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Ghost Announces Dates For Massive North American Fall Tour

Ghost Announces Dates For Massive North American Fall Tour

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost’s critically acclaimed fourth sacred psalm Prequelle has debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #2 Top Current Album, #1 Rock, and #2 Vinyl, with 65,653 albums sold.

Prequelle also debuted at #1 in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, #1 at Rock in the UK, and in the Top 10 overall in the UK, Germany (#2), France (#4), Australia, and Mexico. This follows over 25,000 album pre-orders (the highest in their career), over 5 Million pre-release streams of first single “Rats”, and the announcement of their first ever headline arena dates. “Rats” is currently #4 at Active Rock Radio, and was the #1 National Rock Song of the Week (Music Choice).

Additionally, Ghost today announced a massive North American fall tour including their previously announced headline arena dates at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY that will kick off on November 1 in Chicago, IL and wrap on December 15 in Brooklyn, NY. Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available beginning June 12 at 10:00am local time and general tickets will be available to the public beginning June 15 at 10:00 am local time HERE. VIP packages will be available HERE. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found below.

Released on June 1, Prequelle is available digitally and physically via Loma Vista Recordings now HERE. Limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively in the Ghost Shop HERE. Ghost is currently featured on five collectible covers of Revolver Magazine’s June/July issue, which is available now HERE. Read the story online HERE. On June 14, Ghost will join legendary metal band Candlemass to honor Metallica by performing one of their songs as members Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo are presented with the Polar Music Prize by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf.

Ghost announced Prequelle (pronounced pr?-KWELL) alongside the album’s lead single “Rats” on April 13, 2018 and introduced fans to the band’s new singer Cardinal Copia. Watch his ascension to frontman in Prequelle Chapters 1-3 HERE. Last month, the band treated fans to an early listen of the album’s second song “Dance Macabre” with the first-ever Instagram Stories song premiere. With over 5 million streams in three weeks, the track is the band’s fastest streaming song to date. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.

Prequelle follows Ghost’s third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. The band made their network television debut performing the album’s lead single “Cirice” on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with “Square Hammer”.

Ghost Live Dates
June 15, 2018 – Brétigny-Sur-Orge, France – Download Paris
June 21, 2018 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
June 23, 2018 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhall
July 12, 2018 – Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest
July 14, 2018 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo Metal Fest
July 19, 2018 – Oslo, Norway – Valle Hoven, supporting Guns N’ Roses
July 20, 2018 – Nordfjordeid, Norway – Malakoff Festival
August 03, 2018 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
August 05, 2018 – Colmar, France – Foire Aux Vins
October 26, 2018 – Tulsa, OK – Cox Business Center Ballroom
October 27, 2018 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
October 29, 2018 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
October 30, 2018 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat Theatre
November 01, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
November 02, 2018 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center – Theatre
November 03, 2018 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
November 04, 2018 – Ames, IA – Stephens Auditorium
November 06, 2018 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theater
November 08, 2018 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
November 09, 2018 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
November 10, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
November 12, 2018 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels Theatre
November 13, 2018 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Center Theater
November 15, 2018 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic Center
November 16, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
November 17, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
November 19, 2018 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
November 20, 2018 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
November 21, 2018 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theatre
November 23, 2018 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney Theater
November 24, 2018 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater
November 25, 2018 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 27, 2018 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
November 29, 2018 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
November 30, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre
December 01, 2018 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
December 02, 2018 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
December 04, 2018 – Richmond, VA – Dominion Energy Center
December 05, 2018 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
December 07, 2018 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
December 08, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
December 10, 2018 – Baltimore, MD – The Hippodrome
December 11, 2018 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
December 13, 2018 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
December 14, 2018 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
December 15, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

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Ghost Usher In “New” Frontman, Cardinal Copia, With ‘Chapter 2: Introducing the Cardinal’ Video

Ghost Usher In “New” Frontman, Cardinal Copia, With ‘Chapter 2: Introducing the Cardinal’ Video

Grammy® Award-winning band GHOST have released a new video clip titled “Chapter 2: Introducing the Cardinal” in which they rollout a “new” frontman. Check out the clip below.

