Lineup Finalized For 2022 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

The lineup has been finalized for the 2022 Psycho Las Vegas festival. That event will take place at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV on August 19–21.


  • Emperor
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • Mayhem
  • Warpaint
  • Carcass
  • Raekwon & Ghostface Killah
  • The Black Angels
  • GZA & Inspectah Deck
  • Carpenter Brut
  • At The Gates
  • Allah-Las
  • Satyricon
  • Show Me The Body
  • High On Fire
  • The Gaslamp Killer
  • Monster Magnet
  • She Past Away
  • Beats Antique
  • Paradise Lost
  • Boris
  • Vio-lence
  • Nitzer Ebb
  • Liars
  • Katatonia
  • Wolves In The Throne Room
  • Nothing
  • Samael
  • Ulver
  • Amenra
  • Tribulation
  • Twin Tribes
  • William Basinski
  • Crobot
  • Elder
  • The Juliana Theory
  • …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
  • Sugar Candy Mountain
  • Anika
  • King Womb
  • Monolord
  • The Night Beats
  • Holy Wave
  • MGLA
  • Marissa Nadler
  • Cirith Ungol
  • Primitive Man
  • The KVB
  • The Dwarves
  • Soft Kill
  • HEALTH (DJ set)
  • Dance With The Dead
  • Blackwater Holylight
  • The Accüsed A.D.
  • Gatecreeper
  • Liturgy
  • Intronaut
  • Whores.
  • Blood Incantation
  • Death Valley Girls
  • Wand
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra
  • The Body
  • Drain
  • Gost
  • Geneva Jacuzzi
  • Mizmor
  • Devil Master
  • Wiegedood
  • Mareux
  • New Candys
  • Akhlys
  • Creeping Death
  • Danava
  • The Goddamn Gallows
  • Bömbers
  • N8 Noface
  • Warthog
  • Portrayal Of Guilt
  • Sanguisugabogg
  • Mothership
  • 200 Stab Wounds
  • Black Box Revelation
  • Undeath
  • Mondo Drag
  • Ruby The Hatchet
  • Duel
  • ASG
  • Year Of No Light
  • Indian
  • Witch Mountain
  • Frozen Soul
  • Yakuza
  • Succumb
  • Elizabeth Colour Wheel
  • Sasquatch
  • Psychlona
  • Lord Buffalo
  • Mint Field
  • Spaceface
  • Moonily
  • Belzebong
  • Church Of The Cosmic Skull
  • Early Moods
  • Spiritworld
  • Hippie Death Cult
  • Stinking Lizaveta
  • Rifflord
  • Dreadnought
  • Forever Grey
  • L.O.T.I.O.N. Multinational Corporation
  • Leather Lung
  • Kids N Love (DJ set)
  • Great Electric Quest
  • Crematory Stench
  • Lovelorn
  • Cancer Christ
  • Greenbeard
  • Kadabra
  • Kings Destroy
  • Old Fashion Assassin
  • Human
  • Weight Of The Sun
  • Worship

Furthermore, Midnight, Eyehategod, Elder, Bridge City Sinners, Starcrawler, Uniform, Deathchant, Early Moods, Rifflord, and DJ Painkiller will also be performing during the “Psycho Swim” pre-party at the AYU Dayclub on August 18.

Matt Pike (Sleep, High On Fire) Announces May Solo Shows

Matt Pike (Sleep, High On Fire) has announced a mini headlining tour in support of his solo album “Pike Vs. The Automaton.“ His backing band for the shows will consist of guitarist Chris Evans (Lord Dying), bassist Chad “Chief” Hartgrave, and drummer Jon Reid (ex-Lord Dying). Here’s the dates for the trek:

05/05 Seattle, WA – Barhouse
05/06 Tacoma, WA – Plaid Pig
05/07 Port Angeles, WA – Devil’s Lunchbox
05/08 Portland, OR – High Water Mark

Suicidal Tendencies, Carcass, At The Gates, Etc. Added To 2022 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

More bands have been added to the 2022 Psych Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, NV. The event will take place at the Resorts World Las Vegas on August 19-21 and the updated lineup includes: Mercyful Fate, Suicidal Tendencies, Emperor, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Warpaint, Mayhem Carpenter Brut, GZA, Satyricon, Watain, She Past Away, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Carcass, At The Gates, High On Fire, Ulver, Beats Antique, Paradise Lost, Cirith Ungol, Vio-lence, Katatonia, The Accüsed AD, Samael, Boris, Nothing, Dance With The Dead, Anika, The KVB, The Juliana Theory, Monster Magnet, Wolves In The Throne Room, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Amenra, MGLA, Liturgy, Primitive Man, Tribulation, Monolord, Gatecreeper, King Woman, WAND, Crobot, Wiegedood, Marissa Nadler, N8NOFACE, Bömbers, Drain, Year Of No Light, Mizmor, The Goddamn Gallows, Sanguisugabogg, 200 Stab Wounds, Last Podcast On The Left, and Chessboxing with GZA. Furthermore, Midnight, Eyehategod, Elder, Bridge City Sinners, Starcrawler, Uniform, Deathchant, Early Moods, and Rifflord will also be performing during the “Psycho Swim” pre-party at the AYU Dayclub on August 18.

