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

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UPDATED: Win another pair of tickets to Riot Fest from Ghost Cult below!

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


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


Peter Hook and The Light Are Gearing Up for Their North American Tour


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Peter Hook & The Light are set to continue their worldwide tour, with a North American run. Starting at the end of August, and continuing to the end of September, they will play the Substance albums by Joy Division and New Order in full. Tickets for Toronto, Washington D.C., Boston, and Vancouver are no longer available but all other stops can still be purchased. Head into the article below for more information.
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PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 7-19-24


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Chat Pile Share a Single and Video for “I Am Dog Now” – New Album Coming Soon



Oklahoma City noise rockers, Chat Pile, have just launched their brand new single, “I Am Dog Now,” along with a music video, directed by Will Mecca. It comes from their new full-length, Cool World, the follow up to 2022’s breakout album God’s Country. The new 10-song LP is set for release on October 11th via The Flenser record label. Check out the new video and more below.
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Crobot Drop Their Single and Video “Obsidian” – New Album Coming Soon



Crobot are creeping towards the release of their new album, Obsidian, due out on September 13th, via Megaforce Records. Now, the band have just shared the album’s title track as a single and music video. They will also join up with CKY for a 16-date North American tour that kicks off September 12 in Nashville, TN at The Mil @ Cannery Hall. Check out the new video and more below.
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Atreyu Share Their Cover of Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” – New Album Coming Soon



American metalcore icons, Atreyu, will release a new album, The Pronoia Sessions, this Fall, via Spinefarm Records. It is a collection of eight reimagined hits, and two nostalgic tribute covers, coming out digitally on October 25th, and in physical formats November 8th. Just befor what would have been the late Chris Cornell‘s 60th birthday, the band have also shared the album’s first single, an emotional rendering of Audioslave‘s “Like A Stone.” Check it out below.
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Zeal and Ardor Share Their Single and Video “Hide In Shade” and Book North American Tour



Zeal & Ardor have just announced a headline North American tour, kicking off November 23rd, in Philadelphia, and wrapping December 18th in Dallas. Support on the run comes from Gaerea and Zetra. They have also shared their new single, “Hide In Shade,” with a visualizer. It comes from the band’s self-produced fourth album, Greif, due on August 23rd. Find the new video, live listings, and more below.
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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases for 7-19-24


What new Rock and Metal albums are you picking up this week?

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Stream Doll Riot’s New Album “Grage” In Full


Rising San Diego-based Punk Rock group Doll Riot will release their new LP, Grage, releasing this week, on July 19th! Grage will stream on all DSPs and Last Hurrah Records will release an exclusive vinyl version with bonus tracks. The band has dropped a series of singles “Those Days,” “B-29,” and “Those Days,” and the band recently was a standout at Punk Rock Bowling Festival 2024 in Las Vegas.!  The girls collaborated with producer Alex Estrada (Touché Amore, Joyce Manor, and Rotting Out) to put together the album! Stream it here at Ghost Cult and pre-order it now!Continue reading