INTERVIEW: Brendon Small of Metalocalypse Dethklok talks “About The Mutilation” on a Spring Night Tour


In a new interview with Brendon Small of Metalocalypse – Dethklok and Ghost Cult chief editor Keefy, we talked extensively about the upcoming new tour, with Dragonforce and Nekrogoblikon! Brendon discussed musical preparation, managing the entire tour, working with his friends, the expectations of fans, reuniting for a few dates with BABYMETAL, out on guitars, and more! Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 412 – Bryan Beller Talks New Aristocrats Album “Duck” – Dethklok, and More!


Ghost Cult Keefy welcomed back world-renowned bassist Bryan Beller to the podcast! He came on to discuss the new album from The Aristocrats! Their new album Duck, their first new album in five years, is out now! Bryan and the band are on a brief mini-tour, as time allows for the bands’ busy schedules. He chatted about making the new album, the great duck graphics and Duck-related easter eggs for fans. He also chatted about working with Dethklok, G3, Satriani/Vai, and more!Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: The Babyklok Tour: BABYMETAL – Dethklok – Jason Richardson Live at the Hammerstein Ballroom


The Hammerstein Ballroom served as the ideal venue for this extraordinary lineup, amplifying the raw intensity and intricacies of each performance. It was the perfect backdrop for this monumental night of music.

Continue reading


The Aristocrats’ UK and Ireland Tour Kicks Off This Week


 

Legendary instrumental Progressive Rock trio, The Aristocrats, return to the UK and Ireland for a 7-date run of shows. Not only are these the band’s first UK and Irish appearances in years, but they will feature some brand new, unreleased material, and hit their biggest London show to date at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Continue reading


The Aristocrats Announce North America “Defrost” Tour For Summer 2022


Progressive Rock supergroup The Aristocrats, (guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann) will make their long-awaited return to the stages of North America this summer, for the DEFROST tour. The ten-week, 50-show run will mark their first live performances since the FREEZE! Live In Europe 2020 album was captured, more than two years ago. Audiences starved for some trademark Aristocratic musical mayhem will be treated to a debut of select new material not yet released on any album, as well as a carefully curated collection of fan favorites and deep cuts.

Continue reading


Bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani) Releases Play-Through Tribute Video of “Damage, Inc.” by Metallica


Huge Metallica fan and world-class muscian Bryan Beller (Dethklok, The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani) has shared a new prominently-mixed bass track from and a mastering reimagination from engineer Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Twelve Foot Ninja). Metallica is celebrating 40 years as a band this week. Watch the clip right now!

Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Aristocrats – Freeze! Live in Europe 2020



Everyone’s perspective of what they enjoy while watching a live performance is subjective. Some like to have that big splash of energy being thrown at them, others simply like to watch a well-played performance by their favorite musicians. In rare cases, you get to have both moods in the same set, particularly when we talk about instrumental music and that is precisely what The Aristocrats bring in their latest live album Freeze! Live in Europe 2020. The trio composed of Marco Minnemann on drums, Guthrie Govan on guitars, and Bryan Beller on bass released a live album that showcases perfectly what is “The Aristocrats live experience” is. The combination of comical glimpses in their jamming sessions, lots of musical influences, and the extreme dexterity of each of the musicians in their instruments is the order of the day in their live performances and you can listen to all of this in this album.

Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 32 – Guthrie Govan Talks About The Aristocrats New Album


Ghost Cult had the honor of catching up with world-renowned guitarist and composer Guthrie Govan recently over Skype for a Ghost Cult Podcast interview. We chatted about the brand new album from Govan’s band The Aristocrats, You Know What…? The Aristocrats also features equally talented and legendary members Marco Minemann on drums and Bryan Beller on bass. You Know What…? features a new composing style from the band, which Guthrie explained, also commenting on how the band continues to push each other to greatness, The Aristocamp, his warm-up regimen, his solo tour, collaborating with other artists, and much more. Continue reading


The Aristocrats Announce New Album – “You Know What…?”


Progressive music supergroup The Aristocrats have announced their new album, their fourth, You Know What…?, due out on June 28th. The band features guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann and like their previous albums, we expect You Know What…? to be full of surprises. Each band member wrote three songs each and produced the album themselves at Brotheryn Studios, Ojai, California. Continue reading