ALBUM REVIEW: Squid Pisser – Dreams of Puke


It’s time to get messy, as Squid Pisser returns to shower listeners in a hot mess of aliens, extreme metal, and bodily fluids on latest record Dreams of Puke (SKiN GRAFT Records). Continue reading


CNTS Book US Tour Dates – New Album “Thoughts And Prayers” Out Now



After recently releasing their second full-length, Thoughts and Prayers, via Ipecac Recordings, CNTS have announced an extensive US tour. The Los Angeles-band – featuring members of Dead Cross, Retox and Qui – kick off a seven-week US outing beginning on May 09th in Chico, California. Keep reading below for the full live listings.
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ALBUM REVIEW: CNTS – Thoughts and Prayers


CNTS is a classy band. You already know that before you’ve heard a note of the music. So for the uninitiated (this being the band’s second album, following their self-titled 2019 debut) what are you going to expect of Thoughts & Prayers (Ipecac Recordings)?Continue reading


FILM REVIEW: Don’t Fall In Love With Yourself – Directed by Jon Nix


 

I don’t know anything about the director of this documentary or why he made it. I knew about Justin Pearson (Three One G Records, The Locust, Deaf Club, Dead Cross, Retox, Satanic Planet, Planet B) because I saw him play live a few times with Deaf Club, but I had no idea about his history or influence or voluminous work history within the scene. I’ve briefly chatted with him, and he was very polite, humorous but not overly so, somewhat accessible but just out of reach. But his onstage performance is provocative in a way that is inviting:

Do something.

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Dave Lombardo Shares a New Solo Single – “Separation From The Sacred”



Legendary drummer Dave Lombardo, known for his iconic career formerly in Slayer, and currently with Testament, Suicidal Tendencies, Mr. Bungle, Dead Cross, Venamoris (with his wife Paula), Satanic Planet and more, will release his debut solo album this spring. Rites Of Percussion, “An experimental journey into rhythm and sound” will drop on May 5th, 2023 via Ipecac Recordings. Pre-orders are live in several formats now at the link below. Check out the second solo single from Dave for the track “Separation From The Sacred!” Dave will be on tour this year with Mr. Bungle, Suicidal Tendencies, and an appearance with collaborator and composer John Zorn.

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Dave Lombardo Announces His Debut Solo Album, Shares First Single “Journey of The Host”



Legendary drummer Dave Lombardo, known for his iconic career formerly in Slayer, and currently with Testament, Suicidal Tendencies, Mr. Bungle, Dead Cross, Venamoris (with his wife Paula), Satanic Planet and more, will release his debut solo album this spring. Rites Of Percussion, “An experimental journey into rhythm and sound” will drop on May 5th, 2023 via Ipecac Recordings. Pre-orders are live in several formats now at the link below. Check out the debut solo single and visualizer for the track “Journey of The Host” right now! Continue reading


STAFF PICKS: Ghost Cult Photographer Chris Small’s Top 20 Albums of 2022


Ghost Cult’s Chris Small (aka Smallz, Papa Smallz) has been an essential member of our live coverage team this year and chipped in a few other types of reviews over the years as well. When he is not voraciously consuming heavy music, he is also a dad, documents underground rap shows, and streams on Twitch. Here are his top 20 albums of 2022 list! Peace and Chicken grease, as Chris would say…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dead Cross – II


 

If you have ever wanted a hardcore punk band with wackiness that only Mike Patton can provide, then you owe yourself to check out Dead Cross and their new album, II (Ipecac Recordings). The result of this mix is absolute audible chaos that the world needs in this crazy day and age we all live in. Don’t worry metal friends, Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Testament) is in this stellar lineup as well so you no need to pull the “this isn’t metal” card for this album!

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The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 9-30-22


In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week here at Ghost Cult! We went to 12, because fuck it, it’s our list! This week Slipknot keeps ruling, footage from the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins tribute show in LA, an Alice in Chains classic hits 30, Metallica books one more special gig this year, Desertfest 2023’s first lineup announced, help for Karyn Crisis, interviews with KEN Mode, and Pathos & Logos, Polyphia, a King Crimson documentary is geetting a big release in theaters, and more! Continue reading


Dead Cross Shares a New Single and Video – “Christian Missile Crisis”


Hardcore Punk supergroup Dead Cross, which includes members of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, The Locust, Suicidal Tendencies, Retox, and more, has dropped a new single and music video for “Christian Missile Crisis!” The song is the third new single from their new album II via Ipecac Recordings. Produced by Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot), pre-order the CD, Digital, Cassette, and Vinyl Variants of the October 28th, 2022 release at the link below.

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