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The Midnight Ghost Train

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Below is our complete The Midnight Ghost Train news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Maryland Doom Fest 2018 Lineup Announced

The lineup for next year's Maryland Doom Fest has been revealed. The annual festival, now in its fourth year, takes place at Cafe 611 in Frederick, MD (611 N Market St) on June 22-24, 2018.

The lineup is as follows:

The Obsessed
The Watchers
Switchblade Jesus
The Midnight Ghost Train
Lightning Born
Caustic Casanova
Curse The Son
Las Cruses
Shadow Witch
Book of Wyrms
Thousand Vision Mist
Molasses Barge
Backwoods Payback
Gateway To Hell

Ticket sales officially start Jan 1, 2018, but early bird discounted tickets will be available from December 24 through December 31, 2017 only.

Running order and times will be revealed at a later date. More...

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The Midnight Ghost Train Announces New Album

Seared by the Sunflower State of Kansas, The Midnight Ghost Train keeps rollin' again - and the band is about to return with the most diverse album to date!

The band's fourth opus titled "Cypress Ave." is set to be released July 28th via Napalm Records, and will please both old and new fans alike. Never before has The Midnight Ghost Train shown this side of itself. The new album proves that the band is not just another rock band, but explorers, risk takers and true artists. This is not a departure, but an expansion:

"It was time to challenge ourselves, and our fanbase, and do something completely different that hasn't been done before in this genre", says guitarist & vocalist Steve Moss. "No sense in doing the same thing over and over again, there is no growth in that. We want to learn, create, and leave our true artistic impression on the world." He continues: "Not one song on this album sounds the same. Each track has a completely different feel and unique quality to it. Something in this album for everyone in every genre of music out there. Exploring and challenging new grounds is what this album is about." More...

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Pit Stories: The Norwegian Squatter's Paradise

The Pit: that magical place where sex, violence, property destruction, and a whole lotta head banging collide. We're on a never-ending quest to get the best pit stories in existence, which is why we check in with rock and metal bands from across the globe and tap into their tour stories.

For this week's Pit Story, drummer Brandon Burghart from Kansas-based outfit The Midnight Ghost Train shared this tale of Norwegians out of their minds on psychedelics:

We were playing a small freezing town in Norway on a weekday. The venue was basically a frathouse turned squatter paradise. The crowd were equal parts too old to hang out and too young to be there. Folks didn't so much rent a room as they rented one of several beds or couches in the place. We got there not knowing what to expect, but they reassured us that it was going to be a good night. There was also a rave cave in the basement with neon paint covering the walls and only lit by black light. The stage was pretty small as was the dance floor. We were headlining, so we waited around most the night while the other bands played. 

That's when we noticed the crowd was starting to get a little strange. We figured it was what you got when Norwegians drank too much. Then my guitar player told me that a gang of Spaniards broke into the basement and started raving with their own boombox. They were quickly chased out by the bar owners. The last band finished and we started loading on stage. I think half the crowd had passed out by this time. We started playing and they jolted back to life moshing and destroying the room.

It was a bit frightening since the stage was about a foot tall. Much of the show was pushing people back trying not to get your knee dislocated when the nearest body pummeled into it.  At one point I look over and a tiny woman has latched herself to Steve's back and he was trying to shake her loose. After being covered in various liquids and almost having our equipment destroyed, we finished our set. We later found out that the wine bottles that everyone had been passing around had been laced with an outrageous amount of acid. That mixed with the copious amount of drugs already available at the show turned it into one of the strangest nights of my life. We have since played there again but make sure we personally break the seal on any drink we open.

The Midnight Ghost Train's new album "Cold Was The Ground" is scheduled to drop on February 28th (EU) and March 10th (North America) via Napalm Records. Check out a lyric video off the album below. More...

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The Midnight Ghost Train Posts New Lyric Video

The Midnight Ghost Train released a lyric video for the new track "Twin Souls." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Cold Was The Ground," which is scheduled to drop on February 28th (EU) and March 10th (North America) via Napalm Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Along The Chasm
2. Gladstone (see music video here)
3. BC Trucker
4. Arvonia
5. One Last Shelter
6. The Canfield
7. Straight To The North
8. No. 227
9. The Little Sparrow
10. Twin Souls
11. Mantis

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The Midnight Ghost Train Posts New Video

Flowing beards and sweat dripping off the walls: two things that surely define Kansas-based trio The Midnight Ghost Train.

So how else could "Cold was the Ground" sound, if not like roaring amps, swamp-friendly sludge riffs, and feisty rawk`n`roll attitude nestled somewhere in between Weedeater and Red Fang?

"Cold was the Ground" - the third album by these Roadburn veterans - offers dark delta blues, Southern swagger and pure heaviness/ Today the band has released a video for the song "Gladstone," which can be seen below courtesy of The Obelisk. More...

