INTERVIEW: Mixi of Stitched Up Heart on “To The Wolves” and Growing as An Artist

Ghost Cult Keefy chatted with Mixi of Stitched Up Heart to discuss her 2023 album “To The Wolves” – out now via Century Media! Having followed her entire career, we chatted about the new album, how she makes music, working with collaborators, and more! Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Locked In A Vacancy On Their New EP, New York Hardcore and Metal History, and More!

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with most of the guys in Locked In A Vacancy! They released their recent EP “Before The Dawn” in December, 2023. They were a key band in the New York Hardcore, Metal, and Death Metal scene in the late nineties and early 2000s, and have opened for the likes of Hatebreed, Biohazard, Candiria, Cryptopsy, Dying Fetus, The Haunted, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Zao, and many others. We chatted with the band about their comeback, signing with Fuzz Therapy Records, a chat about the Metalcore and Deathcore genres (starting with Bronx Deathcore), keeping the fun in Metal, and much more!Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Carlos Crowcell of Solemn Vision Talks About the “Despite The Rise Of The Sun” Album

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Drummer Carlos Crowcell of New York City’s Solemn Vision! They just released their recent album “Despite The Rise Of The Sun!” Carlos discussed the history of the band, the new album, their upcoming gig at 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise pre-party, some advice for up and coming bands, and more!

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INTERVIEW: Fake Names (Bad Religion, Refused, Minor Threat, Girls Against Boys, Fugazi) Interview at Riot Fest

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Brendan Canty and Brian Baker of Punk Rock supergroup Fake Names at Riot Fest 2023! The band features Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, INVSN, The [International] Noise Conspiracy), Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside) and Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites of Spring), and released their newest album “Expendables” on Epitaph Records last spring. Brendan and Brian caught up with us, discussed the formation of the band at a past Riot Fest, and the legacy of punk, bands they enjoy such as Turnstile and Quicksand, and what is so great about Riot Fest as a whole, and more! Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Joey Diabolic on New Music, Horror, and Living in Hollywood

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Joey Diabolic last year, to discuss his latest album “Just Drive!” Joey is a multi-hyphenate talent: music, composing, producing, visual arts, graphic design, web design, musicians services and more! We talked to Joey about his decision to relocate to Los Angeles from New York, his love of horror, his new album, and much more!Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Jami Morgan of Code Orange Talks About “The Above” at Riot Fest

(Please note, this interview was recorded last fall and before the recent cancellation of Code Orange’s North American headline tour, following the news of guitarist Dominic Landolina’s health crisis. Get well soon Dominic!)

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Jami Morgan of Code Orange at Riot Fest 2023 for a quick interview! Chatting with us right after their triumphant set in front of thousands of fans, Jami reflected on the band’s rise from small Hardcore shows, the evolution of their sound, and the new album “The Above” – out now on Blue Grape Music. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Jake Duzik of HEALTH Breaks Down The Entire “Rat Wars” Album

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Jake Duzik of HEATH to discuss their 2023 album “Rat Wars” – out now via Loma Vista Recordings! Not only was “Rat Wars” Ghost Cult’s album of the month for December 2023, the record also landed at #20 in our Album of the Year Poll (watch here! Jake discussed the creative process of the band, a track-by-track breakdown of the album, the musical and non-musical influences on the band, and much more! Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 390: John Gist of Vegas Rock Revolution Talks Planet Desert Rock Fest IV

Keefy caught up with John Gist of Vegas Rock Revolution Presents to discuss the upcoming Planet Desert Rock Fest IV! The fest features ⁠Brant Bjork⁠, ⁠Spaceslug⁠, ⁠FATSO JETSON⁠, ⁠Freedom Hawk⁠, ⁠Spiralarms⁠, ⁠Scorpion Child⁠, ⁠Borracho⁠, ⁠Beastmaker⁠, ⁠Sandveiss⁠, ⁠Black Elephant⁠, ⁠WARLUNG⁠, ⁠Sun Crow⁠, ⁠Mezzoa⁠, ⁠Flames Of Durga⁠ and ⁠Sonolith⁠. Planet Desert Rock Weekend returns for its 4th installment on January 25-26-27, 2024 in Las Vegas! John discussed how he got into booking shows, and what it takes to book a fest like this, he shared his thoughts on other festivals like Psycho Las Vegas, things to do and enjoy in Vegas, and more! Continue reading

INTERVIEW: From Goth Legends to a New Album: Lol Tolhurst and Budgie Share Their Journey

Ghost Cult caught up with Lol Tolhurst (founding drummer of The Cure ) & Budgie (ex Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Slits) legends of Goth and alternative Rock last fall for a chat. Lol released his book “GOTH: A History,” via Hachette Books last fall and it is a personal and deep account Goth music and the greater culture. Budgie wrote the forward of the book and both gents shared their knowledge about the scene and history! They also released a collab album last last year as Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee debut album “Los Angeles,” which we also discussed as well.

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