Last December, Ghost release the live double-album Ceremony And Devotion, which was recorded during their critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017, and features fan favorites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). The album documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band.

Ghost will kick off their ‘Rats On The Road’ U.S. Tour on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US cities throughout the Spring.

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Ghost Usher In New Era of Papa Emeritus With ‘Chapter One: New Blood’ Video

Ghost Usher In New Era of Papa Emeritus With ‘Chapter One: New Blood’ Video

Grammy® Award-winning band GHOST have released a new video clip titled “Chapter One: New Blood” in which they tease the introduction of a “new” frontman. Check out the clip.

Last December, Ghost release the live double-album Ceremony And Devotion, which was recorded during their critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017, and features fan favorites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). The album documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band.

Ghost will kick off their ‘Rats On The Road’ U.S. Tour on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US cities throughout the Spring.

Ghost US Tour Dates

May 05, 2018 –  Riverside, CA – RMA

May 06, 2018 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall

May 08, 2018 – Houston, TX – Revention

May 10, 2018 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli

May 11, 2018 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre

May 12, 2018 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

May 13, 2018 – Columbus, OH – Express Live

May 15, 2018 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre

May 16, 2018 – Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds Theater

May 18, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center

May 19, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – WMMR BBQ

May 20, 2018 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

May 22, 2018 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

May 23, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee PAC

May 25, 2018 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House

May 26, 2018 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

May 27, 2018 – Memphis, TN – Cannon Center

May 29, 2018 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theater

May 31, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

June 01, 2018 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theater

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Ghost Reveals Dates For Upcoming ‘Rats On The Road’ U.S. Tour

Ghost Reveals Dates For Upcoming ‘Rats On The Road’ U.S. Tour

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today announced a  tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US cities throughout the Spring. Tickets and VIP packages for the Rats On The Road Tour will go on sale on this Saturday, March 3rd at http://ghost-official.com/.

Last December, Ghost release the live double-album Ceremony And Devotion, which was recorded during their critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017, and features fan favorites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). The album documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band.

Ceremony And Devotion is available digitally via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play, and physically on double CD and double LP. Exclusive, limited edition “translucent tigers eye” colored vinyl and bundles including a lenticular poster, limited edition 8-track, and t-shirt, are available exclusively in the Ghost Shop HERE.

Ghost’s most recent studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with “Square Hammer”.

Along the way Ghost have racked up both widespread critical acclaim and adoration from a legion of fans across the globe.

Stay tuned for new music from Ghost to arrive later this year.

Ghost US Tour Dates

May 05, 2018 –  Riverside, CA – RMA

May 06, 2018 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall

May 08, 2018 – Houston, TX – Revention

May 10, 2018 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli

May 11, 2018 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre

May 12, 2018 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

May 13, 2018 – Columbus, OH – Express Live

May 15, 2018 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre

May 16, 2018 – Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds Theater

May 18, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center

May 19, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – WMMR BBQ

May 20, 2018 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

May 22, 2018 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

May 23, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee PAC

May 25, 2018 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House

May 26, 2018 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

May 27, 2018 – Memphis, TN – Cannon Center

May 29, 2018 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theater

May 31, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

June 01, 2018 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theater

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Rocklahoma 2018: A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Poison, Ghost, The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots And More!

Rocklahoma 2018: A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Poison, Ghost, The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots And More!

Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, is set for Friday, May 25, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May27, 2018 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. The 12th year of America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party will feature performances from a slew of top rock artists, including: A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Poison, Cheap Trick, Ghost, The Cult, Halestorm, Vince Neil, Stone Temple Pilots, I Prevail, Clutch, The Used, Underoath, Machine Gun Kelly, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and many more.

The three-day camping festival features the best new rock artists and classic bands performing on four stages, to keep the music going all night long. With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.” In 2017, Rocklahoma had its biggest year ever, with over 75,000 in attendance.

