INTERVIEW: Jeff Fabb (Black Label Society) Discusses His New Solo Singles and Becoming a Frontman

In this episode, Ghost Cult Keefy chatted with Jeff Fabb, best known as the drummer of Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, as well stints with In This Moment, SIXX A.M., and Filter! Jeff is actually now an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist! He has released a series of singles on his way to an eventual debut solo album. jeff discussed being his own boss of his own project, staying pretty DIY, learning to be a lead singer, using AI in music videos, and of course upcoming things with BLS.Continue reading

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Pantera) Books The Inaugural Berzerkus Festival with Cody Jinks, BLS, Clutch, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry, and More

Legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera) has announced his inaugural Berzerkus Festival, set to take place on Saturday, September 14, 2024 at Poconos Park in Bushkill, Pennsylvania. Berzerkus will be co-headlined by outlaw country music’s Cody Jinks and Black Label Society. Berzerkers will rock out to an incredible festival lineup that will also include Clutch, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry, Zoso (the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience), Atomic Punks (a tribute to early Van Halen) and The Iron Maidens (the world’s only all-female tribute to Iron Maiden). Early Bird presale tickets go on sale Thursday, February 1 at 8 a.m. Eastern exclusively available to those who register through Registrants will receive early access to get the best seats or the limited quantity of Early Bird General Admission lawn tickets for only $19.99 (plus fees) before the price increases to Tier 2 or Tier 3 pricing. Also available are elevated experience packages such as front row, standing pit, reserved seats, dinner on the lake, private cabanas, hotel options and camping packages. Those who wish to purchase tickets on Thursday (prior to tickets going on sale to the general public) should register for a presale password at between now and Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at midnight.Continue reading

EP REVIEW: Alluvial – Death Is But A Door

Atlanta-based Alluvial hit the scene running in 2017 with their independently released full-length debut The Deep Longing For Annihilation, a wholly instrumental Death Metal record which caught the ears of the mighty Nuclear Blast Records, who subsequently snapped them up for their follow up Sarcoma in 2021. Continue reading

Zakk Sabbath Announces a New Double Album “Doomed Forever Forever Doomed” of Black Sabbath Covers

Black Sabbath tribute band Zakk Sabbath return with new double full-length “Doomed Forever Forever Doomed”, which contain their brilliant takes on the Birmingham Four’s classic heavy metal masterpieces “Paranoid” (1970) and “Master of Reality” (1971). “Doomed Forever Forever Doomed” has been scheduled for release on March 1, 2024. Pre-order the album at the link below and check out the new Zakk Sabbath tour dates kicking off next week!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Pantera – Elegant Weapons Live at Verti Music Hall, Berlin


Pantera Legacy, is it worth the hype?

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Zakk Wylde Wasn’t The Only Choice Considered for The Pantera Reunion, According to Producer and Guitar Tech Sterling Winfield

Already off to a flying start, the return of Pantera has been a hot target of attention and controversy. The band performed their first tour dates in 21 years in Mexico and South America. Many consider Zakk Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante have been considered by many to be the obvious choices to stand in for to fill Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul’s shoes in this tribute tour. Charlie Benante has gone on record to say new music under the Pantera banner is a possiblitiy. At the same time many others have said this is blasephemous to tour as “Pantera.” In a new interview with Reckless Rock Radio 89.3 KNON FM, transcribed by, longtime producer, a guitar tech, and best friend to Dime and Vinny, Sterling Winfield suggested that Zakk was just one of many guitarists considered. Winfield, a stakeholder in Vinnie Paul’s estate has previously said this is a tribute. Continue reading

Japan’s Loud Park Festival 2023 Announces Pantera as Their Headliner

The new lineup of Pantera (Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde, and Charlie Benante) has been booked as the headliner of the 2023 “comeback” edition of Japan’s Loud Park festival. The two-day “limited” event will take place on March 25 at Intex Osaka in Osaka and March 26 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City near Tokyo.

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INTERVIEW: Jared James Nichols on Festivals, Touring, and New Music Coming Soon!


Keefy caught up with Jared James Nichols at Aftershock Festival this year. Jared discussed his new singles from his upcoming new self-titled album, released on January 13th via Black Hill Records. Jared discussed performing at festivals, what a typical day on tour is like, touring with Black Label Society, what to expect from his new album, and more!

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Watch Pantera Perform For the First Time in 21 Years at Mexico’s Hell and Heaven Festival


The reformed version of Pantera (Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, with Zakk Wylde on guitar and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante on drums) performed tonight as one of headlining bands at Mexico’s Hell and Heaven Fest in Toluca, MX. Tonight was the start of a multi-continent world tour expected to last at least into 2024, including three dates at Slipknot’s Knotfest events in South America this month, 10 dates in Europe and opening for Metallica. The band played a selection of tracks spanning their albums from 1991 – 2000. The stage set up was slightly reminiscent of The band’s tour for the Reinventing The Steel album (Elektra Records, 2000), while a giant video screen showed Pantera’s official music videos, clips from The Pantera “Home Video” series, and paid tribute to Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Check out fan-filmed videos, photos, and the setlist below.

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The Estate of Pantera Drummer Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott issues a Statement – “Don’t Call it A Reunion” Ahead of New Shows This Week



In a post to social media today, one day before the return of Pantera as a touring band, the estate of the late Vinnie Paul has issued a statement in support of the reformed band’s upcoming shows but it says don’t refer to this tour as a “reunion.” Pantera’s social media accounts have started sharing content ahead of the shows starting this weekend in Mexico, the first under the band’s banner in 21 years and the first without co-founding brothers Vinnie and Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Earlier they shared a full teaser trailer for the band’s first shows in 20 years, kicking off this weekend! This comes days after Rex Brown shared his enthusiasm for the tour in a post, and following drummer Charlie Benante of Anthrax sharing the very first photos of the band in reheasals. The band is gearing up for their very first shows next week, including festivals in Mexico, slots at Slipknot’s Knotfest Chile, Knotfest Brasil, and Knotfest Columbia! They also have already announced several European festivals for next summer, including 10 more dates in Europe. As of this time there are no shows announced for North America.UPDATE:Watch the band perform in Mexico!Continue reading