The wait is over. Your Sonic Temple ‘24 lineup is finally here! This year in Columbus, Ohio we’re bringing the temple to new heights with 4 stages and 120 bands (that’s 40 more than last year)! Join us on May 16-19, 2024, at the iconic Historic Crew Stadium: America’s HOME of ROCK. SonInk (Sonic Temple + Inkcarceration) Combo Passes, Field Passes, Stadium Passes, VIP, and Suite passes go on sale exclusively via presale this Wednesday at 10am EST. AND, for the first time ever, indulge in the sweet life with a Sonic Temple suite for you and up to nine friends. Sign up for our Sonic Temple email list, and you’ll be the first in line when Presale passes drop this Wednesday, December 6 at 10am EST. You won’t want to miss the best party in rock and art! Sonic Temple 2024 features headliners Disturbed, Misfits, Pantera, Slipknot, along with Kerry King of Slayer, Judas Priest, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit and more. Continue reading
Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with singer Tess Stevens and Gideon Berger to discuss the debut album from Bay Area Punk Rock band Tess And the Details, Runaway out now via Double Helix Records. Tess discussed her start in music, how she and Gideon came together and formed the rest of the band, their approach to cover songs, social media for bands, and much more!
Legendary UK punk rock band, The Damned, are heading out on tour in Australia one last time. They are booked for a five day run down under, with their classic lineup, featuring Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Paul Gray, and Dave Vanian. Head into the article below for more details.
The band will shortly grace Australia with their presence to perform the highlights from their seminal albums, as well as fan favourites like “Neat Neat Neat,” “New Rose” and more.
“It seemed like the right time. We wanted to do this while we are all still upright, breathing and capable of doing it at a high level and challenge ourselves and each other for the fans. We will play the best of Machine Gun Etiquette ,The Black Album and Strawberries album and chuck in all the other classics. Paul’s playing great (just did the Professor and the Madmen album thing with him), as is Captain and Dave’s singing great too so it’s going to be amazing to be back” – Rat Scabies
The Damned are the undisputed, unmatched and unassailable living gods of Punk Rock; and for the very first and final time in 35 years they have reassembled the absolute classic line up of the band, recreating the period in their storied career when they were at their peak creativity and the summit of their influence and swagger.
“New Rose” is recognised as the very first single by a punk band, coming out 5 weeks before the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy In the UK.” They were also the first British punk band to tour the United States, inspiring the first wave of west coast hardcore and punk. Their impact on the global punk scene is immeasurable. It’s not often a band gets credit for starting a new genre, let alone three; The Damned were pioneers not only of punk, they also paved the way Goth Rock.
“The Damned continue to redefine punk and more, reminding us all that their legacy is not just history – it’s a living, breathing force.”
Australia, here is your last chance to experience true greatness
Wed, March 20: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Thurs, March 21: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Fri, March 22: Northcote Theatre, Melbourne
Sun, March 24: Hindley St Music Hall, Adelaide
Tues, March 26: Astor Theatre, Perth
Presale: Tues, Dec 5 @ 9.00am local
Tickets on sale: Thurs, Dec 7 @ 9.00am local
Find them here: thephoenix.au
Hellsinki Metal Festival has announced their first bands for the 2024 event! The fest takes place on August 9th & 10th in Helsinki@! The first announcement includes Avantasia, Hammerfall, Kreator, Satyricon, Insomnium, Doro, Blackbraid and many more! Hellsinki Metal Festival, organized for the first time this year, found its own place on the Finnish festival grounds on the second weekend of August in 2023. More than 11,000 visitors were able to enjoy a bold and versatile lineup of performers, which also included several bands that rarely visit Finland. The official aftermovie of this year’s event can be viewed here.
“Tunnel Lights,” is the second single from Chelsea Wolfe’s upcoming album She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She. The full-length is due out February 09th on Loma Vista Recordings. The music “Tunnel Lights” video was recorded once again with director George Gallardo Kattah in the Eastern Colombian Andes. Check it out below.
Basinfirefest has announced the first eight bands of its eighteenth edition. Blind Guardian, In Extremo, Skálmöld, Kataklysm, Insomnium, Suffocation, Halocene, and Suicidal Angels all appear at the festival, June 27th – 29th 2024, near the town of Spálené Poříčí in the Czech Republic. Read more from the event about these additions below.
Famed, independent, Flint MI venue, The Machine Shop, has announced its collaboration with producer/mixer, Toby Wright. Renowned for his work with the likes of Alice In Chains, Korn, Metallica, and KISS. They will debut their new streaming event series with Nonpoint, as they wrap their Million Watts tour on December 15th, followed by a performance of their major label debut album, Statement. Keep reading for more details.
Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, returns for its 21st edition, reborn and recharged in 2024 as DLXXI. Nu Metal legends Limp Bizkit has been added to the festival bill. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. General tickets are onsale at 9pm on Thursday 9 November at the link below.
What new albums are you excited for this week!? Can you pronounce them all!?
This interview first appeared on the Ghost Cult podcast, but was so much fun, we wanted to share it on YouTube as well.
Ghost Cult caught up with singer Leather Leone to discuss her new solo album – “We Are The Chosen” out now via Steamhammer/SPV! Leather has an over 40-year career in music worth investigating, and we went deep on her history, her new album, her time as the voice of Chastain, her love for Ronnie James Dio, and much more!