The Rocklahoma 2018 band lineup is as follows (subject to change): A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Poison, Cheap Trick, Ghost, The Cult, Vince Neil, Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots, Clutch, The Used, I Prevail, Underoath, Machine Gun Kelly, Tom Keifer, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Trivium, Yelawolf, Candlebox, Diamond Head, Andrew W.K., Red Sun Rising, Lynch Mob, Shaman’s Harvest, 10 Years, Adelitas Way, Butcher Babies, Powerman 5000, Soil, New Years Day, Like A Storm, Wayland, Well Hung Heart, Aska, Dead Girls Academy, War of Thrones, Black Tora, Big Story, Davey Suicide, Firstryke, Maxx Explosion, Chaotic Resemblance, Love N Revenge, Dead Metal Society, Legs Electric, T.R.O.Y., Wild Planes, LA Velvet feat. LVictoria, Heaven Sent, The Midnight Devils, Coda Cutlass, Cimino, Mind of Fury, Agnozia, Down For Five, White Noise Owl, Silent Theory, Maplerun, Ryder, Kevlar, Dark Avenue, The Maension, Dead Horse Trauma, Renegades, OddFellas, Bringer, and Stanley’s Revenge.  Rocklahoma will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.

“Hey Rocklahoma! It’s Sully from Godsmack! We’re stoked to announce the band’s return to Rocklahoma this May! This will be our first time back since 2015 and we can’t wait to rock your faces off! See ya there, Okies!” – Sully Erna

“I am beyond excited to return to Rocklahoma on Memorial Day Weekend.  It is one of my favorite music festivals that I have headlined both as a solo artist with the Bret Michaels Band and with Poison. It is going to be a party sharing the stage with such great bands and it is an honor to have three generations of fans rocking along with us; That is a great night of music.” – Bret Michaels

“Every year we try to raise the bar on the Rocklahoma experience for the fans,” commented Executive Producer, Joe Litvag.  “Our 2018 lineup does just that, as we welcome back Bret Michaels with the original lineup of the legendary rock band Poison, making their first appearance here since 2011, along with heavyweights Godsmack, Cheap Trick and The Cult.  We’re also thrilled to welcome several Rocklahoma first-timers like A Perfect Circle, Ghost, I Prevail, Yelawolf and The Used to round out an incredibly diverse weekend of rock.  There’s literally something for every type of rock fan at this festival.”

Rocklahoma General Admission and VIP tickets (including layaway options), as well as Premier Packages, Hotel Packages and Camping options are on sale now at http://rocklahoma.com/tickets.html. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

New for Rocklahoma 2018: Each ticket price level has a limited number of tickets available, so attendees can save more by buying earlier. Ticket prices will automatically move to the next price level once a price allotment sells out. The layaway purchase option also allows fans to split the ticket cost into four monthly payments.  Limited quantities of Groupie and Roadie VIP Packages and the Rockstar Hotel Package are also still available. Please visit http://rocklahoma.com/tickets.html for details. General Admission and VIP camping is also available at checkout, by calling (866) 310-2288, or emailinginfo@rocklahoma.com.

Current ticket pricing levels are as follows while supplies last:

Weekend General Admission: $129.00 plus fees

Monster Energy Weekend General Admission 4-Pack: $436.00 plus fees

Weekend VIP Reserved Tickets (comes with food & drink): $429.00 plus fees

Premier Packages start at $695 plus fees

Note: All Weekend tickets are for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Specially priced tickets for Rocklahoma are available for active military through partner GovX (www.govx.com) while supplies last.

For fans who attended the festival in 2017, those Rocklahoma purchasers may continue to use their credit redemption link until it expires.  Weekend Reserved VIP purchasers will have until 5:00 PM CST on Thursday, December 14 to use their credit and Weekend GA purchasers will have until Friday, December 22 at 11:59 PM CST to use their credit.  For more info, please email info@rocklahoma.com.