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The Midnight Ghost Train Announces Album Release

Just in time for the Winter season, The Midnight Ghost Train has unveiled the details on upcoming album "Cold Was The Ground."

The album will drop on March 10th, 2015 in North America via Napalm Records and February 28th in Europe. The track listing is as follows:

1. Along The Chasm
2. Gladstone
3. BC Trucker
4. Arvonia
5. One Last Shelter
6. The Canfield
7. Straight To The North
8. No. 227
9. The Little Sparrow
10. Twin Souls
11. Mantis More...

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The Midnight Ghost Train Signs With Napalm Records

The Midnight Ghost Train just signed with Napalm Records to release "Cold Was The Ground" in February, 2015. The band comments:

"We're very proud to become part of the Napalm family. We're certain that with the help of napalm, our new album Cold Was The Groundwill show the world what heavy rock REALLY is, and what The Midnight Ghost Train is all about. Watch out, cause were coming for ya."

The next stop of The Midnight Ghost Train will be a major U.S. tour this Fall. Currently announced dates are as follows:

9/4: Topeka, KS @ Secret Show
9/5: Warrensburg, MO @ The Bay
9/6: Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter
9/7: Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob's
9/8: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
9/11: Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Pub
9/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Bar Matchless
9/13: Washington, DC @ Rosie & The Rockers
9/14: Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
9/17: Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
9/18: Madison, AL @ The Station
9/19: Jackson, MS @ OL Tavern
9/20: Lafayette, LA @ The Wild Salmon

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The Midnight Ghost Train Streaming Live Album

"Live at Roadburn 2013," the brand new live album from Topeka, Kansas outfit The Midnight Ghost Train, is now available as a free download via Burning World Records. Stream the album below, or download it over at Bandcamp here.

Recorded at Bat Cave at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Netherlands, as part of Roadburn's most recent festival, the 11 song set showcases The Midnight Ghost Train's intense, passionate and soulful live show and thick Mississippi Delta-rooted stoner rock.

The band is currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour in support of sophomore LP "Buffalo." Catch the band live:

September 1 Chattanooga, TN JJ's Bohemia
September 2 Asheville, NC Asheville Yacht Club
September 4 Lexington, KY Green Lantern
September 6 St. Louis, MO The Demo
September 7 Warrensburg, MO Bottomfeeder Bay More...

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The Midnight Ghost Train Announces U.S. Tour

Topeka, Kansas based heavy rock band The Midnight Ghost Train will launch a U.S. headlining tour in support of its sophomore LP "Buffalo" on July 18 at the Downtown Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Released in 2012 via Karate Body Records, "Buffalo" was recorded with producer / engineer David Barbe (Harvey Milk, Son Volt, Drive-By Truckers).

This new 34 city trek will run through September 7th, showcasing a trio that has averaged over 300 live shows per year since its formation in 2007. Dates are as follows: More...

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The Midnight Ghost Train Streaming Song

Kansas blues/metal band The Midnight Ghost Train recently released its album "Buffalo" and is streaming the track "Foxhole" from it. "Buffalo" was produced by David Barbe, whose credits include R.E.M., Drive-By Truckers and Bob Mould. In March, the band joined Barbe at Chase Park Transduction Studios in Athens, Ga to record the album. The Midnight Ghost Train is currently on its thirteenth tour, which has criss-crossed the U.S. They have also toured Europe twice.

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Truckfighters And The Midnight Ghost Train In NOLA

This was going to be a special show; you could feel it in the air. The lineup was great, but there was something else lingering that later took everyone by surprise; and it wasn’t the new drink called the Just Say Yes. They wouldn’t tell you what was in it, but you should just say yes to having one. Anyway, the music kicked off and patrons wandered in. I filmed Midnight Ghost Train’s set which you can see below. More...

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Midnight Ghost Train Involved In Auto Accident

Blues Metallers The Midnight Ghost Train were involved in a vehicle accident while on tour in Europe. Singer and guitarist Steve Moss explained, "Today while driving in Germany, a guy decided to put his car in reverse and came speeding down the middle of a main road without looking and he slammed into us and totaled our car. What a headache this is." The Midnight Ghost Train's tour will not be cut short though. "Nothing will stop us from doing what we do." The band books their own tours and are constantly on the road either in the States or Europe. They will be touring through Germany and the Netherlands through October before touring America later this year.

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Jucifer Rolls Into New Orleans

As the fog rolled in on the warm, balmy night in NOLA, so did the fans of Jucifer. Not just the average metalheads, but artists, punks, middle-aged/middle class men and women, and about anyone else you can think of. The infamous huge stack of old but very powerful amps, instruments, and all kinds of weird electronic devices filled the side wall of Siberia and rose to the ceiling. It was apparent that they would be performing on the floor lengthwise of the venue because their equipment was too much for the stage. More...

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