Mastodon Announce May Shows With Khemmis

Mastodon have announced some May shows with Khemmis. Here’s the dates:

05/12 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
05/13 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
05/14 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park

These shows will follow Mastodon and Khemmis’ upcoming tour with Opeth.

Khemmis Cancel West Coast Tour

Khemmis have officially cancelled their headlining West Coast tour. The band commented:

“As you have likely surmised, we must cancel our West Coast headlining tour dates this summer. The Opeth/Mastodon trek this spring is an incredible opportunity for us, and we are thrilled to join these two legendary bands on the road. Given the proximity of those dates with the rescheduled headlining ones and the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between time with our families and time on the road, these headlining shows just aren’t feasible this summer. Thank y’all for understanding, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at all of our upcoming dates with the mighty Opeth and Mastodon.”

Khemmis Added To Opeth & Mastodon’s Spring North American Tour

Khemmis have been added to Opeth and Mastodon’s spring North American tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

04/21 Montreal, QC – Place Bell
04/22 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
04/23 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
04/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/26 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
04/28 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04/29 Detroit, MI – The Masonic
04/30 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
05/01 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
05/03 Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
05/04 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Events Centre
05/05 Edmonton, AB – EDM Expo Centre
05/07 Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Sports Centre
05/08 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
05/09 Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
05/11 Riverside, CA – Municipal Auditorium

Khemmis Postpone West Coast Tour

Khemmis have postponed their upcoming West Coast tour. The trek is now scheduled for June.

Tour Dates:

06/02 Boise, ID – Neurolux
06/03 Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
06/05 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06/07 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
06/08 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
06/10 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Underground
06/11 Las Vegas, NV – The Usual Place
06/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

The band commented:

“Due to the impact of COVID-19 on current touring conditions, we are forced to reschedule our upcoming ‘Deceiver‘ West Coast trek for June. We hope that you all understand and will join us in a few months at these rescheduled shows across the western half of the US. All previously purchased tickets are valid for the rescheduled shows (where applicable), and additional dates will be announced shortly. Hold tight, stay safe and healthy, and we’ll see you soon!”

Watch The Black Dahlia Murder, Khemmis, Etc. Members Cover King Diamond’s “Halloween”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder), Ben Hutcherson (Khemmis, Glacial Tomb), Nick Cageao (ex-Mutoid Man), and Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder) for a cover of King Diamond’s “Halloween.” You can check that out below:

Khemmis Premiere Animated Video For New Song “House Of Cadmus”

Khemmis have premiered an animated video for their new song “House Of Cadmus.” The track is from the band’s new album “Deceiver,” which will be released on November 19. Phil Pendergast commented:

“‘House Of Cadmus‘ represents the lowest emotional point on Deceiver. In it, we explore the seat of our deepest fears, the anchors that we drag behind ourselves for our entire lives. It is also maybe the most important song for me, personally, in our entire catalog. With it, I cut away the chains that have long held me captive and offer an invitation for everyone who hears it to do the same. We are all weighed down by some aspect of our lives: addiction, abuse, mental illness, fear, regret, and shame, to name a few. These traumas distort our views of ourselves, of each other, and of the world around us. But these are merely stories we tell ourselves, and no matter how all-encompassing they may feel, these stories cannot define us.”

Khemmis Announce U.S. Tour

Khemmis have announced a U.S. tour in support of their new album “Deceiver“ (out November 19). Here’s the dates:

12/11 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
01/08 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
01/13 Boise, ID – Neurolux
01/14 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
01/15 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
01/16 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
01/18 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
01/19 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
01/21 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Underground
01/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Khemmis Stream New Song “Sigil”

Khemmis are streaming a new song titled “Sigil.” The track was recorded during the sessions for the band’s new album “Deceiver” (out November 19) and it will be available as a flexi disc in the November issue of Decibel Magazine. Ben Hutcherson said the following:

“‘Sigil‘ is a d-beat-driven rager that we wrote and recorded during the ‘Deceiver‘ sessions with Dave Otero. It combines hallmarks of the ‘Khemmis sound’ – harmonized riffs, pounding drums, and soaring vocal melodies punctuated with vicious screams – with a decidedly bleaker, more aggressive approach to our signature style of doomed heavy metal. When Decibel approached us about contributing a new song to their Flexi series, we knew that ‘Sigil‘ was the perfect candidate and that it required a powerful visual companion piece. Enter our friend Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Wonder Woman: Dead Earth) whose monochromatic illustration of otherworldly horror perfectly captured the apocalyptic heart of the song.”

