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

Revised Lineup Announced For 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

Organizers have announced the revised lineup for this year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival. That event will take place on August 20-22 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. A “Psycho Swim” pre-show will also be held on August 19 at the Daylight Beach Club.

Here’s the daily lineups:

August 19 (“Psycho Swim”):

Old Man Gloom
Bongzilla
Death Valley Girls
Polyrhythmics
The Skull
Blackwater Holylight
Here Lies Man
DJ Scott Seltzer
Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:
Wind (acoustic set)
DJ Nate Carson

August 20:

Emperor
GZA
Mayhem
Obituary
Ty Segall
Satyricon
Watain
Paul Cauthen
The Sword
Cephalic Carnage
HEALTH
The Bridge City Sinners
MGLA
Intronaut
Exhorder
Pinback
King Dude
Khemmis
Mothership
Toke
Lord Buffalo
Psychlona
Claude Fontaine
Hippie Death Cult
Foie Gras
Alms
Mother Mercury
DJ Ethan McCarthy
DJ Scott Seltzer
DJ Nate Carson
DJ Painkiller

August 21:

Danzig
The Flaming Lips
Thievery Corporation
Cannibal Corpse
Dying Fetus
Red Fang
Cursive
Pig Destroyer
Poison The Well
Eyehategod
Primitive Man
Death By Stereo
Curl Up & Die
Boysetsfire
Fatso Jetson
Profanatica
Adamantium
Silvertomb
Frankie And The Witch Fingers
Withered
Flavor Crystal
Highlands
Vaelmyst
Black Sabbitch
The Tim Dillon Comedy Hour

August 22:

Down
Exodus
High On Fire
Osees
Amigo The Devil
Drab Majesty
Crippled Black Phoenix
Weedeater
Full Of Hell
Midnight
Repulsion
Cult Of Fire
Zola Jesus
TSOL
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Guantanamo Baywatch
Immolation
Dengue Fever
Creeping Death
Kanga
Warish
Glacial Tomb
Relaxer
Vitriol
DJ Scott Seltzer
“Ask Doc” Q&A With Doc McGhee

Witchcraft, Shellac, Orange Goblin, Etc. Set For 2022 Desertfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Desertfest. The event will take place in the Camden district of London, England on April 29 – May 1 and the daily lineups can be found below.

April 29:

Electric Ballroom: Steak (After Party), Witchcraft, Corrosion Of Conformity, Truckfighters, Lowrider, and Mos Generator.

The Underworld: Integrity, Petbrick, Switchblade, Coltsblood, Blacklab, and Blind Monarch.

Powerhuas (Formerly Dingwalls): Gnod, Hey Collosus, Slift, Bonnacons Of Doom, and Shuck.

Black Heart: Spirit Adrift, Seven Sisters, Inhuman Nature, Dungeon, Aggressive Perfector, and Gevaudan.

The Devonshire Arms: Alunah, The Brothers Keg, Black Orchids, Dunes, and The Lunar Effect.

April 30:

Roundhouse: Shellac, Pissed Jeans, Elder, Part Chimp, and Elephant Tree.

Electric Ballroom: Orange Goblin, Earthless, Stoner, My Sleeping Karma, and Wino.

The Underworld: Khemmis, Hangman’s Chair, Deathrite, Green Lung, Konvent, and King Witch.

Black Heart: Josiah, Maidavale, Grotto, Fire Down Below, Your Highness, and Orbital Junction.

The Devonshire Arms: Gurt, Slomosa, Purple Kong, A Gazillion Angry Mexicans, and Lacertilia.

May 1:

Roundhouse: Electric Wizard, Yob, Eyehategod, The Obsessed, and Conan.

The Underworld: Ten Foot Wizard (After Party), Somali Yacht Club, Sacri Monti, Huntsmen, Desert Storm, Trippy Wicked, and Morag Tong.

Black Heart: Opium Lord, Human Leather, Shrykull, Tides Of Sulfur, Under, and Remote Viewing.

The Devonshire Arms: 1782, Urne, Wolftooth, Wallowing, and Grey Brain.

Khemmis Part Ways With Bassist Dan Beiers

Khemmis have parted ways with Dan Beiers. Though only being confirmed now, the bassist actually left the group in December 2020.

Khemmis commented:

“With our impending appearance at the Decibel 200th issue anniversary event, it is time that we let you know that we parted ways with founding member and bassist Dan Beiers in December.

The events of the last year forced us all to reexamine our lives, our capacities to manage our individual mental and physical health, and the state of our relationships both inside and outside of Khemmis.

This decision was the result of that period of reflection and some difficult conversations among the four of us as well as with our loved ones. We are eternally grateful for his contributions and friendship over the years, and we wish him and his family the very best wherever their path leads them next.

Love you, brother.”

As the band mentioned, they will be taking part in Decibel’s “200th Issue Show Extremely Ex-Stream” virtual concert on April 30. A new album from the group is also expected to be released later this year.

Midnight, Khemmis, Full Of Hell, Etc. To Take Part In Free Virtual Concert To Celebrate 200th Issue Of Decibel

Decibel Magazine will be releasing their 200th issue in June and they are planning to celebrate with a special virtual concert called “Decibel’s 200th Issue Show Extremely Ex-Stream.” The event will take place on April 30 at 5:00pm PDT / 8:00pm EDT and it will feature: Midnight, Khemmis, Full Of Hell, Horrendous, and Wake. Various special guests will also make appearances. On top of that, fans will also be able to watch “Decibel’s 100th Issue Show: The Movie” two hours before the show.

Max Cavalera (Soulfly) And His Son Team Up With Zach Coleman (Khemmis) For New Project Go Ahead And Die

Max Cavalera (Soulfly) and his son Igor Amadeus Cavalera have launched a new project called Go Ahead And Die. The band, which also features Zach Coleman (Khemmis), have already signed with Nuclear Blast Records for their debut album.

All three members commented:

Max Cavalera:

“One of a kind father/son collaboration bringing the old school with a new attitude! Sick riffs and abrasive lyrics from Igor and brutal drumming from Zach Coleman (Black Curse, Khemmis) inspired me! Extreme times call for extreme music!”

Igor Amadeus Cavalera:

“We are beyond excited to sign with Nuclear Blast. They are definitely the right choice for this colossally heavy record. G.A.A.D. will deliver fast-paced, hate-fueled energy that hasn’t been heard in years.”

Zach Coleman:

“I could not be more excited to be a part of G.A.A.D. and to have the album come out on Nuclear Blast! I feel like we were able to capture (extreme) aggression with the record. It’s a mix of old school (think ’89 era metal/punk) style and newer sounds that reflect what’s going on around us. Protest and Survive!”

Nuclear Blast also added:

“For such a heavy, brutal, and pissed-off record; Go Ahead And Die will leave any metal fan with a smile on their face. With riffs the size of boulders and a genuine fuck off attitude that speaks about today’s horrors, this album will without a doubt leave a mark in metal and we are happy to be part of the journey.”