Psycho Las Vegas Adds Pre-Party Date

Psycho Las Vegas will make its descent upon the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 18th and run through August 20th, with a special pe-party to be held on August 17th.

An extra show featuring cosmic doom trio Yob has been planned for that same day directly following the pool party. Additional support will be provided by experimental doom practitioners Subrosa.

The main festival includes headlining sets from Mastodon, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and King Diamond performing the zenith “Abigail” opus in its entirety. A full list of confirmed acts is available after the poster below.

THURSDAY Preparty – August 17, 2017
Conan
Goya
Graf Orlock
Great Electric Quest
Mustard Gas & Roses
Pentagram
Ruby The Hatchet
Sasquatch
Urchin
Yawning Man

THURSDAY – August 17th, 2017
YOB + SubRosa

FRIDAY – August 18th, 2017
Black Anvil
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Chelsea Wolfe
Dark Castle
Fister
Khemmis
Magma
Melvins
Mothership
Mouth Of The Architect
Mulatu Astake
Pelican
Royal Thunder
Sleep
Slo Burn
Sons Of Otis
Sumac
The Rods
Toke
Usnea
Vhol
Wolves In The Throne Room
Young And In The Way
Youngblood Supercult

SATURDAY – August 19th, 2017
Ace Frehley
Blood Ceremony
Carcass
Celeste
Cough
Cult Leader
Diamond Head
Earthless
Elephant Tree (Aka Flights)
Gojira
Gost
Heavy Temple
Hollow Leg
Inter Arma
Jex Thoth
King Diamond
Morne
Myrkur
Neurosis
Saturndust
Slomatics
Snail
Summoner
The Skull
Weedeater

SUNDAY – August 20th, 2017
Abbath
Cirith Ungol
Cloud Catcher
Corrosion Of Conformity
Code Orange
Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas
Domkraft
Eternal Tapestry
Floorian
Gatecreeper
Manilla Road
Mastodon
Merlin
Minsk
Murder City Devils
North
Pigeonwing
Psychic TV
Swans
Warning
Windhand
Wizard Rifle
Year Of The Cobra
Zeal & Ardor

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Psycho Las Vegas 2017 Unveils Full Daily Lineup

In less than three months, the 2017 edition of Psycho Las Vegas will make its descent upon the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Set to commence on August 18th and run through August 20th, 2017 with a pre-party to be held on August 17th, the event flaunts a lineup that includes headlining sets from Atlanta goliaths Mastodon, psychedelic rock legends The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and heavy metal icon King Diamond performing the zenith “Abigail” opus in its entirety.

Today the festival’s organizers are pleased to unveil the day-to-day lineups as well as single day ticket options. Tickets are selling fast and you can secure yours right here, while the full lineup is available below.

THURSDAY Preparty
Conan
Goya
Graf Orlock
Great Electric Quest
Mustard Gas & Roses
Pentagram
Ruby The Hatchet
Sasquatch
Urchin
Yawning Man

FRIDAY
Black Anvil
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Chelsea Wolfe
Dark Castle
Fister
Khemmis
Magma
Melvins
Mothership
Mouth Of The Architect
Mulatu Astake
Pelican
Royal Thunder
Sleep
Slo Burn
Sons Of Otis
Sumac
The Rods
Toke
Usnea
Vhol
Wolves In The Throne Room
Young And In The Way
Youngblood Supercult

SATURDAY
Ace Frehley
Blood Ceremony
Carcass
Celeste
Cough
Cult Leader
Diamond Head
Earthless
Elephant Tree (Aka Flights)
Gojira
Gost
Heavy Temple
Hollow Leg
Inter Arma
Jex Thoth
King Diamond
Morne
Myrkur
Neurosis
Saturndust
Slomatics
Snail
Summoner
The Skull
Weedeater

SUNDAY
Abbath
Cirith Ungol
Cloud Catcher
Corrosion Of Conformity
Code Orange
Cult Of Luna
Domkraft
Eternal Tapestry
Floorian
Gatecreeper
Manilla Road
Mastodon
Merlin
Minsk
Murder City Devils
North
Pigeonwing
Psychic TV
Swans
Warning
Windhand
Wizard Rifle
Year Of The Cobra
Zeal & Ardor

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Royal Thunder Streams New Song “April Showers”

Royal Thunder just debuted the first song from new album “Wick,” which is due out April 7th via new label home Spinefarm Records. Check out “April Showers” bleow.

