Blue Ridge Rock Festival is Officially Canceled for 2024, Organizers Vow to Refund 2024 Sold Tickets


Blue Ridge Rock Festival saga continues! the festival has officially canceled their 2024 event, months after saying they were still trying to hold one in 2024. The festival organizers put out a statement on social media and their website, which you can read below. The article indicates refunds will be issued for the tickets they tried to claim they did not sell for 2024, and they may yet come back for 2025. According to a previously published report by our partners at Lambgoat.com, following the news that Blue Ridge Rock Festival was attempting to sell 2024 passes prior to refunding 2023 ticket holders from last year’s canceled event, BRRF executive producer Cara Fischer gave the statement to local news outlet WDBJ7 clarifying tickets are not on sale and this issue was made worse by the festival’s “outdated website.” As you may recall, the 2023 event was woefully mismanaged before there were severe weather events that impacted bands and fans. The band is being investigated by the State of Virginia, many former partners and contractors, and many fans. As you may recall, the 2023 event was woefully mismanaged before there were severe weather events that impacted bands and fans. The band is being investigated by the State of Virginia, many former partners and contractors, and many fans. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Dayseeker – Replica


After the highly successful run of their 2022 album, Dark Sun, Dayseeker have decided to take things back a step, revisiting their music in a different light. Continue reading


Blue Ridge Rock Festival Offers and End of Year Update on The Delay of Paying Out Refunds to Fans


Blue Ridge Rock Festival has offered an update to fans about the delay of refunds that were promised after most of the 2023 festival was canceled due to issues with weather and alleged festival mismanagement. Blue Ridge Rock Festival bills itself as the biggest and best music festival in the USA, but is annually plagued with issues. Although bad weather was a factor and has affected many festivals worldwide in 2023, there were countless other shortcomings of the festival that fans and industry professionals have called out. The Virginia Department of Health later got involved, opening an investigation into the festival. The TL/DR is that the festival organizers need to wait for insurance to come in before they can refund any money. They anticipate payouts to begin 2024. Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Weekly Ritual Edition LIVE Rock and Metal News Show 5-12-23 Las Vegas Edition


 

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

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Job For A Cowboy Will Play Their First Concert in Seven Years at Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2023


Technical Death metal band Job For A Cowboy recently finished recording their long-awaited fifth album. This will be their first new music since 2014’s Sun Eater (Metal Blade). The band just finished two sessions of vocal sessions for a new album, under producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, All That Remains). Recording sessions for this follow-up to 2014’s “Sun Eater” have taken place for the last two-plus years, in a story first broken in the metal world by Ghost Cult. Drummer Navene Koperweis (Entheos, Machine Head in the studio, ex-Animals As Leaders) provided the drums in his studio parts for the record in August 2020. Now the band will perform their first show in seven years and possibly their only show of 2023 at Blue Ridge Rock Festival! Tickets are on sale now!

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GUEST POST: Corey Pierce of God Forbid and Disciples of Verity – Top 10 Albums of 2022


Drummer and Metal personality Corey Piece is heading into 2023, the same way he did last year, on fire! He reunited with God Forbid at Blue Ridge Rock Fest, recorded new music with Disciples of Verity, and pursued business ventures in the music industry, and cannabis products. God Forbid is playing two new shows to kick off 2023 as well, but in the meantime, check out Corey’s Top 10 Albums of 2022!

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Watch Ghost Perform “Mary On A Cross” Live in Tampa From The “Imperatour”


 

Ghost has shared another new video from their YouTube channel. Watch a live performance video of their current hit single “Mary On A Cross!” The track was from their 7-inch single 7-Inches of Satanic Panic, but the track gained new fame as a result of Tik-Tok and Stranger Things. The band is currently winding down their North American tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox, the “Imperatour!” The band continues to support their current album Impera album (Loma Vista). Read our review of this current tour, our review of their first leg of their 2022 tour and our review of Impera!

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Listen to Tobias Forge of Ghost and Brann Dailor of Mastodon in Conversation During Their Current Tour


Ghost has shared a new live video stream from their youtube. The band is currently winding down their North American tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox, the “Imperatour!” The band continues to support their current album Impera album (Loma Vista). Read our review of this current tour, our review of their first leg of their 2022 tour, and our review of Impera!

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Ghost Shares a New Video – “Ghost Goes Hollywood” – Headline Tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox Incoming


Ghost has shared a new video on their youtube channel in the chapter format they have been using for several years. “Ghost Goes Hollywood” shows Papa Emeritus IV acting out a bunch of classic films and pop culture references including The Terminator, The Empire Strilkes Back, and Silence of The Lambs. The band previously announced a headline tour of North America -. The North American “Imperatour” will see the band continue supporting their acclaimed Impera album (Loma Vista) at 19 arenas across the U.S. and Canada (plus an appearance at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Fest), kicking off August 26 at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena and running through September 23 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. Special guests for the tour are Mastodon and openers will be Spiritbox. Tickets for Ghost’s North American Imperatour is on sale now! Read our review of their first leg of their 2022 tour and our review of their new album!

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Ghost Books a Headline Tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox


Ghost has announced a headline tour of North America -. The North American “Imperatour” will see the band continue supporting their acclaimed Impera album (Loma Vista) at 19 arenas across the U.S. and Canada (plus an appearance at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Fest), kicking off August 26 at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena and running through September 23 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. Special guests for the tour are Mastodon and openers will be Spiritbox. Tickets for Ghost’s North American Imperatour will be on sale from May 20 at 10am local time at the links below. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, May 18 at 12pm local time through Thursday, May 19 at 10pm local time. Read our review of their first leg of their 2022 tour and our album review!

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