(hennemusic) Ghost performed an acoustic version of their 2018 single, “Dance Macabre”, for Studio Brussel in Brussels, Belgium on June 14, and the radio station is streaming video of the song as captured in The Tunnel.
The tune was the second track issued from the band’s fourth album, “Prequelle”; the set was recorded with producer Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Opeth) at Artery Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.
“Prequelle” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 upon its release last year to deliver the group their highest-charting US album and third US Top 10, following two No. 6 efforts: 2015’s “Meliora” and the 2016 EP “Popestar.”
The Brussels radio station appearance took place ahead of Ghost’s June 16 performance in the city as support for Metallica during the metal band’s European tour, following which the Swedish rockers will kick off a fall trek across North America in Bakersfield, CA on Friday, September 13.
Royal Potato Family have shared Cheap Trick’s cover of the Nilsson classic “Ambush,” from the forthcoming tribute album “This Is The Town: A Tribute to Nilsson (Volume 2).”
The new collection is set to hit stores on June 21st and features an array of artists paying tribute to the acclaimed Grammy winning artist. (Both John Lennon and Paul McCartney declared Harry Nilsson their favorite in a 1968 interview and Harry would go on to have a long history with the various Beatles).
Vol 1 producer Kenny Siegal once again sat behind the board for this new installment, which was recorded at Old Soul Studios in Catskill, NY and features 14 tracks from various artists including Martha Wainwrite and Mikaela Davis.
Canadian dirty hard rockers, Thunderfuck and The Deadly Romantics, have announced the release of their new album Dirty Sleazy Rock ‘n’ Roll via Cargo Records UK on July 26, 2019.
Cargo Records UK‘s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):
“How does one go about describing Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics.
One part Ramones, one part AC/DC, add in a little Guns N’ Roses and a dash of Steel Panther!
Loud-Stuff states “Any band who have got the guts to call themselves Thunderfuck and The Deadly Romantics are ok in my books! What you’ve got here is a band who can play, understand their songs, but have set out with a mission to bring old school, dirty, sleazy rock and roll back to the forefront of things – and it’s worked.”
Originating from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with a 10 year stint in the UK, the band is an example of how modern day rock and roll is created. With members now permanently located in Canada, shows are moments to be celebrated.
“Real sleaze rock with punk attitude and 80s metal guitars; Thunderfuck and The Deadly Romantics sound like they have been on a Jack Daniels diet for a few years!” states Veglam, “A bit of Wrathchild (UK), Rogue Male & Mentors, these guys seem to know a lot about dirty, debauchery rock’n’roll / punk metal. Bikers, punks and bad girls can party together again!”
All About The Rock says; “Sonically this band will knock your socks off. Thunderfuck himself, who is an absolute minotaur of a man, has a stage persona that reminds me of GG Allin. Albeit without the nakedness, shitting on stage or punching the audience but he does have that air of danger which has been missing from Rock n Roll since the Sex Pistols. The Deadly Romantics are a highly polished set of musicians. A lot more Paul Di’Anno fronted Iron Maiden punk style crossed with the chops of Zodiac Mindwarp. Thunderfuck is a master of his craft. Engaging with the audience whenever the opportunity arises. You get a very special live experience with this band. This band thrives in a live environment. The sing/shout along choruses coupled with the natural call & response are a great blend. The diehard fans love it & the new discoverers in the audience certainly get into the spirit of things too. Overall, this band is fantastic. One hell of a live act who make absolutely no apologies & take no prisoners with their lyrical content, stage persona’sor the total onslaught of in your face Rock n Roll. Although Thunderfuck & The Deadly Romantics proclaim not to take themselves seriously they are master craftsman at what they do & that’s all that matters.””
Alex Zander and Ty Coon are out this weekend and before Too Dark Mark flew to Spain and her surrounding countries compiled 10 songs with a country twang or Tex Mex nod to Ol Scratch himself, The Devil. So tune in Sunday morning to give it a listen and write to us firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CULT’s Ian Astbury has told LA Weekly in a new interview that the band is “long overdue” to release new music. “We do have some stuff we’ve been working on, but it’s yet to see the light of day,” he said. Astbury also cited David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Iggy Pop as some of his inspirations — artists who were never content to rest on the glories of their pasts, instead striving to create something new and exciting.
“You can’t get up and put on the same clothes you wore when you were 24 and try to recreate the mindset,” he explained. “To me at least, probably more so with individual artists than bands, they’ve produced some of their best work in their later years. Iggy Pop is one of the artists Billy [Duffy, guitar] and I bonded over. We opened for him in ’87 and he appears on ‘Sonic Temple’, guest vocals on ‘New York City’.”
In a separate interview with Global News, Astbury was asked how the songwriting process has changed since he and Billy first met and started DEATH CULT over 35 years ago. He responded: “Well, when we first met, we were living in his flat in Brixton; I’d sleep on the couch. [Laughs] So yeah, you could say it’s very different. We spent a lot of time together and we were immersed in each other every day. We were always exchanging ideas but now we have very separate lives. We both have different lifestyles so when we do come together, we bring whatever it is that we’ve been musing on outside of that. Then we come into an intensive writing period. It’s a different way of writing as opposed to like a gradual thing when we were younger because as you get older, your life takes over. But we’ve been managed to maintain a relationship over 10 studio albums and three decades so it’s still there; there’s still a chemistry that works.
THE CULT’s last collection of new material, “Hidden City”, was released in February 2016 via Cooking Vinyl. The follow-up to 2012’s “Choice Of Weapon” was written by Astbury and Duffy and was produced by Bob Rock, who has previously worked with METALLICA and MÖTLEY CRÜE.
Last month, THE CULT kicked off a North American tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its “Sonic Temple” album.