“A lot has happened in life between ‘Crooked Doors’ and ‘Wick,'” said singer / bassist Mlny Parsonz. “This song was a liferaft and an outlet while we were on the road. It was a song that we lived in and looked forward to playing, live.

“Personally, it gave me the freedom to release my emotions and process my thoughts while I was on the road. We hope you enjoy this song. And we appreciate your support, sincerely. We present to you….’April Showers.'”

1. Burning Tree
2. April Showers
3. Tied
4. We Slipped
5. The Sinking Chair
6. Plans
7. Anchor
8. WICK
9. Push
10. Turnaround
11. The Well
12. We Never Fell Asleep

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Black Tusk Premieres New Song “Born Of Strife” From Upcoming New Album “Pillars Of Ash”

Savannah, GA’s Black Tusk premieres a new song entitled “Born Of Strife”, taken from the upcoming new album “Pillars Of Ash”, which was recorded with Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind and will be out in stores January 29th via Relapse Records.

Check out now “Born Of Strife” below.

Black Tusk will also kick off a U.S. tour in support of the new album, with Royal Thunder and special guest Bask as support. Check out all dates below:

01/22 Wilmington, NC – Reggie’s
01/23 Raleigh, NC – Kings
01/24 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
01/25 Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
01/26 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
01/27 Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
01/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
01/29 San Antonio, TX – Korova
01/30 Austin, TX – Empire
01/31 Houston, TX – Rudyard’s
02/01 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
02/02 Panama City, FL – Mosey’s
02/03 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
02/04 Tampa, FL – New World
02/05 Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
02/06 Savannah, GA – Jinx

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Relapse Releases Free 36 Song Sampler Online

As part of the label’s ongoing 25th anniversary celebration, Relapse Records has released a 36-song label sampler available for free download via Bandcamp here.

The sampler showcases the label’s eclectic roster, which spans all realms of dark and heavy music including death metal, grindcore, thrash metal, stoner rock, drone, black metal, sludge metal, doom metal, heavy psych, space rock, hardcore, experimental music and much more. You can also stream all the tracks below, with the full track listing available after the jump.

Relapse Sampler 2015 by Relapse Sampler

1. Torche – Loose Men 02:28
2. Windhand – Crypt Key 05:39
3. Royal Thunder – Time Machine 07:08
4. Tau Cross – Fire In The Sky 04:39
5. Myrkur – Mordet 03:41
6. Skinless – Serpenticide 04:39
7. Gruesome – Savage Land 04:13
8. Exhumed – Necromaniac (Gore Metal Redux) 02:45
9. Pig Destroyer – Trojan Whore (Remastered) 01:34
10. Hooded Menace – Elysium of Dripping Death 11:33
11. Primitive Man – Bag Man 07:08
12. Graves At Sea – Betting On Black 07:56
13. Lycus – Coma Burn (Courtesy of 20 Buck Spin) 11:37
14. Zombi – Mission Creep 03:09
15. Locrian – An Index of Air 07:51
16. Publicist UK – Away 05:05
17. Pinkish Black – Everything Must Go 05:09
18. Valkyrie – Golden Age 05:30
19. Christian Mistress – Neon 05:34
20. Wrong – Call It 03:28
21. Ecstatic Vision – Journey 05:11
22. Minsk – To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure 06:22
23. Hope Drone – Riverbeds Hewn In Marrow 10:39
24. Lord Dying – Darkness Remains 06:52
25. Sacrilege – Lifeline 04:09
26. Seven Sisters of Sleep – Reaper Christ 02:50
27. Ilsa – Pass / Out 04:44
28. Rwake – Nagarachi 03:54
29. Maruta – Stride Endlessly Through Scorched Earth 02:06
30. Call of the Void – Cold Hands 02:39
31. Magrudergrind – Rise and Fall of Empires Past 00:39
32. Bedemon – Serpent Venom 03:56
33. Razor – Hypertension 03:19
34. Goblin Rebirth – Book of Skulls 06:07
35. Steve Moore – Intro & Credits 03:47
36. The Great Tyrant – The Trouble With Being Born 03:43

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Castle Gears Up For North American Tour Dates

The aggressively touring, doom-infused heavy rock outfit Castle will continue live sieges throughout the summer on two West Coast treks.