High On Fire Announce European/UK Tour

High On Fire have announced a European/UK tour. Firebreather, DVNE, Stake, and Maggot Heart will serve as support on select dates.

Tour Dates:

06/03 Wiesbaden, GER – Kesselhaus (feat. Stake)
06/04 Winterthur, SWI – Heavy Psych Sounds Festival
06/05 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia (feat. Stake)
06/06 Bologna, ITA – TPO
06/09 Barcelona, SPA – Primavera Festival
06/10 Munich, GER – Sounds Of Liberation Festival
06/11 Luxembourg, LUX – Kulturfabrik (feat. Maggot Heart)
06/12 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave Festival
06/14 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard (feat. Maggot Heart)
06/16 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/17 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/18 Siegen, GER – Freak Valley Festival
06/19 Karlsruhe, GER – Dudefest
06/20 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain (feat. Stake)
06/22 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms (feat. DVNE)
06/23 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club (feat. DVNE)
06/24 London, UK – The Garage (feat. DVNE)
06/25 Brighton, UK – Chalk (feat. DVNE)
06/26 Bristol, UK – The Fleece (feat. DVNE)
06/28 Lille, FRA – L’Aeronef (feat. Firebreather)
06/29 Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club (feat. Firebreather)
06/30 Aachen, GER – Musikbunker (feat. Firebreather)
07/01 Hamburg, GER – Banhof Pauli (feat. Firebreather)
07/03 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air Festival
07/04 Gothenburg, SWE – Valand (feat. Firebreather)
07/06 Berlin, GER – So36 (feat. Firebreather)
07/07 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka (feat. Firebreather)
07/08 Dresden, GER – Chemiefabrik (feat. Firebreather)
07/09 Vizovice, CZE – Masters Of Rock

Monster Magnet, Baroness, High On Fire, Etc. Set For 2022 Desertfest NYC

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Desertfest NYC event. That festival will take place at the Knockdown Center in New York, NY on May 13-15 with a pre-show party scheduled for May 12 at Saint Vitus bar. Here’s the daily lineups:

May 12 (pre-show party): The Atomic Bitchwax, Planet Of Zeus, Freedom Hawk, and Druids.

May 13: Monster Magnet, Corrosion Of Conformity, Stoned Jesus, Black Tusk, Sasquatch, Holy Death Trio, Geezer, Howling Giant, and Leather Lung.

May 14: Baroness, Torche, Cloakroom, Inter Arma, Warhorse, Green Lung, Silvertomb, Yatra, Brume, Somnuri, and Green Druid.

May 15: High On Fire, Red Fang, Dead Meadow, Big Business, Left Lane Cruiser, Telekinetic Yeti, High Reeper, Stinking Lizaveta, Mother Iron Horse, and Greenbeard.

High On Fire’s Matt Pike Premieres Music Video For “Land” Featuring Mastodon’s Brent Hinds

Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) has premiered a new video for his new song “Land.” This track features Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and it will appear on Pike’s new solo album, “Pike Vs. The Automaton,” which is set to be released on February 18. Pike commented:

“‘Land‘ was written after I had just come home from a tour. It’s like an old blues song. I was thinking of it as like a bunch of old dudes in a subway doing a doo-wop thing. It has the feel of a two-step like my Mom used to dance to, like Country Western. It’s totally about depression and leading a hard life. Later, I was playing the song for Brent Hinds from Mastodon who had come out to Portland to jam with me and he laid down this smokin’-ass Billy Gibbons kind of solo! I did one solo and then he did his solo and I’m like, ‘You’re a dick,’ (laughs). The bass player from Brent’s other band West End Motel, Steve McPeeks, played some stand-up bass – both plucking and with a bow – and it really brought out this depth to the song. I’ve never written a song like that and recorded it and made it as cool as it is. It’s totally different.”

