The Original Misfits Added To 2019 Psycho Las Vegas

The Original Misfits have been added to the 2019 Psycho Las Vegas festival. They will be replacing Megadeth, who cancelled most of their 2019 dates due to Dave Mustaine’s throat cancer diagnosis. The event will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on August 16-18 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

August 16: Electric Wizard, High On Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Graveyard, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Perturbator, Bad Religion, Fu Manchu, Cold Cave, YOB, En Minor, Goatwhore, Nothing, Glassjaw, Devil Master, Ilsa, Hangman’s Chair, Candy, Led Zeppelin II, Electric Citizen, Spindrift, LA Witch, and Royal Thunder.

August 17: Misfits, Clutch, Carcass, Triumph of Death, Old Man Gloom, The Black Angels, The Faint, Ornassi Pazuzu, Mark Lanegan, Black Mountain, The Obsessed, DVNE, Tobacco, Grails, Soft Kill, Full of Hell, Mork, Tomb Mold, Led Zeppelin II, Monophonics, Night Horse, and Levitation Room.

August 18: Opeth, Beach House, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Mogwai, Rotting Christ, Kadavar, Deafheaven, Power Trip, 1349, Truckfighters, Amenra, Twin Temple, Dead Meadow, Have a Nice Life, Vio-Lence, Warhorse, Hell Fire, and Polyrhythmics.

“Two Minutes To Late Night” will also be present at the event and Andrew W.K. has been recruited for the closing ceremony.

On top of that, Corrosion of Conformity, Lucifer, Danava, ASG, Primitive Man, Idle Hands, Howling Giant, Thrown Into Exile, Motorbabe, Yakuza, Monophonics, Mother Mercury, and DJ Painkiller will all be performing at the festival’s pre-party event, which will take place at Daylight Beach Club on August 15.

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Lucifer Announce August North American Dates

Lucifer have announced some August North American shows. Here’s the dates:

08/12 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
08/13 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (with Haunt)
08/14 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One (with Haunt)
08/15 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas Psycho Swim
08/17 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (with Haunt)
08/18 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp (with Haunt)
08/19 Portland, OR – Star Theatre (with Spell)
08/20 Seattle, WA – Highline (with Spell)
08/21 Vancouver, BC – Astoria (with Spell)

Megadeth, Opeth, Etc. Added To 2019 Psycho Las Vegas

A number of artists have been added to the 2019 Psycho Las Vegas festival, including Megadeth, Opeth, Mogwai, Vio-lence, and more. The event will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on August 16-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

Megadeth
Opeth
Electric Wizard
Clutch
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Beach House
High On Fire
Bad Religion
Mogwai
The Black Angels
Mark Lanegan
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Graveyard
Deafheaven
Glassjaw
The Faint
Cold Cave
Fu Manchu
Triumph Of Death
Carcass
Rotting Christ
Power Trip
1349
Old Man Gloom
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
Tobacco
Dead Meadow
Oranssi Pazuzu
YOB
Black Mountain
Full Of Hell
Goatwhore
The Obsessed
En Minor
Kadavar
Amenra
Nothing
Perturbator
Soft Kill
Vio-lence
Truckfighters
Dvne
Grails
Have A Nice Life
Yakuza
Mork
Royal Thunder
Warhorse
Hangman’s Chair
L.A. Witch
Sprindrift
Twin Temple
Ilsa
Devil Master
Night Horse
Tomb Mold
Monophonics
Polyrhythmics
Electric Citizen
Led Zeppelin II
Motorbabe
Candy
Levitation Room
Hellfire
Mother Mercury

“Two Minutes To Late Night” will also be present at the event and Andrew W.K. has been recruited for the closing ceremony.

On top of that, Corrosion Of Conformity, Lucifer, Danava, ASG, Primitive Man, Howling Giant, Idle Hands, and Thrown Into Exile will be performing at the festival’s pre-party event, which will take place at Daylight Beach Club on August 15.

Corrosion Of Conformity, Lucifer, Etc. Set For Psycho Las Vegas Pre-Party Event

Corrosion Of Conformity, Lucifer, Danava, ASG, Primitive Man, Howling Giant, Idle Hands, and Thrown Into Exile will all be performing at the Psycho Las Vegas pre-party event at the Daylight Beach Club in Las Vegas, NV on August 15. The actual festival will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 16-18 and the lineup can be found HERE.

