CONCERT REVIEW: Crosses – Crook One Live at The Fox Theater

I could not have picked a better night to go out to Oakland to see the headline tour from Crosses. I remember seeing their debut tour over a decade ago when I lived in Boston, at the Paradise Rock Club. That night, the venue was packed to the gills, and I distinctly remember being by the soundboard and seeing the separate rack settings and notes for Chino Moreno’s microphone and effects. It was a pretty cool glimpse inside the live sound of the guy who I have followed since the mid-nineties with Deftones. But much like Maynard James Keenan and Puscifer, it does seem like Crosses is his favorite child and passion. Along with his partner Shawn Lopez, formerly of the awesome and now defunct Sacramento band Far. They make for a sick team of creatives. Continue reading

Warner Music Group Intends to Buy French Digital Music Company Believe SA, Owner of Nuclear Blast Records and Tunecore

One of the largest record labels in the world, Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced it intends to purchase Believe SA, a French digital music company. Among the many companies Believe owns includes a controlling stake in Nuclear Blast Records (acquired in 2018) and its offshoot Blood Blast Distribution, as well as Tunecore a Brooklyn, New York–based digital music distribution, publishing and licensing service founded in 2006. Tunecore distributes music through online retailers such as iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Beatport. According to the press release you can read below, Warner “would provide Believe with strategic support and financial stability to help the development and growth of the Company, including by accelerating its expansion into new geographies.” Nuclear Blast founded in 1987 in Germany, is home to some of the greatest bands in Metal such as, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, C.O.C., Nightwish, Sepultura, Sabaton, In Flames, Lamb of God (Europe), and countless others. In addition to their legendary main brand known for Rock, Pop, Country, and Dance music, WMG owns a ton of sub labels boasting some of the biggest names in Hard Rock, Metal and Punk like 10K Projects, 300 Entertainment (Highly Suspect, Waterparks), Asylum, Atlantic (Shinedown, Halestorm) Big Beat, Elektra Entertainment (formerly: Metallica, Slipknot & Paramore – current: twenty one pilots, Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson) Erato, First Night, Fueled By Ramen (Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, A Day To Remember), Nonesuch, Parlophone (Iron Maiden), Reprise (Lamb of God in the USA, Deftones, Disturbed, Crosses), Rhino (boxed sets, vinyl and CD reissues, and countless legacy releases), Roadrunner (Gojira, Turnstile, Motionless In White, Trivium, newly signed Deafheaven, Coheed and Cambria, Stone Sour), Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville. WMG’s music publishing arm, Warner Chappell Music, as well as artist management and services divisions. If the sale goes through, it remains to be seen what shape the deal would have and what impact is might have for Nuclear Blast and Tunecore. Stay tuned for more news on this story.Continue reading

Crosses Shares a New Music Video, “Big Youth” ft. El-P From Run The Jewels, World Tour Announced 

††† (Crosses) featurting Deftones’ Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shaun Lopez (ex Far) present the energetic and entrancing music video for “Big Youth” featuring El-P of acclaimed Hip-Hop group Run The Jewels. It stands out as the latest single from the duo’s acclaimed 2023 album, Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete., out now via Warner Music. (read our review here). On the verge of a new run of headline tour dates in North America, Crosses has booked additional dates in Europe, The United Kingdom, including major festival appearances. Watch ††† (Crosses)  – Big Youth (feat. El-P) now!Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Crosses – Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete 


Chino Moreno has never been shy at exploring his mellower side away from Deftones, and over the years has dipped into the Post-Rock, Shoegaze and Trip-Hop genres providing us with some highly refined music by way of projects such as Team Sleep and Palms, his collaboration with three former members of Post-Metal kings IsisContinue reading

Crosses (Deftones, Far) Shares a Remix of “Day One (Machinedrum Remix)”


Crosses a.k.a. ††† the duo made up of Deftones’ Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shaun Lopez has shared a new remix of their track “Day One (Machinedrum remix).” You can stream the track on all DSPs and watch an official visualizer below. This is the first new music from the band since their cover of George Michael’s “One More Try” for their annual Christmas covers series. The group released their new EP, Permanent.Radiant (read our review here).  Continue reading

Supergroup Palms (Deftones, ISIS, Red Sparrowes) Releases Their First New Music in Almost 10 Years

Palms just dropped two previously unreleased songs, their first new music since their self-titled debut album 10 years ago. You can stream and purchase “Opening Titles: and “End Credits” right now from Bandcamp. The post-Rock, post-Metal band is compromised of Chino Moreno of Deftones and Crosses, along with Aaron Harris, Jeff Caxide, and Bryant Clifford Meyer who were bandmates in the much-missed ISIS, as well as Red Sparrowes (Caxide and Meyer) and Zozobra. The band also has a brief message on their page with the hashtag #palms10, hopefully indicating further activity from the group this year. 

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EP REVIEW: New Miserable Experience – Philosophy On Pessimism


Philosophy On Pessimism is the debut EP released on Translation Loss Records by New Miserable Experience, a project featuring members of Rosetta, Model Prisoner, and Revocation. The quartet pieced together the sum of their parts remotely, using file sharing to bounce their ideas around to one another, and have created an ethereal-sounding record with a foot firmly in the darker regions of the eighties synth-wave style. 

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The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 12-25-22

In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but it’s Christmas! This week the big stories include Dani Filth and Ed Sheeran making good on their promise to make music together, Slipknot’s pro-shot full concert video, our Crosses EP review and a new single, Metallica’s online art archive, a review of the final (ever?) Battlecross show,  the first single from supergroup The Last Rockstars, a new single teaser from Orgy, a guest post from Greg at Allegeaon, Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin’s Hanukkah Sessions, interviews with Jared James Nichols, Tobey Amies (King Crimson doc filmmaker) and Casket Robbery, and more!

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Crosses (Deftones, Far) Shares a Cover of  George Michael’s Classic “One More Try”

Crosses a.k.a. ††† the duo made up of Deftones’ Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shaun Lopez has shared  heir cover of George Michael’s “One More Try” accompanied by an animated visualizer. Releasing covers is now a holiday tradition for the duo, with last year’s rendition of “Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazarus. With the Crosses touch on it, this 1980’s heartbreaking ballad takes on an even greater weight, considering the upcoming 8th anniversary of George Michael’s death on Christmas Day. The group just released their new EP, Permanent.Radiant (read our review here). Purchase, stream and Watch “One More Try” here! Continue reading

The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 12-11-22

In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week the big stories include Metallica ending their vinyl club, Slipknot growing the Knotfest brand some more, our Album of The Year countdown coverage, new interviews with Bayside and Candlemass, Damnation Festival review, Led Zeppelin reunion concert stream, remembering Dimebag Darrell, Muddy Roots tickets on sale, a review of Soen and Oceans of Slumber, Ne Obliviscaris returns, a Tool statue drops this week, Crosses (deftones + far) and more!  and more.

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