PODCAST: Episode 68: Chef Chris Santos Talks About Blacklight Media

Ghost Cult caught up recently with record label chief and world-famous chef Chris Santos. In addition to being an award-winning restaurateur, Santos co-owns Blacklight Media Records, a sub-label from Metal Blade Records. Black Light Media is home to bands such as Gozu, Eyes Of The Sun, Mother Feather, Winter Wolf, Made For Lying, and new signing Opulence. We chatted with Chris about his life growing up in the New York City Metal and Hardcore scene, what originally ignited his passion for cooking, and later restaurants, his relationship with Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel, how he goes about choosing bands to work with, as well as some hot takes on the current landscape of metal, such as Slayer’s retirement.Continue reading

GOZU Signs To Metal Blade, New Album Due In 2017


GOZU, by Hillarie Jason

Boston stoner rock gods GOZU have signed a world-wide deal to Metal Blade Records and their sub-label Black Light Media led by celebrity chef Chris Santos. They are currently writing a new album for release in 2017. Continue reading

John LaMacchia Of Candiria Talks While They Were Sleeping And More


Candiria will be releasing While They Were Sleeping on October 7th via Metal Blade Records. We’ve already shared the two new singles with you, and now we have an exclusive video interview with John LaMacchia.Continue reading

Audio: Metal Blade Founder Brian Slagel Guests On The Jasta Show

Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records, photo credit Stephanie Cabral

Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records, photo credit Stephanie Cabral

Metal Blade Records founder/CEO Brian Slagel is the latest guest on The Jasta Show Podcast, hosted by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. Brian and Jamey discussed changes in the record industry, vinyl, cassettes, Candiria, Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, Metallica, Armored Saint, Chef Chris Santos and Black Light Records, Goo Goo Dolls, publishing, Metal Blade’s 35 anniversary in 2017, Between The Buried And Me, King Diamond and much more.