The campgrounds are a unique part of the Rocklahoma experience, with an endless party running around the clock. The Rocklahoma campgrounds will be open from Sunday, May 20 at Noon CDT through Tuesday, May 29 at Noon CDT. Festival doors open at 2:00 PM daily on May 25, 26 and 27. Note: Camping is only available with weekend ticket purchases.

Rocklahoma is produced by AEG Presents and is part of the World’s Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in six U.S. events in distinct atmospheres during five consecutive weekends in April and May of 2018.

Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.

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SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles’ Favorite October Albums!

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles’ Favorite October Albums!

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It’s that time of year again boils and ghouls! Can you feel it in the air? Well if you’re where we are then probably not. It’s been in the 80s all week and it feels more like August rather than the middle of October. I’ve been doing my best to stay in the Halloween spirt, and it has not been easy. However, to help with this I always listen to my favorite albums that just seem to put me in the mood for frights! In doing this, I’ve put together a list for you guys of my 10 favorite albums to listen to during this time of the year. Also, as a bonus, I’ve included a few notable artists that I like to listen to randomly as well to get me into the season. There are some cliché albums on here as well as a few you may not expect. Hopefully you find something new to bring you into the season of scares. So buckle up kiddies, and pour yourself a nice bowl of Boo-berries. Enjoy, my friends!

10 Favorite Halloween Albums



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10. ‘White Pony’ by Deftones

Deftones his hands down one of my favorite bands of all time. Each album holds a special place in my heart. The original release, without the “Back to School” bonus intro track, is one of my favorite albums to kick off the fall season with. Only Chino can pull off vocals that are both equally aggressive and haunting. It might also help that a few of these songs were used in various early 2000’s horror films like “RX Queen” in Valentine or “Digital Bath” being used in Soul Survivors. Don’t let the infamous nu-metal label this band’s early work receives deter you. This is a fantastic album that can certainly put you into that dark mood. You haven’t experienced life until you’ve sped down a back road with the windows down blasting “Passenger” on a cool October evening.

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9. ‘October Rust’ by Type O Negative

There’s not much to really say about this album as it needs to be experienced and not read about. I had listened to Type O sporadically before but I never got really into them until after Steele’s death six years ago. His vocals are spine chilling and if you ask me, Hollywood really missed out on remaking Dracula and putting him in the star role. I was torn between this and their “Bloody Kisses” release. This etched it out due to the name alone. If you’ve never heard either of these albums, go listen to them………after you’ve finished reading this of course!

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8. ‘Walk Among Us’ by Misfits

You can’t have a list like this and not have at least one Misfits record on it! For that I’m going with their debut full-length record, “Walk Among Us”. This record is fast paced, hard hitting, and filled with classic Misfits horror references. Whenever I listen to this I like to picture myself in a circle pit where everyone is dressed in a costume. What an amazing site that would be! In 2016 we’ve seen the original lineup of the Misfits reunite for amazing two shows and we had hoped to see more. Sadly, according to Danzig the reunion shows are the official close of that chapter in his life. Regardless, this is an amazing album to listen to, start to finish, when you’re gearing up for some epic “trick or treating”! Clocking in at only about 25 minutes, you need to dedicate a block of time to listen to this record every day in October!

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7. ‘Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666’ by HIM

Next to Peter Steele of “Type O Negative” no one has a voice that sets the tone of the season quite like Ville Valo of “HIM”. From the opening guitar lick you know that you’re in for an emotional gothic journey. The best way I can put this is the band got together and decided to write love songs for the graveyard. Also included in this release are two fantastic cover songs. The first of which is a cover of “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak. This song is, hands down, one of my favorite tracks to listen to as I start an October day. The original is haunting enough but HIM takes it to that next level of gothic metal! The second cover, often confused with Gus’s cover of the same song, “Don’t Fear the Reaper” is just as great, substituting the classic guitar riffs for a more synthy sound. My favorite HIM album and a great album to get you into a darker spirit!

