Cruel World Festival ft. Duran Duran Interpol, Blondie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Ministry, Jesus and Mary Chain, Gary Numan, and More Announces Their Set Times


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Post-Punk and New Wave festival Cruel World Fest has announced its full stage times for the returning festival in the Los Angeles area next weekend. Taking place on May 11, 2024 at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the festival featured Duran Duran and will also feature Interpol, Blondie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Ministry performing songs from their classic albums With Sympathy and Twitch, The Jesus and Mary Chain (recently seen at Roadburn Festival), Gary Numan performing The Pleasure Principle, Dreamcar, The Faint, The Stranglers, the highly anticipated reunion of Tones on Tail (Bauhaus), Dreamcar, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Heaven 17, Mission UK, The Stranglers, English Beat offshoot General Public, Model/Actriz, TR/ST, The Faint, ADULT., Lol Tolhurst X Budgie, The Alarm, The Faint, The Mission UK, Zanias, Nuovo Testamento, Patriarchy, Leathers, Hearsh Symmetry, Body Of Light, French Police, Balvanera and more! Tickets and information can be found at the links below. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Ministry – Gary Numan – Front Line Assembly Live at Terminal 5


How concerned are you that you missed one of the best tours of 2023? Ministry, Gary Numan, and Front Line Assembly took their spectacle on the road and blew away audiences everywhere they went. The three like-minded bands have become fast friends and the mutual respect they have for each other is evident in social media posts and comes out in stellar performances night after night. How do you top that kind of success? Do it again. Continue reading


CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Fear Factory’s Obsolete Turns 25


 

In case you forgot or were not alive, the late 1990s was a time when every Metal record label was jumping on the bandwagon of trend-hopping and hunting for the next “big thing” mostly Nu Metal or Nirvana’s take on pre-Grunge revival of Punk vibes. With almost no websites yet, pundits at music magazines, radio, and MTV, had declared metal dead (many bands would say otherwise, all the while the underground excelled like never before with stellar releases.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Ministry – Gary Numan – Front Line Assembly Live at Franklin Music Hall


Currently touring the US are Front Line Assembly, Gary Neuman, and Ministry. This past Thursday saw them descend on Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia and what an experience it was.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Grave Pleasures – Plagueboys


 

Grave Pleasures were one of those bands that had been stuck on my ‘must check out at some stage’ list, until now. In case you weren’t aware of the history, they originally formed as Beastmilk back in 2010 and put out debut Climax after which came the name change as well as a string of subsequent releases. Plagueboys is the band’s fourth full-length album overall and the follow-up to 2017’s Motherblood. Continue reading


Ministry Books Headline Tour Dates with Gary Numan and Front Line Assembly


Industrial legends Ministry is heading back out on the road in 2023 with a series of spring headlining dates, bringing long-time friends Gary Numan and Front Line Assembly along for the ride. The tour kicks off April 20 in Reno, Nevada, and will end with an anticipated performance at the Sick New World Fest in Las Vegas on May 13. Tickets for all headline dates go on sale Friday, February 10 at 10 AM local time in all markets. Find more information and ticket link below!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Gary Numan – I Speak Machine: Live at The Paradise


The Paradise, Boston, MA 3/14/2022

I have been to quite a few concerts since the world began to re-open and attempt some semblance of normal but so far none have left me with the sense of inspiration and hope the way that the Gary Numan show at The Paradise in Boston has. Not even being crammed into the most challenging venue in the city could crush my spirits. (photographers are not allowed in the barrier and there are few good places just to watch from).Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Wednesday 13 – Necrophaze Antidote


Let’s just face facts, the past year has been grueling. The pandemic affected the human race tremendously, changing life on earth. Musicians, of all genres, have started to release music they made during the shutdown of everything everywhere, and most of it echoes the angst of being on lockdown. Enter Wednesday 13’s newest release, Necrophaze, Antidote (Nuclear Blast). Although the songs were recorded during the recording of Necrophaze (Nuclear Blast), the four tracks were a welcome reprieve from the current melancholy atmosphere of the music industry.

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Wednesday 13 to Release “Necrophaze – Antidote” EP This Week


Wednesday 13 will release a new EP this week, April 16th, 2021, Necrophaze – Antidote via Nuclear Blast. The EP contains two new songs and two covers from the shock rocker/industrial metaller including “Devil Inside” by INXS and “Films” by Gary Numan featuring Calico Cooper of Beasto Blanco/Alice Cooper. Necrophaze – Antidote was produced by Devildriver guitarist Mike Sprietzer. Wednesday 13 was inspired by a craving for variety to create dual album artwork for this release. The covers showcase either end of the horror spectrum with a “Creepshow” comic book vibe for the LP artwork, and the eeriness of something akin to John Carpenter’s The Fog adorning the CD.

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ALBUM PREVIEW: We Have Heard the New Tool Album and Here is What We Think So Far


Ghost Cult had the opportunity to visit RCA Records’ headquarters in New York City to take part in an exclusive Tool listening event for press for Fear Inoculum, releasing on August 30th. We appreciate being counted among the major media in attendance and getting to experience this highly anticipated new album. Although this is not a full review (check back next week), this contains our initial thoughts on Tool album number six. Continue reading