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.”

Khemmis Begin Recording New Album

Khemmis have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band are working on the effort with producer Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Westminster, CO.

Khemmis Frontman Ben Hutcherson Releases Cover Of The Offspring’s “Come Out And Play”

Khemmis frontman Ben Hutcherson has released a cover of The Offspring‘s “Come Out And Play” as part of his Doctor Of Doom project. You can find a video for that below and donate to Hutcherson’s Patreon HERE.

Hutcherson commented:

“’Nothing happens unless first we dream.’ – Carl Sandburg

‘Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?’ – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Do you remember your dreams? I do.

I once dreamt of a world. A different, better world. One wherein the Offspring‘s album ‘Smash‘ was written and recorded by members of Misery Index and Napalm Death. Wouldn’t you like to live in that world? I had a fleeting glimpse of it and it is glorious. You, too, can visit that reality (in three minute increments) thanks to my reimagined version of ‘Come out and Play’ and the ‘music video’ I willed into existence from the horrors of my mind.

Thanks to Chuck E. Cheese for scarring all of us who came of age in the 80s and 90s.

‘Like a Spreading Disease’ is the second in an ongoing series of videos wherein I deconstruct pop/rock hits from yesteryear and rearrange them as extreme metal songs. Want to learn how to play this song? Want to know what I’m covering next? All of this and much more is available to supporters of my Patreon!”

Ben Hutcherson (Khemmis) Shares Cover Of Santana & Rob Thomas’ “Smooth”

Khemmis frontman Ben Hutcherson has released a cover of Santana and Matchbox 20 vocalist Rob Thomas’ “Smooth” as part of his new project The Doctor Of Doom. You can check that out below and donate via Patreon to help Hutcherson raise money for the project.

Hutcherson told The Pit of the following about the track:

“In the songs that I had gone back to, there was something interesting happening. Because fuck, I could make a grindcore version of ‘Smooth‘ by Santana, and say, Ha ha! And that’s it. But for better or for worse, I spent a long time reconfiguring that song. Just the arranging of it took days, and then figuring out how I wanted to play things, and take the feel of the song and translate it to its other form.

And I probably wouldn’t have done any of this if I hadn’t been locked in my house while a deadly virus rages outside. I suddenly had this time where I’m not going on tour this year, next year, fuck, ever again? So I could say, Fuck it and go get whatever straight job is available now in the age of the virus, or I could really double down on really being a musician.”

Khemmis Book Studio Time For New Album

Khemmis have officially booked some studio time for their new album. The band will be recording the effort with producer Dave Otero.

[via The PRP]

Khemmis Share Cover Of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole”

Khemmis have shared their cover of Alice In Chains‘ “Down In A Hole.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming tribute to Alice In Chains‘ “Dirt.” That effort, which is titled “Dirt (Redux),” is set to be released on September 18.

Khemmis’ Ben Hutcherson commented:

“I’ve loved this band since I discovered grunge and hard rock in my early teens. When we were presented with the opportunity to cover my favorite song from one of my favorite bands, I checked a pretty big item off of my bucket list. It’s an honor to take such a powerful piece of music and reimagine it through the creative lens of this band. We knew we wanted to stay true to parts of the song, particularly the chorus, but that we also needed to make it our own.

Alice In Chains has long been one of the most important bands in my life. Though they’re (understandably) associated with the Seattle grunge scene, their music carries a visceral heft that, for me, wasn’t present for the other bands of that music world. ‘Dirt‘ was, and remains, a landmark album of bleakness paired with incredible songwriting, and ‘Down In A Hole‘ was one of the first songs I learned to play on my dad’s old Takamine acoustic guitar back in ’98 or ’99.

The fact that a song like that works as well, if not better, on an acoustic guitar as on a distorted electric guitar is a testament to the power of what those four guys created together.”

[via Consequence Of Sound]