EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREMIERE: Death Wishlist Streams Their Debut Album – “You Are Next”


Do you ever listen to modern music and think to yourself “What happened?” and “Where is the danger?” Well, Rock’s newest heroes are here to kick your teeth in with the fury that they had in `76! Tuscany, Italy’s Death Wishlist is a throwback to a simpler time of true Punk Rock spirit and raw unapologetic vibes! Their debut album “You Are Next” is out this week, April 19th, 2024, via the Area Pirata label, but you can stream it here at Ghost Cult now!Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Alkaline Trio – Drug Church – The Worriers Live at The Masonic


Don’t ever go to an Emo Punk show with a broken heart. This is not based on any empirical evidence, just advice from my own experience with this show. Maybe I went to my first long-term romantic post-break-up show 15 years ago, but it was Slapshot and Sam Black Church, so different vibes that night. But take my word for it, it’ll wreck you if you do. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Bob Vylan – Humble As The Sun


It’s been a wild few years for the Grime Punk hybrid duo, Bob Vylan, managing to pull out two of the most hard-hitting albums 2 years on the trot in the form of We Live Here and Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life. Displaying a range of venom and blunt wordplay that’s not been seen in the UK scene in years. The two-piece seem to not have faltered either, less than two years since the release of The Price of Life and the band are back at it again with the fourth album in their discography Humble As The Sun (Ghost Theatre Records) “This album is for the underdogs, the ones who come out swinging and those who refuse to bed defeated in the name of injustice.” stated Bobby Vylan. Clearly, from this mindset behind the new album, not a lot has changed since the previous release. How will Humble As The Sun stack up against such a high-caliber discography attained by the duo?Continue reading


Better Lovers Share a New Single and Music Video for “The Flowering”


Photo credit: Andrew McEnany


Better Lovers, former featuring members of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Every Time I Die, have been wrapping up work on their eagerly-awaited debut album, return to the road this Spring as a very busy remainder of 2024 kicks off, with numerous North American, European tour dates and festival performances already confirmed. In anticipation of the band’s back-to-back North American and European Spring treks, Better Lovers have released “The Flowering, a three-minute track where the band, once again, demonstrates their explosive energy and the remarkable chemistry the fledgling band already possesses. The song is complemented by a Anthony Altamura-directed video that revels in its campiness, showcasing the five-piece outfit as they confront the less-than-friendly aspects of the natural world. Watch the video and stream the track on all DSPs below.

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De’wayne Shares a New Music Video for “Synthesizer” – Signs to Fearless Records’ Global Roster


Fearless Records has signed Rock artist De’wayne to the global roster. De’wayne is an artist who has taken risks his whole life and is now putting that exact energy into the music he creates. Having seen him live and followed him for years, he is a total badass and inspirational artist. Watch his new video for his single “Synthesizer” and check out our past interview with him below. Continue reading


REVIEWS ROUND-UP: ft. Amaranthe – Blackberry Smoke – Bokassa – Shooting Daggers


When Swedish Europop-metalcore (they’re a difficult band to put a tag on considering how distinct their sound is!) sextet Amaranthe announced their arrival with 2011’s self-titled semi-classic album, it was hard to imagine them, as great as their first shot was, still being around thirteen years later. Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Fake Names (Bad Religion, Refused, Minor Threat, Girls Against Boys, Fugazi) Interview at Riot Fest


Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Brendan Canty and Brian Baker of Punk Rock supergroup Fake Names at Riot Fest 2023! The band features Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, INVSN, The [International] Noise Conspiracy), Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside) and Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites of Spring), and released their newest album “Expendables” on Epitaph Records last spring. Brendan and Brian caught up with us, discussed the formation of the band at a past Riot Fest, and the legacy of punk, bands they enjoy such as Turnstile and Quicksand, and what is so great about Riot Fest as a whole, and more! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Neck Deep – Neck Deep


There’s no question about it; if you follow modern pop punk, you know what a massive influence Neck Deep has had on the scene for the past decade. Ever since they made Life’s Not Out To Get You, one of the best pop punk albums of the 2010s (dare I say, of all time?), the British rockers have been a prominent staple in pop punk history. Even with the bar set so high, they continued to stack their catalog with upbeat anthems to blast from your car speakers with the windows down.Continue reading


Cock Sparrer Announce Final Album “Hand In Heart” and Two Record Release Shows


Some bands say all they have to say at the very beginning of their career, with diminishing returns the longer they hang around. That could not be further from the truth, however, for the legendary Cock Sparrer, the “biggest punk band most people have never heard of.” As the band gears up for the April 5th, 2024 release of their eighth and final studio album, Hand On Heart, and looks forward to celebrating their 52nd year with headlining shows and festival appearances, it’s never been a better time to be Cock Sparrer than right now! Pre-order the album here.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Steel Panther – Moon Fever Live at The Machine Shop


The holiday season is here and the zany hair metal act Steel Panther is on the road to get you in the festive spirit. The LA glam group is on a short run titled the “On the Prowl Winter Holidaze” tour where they are supporting their latest album, On the Prowl (Republic Records) that came out earlier this year. One of their twelve tour stops includes Michigan’s Vehicle City. Flint is home to the independent and nationally acclaimed music venue, The Machine Shop. This iconic concert hub was an optimal choice to host this racy, yet lovable group of stylishly bold fellas for two nights in a row. Everyone forgot the dreary December cold as they entered the small-sized venue where these fiery, comedic rockers sizzled things up.Continue reading