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6. ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’ by Rob Zombie

I know, this is a very cliché choice, however, we’re getting down to the albums that not only put me into the October mood but the albums that put me into that oh so sweet Halloween Spirit! Largely regarded as Rob Zombie’s greatest solo effort, “Hellbilly Deluxe” is a solid horror metal album from beginning to end. Remember, this was Zombie before all of the movies. He had to place those grotesque images in our mind through the music, and he did just that. Of course you have the fantastic singles like “Living Dead Girl” and “Dragula” but there are also great overlooked songs like “Return of the Phantom Stranger”. Each song is like its own extreme fast paced horror film, it is exactly what you’d expect from Rob Zombie. If you’re reading this list I’m sure you’ve listened to this album before. I don’t care, go listen to it again!

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5. ‘Creatures’ by Motionless In White

If you’re familiar with Motionless in White you probably think of them as a Marilyn Manson/Breaking Benjamin industrial metal knock off, and you wouldn’t be wrong technically. MIW didn’t start out this way, they branched off from an oversaturated metalcore scene in which they were one of the few unique voices. This album, their first signed full length, encompasses that metalcore sound but mixes in more horror film references than you can handle. There’s an entire song dedicated to G Tom Mac’s “Cry Little Sister” from the Halloween classic, “Lost Boys”. If you like heavy industrial tunes, horror film references, and metalcore then this is essential listening. Sadly, this is their last release that played off their influence of fun horror and they moved into the Hot Topic/Manson sound. My fingers are still crossed for a special October tour where they play this album in full.

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4. ‘Calling All Corpses’ by Wednesday 13

Having been in the horror-punk game for 2 and a half decades there are multiple albums that could’ve been on this list that 13 contributed to. From his early work with Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 to his work with former Slipknot drummer, Joey Jordison, in Murderdolls, Wednesday 13 specializes in fast paced, circle pit tunes centered around the macabre. However, where some of Wednesday’s work focuses on gore and scares, “Corpses” focuses on the fun, light hearted side of horror. It’s danceable, it’s catchy, and it’s a scary good time. One of my all-time favorite Halloween tracks is on this album, entitled “Silver Bullet”. Wednesday 13 is warning his lover that he was bitten the other night and when she comes to see him she should be equipped with silver bullets………just in case. It’s a sweet, unique take on the werewolf genre…..in song form! Please, I can’t encourage you enough, listen to this album!

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3. ‘Monsters of Drumstep 6.66’ by Figure

Here we go guys, getting down to the nitty gritty, my top 3 albums to listen to in the Halloween season. We begin with………sort of a cop-out. Figure is a Drumstep DJ, which mixes dubstep with drum and bass, who releases are horror themed album every year. He takes samples from different horror films and mixes them with his crazy beats that are sure to get even the grumpiest of ghouls up and dancing. So why is this a cop-out? Well, last year was the 6th year of his annual series and as a gift Figure shared a BitTorrent file labeled “Monsters Vol. 6.66”. The “album” contains 66 tracks. Most of the tracks are the greatest hits from the last few volumes with a few new songs sprinkled in. Now, although this isn’t an “album” per se, I must recommend you seek it out now. This is perfect for a night time drive or even a Halloween party. While you’re at it, check out Monsters 7, Figure just put it out a couple of weeks ago.

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2. ‘Hallowicked Compilation’ by Insane Clown Posse

I’m fully prepared for the hate I may receive for this album making the list.

Insane Clown Posse is a group that gets unwarranted hate from a lot of people who’ve never even heard a song of theirs. I will fully admit that from the years 2003-2007 I was a full blown “Juggalo” and “down with the clown”. Since that time I’ve distanced myself from this scene, but it’s more because of the fans than the music itself. That being said, this is a Halloween compilation that I’ve listened to every year since 2005. It’s an album that contains every one of the annual Halloween tracks the clowns put out up to its release. It’s funny, it’s scary, and it’s just a good time overall. Almost nothing gets me into the Halloween spirit as quickly as Violent J crooning, “life is so cold, life is so mean, just let me sleep until next Halloween”. Even if you’re avidly against ICP as a whole, this compilation deserves at least one listen.

