Great American Ghost Fire Bassist Joey Perron Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Great American Ghost have parted ways with Joey Perron. The bassist was fired after he was recently accused of sexual misconduct. A number of the allegations were shared on a Twitter account that was launched to help victims tell their stories. You can find those below, along with the band’s statement:

Body Count, Trivium, Fit For An Autopsy, Etc. Members To Take Part In “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground” Charity Event

Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) has announced a special livestreamed charity event for the American Civil Liberties Union. The virtual event, which is being called “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground,” will take place on June 14 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT and it will find musicians, labels, producers, etc. taking part in discussions and various giveaways.

The following participants have been confirmed:

  • Ice-T (Body Count)
  • Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
  • Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City)
  • Andrew Marsh (Thy Art Is Murder)
  • Tom Williams (Stray From The Path)
  • Scott Vogel (Terror)
  • Todd Jones (Nails)
  • Buddy Nielson (Senses Fail)
  • Alan Day and Dan O’Connor (Four Year Strong)
  • Josh Smith (Northlane)
  • Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
  • Anthony Martini (E-Town Concrete, Commission)
  • Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy)
  • Brendan Garrone (Incendiary)
  • James Pligge (Harms Way)
  • Brendan Murphy (Counterparts, END)
  • Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost)
  • Mark Lewis (Producer)
  • Anthony DiDio (Vein)
  • Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast)
  • Justin Louden (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Carl Severson (Ferret, Good Fight Music)
  • Equal Vision Records
  • Pure Noise Records
  • Nuclear Blast
  • Relapse Records
  • Closed Casket Activities
  • Good Fight Entertainment
  • Ferret Records
  • Liquid Metal
  • Metal Injection
  • Evil Greed

Putney commented:

“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.

What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.

The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.

This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.

The link is live to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.

If you’d like to participate on any level just message me.

Go big or go home.”

The Ghost Inside Reschedule London, UK & Worcester, MA Shows

The Ghost Inside have postponed their London, England and Worcester, MA concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band’s show at the O2 Brixton Academy in London, England will now take place on July 3, 2021 and their show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA with Wage War, Stray From The Path, and Great American Ghost will now take place on July 10, 2021.

Great American Ghost Premiere “Altar Of Snakes” Music Video

Great American Ghost have premiered a new video for their new song “Altar Of Snakes” via Revolver. This track is from the band’s new album “Power Through Terror,” which will be released on February 14.

Great American Ghost Premiere “Prison Of Hate” Music Video

Great American Ghost have premiered a new video for their new song “Prison Of Hate.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Power Through Terror,” which will be released on February 14 via Entertainment One.

[via Kerrang!]

Bodysnatcher Premiere New Song “Merciless”, Announce Tour

Bodysnatcher have premiered a new song titled “Merciless.” This track is from the band’s new album “This Heavy Void,” which will be released on January 31.

In other news, Bodysnatcher have also announced a tour with Great American Ghost, Born A New, Distinguisher, and Strangled:

01/30 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
01/31 West Palm, FL – Propaganda
02/01 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
02/02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/04 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
02/05 Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
02/06 Ft. Worth, TX – Tomcats West
02/07 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
02/08 Albuquerque, NM – Eclipse
02/09 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
02/11 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
02/12 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
02/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
02/15 Denver, CO – The Roxy
02/16 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
02/17 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
02/18 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
02/19 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
02/20 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
02/21 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
02/22 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
02/23 Manchester, NH – Jewel Music Venue
02/24 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
02/25 Providence, RI – Alchemy
02/26 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
02/27 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
02/28 Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse
02/29 Greensboro, NC – NYP
03.01 Nashville, TN – The End

Bury Your Dead Announce September Tour With Upon A Burning Body, Great American Ghost, & Born A New

Bury Your Dead have announced a September tour with Upon A Burning Body, Great American Ghost, and Born A New. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/12 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
09/13 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Music Hall
09/14 Reading, PA – Reverb
09/15 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
09/16 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
09/17 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
09/18 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/19 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
09/20 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
09/21 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks (no Great American Ghost)
09/22 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques (no Great American Ghost)

Crystal Lake, In Hearts Wake, King 810, Etc. Set For 2019 Never Say Die! European/UK Tour

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Impericon Never Say Die! tour. The following artists will perform: Crystal Lake, In Hearts Wake, King 810, Our Hollow Our Home, Polar, Alpha Wolf, and Great American Ghost.

Tour Dates:

11/07 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/08 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
11/09 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
11/10 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
11/11 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
11/12 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
11/13 London, UK – ULU
11/14 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
11/15 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/16 Wroclaw, POL – Pralnia
11/17 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
11/18 Berlin, GER – SO36
11/19 Prague, CZE – Futurum
11/21 Wien, AUT – Arena
11/22 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
11/23 Munchen, GER – Backstage
11/24 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/25 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
11/26 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo

Venom Prison & Homewrecker Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour

Venom Prison and Homewrecker have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Call Of The Void, Joy, and Great American Ghost will join them on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/13 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/14 Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinière (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/15 Waterford, NY – Chrome (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/16 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/20 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel (with Call Of The Void & Joy)
09/21 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary (with Call Of The Void)
09/22 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge (with Call Of The Void)
09/24 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room (with Call Of The Void)
09/25 Denver, CO – Larmier Lounge (with Call Of The Void)
09/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court (with Great American Ghost)
09/27 Boise, ID – The Shredder (with Great American Ghost)
09/28 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (Funhouse) (with Great American Ghost)
09/29 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre (with Great American Ghost)
10/01 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk (with Great American Ghost)
10/02 Los Angeles, CA – Five Star Bar (with Great American Ghost)
10/03 Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 8 (with Great American Ghost)
10/04 Mesa, AZ – Club Red (with Great American Ghost)
10/06 Dallas, TX – Club DaDa (with Great American Ghost)
10/07 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (with Great American Ghost)
10/08 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (with Great American Ghost)
10/09 New Orleans, LA – Santos (with Great American Ghost)
10/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (with Great American Ghost)
10/11 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 (with Great American Ghost)
10/12 Washington, DC – The Pinch (with Great American Ghost)
10/13 Amityville, NY – Revolution (with Great American Ghost)

Goatwhore Announce December Dates With Cloak & Great American Ghost

Goatwhore have announced some December shows with Cloak and Great American Ghost. Here’s the dates:

12/01 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
12/02 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
12/03 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/04 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
12/05 Memphis, TN – Growlers