Dimmu Borgir, Kreator, Deicide, Etc. Set For 2023 Beyond The Gates Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Beyond The Gates Festival. The event will take place in Bergen, Norway on August 2-5 and it will feature the following:

August 2: Deicide (performing “Legion”), Possessed, Midnight, Bölzer, and Grave Miasma.

August 3: Gorgoroth, Marduk, Perturbator, Blood Incantation, Negative Plane, The Ruins Of Beverast, (Dolch), Black Curse, and Sijjin.

August 4: Kreator, Alcest, Primordial (performing “To The Nameless Dead”), Pentagram, Eternal Champion, In Twilight’s Embrace, Stormkeep, and Issolei.

August 5: Dimmu Borgir (only show in 2023), Enslaved (performing “Eld”), Taake, Mare, and Aeternus.

Mercyful Fate Announce North American Tour With Kreator And Midnight

Mercyful Fate have announced a headlining North American tour. Kreator and Midnight will open.

Tour Dates:

10/25 Dallas, TX – The Factory
10/27 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
10/29 Inglewood, CA – Youtube Theater
10/30 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento
11/01 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
11/03 Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
11/04 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
11/05 Detroit, MI – Masonic
11/08 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/10 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theater
11/11 Laval, QC – Place Bell
11/13 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall At Fenway
11/14 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
11/16 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

King Diamond commented:

“These will be the first Mercyful Fate concerts in North American theaters in over twenty years. Memories of a lifetime. Your special chance to see Mercyful Fate with the full European festival production, but up close and personal. You cannot miss this… I hereby respectfully invite you to Come To The Sabbath by which you may free your soul and feast with us in the dark of Night. Witches and Demons, you may come as you are! Satanic Regards – King Diamond 666.”

Watch Midnight Cover Motörhead’s “Dirty Love”

Midnight have shared a new video for their cover of Motörhead‘s “Dirty Love.” This track is from the new Motörhead tribute album, “Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead,” which is now available in digital outlets. That effort was recorded at last year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival and it is expected to receive a vinyl release in August.

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.


  • 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.

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.

Watain Drop Off North American Tour With Mayhem & Midnight

Watain will no longer be joining Mayhem and Midnight on their spring North American tour. The band were forced to drop off the trek due to visa issues.

Watain issued the following statement:

“We regret to inform you all that, due to reasons entirely beyond our control, we’re forced to cancel our participation in the upcoming US Tour with Mayhem and Midnight, for which we were due to leave tomorrow.

We have just been informed that the US Embassy have decided to launch an additional, undisclosed “administrative process” in relation to Watain‘s visa applications. We’ve been told that this investigation could go on for months and that we might not get a reply until the tour is over. Since we have not been given any additional information about why this is taking place, how long it’ll take, or if visas will eventually be approved, it leaves us with no choice but to pull out of the tour.

The same embassy has previously approved our working visa applications for every US tour, each of the 8 times we have applied.

Preparing for a tour like this takes an enormous amount of work by the band and our crew. The merch has been produced, ticket buyers have made plans, and the crew relies on the jobs that the tour provides. It is a devastating blow to any band, but to the authorities in charge it seems to hold no significance.

To our loyal fans and followers; we had truly been looking forward to stand before you all again. We invested all we had for this one.

We are working hard on setting things straight and our intention is to re-schedule the North American dates for early 2023. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Finally, we wish Mayhem and Midnight a killer tour regardless.

Midnight To Release New Album “Let There Be Witchery” In March, Premiere New Song “Szex Witchery”

Midnight will be releasing a new album, titled “Let There Be Witchery,” on March 4. The effort’s first single, “Szex Witchery,” can be found below:

“Let There Be Witchery” Track Listing:

01. “Telepathic Nightmare”
02. “Frothing Foulness”
03. “In Sinful Secrecy”
04. “Nocturnal Molestation”
05. “More Torment”
06. “Let There Be Sodomy”
07. “Devil Virgin”
08. “Snake Obsession”
09. “Villainy Wretched Villainy”
10. “Szex Witchery”

Athenar commented:

“I always want it to be loud and nasty. That kinda thing never gets old with me. How funny will that look to see me at age 77 — if I reach that point — sitting on the porch blasting Hellhammer?”

“If I were to give actual good advice, I would say stay clear of anything to do with Midnight. But I’m not a rational thinker, so as usual, I will give terrible advice and say punish your earholes and play this album as loud as your stereo goes, go out to a gig and mingle with others that you don’t know, lick their faces and rub upon each other’s sweaty torsos to the hellish, neanderthalish noise of a band called Midnight! You gotta release your demons somehow! That’s why you should give a shit, or two.”

Midnight & Night Demon Announce European/UK Tour

Midnight and Night Demon have announced a European/UK tour. The trek will take place in May/June 2022.

Tour Dates:

05/24 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
05/25 Hamburg, GER – Logo
05/26 Oberndorff, GER – Metalheadz Open Air
05/27 Kirchdorff bei Haag, GER – Bavarian Battle Open Air
05/28 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
05/29 Whittlebury, UK – Manor Fest
05/31 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
06/01 Milano, ITA – Slaughter Club
06/02 Martigny, SWI – Les Caves Du Manoir
06/03 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
06/04 Oldenburg, GER – Amadeus
06/05 Gelsenkirchen, GER – Rock Hard Fest
06/07 Berlin, GER – Lido
06/08 Leipzig, GER – Neumanns
06/09 Prague, CZE – Modra Vopice
06/10 Schöneberg-Kübelberg, GER – Iron Fest
06/11 Leeuwarden, NET – Into the Grave
06/12 Hasselt, BEL – MOD
06/13 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
06/14 Glasgow, UK – Audio
06/15 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
06/17 Derry, IRE – Frost & Fireland
06/20 Brussels, BEL – Magasin4
06/21 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
06/22 Lyon, FRA – Rockn Eat
06/23 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
06/24 Cartagena, SPA – Rock Imperium Festival
06/25 Bilbao, SPA – Stage Live