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1. ‘Rob Zombie Presents Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures’

When you think of beloved Halloween Classics I’m almost certain that Rob Zombie’s “H2” is not on the list. I can’t blame people for hating it. The plot was completely convoluted, characters are unnecessarily over the top, and…..the white horse thing…..yeah. All of that being said, “H2” is a movie that I must watch every year. Even for that Halloween party scene alone, this is a movie filled with the good October feelings. You just need to find them. Now, in that party scene was an excellent psychobilly band fronted by Jesse Dayton named “Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures”. In conjunction with the film, that band put out a 10 track album sure to get your spooky hips shaken! Just take a look at some of the track titles and you can guess what you’re getting here. “Honky Tonk Halloween” is my quintessential Halloween song. The group knows it’s a novelty act and owns the hell out of it. It’s a primetime Halloween special in the form of a rockabilly album. What’s not to love?! If there is one album you listen to on this list, make sure it’s this one!

Other Notable Artists



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Birthday Massacre
Synth Wave Goth Rock from Canada. They’ve been around for almost 2 decades and, with their diehard fans support, have shown no signs of slowing down!

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Jonathan Davis
Frontman for Korn but also a very talented solo artist. He wrote a few very haunting songs for the lackluster film “Queen of the Damned”. Also, has a fantastic live solo album that was released in 2007. Check it out!

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Twiztid
The best thing to come out of and leave Psychopathic Records. These dudes are incredibly talented. Check them out if you like your spooky tunes mixed with fantastic hip hop.

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Calabrese
If someone were to ask me what the true modern day Misfits would sound like I would point them directly to this band right here!

GHOST
If you’re not familiar with Ghost, then what rock are you living under? Go! Listen to them now!

And that’s that! I hope you’ve discovered some new tunes. If not, I hope you were able to kill a couple of minutes with this read. I hope you all have a very very Happy Halloween! Now go listen to some tunes and watch some movies!

About The Writer: 
Dylan Lyles – Staff Writer
The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles is an obsessive fan of cinema, pro wrestling, horror, vinyl, and comic books. Bursting from the womb in 1992, Dylan’s surrounded himself with all things geek culture. Earliest memories include Wrestlemania 11, ‘The Death of Superman,’ and Jason popping out of the water. You may see him sharing his opinion on just about everything on the internet or maybe even working the MonsterMania Con on the east coast. You love him and he loves you!
Twitter: @thedylanlyles

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Ghost Announce Dates For ‘Popestar’ Headlining U.S. Tour

Ghost Announce Dates For ‘Popestar’ Headlining U.S. Tour

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Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have announced the Popestar U.S. headlining tour – a 35 city run that will include two rituals at The Wiltern in Los Angeles this coming October. Tickets for these dates will be available for purchase beginning Friday, June 17th at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets purchased for select shows will include a digital download of new music that will be made available the day their Fall rituals begin. Check out http://ghost-official.com for participating dates and details. VIP packages are also available. See below for a complete list of dates and for more information on upcoming appearances, click HERE.

Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls were awarded a Grammy® earlier this year for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Their most recent album Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The band capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of their offering “Cirice”, which reached the No. 3 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.

Rave reviews for Meliora include Rolling Stone: “Generally speaking, the band has done more to bring blasphemous, religion-skewering devil rock to the mainstream masses than perhaps any act since Marilyn Manson.” Entertainment Weekly: “One of the most exciting bands on the worldwide hard rock stage.” Metal Injection: “All hail Ghost and its masterwork, Meliora.” Noisey: “Ghost is back and cracking skulls.” Fox 5 New York distinguished them as “one of the most controversial bands in the world”. To read The Huffington Post‘s recent feature with the band click HERE.

