ALBUM REVIEW: Hail The Sun – Divine Inner Tension


 

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. 

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INTERVIEW: Field Cate of Fencer Discusses Their “Garage Opera” Sound, Mental Health Issues, and More


 

Ghost Cult caught up with Field Cate from up-and-coming rockers Fencer late in 2022 to discuss their upcoming debut self-titled album, due out on February 3rd, 2023 via Blood Blast Distribution. The band also recently performed a holiday livestream concert benefiting the Life Rolls On Foundation. You might know Field’s face or voice from his time as a child and voice actor (Pushing Daisies, the Air Bud franchise films), but he has been plying his trade as a musician along with his band, for some time. We discussed the formation of Fencer, the sound of the band, their impactful songs on streaming services, a frank discussion of Field’s mental health struggles, his goals for the band, and much more 

Check out the band’s cover of ”Buena” by Morphine

 

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INTERVIEW: Devin Townsend – “Lightwork” Album Breakdown


 

We chatted once again with the great Devin Townsend  – all about his new album “Lightwork” now releasing on November 4th, 2022 via InsideOut Music! Devy discussed the last few years and releases in his life, his creative process, and then a track-by-track breakdown of the new album with songwriting and lyrical inspirations, and a hint at the next Devy album.

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Faith No More and Mr. Bungle Cancel All Upcoming Performances


Faith No More, by Meg Loyal Photography

 

Faith No More and Mr. Bungle have canceled their upcoming performances including their USA tour, their festival appearances, and their expected Los Angeles shows with System of a Down. Frontman Mike Patton has cited mental health concerns and shared a statement below. 

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Killswitch Engage Singer Jesse Leach To Not Miss Any Shows While In Recovery


One day after letting the world that he was seeking help dealing with mental health issues stemming from a personal crisis, Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage returned Instagram to let fans and friends know he appreciated their support. Leach has been struggling of late and opened up about the need “to get help” for his issues. He also said will not miss any KsE shows while he takes care of himself since “music is his therapy”. For those that don’t know or have never met him, Leach is one of the good guys in the music business and his personal cause has to help fans and friends overcome mental health issues. You can read his words below. If you or anyone you know is suffering and thinks there is no way out, you are not alone. You matter and you are loved. For resources and help, please visit this link. Continue reading


Corey Taylor’s Next Book Will Focus On Addiction, Talks Social Media and Drug Struggles


In addition to having busy touring and recording platinum bands like Slipknot and Stone Sour, plus a solo career, Corey Taylor has published four New York Times best-selling books and written countless guest posts for websites. In a new interview, Taylor divulged he is working on his fifth book about the topic of addiction. In it, he talked about his own addictions at length. Which you can see excerpted below. Taylor’s most recent book, America 51 (DaCapo Press), was released in 2017, discussing the political landscape of America. Continue reading


Documentary About Mental Health Featuring Mark Hunter Of Chimaira Coming Soon


In honor of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Down Again, a documentary about mental health featuring Mark Hunter of Chimaira will get a worldwide release. Although not a film strictly about Mark’s time as the frontman of Chimaira, it does include music and scenes from his life in music. Hunter will share his personal story about utilizing his art to battle personal struggles and bipolar disorder in the film. Directed by Nick Cavalier – also recognized for directing Derek Hess’ award-winning Forced Perspective documentary – and will be free and available to stream at the link below. Watch the trailer and teaser clips below. Continue reading