ALBUM REVIEW: Nattsvermer – Nattsvermer


First embarking on a continuous journey of craftsmanship under the name Liquid Mojo in 2017 and then proceeding to present an ever-dynamic resurgence as Nattsvermer, the Norwegian four-piece continues to explore the uncharted realms of alternative metal heavily inspired of the likes of Alter Bridge, Godsmack, and Metallica. Presenting a sonic adventure like no other, Nattsvermer and the sounds they create are guaranteed to blow their listeners’ minds through a set of compelling resonances characterized by hard-hitting riffs and melodic nuances that defy conventional norms and boundaries surrounding genre classifications.Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Jeff Fabb (Black Label Society) Discusses His New Solo Singles and Becoming a Frontman


In this episode, Ghost Cult Keefy chatted with Jeff Fabb, best known as the drummer of Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, as well stints with In This Moment, SIXX A.M., and Filter! Jeff is actually now an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist! He has released a series of singles on his way to an eventual debut solo album. jeff discussed being his own boss of his own project, staying pretty DIY, learning to be a lead singer, using AI in music videos, and of course upcoming things with BLS.Continue reading


Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Pantera) Books The Inaugural Berzerkus Festival with Cody Jinks, BLS, Clutch, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry, and More


Legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera) has announced his inaugural Berzerkus Festival, set to take place on Saturday, September 14, 2024 at Poconos Park in Bushkill, Pennsylvania. Berzerkus will be co-headlined by outlaw country music’s Cody Jinks and Black Label Society. Berzerkers will rock out to an incredible festival lineup that will also include Clutch, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry, Zoso (the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience), Atomic Punks (a tribute to early Van Halen) and The Iron Maidens (the world’s only all-female tribute to Iron Maiden). Early Bird presale tickets go on sale Thursday, February 1 at 8 a.m. Eastern exclusively available to those who register through Berzerkus.com. Registrants will receive early access to get the best seats or the limited quantity of Early Bird General Admission lawn tickets for only $19.99 (plus fees) before the price increases to Tier 2 or Tier 3 pricing. Also available are elevated experience packages such as front row, standing pit, reserved seats, dinner on the lake, private cabanas, hotel options and camping packages. Those who wish to purchase tickets on Thursday (prior to tickets going on sale to the general public) should register for a presale password at between now and Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at midnight.Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Beltfed Weapon – Darkened Demise


 

Beltfed Weapon has often felt like a fun but sort of long-running vanity (but nonetheless valid) project for Seattle’s talented Frank Hetzel, many years between quite short releases featuring a who’s who of underground metal players guesting in support of a slightly odd discography. It is strange to me that there aren’t a series of full-lengths after so much time spent between releases, but every shorter thing Frank has released still has moments to enjoy for the casual thrash, death, and (at times) power metal fan. 

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CONCERT REVIEW: Pantera – Elegant Weapons Live at Verti Music Hall, Berlin


 

Pantera Legacy, is it worth the hype? 

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Ozzy Osbourne Shares New Song “Nothing Feels Right” – ft. Zakk Wylde New Album Due Out This Week  


Ozzy Osbourne has announced his next album, Patient Number 9, via Epic Records this week, September 9th, 2022. The album is the follow-up to his chart-topping global hit Ordinary Man (Epic Records). He just released a new single and a visualizer for the track “Nothing Feels Right” featuring a blazing solo by Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society! Stream the track now and watch the video at the link below. 

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Inkcareration Festival – at Ohio State Reformatory 


2022’s edition of the very popular Inkcarceration Festival was held once again at Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio, aka the prison from the Stephen King movie The Shawshank Redemption. The three-day festival was packed with some of the music industry’s biggest artists. 

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Ozzy Osbourne Shares New Song “Degradation Rules” – ft. Tony Iommi  


Ozzy Osbourne previously announced his next album, Patient Number 9, via Epic Records on September 9th, 2022. The album is the follow-up to his chart-topping global hit Ordinary Man (Epic Records). The second single from the new album is “Degradation Rules” title track, featuring a guest appearance by Ozzy’s Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi! Stream the track now! 

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Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival Music Performance Times Announced


Coming this summer, Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, the annual Heavy Music, Tattoo, and food experience fest is coming back to the infamous Ohio State Reformatory In Mansfield, Ohio this July 15th-17th, 2022. The fest is headed up by Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Lamb of God, Three Days Grace, Seether, and tons of other bands! The fest also features more than 60 famous tattoo artists, an array of food options for the event, self-guided tours of the prison made famous in The Shawshank Redemption & “Escape From Blood Prison” Haunted House. Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin, Inkcarceration has now revealed their day-by day schedule. 

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