Khemmis To Release New Album “Deceiver” In November, Premiere “Living Pyre” Music Video

Khemmis will be releasing a new album, titled “Deceiver,” on November 19. You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“Deceiver” Track Listing:

01. “Avernal Gate”
02. “House Of Cadmus”
03. “Living Pyre”
04. “Shroud Of Lethe”
05. “Obsidian Crown”
06. “The Astral Road”

Phil Pendergast said the following about the new record:

“Thematically, all of the songs are about the many ways that we are tricked into believing these stories about ourselves–that we are broken, that we are not good enough, that our genetics determine our fate. This title is the label that we put on our minds as a force that tricks us into believing these stories. The record’s lyrical trajectory is similar to Dante’s descent into an Inferno of his own making. It is our darkest album to date.”

Ben Hutcherson continued:

“While our minds and hearts are responsible for this kind of deception, so too is the world around us. There is this dialectic between the two that produces suffering. Anyone who has struggled with mental health or suffered any sort of trauma will tell you that there were times that the mind is its own beast that has to be wrangled. In that sense, we become the deceivers ourselves; we believe we deserve to be the vessel for this pain and this suffering that is being inflicted on us both externally and internally.”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Living Pyre,” can be found below. Hutcherson added the following about that:

“When it comes to my own mental health, when I’m in a bad place, I can’t access the part of me that creates art. After reaching that understanding of myself, the bulk of this song came out in one sitting. I was feeling stable. I was feeling hopeful–even though so much outside in the world was not exactly inspiring. All of us needed a reason to feel a glimmer of hope.”

Mastodon, Vio-lence, Goatwhore, Etc. Added To 2021 Psycho Las Vegas

Mastodon, Vio-lence, Goatwhore, Mutoid Man, and Knocked Loose have been added to the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival. This news comes after Emperor, Mayhem, Satyricon, Watain, and more were forced to drop off the event due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will be held in Las Vegas, NV on August 20-22 with a pre-show “Psycho Swim” event scheduled for August 19.

Here’s the updated daily lineups and set times:

August 19 (Psycho Swim):

Daylight Beach Club:

Old Man Gloom 10:30PM – close
Bongzilla 8:30PM – 9:30PM
Death Valley Girls 7:10PM – 8:10PM
Polyrhythmics 5:30PM – 6:50PM
The Skull 4:10PM – 5:10PM
Blackwater Holylight 2:50PM – 3:50PM
Here Lies Man 1:30PM – 2:30PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 1:30PM
DJ Painkiller (record selector)

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge (Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino):

DJ Nate Carson 1AM – 2AM
Wino (acoustic) 12AM – 1AM

August 20:

Main Stage:

Mastodon 9:30PM – close
Obituary 7PM – 8:15PM
Vio-lence 5:20PM – 6:20PM
Goatwhore 3:50PM – 4:50PM
Mutoid Man 2:25PM – 3:15PM
Knocked Loose 1PM – 1:50PM
DJ Painkiller (record selector)

Mandalay Bay Beach:

GZA (“Liquid Swords” 25th anniversary set) 11PM – 12AM
Ty Segall 9:50PM – 10:40PM
The Sword 8:40PM – 9:30PM
Paul Cauthen 7:30PM – 8:20PM

House Of Blues:

Health 12:30AM – close
Cephalic Carnage 11:20PM – 12:10AM
Exhorder (performing “Slaughter in the Vatican”) 10:05PM – 11PM
Claude Fontaine 8:50PM – 9:50PM
Pinback 7:35PM – 8:35PM
King Dude 6:20PM – 7:20PM
???? 5:05PM – 6:05PM
Khemmis 4PM – 4:50PM
Toke 3PM – 3:45PM
Alms 2PM – 2:45PM
Foie Gras 1:05PM – 1:45PM
Lord Buffalo 12PM – 12:50PM

