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.

Lineup:

  • 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.

Mercyful Fate Announce 2022 Tour

Mercyful Fate have announced the dates for their upcoming spring/summer tour. The trek will include a European/UK run and an appearance at the Psycho Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, NV.

Tour Dates:

06/02 Hannover, GER – Expo Plaza (with Volbeat)
06/04 Gdańsk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/10 Sölvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock
06/14 Berlin, GER – Wuhlheide (with Volbeat)
06/16 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/24 Verona, ITA – Rock The Castle
06/26 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air Festival
07/01 Barcelona, SPA – Rock Fest Barcelona
07/02 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air
07/22 Plovdiv, BUL – Hills Of Rock
07/24 Sibiu, ROM – Artmania Festival
07/28 Székesfehérvár, HUN – Fezen Festival
07/29 Tolmin, SLO – Metaldays
08/04 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/06 Bergen, NOR – Beyond The Gates
08/11 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/13 Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
08/21 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas

King Diamond’s New Album Won’t Arrive Before 2023

During a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Metal Blade Records founder and CEO Brian Slagel revealed that King Diamond’s new album won’t be released before 2023. Despite this, he also mentioned that a new Mercyful Fate album may arrive “sometime soon-ish.”

Slagel said the following:

“I had a really good conversation with [King Diamond] the other day, and he’s working on both KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE. I might have heard a demo or two that sounded really, really good.

I don’t know when either of these records are gonna come out, ’cause King likes to do things at his own speed. It’s, like, ‘Hey, whatever works for you is totally fine with me.’ But I was very happy with what I’ve heard so far. So hopefully everybody will be pretty happy.

MERCYFUL FATE is doing a bunch of festivals this summer — knock on wood — as long as they don’t get canceled. And then they’re also playing Psycho [Las Vegas] fest in Las Vegas, which I think will definitely be the only U.S. date. There’s a possibility there could be a Canadian date somewhere along the line here too. But we’ll see.

But there will be a new KING DIAMOND record, I’m hoping, in 2023. And there will also be a new MERCYFUL FATE record sometime soon-ish.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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.

Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Mayhem, Etc. Set For 2022 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

The first set of bands have been revealed for next year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival. The event will take place on August 19-21, 2022 and it will feature: Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Mayhem, Satyricon, Watain, Wolves In The Throne Room, Samael, Boris, MGLA, Cirith Ungol, King Woman, Marissa Nadler, Bombers, and Year Of No Light.

Lamb Of God, Mercyful Fate, Dimmu Borgir, Etc. Set For 2022 Bloodstock Open Air Festival

The first set of bands have been revealed for next year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival. The event will take place at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 11-14, 2022 and it will feature: Lamb Of God, Mercyful Fate, Dimmu Borgir, Testament, Bury Tomorrow, Vio-lence, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Sacred Reich, GWAR, Exodus, The Black Dahlia Murder, Static-X, Heathen, Bloodywood, Life Of Agony, The Night Flight Orchestra, and Butcher Babies.

New King Diamond And Mercyful Fate Albums Will Be Ready In 2022

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” King Diamond offered updates on the new albums from his eponymous band and Mercyful Fate. According to him, both records will be ready in 2022.

King Diamond said the following:

“Writing-wise, we are far with both albums. Andy [La Rocque, KING DIAMOND guitarist] is doing a second run-through with his songs, the way he has been correcting a lot of things. Hank [Shermann, MERCYFUL FATE guitarist] has done the same thing, and I’m waiting for those songs to come back. The story is written, even for both KING DIAMOND albums, ’cause [the new KING DIAMOND album] ‘The Institute’ will be a two-album story. And that story is finished completely. I have a lot of vocal ideas for what they have sent me. I am writing my own [songs musically] too.”

“60 percent of the KING DIAMOND [material], at least, will be mine — my songs — and all lyrics, naturally. MERCYFUL FATE also, I will be writing more in the direction of ‘Don’t Break The Oath’. Hank will be writing more music than me, but I will certainly write my share too. Back then, on ‘Don’t Break The Oath’, I wrote ‘Gypsy’ and ‘The Oath’ and ‘Come To The Sabbath’ and then this little piece together with Michael Denner, ‘To One Far Away’. So, it’ll be more like that — maybe Hank will have six songs and me four — but we’ll see how it turns out in the end. We’ll probably have too many songs.”

He also added the following about release plans:

“The KING DIAMOND is next year for sure. MERCYFUL FATE will be ready to be released next year — a hundred percent sure too — but it will have to wait until KING DIAMOND is done, if you know what I mean. In the meantime, we’ll be getting the writing done.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Nine Inch Nails, Etc. Set For 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival. That event will take place in Clisson, France on June 17-19 and June 23-26.