Popestar U.S. Tour Dates
September 16 – Rochester, NY – The Armory
September 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
September 21 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium
September 23 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
September 27 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
September 28 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
September 30 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank at Midland Theatre
October 1 – Madison, WI – Sonic Boom Festival
October 2 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
October 3 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
October 4 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre
October 5 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre
October 7 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
October 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 9 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theatre
October 11 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
October 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
October 14 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theater
October 15 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
October 16 – Portland, OR – The Rosalind Theater
October 18 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
October 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
October 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Brooklyn Bowl
October 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
October 27 – Lubbock, TX – City Bank Auditorium
October 28 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
October 31 – Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
November 2 – Orlando, FL – The Hard Rock
November 3 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
November 4 – Jacksonville, FL – The Florida Theatre
November 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
November 7 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
November 9 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 11 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
November 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre

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ROCK ON THE RANGE 2016: Legendary Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Epic Lineup!

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2016: Legendary Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Epic Lineup!

Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–celebrates its 10th Anniversary May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. The incredible lineup features the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), and rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie topping a lineup that’s packed with rock royalty such as Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists. Check out the announcement video here >

With three days of music on three stages, sets from rock’s favorite comedians in the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, new art installations, and unique onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals.

Disturbed says, “We’ve waited long enough, and so have you. Get ready, ‘cause Disturbed is back and we can’t wait to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rock On The Range.“

Rock On The Range is easily one of the best festivals I’ve ever played. Looking forward to doing it again,” says Rob Zombie.

Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah says, “12 years after my last performance in Columbus, Ohio I have decided it’s time to bring the music of Hellyeah to the great rock & roll fans that attend Rock On The Range!! We are looking forward to kickin’ your ass at this great event!!”

The current band lineup for Rock On The Range–fueled by Monster Energy–is as follows: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, Pennywise, Bullet For My Valentine, Steel Panther, Ghost, Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979, Machine Gun Kelly, Clutch, The Struts, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Trivium, Between The Buried & Me, P.O.D., Saint Asonia, Issues, Highly Suspect, The Sword, Tiger Army, Sick Puppies, New Years Day, Aranda, Wilson, Enter Shikari, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, Red Sun Rising, Memphis May Fire, Lacey Sturm, Turbowolf, We Came As Romans, Miss May I, Crown The Empire, Jelly Roll, Avatar, Code Orange, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Monster Truck, Glorious Sons, Wild Throne, Cane Hill, and Citizen Zero, with more to be announced.

Tickets for Rock On The Range have sold out in advance for three years in a row, with a monumental 120,000 in attendance over the three days of the 2015 festival. Die-hard fans annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus for this festival, making it the largest of its kind in North America.

“Everything has been turned up a notch to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rock On The Range,” says ROTR co-executive producer of the festival for Danny Wimmer Presents, Gary Spivack. “From headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, to the reunion of fan favorites Disturbed, to the welcomed return of Vinnie Paul and his band Hellyeahto the state of Ohio for the first time in over a decade, and countless others, it’s paramount that we continue to raise the bar so Rock On The Range remains the elite rock festival in America. We feel we’ve accomplished this goal and then some.”

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Rock On The Range specially priced weekend presale tickets are available now. Visit the ROTR Facebook and Twitter pages for a password to purchase these tickets (Weekend Field GA: $199.50 + fees, Weekend Stadium GA: $99.50 + fees). Layaway Packages, VIP tickets, Camping, Hotel Packages, and Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Packs ($349 + fees) are also available for purchase at www.RockOnTheRange.com.

Regularly priced General Admission tickets for America’s premier hard rock festival go on sale Friday, December 4 at 10:00 AM ET at the MAPFRE Stadium Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, and www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets will be priced as follows:

Weekend Field General Admission: $219.50 + fees

Weekend Stadium General Admission: $139.50 + fees

A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Rock On The Range partner GovX.

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge upgrades will be available to all Field ticket purchasers, while supplies last. Upgrades include access to the newly located VIP Tent with LED screens, seating areas, heating/air conditioning, premium cash bar, free WiFi, access to charging stations and lockers, dedicated VIP bathroom, and early entrance to the festival. VIP Lounge upgrades will also include easier access and private walkway to the Monster Energy Main Stage area from the VIP Tent.