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:

DJ Pubes 1AM – 2AM
Mothership 12AM – 1AM
Bridge City Sinners 10:20PM – 11:30PM
Mother Mercury 9PM – 10PM
Highlands 7:55PM – 8:50PM
Psychlona 6:50PM – 7:40PM
Ask Doc Q&A (w/ Blasko & Bruce Lamont) 5:10PM – 6:40PM
Hippie Death Cult 4PM – 5PM
DJ Dwid Hellion 2:50PM – 4PM
Deathchant 2PM – 2:50PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 2PM

August 21:

Main Stage:

Danzig (“Danzig II: Lucifuge” 26th anniversary set) 9:15PM – close
The Flaming Lips 7:10PM – 8:20PM
Thievery Corporation 5:20PM – 6:40PM
Deafheaven 3:50PM – 4:50PM
Red Fang 2:25PM – 3:35PM

Mandalay Bay Beach:

Cannibal Corpse 11PM – 12AM
Dying Fetus 9:50PM – 10:40PM
Pig Destroyer 8:40PM – 9:30PM
Primitive Man 7:30PM – 8:20PM

House Of Blues:

Tim Dillon 12AM – close
Cursive 10PM – 11PM
Death By Stereo 8:50PM – 9:40PM
Poison The Well 7:35PM – 8:35PM
Boysetsfire 6:30PM – 7:20PM
Adamantium 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Eyehategod 4PM – 5PM
Profanatica 3PM – 3:45PM
Curl Up And Die 2PM – 2:45PM
Eighteen Visions 1PM – 1:45PM
Unto Others 12PM – 12:25PM
Vaelmyst 11AM – 11:45AM

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:

DJ Ethan McCarthy 12AM – 2AM
Black Sabbitch 11PM – 12AM
DJ Brant Bjork 9PM – 11PM
Fatso Jetson 7:50PM – 8:40PM
Silvertomb 6:40PM – 7:30PM
Bruce Lamont (interviews Phil Anselmo) 5:20PM – 6:30PM
Withered 4:15PM – 5PM
????? 3:10PM – 4PM
Flavor Crystals 2PM – 2:50PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 2PM

August 22:

Main Stage:

Down (performing “NOLA”) 7:15PM – close
Exodus 5:25PM – 6:35PM
High On Fire 3:50PM – 5PM
Midnight 2:20PM – 3:20PM
Integrity 1PM – 1:50PM

Mandalay Bay Beach:

Osees 11PM – 12AM
Full Of Hell 9:50PM – 10:40PM
Weedeater 8:40PM – 9:30PM
Dengue Fever 7:30PM – 8:20PM

House Of Blues:

Drab Majesty 12:15AM – 1:15AM
Repulsion 11PM – 12AM
Devourment 9:45PM – 10:45PM
Broken Hope 8:40PM – 9:30PM
TSOL 7:35PM – 8:25PM
Immolation 6:20PM – 7:20PM
Frankie and the Witch Fingers 5:05PM – 6:05PM
Kanga 4PM – 4:50PM
Creeping Death 3PM – 3:45PM
Glacial Tomb 2PM – 2:45PM
Vitriol 1PM – 1:45PM
Warish 12PM – 12:45PM

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:

DJ Painkiller 12:30AM – 2AM
ASG 11:20PM – 12:30AM
Stöner 10PM – 11PM
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears 8:45PM – 9:45PM
Sasquatch 7:40PM – 8:30PM
Howling Giant 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Amigo The Devil 5PM – 6:10PM
Relaxer 3:30PM – 4:40PM
Bruce Lamont (solo) 2PM – 3PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 2PM

Eyecandy Lounge:

Health (DJ set) 11:30PM – 2AM
Domenic Palermo (Nothing) (DJ set) 9:30PM – 11:30PM
DJ Pubes 7:30PM – 9:30PM