The Metal, and by extension Rock community has been one more open with mental health struggles over recent years. Often the roots of the music come from trauma, grief, or pain. Hail The Sun have been such a band who up to this point have gained the most of their insight into making their music from these more dark places.
Hailing from Newport, Wales, noir pop and alternative rock quartet The Nightmares reveal their bleak yet breezy souls with their debut album, Séance,via Venn and Equal Vision Records. The record’s themes of death were inspired by the COVID pandemic putting a hold on the band’s touring plans, leading to experiments with seances during the writing process. As one could imagine, the mental and spiritual outcomes of this paid a great contribution to the music’s morbid concepts and haunting execution.
Do you remember where you were the first time you ever went to Vans Warped Tour? A lot of us do! This year’s final farewell to twenty-five years of amazing music and shared experiences came to a close with some of our favorite Warped Tour artists, old and new, and it was a heartfelt goodbye. Ghost Cult Magazine got a chance to cover the Mountain View, California Warped Tour to celebrate with the most nostalgic of performers. Continue reading →
The final Warped Tour event, or at least the final one for now, begins in a few hours in San Manuel, California. Paying respects on the twenty-five-year history for the festival Kevin Lyman build and nurtured, the final two-day celebration will showcase of the tour’s iconic culture. Fifty bands will play on dozens of stages and returning big-name bands are fan favorites like Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Frank Iero, Less Than Jake, Save Ferris, Simple Plan, Sleeping With Sirens, The Offspring, The Starting Line, Thrice, We The Kings, and more!
In grand style, Vans Warped Tour will not only honor their twenty-five-year history, but they will also put a face on their bold future of all live music events with their bi-coastal 25th Anniversary events that celebrate the final showcase of the tour’s iconic culture. The unique music experience will stop in three locations including Cleveland, Ohio, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Mountain View, California and caps off 25 years of history of the Vans Warped Tour. Fifty bands will play on dozens of stages and returning big name bands are fan favorites like Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Frank Iero, Less Than Jake, Save Ferris, Simple Plan, Sleeping With Sirens, The Offspring, The Starting Line, Thrice, We The Kings, and more! Each stop on the tour will have distinctly different lineups from across genres. Tickets on sale day at the link below. Continue reading →
Californian band Hail The Sun have been knocking around for a few years now with their debut, the brilliantly titled POW Right In The Kisser being self-released back in 2010. They have always seemed to me at least a band with an intriguing set of influences and styles that have never quite meshed together over an entire album. Latest release Mental Knife (Equal Vision) is set to change all that and then some.Continue reading →
Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche/The Movielife) has signed a solo artist deal with Equal Vision Records and is recording his debut solo album with producer Brett “The Ratt” Romnes (I Am The Avalanche, Anthony Raneri) at The Barber Shop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.
He also has a string of upcoming solo live dates:
Dec 27: Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ Jan 23: Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY (with I Am The Avalanche)
Nashville rockers Better Off is streaming their new Darren King of Mutemath directed music video for “Dresser Drawer, off of their new album Milk, out now via Equal Vision Records, below. Milk was produced by Arun Bali (of Saves The Day), engineered/mixed by Matt McClellan (Being As An Ocean, Better Off), and mastered by Kris Crummett (The Early November, The Story So Far).