Monster Energy returns to Rock On The Range as the main stage sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and sampling Monster Energy Drink.

Download the Rock On The Range mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.

 Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

 Rock On The Range is supported by great sponsors including: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, The Music Experience (formerly known as Crazy Dave’s) and Bud Light.

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockontherange

Twitter: www.twitter.com/rockontherange

Announce Video:  http://bit.ly/ROTR16sm

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Ghost Releases New Music Video For “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”

Ghost Releases New Music Video For “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”

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Ghost today released a new music video for “From The Pinnacle To The Pit.” Directed by Zev Deans, the clip can be seen below. Ghost’s North American tour kicks off next week. See below for a complete list of tour dates. Meliorathe band’s critically acclaimed third record, is available now via Loma Vista Recordings.

Black To The Future Tour
September 22 – The Fillmore – Washington, DC
September 23 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
September 25 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
September 27 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
September 28 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
September 29 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA*
September 30 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
October 1 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
October 2 – The Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI
October 3 – The Riviera – Chicago, IL
October 5 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
October 6 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
October 8 – The Civic Auditorium – New Orleans, LA
October 9 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
October 10 – Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
October 11 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL
October 13 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
October 14 – Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
October 16 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
October 17 – Sumitt Music Hall – Denver, CO
October 19 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
October 20 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
October 21 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
October 23 – Warfield – San Francisco, CA
October 26 – The Mayan Theater – Los Angeles, CA
October 27 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
October 28 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
October 30 – Northside Park Theater – San Diego, CA
October 31 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
November 1 – Monster Mash Festival – Phoenix, AZ

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Ghost Streaming Now Streaming ‘Meliora’ In Full — Out August 21st on Loma Vista Recordings

Ghost Streaming Now Streaming ‘Meliora’ In Full — Out August 21st on Loma Vista Recordings

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Ghost are now streaming their highly anticipated new album, Meliora. Due out on August 21st, on Loma Vista Recordings, the album serves as the follow up to 2013’s heralded INFESTISSUMAM. The album can be heard at this location – Click Here!

Unholy/Unplugged Tour

August 18th – Silver Platters (SoDo Location) – Seattle, WA (7:00 PM)
August 20th – Amoeba – Los Angeles, CA (5:00 PM)
August 21st – ZIA (Camelback Location) – Phoenix, AZ (7:00 PM)
August 22nd – Sound Garden – Baltimore, MD (5:00 PM)
August 23rd – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY (2:00 PM)

Black To The Future Tour

September 22 – The Fillmore – Washington, DC
September 23 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
September 25 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
September 27 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
September 28 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
September 29 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA*
September 30 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
October 1 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
October 2 – The Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI
October 3 – The Riviera – Chicago, IL
October 5 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
October 6 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
October 8 – The Civic Auditorium – New Orleans, LA
October 9 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
October 10 – Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
October 11 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL
October 13 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
October 14 – Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
October 16 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
October 17 – Sumitt Music Hall – Denver, CO
October 19 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
October 20 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
October 21 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
October 23 – Warfield – San Francisco, CA
October 26 – The Mayan Theater – Los Angeles, CA
October 27 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
October 28 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
October 30 – Northside Park Theater – San Diego, CA
October 31 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
November 1 – Monster Mash Festival – Phoenix, AZ

*Rescheduled

Ghost released their second album INFESTISSUMAM on April 16th, 2013 via Loma Vista Recordings. The 10-song offering was produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. SPIN called the album, “one of the most anticipated heavy metal albums of 2013” and Pitchfork praised its “addictive as sin” hooks. Rolling Stone described their sound as “somewhere between Mastodon and Metallica, with a heavy dose of Swedish synth mixed in.” In November of 2013, the band released If You Have Ghost, a five track EP recorded and produced by Dave Grohl, including cover versions of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers, and Depeche Mode. Ghost have toured the U.S. Extensively and appeared at various music festivals across the country, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Rock on the Range.

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