Leg one – which includes a performance at Utah’s CrucialFest (Goatsnake, Royal Thunder) – commences next Wednesday in San Diego, while the newly-announced second leg kicks off in Los Angeles on Aug. 15. Dates for both can be found below.

6/17 San Diego, CA – The Merrow
6/18 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
6/19 Salt Lake City, UT – CrucialFest 5
6/20 Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
6/21 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks
6/22 Pacifica, CA – Winters Tavern
8/15 Los Angeles, CA – Loaded
8/16 Los Osos, CA – Sweet Springs Saloon
8/17 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
8/19 Seattle, WA – Funhouse
8/20 Vancouver, BC – Funky Winker Beans
8/21 Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
8/22 Bellingham, WA – Shakedown
8/24 Portland, OR – Ash St. Saloon
8/25 Bend, OR – Third Street Pub

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Royal Thunder Announces New Album “Crooked Doors”

Royal Thunder, the female-fronted hard rock quartet whose debut album “CVI” saw singer Mlny Parsonz land on the cover of Decibel Magazine, will release follow-up full-length “Crooked Doors” on April 7th via Relapse Records.

“It’s been too long,” said the band. “Thanks for being patient with us in delivering this album! We hope you are fond of it. Looking forward to revisiting familiar places and face.”

The eleven-song album was recorded throughout 2014, with principal recording done at Aria Recording Studio in Marietta, GA with producer Joey Jones. More details, including tour dates, to come shortly.

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Royal Thunder Enters The Recording Studio

Royal Thunder is heading back into the studio to record an album due out via Relapse Records this Fall. Vocalist / bassist MLny Parsonz had this to say about the process:

“We meet again with our long time friend and producer Joey Jones at Aria Recording Studio in Marietta. We have no idea what this next album is going to sound like! We are anxious to see what the outcome will be.

“With that being said, we have NO agenda, NO formula, NO limits. This one is for the gods of rock! As always, thank you ALL for your support. See you on the road with these new songs! Until then, be well!”

You can also check out the band’s previously released music video for “Blue” in the player below.

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Zodiac Comments On Dropping Off Tour Due To Visa Problems

It was recently announced that Zodiac was denied entry to the U.S. due to problems obtaining visas, and now the band has issued the following statement about the situation:

“To our friends in the U.S. and Canada: Zodiac will unfortunately not be making it over to North America for the tour starting this week due to being denied the necessary visas.

“This is a huge disappointment for us, but we remain hopeful to be able to come to promote our new album ‘A Hiding Place’ later in 2014 instead. Thanks to all the people who have helped spread the word about the recent release and to all the people who worked so hard to get us over!

“We know that many bands had the same problems in the last months but hopefully this is gonna change in the near future and we are able to rock out for you guys soon! For now, please go out to see and support Monster Magnet, Royal Thunder and the newly added Anti-Mortem on their
upcoming shows!”

The band’s new album “Hiding Place” was released in October via Prosthetic Records in North America.

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Monster Magnet Streaming Full New “Last Patrol” Album

Monster Magnet’s new album “Last Patrol” is out now via Napalm Records, and you can currently stream the full release in the player below, courtesy of Noisey.

The band’s previously posted video for the song “Mindless Ones,” which was directed by Tom Scharpling, can also be seen at this location. Monster Magnet’s upcoming tour dates with Royal Thunder and Zodiac are available after the jump.

11/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
11/15: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
11/16: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/19: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
11/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7
12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair
12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note
12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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