CONCERT REVIEW: Tool – Elder Live at Footprint Center

February 9th and 10th the Footprint Center stage, in Phoenix, AZ, lit up with the powerhouse that is Tool with direct support from Boston bred/and mostly now Germany-based band Elder. Elder started by warming up our ears to their heavy riffs and long instrumentals. This was my first time experiencing Elder, and I had never heard of the band until then. After this one experience though, I can easily see how the band fits and compliments Tool on this tour, as they too have some psychedelic and captivating soundscapes that just simply fits. Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Covet – ScaryPoolParty – Alto Palo Live at The Crescent Ballroom


Covet’s latest American tour in support of their latest album Catharsis, started in April in Portland, OR, and recently came to a successful close this May in Santa Cruz, CA. I was able to experience Covet for the first time along with supporting acts ScaryPoolParty and Alto Palo in Phoenix, AZ, during which I was excited and curious to see how each of these bands would blend together.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Queensryche – Marty Friedman – Trauma Live at The Marquee Theatre

Queensrÿche brought their Digital Noise Alliance tour to The Marquee Theatre in Tempe, with fellow metal legends shredder Marty Friedman, and Bay Area thrash/heavy metallers Trauma (the original band Cliff Burton was in before he joined Metallica). Locals Show N Tell and Spiritual Suicide opened. Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Poppy – VOWWS: Live At Brooklyn Steel

While sugary-sweet pop vocals coupled with head-crushing heavy metal doesn’t seem like a recipe for success, Poppy has been changing the game. We were there when she took the stage at Brooklyn Steel last month and saw firsthand what everyone has been buzzing about.Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Exit 111 Festival 2019 – Manchester, Tennessee

Exit 111 Festival, aptly named for the highway exit in Manchester TN, made its début October 11-13, 2019. Arriving in powers of three, it was three days of riffs, rock, and rowdiness. One part Metal, one part Rock, one Southern rock, and a whole lot of nostalgia, the event hosted three stages: the Rise Above Stage (honored suicide awareness and featured many of the Classic rock/Southern rock acts), Heaven Stage (the main stage and home to the headliners), and Hell Stage (spotlighted mainly heavy artists).Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Vans Warped Tour – Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View

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

Bush – Stone Temple Pilots – The Cult: Live From The Revolution 3 Tour

Back in the spring when the Revolution 3 (or Rev 3) tour was announced, fans of a certain aged yelped with glee. It’s not often you get a chance to see three of the biggest bands of the 1990s in the same place, let alone the same tour unless it was a festival. And likely not in America. But that is just what happened when Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Cult blew into town to play the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix. The rotating headliner worthy sets from each band meant no matter who your favorite band was, you would see a full set. Bush closed the show tonight, with STP second and The Cult opening, but really each could have closed it out. Check out the set list for each band and exclusive photos of each set by Isabel Uzcategui of Originate Designs Photography for Ghost Cult. Continue reading