Watch High On Fire, Fall Out Boy, & Russian Circles Members Cover Van Halen’s “Unchained”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things), and Mike Sullivan (Russian Circles) for a cover of Van Halen’s “Unchained.” You can check that out below:

Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) To Release New Solo Album “Pike Vs. The Automaton” In February, Premieres “Alien Slut Mum” Music Video

Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) has announced that he will be releasing a new solo album, titled “Pike Vs. The Automaton,” on February 18. He worked on the effort with drummer Jon Reid (ex-Lord Dying) and producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire). A number of guests also contributed including Jeff Matz (High On Fire), Alyssa Maucere-Pike (Lord Dying, Grigax), Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Steve McPeeks (West End Motel), Josh Greene (El Cerdo), Todd Burdette (Tragedy) and Chad “Chief” Hartgrave.

“Pike Vs. The Automaton” Track Listing:

01. “Abusive”
02. “Throat Cobra”
03. “Trapped In A Midcave”
04. “Epoxia”
05. “Land”
06. “Alien Slut Mum”
07. “Apollyon”
08. “Acid Test Zone”
09. “Latin American Geological Formation”
10. “Leaving The Wars Of Woe ”

Pike said the following about the new record:

“I was just going bonkers during the pandemic. It was like really, truly miserable. And then all the riots here in Portland and all the political shit. I was trapped in my garage, which was the only place I could go and jam and do anything. I was trapped in there ‘cause I couldn’t go jam with High On Fire, I couldn’t do this, I couldn’t do that, no one could fly. I was going crazy.

My friend Jon Reid, who was the original drummer for Lord Dying, had moved to Portland and was babysitting my dog, Crom, and he was drumming for my wife’s band, so he had his drums already set up at my place. I finally said, ‘Dude, do you want to come over and just start jamming?’ So, I just started this thing with my friend Jon. I was like, ‘Dude, fuck it. Let’s start a side band and we’ll just demo this and act like we’re starting it as teenagers, you know?’

The album title, ‘Pike Vs. The Automaton‘, wasn’t an ego thing for me. Billy and Jon said, ‘Dude, you should use your name in this. This is your solo project.’ I said, ‘I don’t want to do that’. The Automaton, in Greek mythology, is the big robot that’s the guardian of the Gods, basically. It’s a soulless, big machine named Talos. The big machine that’s working against mankind at this moment. In ‘Jason and the Argonauts’, Jason and the Argonauts have to battle this big machine guy that protects the island. Basically, what the album title is saying, metaphorically, is ‘Pike against the World.’

I made a psychedelic rock record that Sleep and High On Fire fans would like And maybe if you’re not a Sleep or High On Fire fan, you might like it too. I definitely think it’s interesting; it has D-Beat punk, two-step. It’s got everything and it still works together, it doesn’t sound odd. It’s just an off-the-wall psychedelic rock record.”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Alien Slut Mum,” can be found below. Pike added the following about that:

“Four friends enter the woods, for a getaway, little did they know they would never return! Dogmen, Sasquatch, Reptilians, or alien slut mum?!?! Where have they gone??”

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Discusses His New Project With High On Fire’s Matt Pike, Reveals He Hated Touring With Disturbed

During a recent appearance on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s “The Jasta Show,” Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds touched on a number of different topics. Among them were his new project with High On Fire vocalist/guitarist Matt Pike, his disdain for touring with Disturbed, and more.

Hinds said the following about his new band with Pike:

“I wrote way more songs that I chose not to put on the [new Mastodon] album because me and Matt Pike are starting a band together and we’re gonna work an album up and I’m gonna use a lot of that stuff for that. I kinda held back on purpose.”

According to Loudwire, he went on to say that the music will be “heavy, trippy and bluesy” and that they are planning to film a music video in December or January.

On another note, Hinds also talked about touring with Disturbed on the 2008 Mayhem Festival after being asked if he has any bucket list tours:

“No. I did a lot of tours I didn’t want to do though, like Disturbed and all that Mayhem stupid bullshit. Gay ass shit. You gotta fuckin’ open up for Disturbed. You gotta play to people that like Disturbed.“

He continued when asked if Disturbed fans were receptive of Mastodon:

“It was the ‘Mayhem Fest‘, you know, just a fuckin’ bunch of drunk Americans. They’re receptive to anything, I imagine. There’s tons of tours I want to do, but there’s most tours… our first tour for Relapse was with Dying Fetus and some other fucking band. It was horrible. I didn’t want to do that tour.”

You can find the full podcast below:

[via Loudwire]

Watch Mastodon, High On Fire, And YOB Members Cover Mountain’s “Never In My Life”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Coady Willis (High On Fire, Big Business), and Aaron Rieseberg (YOB) for a cover of Mountain’s “Never In My Life.” You can check that out below.