Here’s the artists set to perform:

June 17:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
The Wildhearts
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
Five Finger Death Punch
Opeth
Mastodon
Shinedown
Leprous
SOEN
Ego Kill Talent
Laura Cox

Warzone:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Cro-Mags
Dog Eat Dog
Rudeboy (plays Urban Dance Squad)
Slapshot
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
High On Fire
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

Altar:

Obituary
Death To All
At The Gates
Grave
Gatecreeper
Cadaver
Enforced
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Temple:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Megadeth
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Knocked Loose
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daises
Galactic Empire
Joyous Wolf

Warzone:

Social Distortion
Anti-Flag
Agnostic Front
Reverend Horton Heat
The Toy Dolls
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley:

Envy
Mono And The Jo Quail Quartet
OM
Pelican
3TEETH
The Picturebooks
Me And That Man
Duel
Point Mort

Altar:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Exciter
Loudblast
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Temple:

Vreid (“1184” show)
Skald
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einherjer
Helheim
Aktarum
Artus

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Code Orange
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Battle Beast
Sortilege
Tempt

Warzone:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Counterparts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Landmvrks
Glassbone

Valley:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
Red Fang
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Vile Creature
Ecstatic Vision

Altar:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Coroner
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Monuments
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Temple:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onrique
Deliverance

June 23:

Mainstage 01:

Scorpions
Whitesnake
UFO
Thunder
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

Mainstage 02:

Wardruna
Helloween
Danko Jones
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Warzone:

Rise Against
Turnstile
Of Mice & Men
Dragged Under
Worst Doubt

Valley:

Hangman’s Chair
Lowrider
IV And The Strange Band
Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel

Altar:

Therion
Septicflesh
Insomnium
Tribulation
Crown

Temple:

Heilung
Zeal & Ardor

June 24:

Mainstage 01:

Nine Inch Nails
Ministry
Skinny Puppy
Killing Joke
HEALTH
Youth Code

Mainstage 02:

Alice Cooper
Megadeth
Kreator
DragonForce
Blues Pills
Crisix
Disconnected

Warzone:

Bad Religion
Goldfinger
Millencolin
Opium du Peuple
Pogo Car Crash Control
Justin(e)
Dirty Fonzy
The Baboon Show
Sons Of Flaherty

Valley:

Atari Teenage Riot
New Model Army
Earth
Godflesh
AA. Williams
Human Impact
Stöner
Okkultokrati
As A New Revolt

Altar:

Decapitated
Deeds Of Flesh
Legions Of The Damned
Gama Bomb
Benighted
Dropdead
Teethgrinder
Yarotz

Temple:

Enslaved
Marduk
Moonspell
Ihsahn
Hjelvik
Dirty Shirt & The Transylvanian Folkcore Orchestra
Gaerea
Neige Morte

June 25:

Mainstage 01:

Guns N’ Roses
Airbourne
Myles Kennedy
Gary Clark Jr
Ayron Jones
Michael Monroe
Dirty Honey

Mainstage 02:

Nightwish
Epica
Blind Guardian
Eluveitie
Symphony X
Gloryhammer
Diamante
Existance

Warzone:

The Exploited
Discharge
Touché Amoré
The Rumjacks
Xibalba
Stereotypical Working Class
Martyrdöd
Hawser

Valley:

Converge: Bloodmoon
Kadavar
Villagers Of Ioannina City
Hällas
My Own Private Alaska
Molasses
Slift
Untitled With Drums

Altar:

Katatonia
My Dying Bride
Draconian
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Sorcerer
Betraying The Martyrs
Humanity’s Last Breath
Nero di Marte
Dropdead Chaos

Temple:

In Extremo
Moonsorrow
Myrkur
Folkesange
Igorrr
Arcturus
Conjurer
Fejd
Autarkh
Les Chants De Nihil

June 26:

Mainstage 01:

Metallica
Black Label Society
Avatar
Ugly Kid Joe
Alien Weaponry
Bokassa
Spiritbox

Mainstage 02:

Sabaton
Bring Me The Horizon
Tagada Jones
Ill Niño
Novelists

Warzone:

Hatebreed
Suicide Silence
Madball
Lionheart
Terror
Crowbar
Judiciary
Year Of The Knife
Clowns

Valley:

Monster Magnet
The Obsessed
Eyehategod
Thou
Ufommamut
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber vs. Hangman’s Chair
Year Of No Light
The Atomic Bitchwax
20 Seconds Falling Man

Altar:

Carcass
Napalm Death
Destruction
Vltimas
Blood Incantation
Demilich
Carnation
High Command

Temple:

Mercyful Fate
Triptykon
MGLA
Archgoat
Cult Of Fire
Midnight
Svart Crown
Nytt Land
Sordide

Hellfest organizers commented:

“Hellbangers,

What can we say except that we are proud (and excited) to finally unveil the long-awaited line up of our anniversary edition! Keeping such a line up as a secret for several weeks has been no easy task, especially in the last few days…

It’s been more than 16 months since our work rhythm was turned upside down by the arrival of this virus, since the live music industry was extinguished. Despite this, our confidence has never been affected and we have kept working with a positive mindset.

