ALBUM REVIEW: The Ghost Next Door – Classic Songs Of Death And Dismemberment


Like many sub-genres, Progressive Rock has seen a stylistic ebb and flow, with a few strong bands rising to set the tone that inspired those who followed in their wake.

As Metal veterans, The Ghost Next Door takes you back to prog’s high water mark in the mid-nineties when bands like Tool and Faith No More rose to prominence and broke boundaries. On Classic Songs of Death And Dismemberment (Ripple Records), they create a moody blend of post-grunge-tinged Rock that puts the lyrics front and center. At the heart of the songs are social observations and commentaries on the state of the world. Continue reading


Watch Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) Learn To Play Danny Carey’s Drums from “Pneuma” by Tool


Mike Portnoy world-renowned drummer of Dream Theater, and other bands such as The Winery Dogs, Liquid Tension Experiment, Flying Colors, Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo, and Neal Morse and others has met his match as a drummer! Mike has tried to learn “Pneuma” one of the pinnacle songs from the latest album by Tool, Fear Inoculum. Watch this video from Drumeo with Mike learning and play the songs, while paying tribute to Tool drummer Danny Carey!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Sessanta Tour – A Perfect Circle – Primus – Puscifer Live at Talking Stick Resort


So sorry, I’m a lil hungover, I was at this crazy house party last night. It was my friend’s birthday and he invited all his friends to jam out! It was insane. There were a ton of people. There were two levels to this place. The top level held three full drum kits and two lounge / living room areas with sofas. This was connected to the lower level by staircases (featuring fully functional stair lifts for the old man), and featured a ping pong table and rock em – sock em robots. It was great to see the members of the bands just hanging out and partying while randomly picking up their instruments and playing their favorite original songs. Continue reading


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


ALBUM REVIEW: Earthside – Let The Truth Speak


Over the past decade the genre known as “djent” strayed further from paying tribute to Meshuggah into a more slickly produced vein of pop music that just happens to have distorted guitars. Continue reading


Tool Books European Headline Tour Dates Including Graspop Metal Meeting, Tons Of Rock and Copenhell


 

 

Tool make their highly-anticipated return to Europe this Spring, with a month of dates slated for the 2024 trek, including outings at London’s The O2 Arena, Stockholm’s Tele2 Arena and Paris’ Accor Arena, as well as festival outings at Graspop Metal Meeting, Tons of Rock and CopenHell. See all the dates below and read our review of the current Tool headline tour here.

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ALBUM REVIEW: MTVoid (Tool) – Matter’s Knot, Pt.1


 

Tool’s bassist Justin Chancellor and Polish Alt-Metal outfit Sweet Noise’s frontman Peter Mohamed first met at a European music festival. A shared desire to collaborate in some way or another finally came to fruition in 2013 with MTVoid’s first album, Nothing’s Matter. Now ten years on the pair release their follow up, Matter’s Knot, Pt.1 (Lobal Orning).

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PODCAST: Ghost Cult’s Weekly Ritual – Rock and Metal News Show Livestream 10-20-23


 

Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! #musicnews #rocknews #interviews #newmusicfriday #metalfestivals #tourdates #metalconcerts #vinylcollector #metalmerch

Sorry for some audio issues. Our new mute button shit the bed and I had to reboot it.

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