07th, via the Better Noise Music record label. This news comes along with the release of their new single, “One Foot In The Grave” (featuring Aaron Pauley from Of Mice and Men),” accompanied by a music video directed by longtime collaborator JosiahX. Check it out below and read more from the band.
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