The frustration of two years without a festival has led us to dream even bigger about our reunion! In 2022, we are offering a new and unique format spread over 10 days! Never done before, this formula will, without a doubt, remain in the history of so-called “extreme” music! Twice as historic, because this formula is meant to exist only in 2022 and will not happen again in the years to come.

After a first weekend from 17 to 19th June 2022, we double the fun with an additional weekend from 23rd to 26th June! A real marathon that will see no less than 350 artists on 6 stages!

As usual, the festival does not deviate from its principles: you will see artists capable of performing in stadiums, with artists who are usually playing in smaller venues, and for some even in pub caves. Punk, Heavy, Black, Hardcore, Death, Stoner, Pagan, Power, we have done our best to put together what we believe to be the “edition of the century”.

No need to list the program in detail as you are not, and for the second year, headbanging at the festival right now. You can find out all this by yourself, at home or with your friends, enjoying our virtual edition “Hellfest From Home“! (More information over here : fromhome.hellfest.fr)

This exceptional edition is also an opportunity for us to thank the pass holders who have been waiting for more than 2 years. Your loyalty and trust have kept us going and we do not have enough words to thank you. It seemed fair to us that you should access the ticket sale 24 hours before the public sale in order for you to obtain your ticket for sure.

We are aware that some of you, for professional, family or simply financial reasons, will not be able to attend this XXL edition. By going through (and only through!) our partner TICKETSWAP (please stop Viagogo and others…), you will be able to resell your pass for the weekend you are the least interested in, and thus make one more happy fan!

For all the others who will have the chance to live these 10 days of anthology with us, we promise that you will remember our reunion! As a bonus, we might even make you a nice “FINISHER” t-shirt so that this moment will remain engraved forever in your memories. Once in a lifetime celebration!

Last but not least, we could not finish without thanking all those who have supported us during these last months. Volunteers, intermittents, sponsors, service providers, media partners, people from Clisson, we are all eager to see you again and to live with you this future adventure, which promises to be historic!

Stay Strong. Stay Safe.

Hellfest Crew

Tickets info :

– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 3-DAYS PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 4-DAYS PASS (289€ +fees) : PRESALE FOR 2020 PASS HOLDERS* – July 6 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 7 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS (89€-105€ + fees) : OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 8 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr

* A special presale will be organised on July 6 at 1:00 PM for 3-days pass holders of the postponed edition, pass only purchased via the official sale in October 2019.
Any ticket that has been re-sold via the official Ticketswap resale, or for which a refund has been claimed (in 2020 or 2021) will not be affected by this presale.”

King Diamond Offers Updates On New Solo And Mercyful Fate Albums

During an appearance on “The Electric Theater With Clown,” the show hosted by Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, King Diamond offered an update on the new music that he has been working on. The material will eventually surface in the form of new albums from both King Diamond and Mercyful Fate.

Diamond said the following:

“I’m writing with Hank [Shermann, guitar] from MERCYFUL FATE and writing with Andy [LaRocque, guitar] for KING DIAMOND and writing on my own for KING DIAMOND. For KING DIAMOND, it’s an album that’s gonna be called ‘The Institute’, which is part one of two — there’ll be two full albums that will be completing a full story. And as the title [suggests], there’s gonna be some crazy weird stuff. And for MERCY, I also have the title, but I’m not giving it out to anybody at the moment. We have the front cover for the new MERCY too. It’s very correct, very right for MERCYFUL FATE. It’s very back to basics.”

He also added:

“For my part, with both MERCY and KING albums — even more KING DIAMOND, I would say — all vocals are gonna be lead vocals again, like they were in the old days. It didn’t matter if there was a choir singing on the right side or the left side, or whatever, they would still go and pick up parts of the lyrics to progress the story and so on. So it’s gonna be anything goes with the vocals, for sure — back to the old style. And for MERCY too, it’s gonna be very old-fashioned — Hank is writing very much like the old days. And it’s nice to feel that we can capture that again. So that’s two albums that are being worked on that will be done by the time we can go out and tour again, I’m sure.”

In other news, Diamond also revealed that an “Abigail” graphic novel is currently in the works:

“[We are working with] a really good company. I have high, high hopes for how that’s gonna turn out.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Super7 To Release New Mercyful Fate-Era King Diamond Figure

Super7 will be releasing a new Mercyful Fate-era King Diamond ReAction figure on January 13. This news comes after the company previously released a deluxe figure of the singer.