Lucifer Stream Cover Of Scorpions’ “Evening Wind”

Lucifer are streaming their cover of Scorpions’ “Evening Wind.” That track was previously only available as a b-side on the band’s “California Son” 7 inch and as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of their latest album “Lucifer II.” Johanna Sadonis commented:

“Since many have asked, we are happy to make the song digitally available for everyone now. The Scorpions are my favorite German band and it was long overdue for me to pay respect to their mighty album ‘In Trance’ released in 1975. We hope you dig it!”

Lucifer Announce European Tour

Lucifer have announced a fall European tour. With this news, the group have also confirmed that they will be taking part in this year’s KISS Kruise as well. The band commented:

“The second coming of Lucifer got off to a good start. We played some great festivals this summer and our new album Lucifer II even made it into the charts of quite a few countries. Who said rock and roll is dead? While we’ve made some new friends at the festivities, we can’t wait to get our asses out on the road for some proper heavy rock debauchery on the club stages. The second coming of Lucifer has only just begun. Hide your sons and daughters, Lucifer is coming!”

Tour Dates:

10/07 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser (with V.O.J.D and Dorian Sorriaux)
10/08 Malmö, SWE – Babel (with Dorian Sorriaux)
10/09 – Dortmund, GER – Black Plastic Records (acoustic / DJ set – free entry)
10/10 Bonn, GER – Harmonie, WDR Rockpalast Crossroads TV Show (with Blood Of The Sun)
10/11 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard (with Dorian Sorriaux and Blood Of The Sun)
10/12 Antwerp, BEL – Desertfest
10/13 London, UK – The Dome (with Blood Of The Sun)
10/14 Athens, GRE – Gargarin
10/15 Vienna, AUS – Viper Room
10/16 Innsbruck, AUS – PMK
10/17 Bassano del Grappa, ITA – Vinile
10/18 Munich, GER – Backstage (with Blood Of The Sun)
10/20 Leeuwarden, NET – Into the Void Festival
10/21 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
10/22 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
10.31 – 11/05 – KISS Kruise VIII (sold out)

Interview: Lucifer’s Johanna Sadonis Talks “Lucifer II”

Lucifer released their second album “Lucifer II” earlier this month and I was given the opportunity to interview frontwoman Johanna Sadonis about the effort. You can check out that chat below.

METAL ANARCHY: First of all, what would you like to tell readers of this site about your new album?

SADONIS: We are extremely excited about our new album ‘Lucifer II’. Lucifer as a band finally fell into place. It’s my personal milestone and the best recording I have been part of to date and I hope you can dig it too.

METAL ANARCHY: You have already released videos for two songs off the effort, “Dreamer” and “California Son,” What would you like to say about those clips?

SADONIS: We tried to pick two songs of the opposite ends of the album spectrum. The video to ’California Son’ comes with a smirk and a notion to not take oneself too serious. It was meant to be a homage to the great old green screen appearances of heavy rock bands in the 70s and I packed a lot of favorites in there: California, cemeteries, goats and rock ‘n’ roll, you know! ‘Dreamer’ is shot in Lucifer tradition on a cemetery too of course. We shot it at night on a Swedish cemetery with the whole gang. Here the sun doesn’t go down in summer. ‘Dreamer’ is a song about cherishing one’s innocence and to never become cynical or bitter, no matter what dark valleys life can walk you through at times.

METAL ANARCHY: How have fans been reacting to the new tracks?

SADONIS: The reactions have been overwhelmingly good. Of course the sound of the band is in evolution on this new record and we believe in this album. It was interesting to see how fans of the first album would take this sudden twist in the road. Of course you can’t please everyone and that isn’t the point. We just do what feels right to us but it is rewarding when you manage to touch some other souls too.

METAL ANARCHY: One song I really dig from the album is “Reaper On Your Heels.” What would you like to say about that track?

SADONIS: This song is a bitter sweet notion about death, lyrically and mood wise kind of in the vein of what I feel when I listen to ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ and how it always felt for me to take a walk on the warm end of a summer day on my favorite cemetery in Berlin.

METAL ANARCHY: What are some of your favorite songs from the effort, and what are the inspirations behind them?

SADONIS: In our eyes there is no filler on the album. We are fond of each of the songs in their own way. However I do love ‘Reaper On Your Heels’ because it mirrors my personal relationship to death, one of the great pillars in my life. A life long morbid and romantic dance with death that I had since I was a teenager.

METAL ANARCHY: There has been a lineup change since your last album. What can you tell readers about that and how it affected the new material?

SADONIS: It was an unexpected turn in the journey of Lucifer that turned into multiple happy ends. Ha ha! And a great new beginning!

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your upcoming touring plans in support of the album?

SADONIS: We are touring Europe this summer and fall and are excited to play at Psycho Las Vegas in August. We will hopefully come back to the US next spring for a proper tour.