Yakuza To Begin Recording New Album

Yakuza have announced that they will be entering the studio to begin the recording process for their new album. The effort is expected to be released in spring 2022 and it will serve as the band’s first record in 10 years.

Bruce Lamont commented:

“Ten years! You would think that a bunch has changed, Well, some has and some hasn’t. The shronky, heavy, hairpin tempo shifts are still there, now add more bottom end thanks to current bassist Jerome Marshall. This new batch of tunes is a nice mix of weird and riffy and we couldn’t be happier with how everything has come together.”

Jerome Marshall added:

“It’s a return to form from the origins of where the band began. A return to post-metal, avant-garde jazz-influenced heavy chaos with the structural balance of intrinsic order.”

In other news, the group will also be launching a vinyl reissue campaign with a new vinyl pressing of “Beyul”. Lamont said the following about that:

“We over at War Crime Recordings have had a plan for a number of years to reissue all the Yakuza LPs that haven’t seen the light day and then reissue the ones that have. ‘Beyul‘ was an obvious first choice. Originally released back in 2012 through Profound Lore, this reissue is a single LP gatefold edition. The mastering for the LP was done back in 2012 by Colin Jordon and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Next up…’Way Of The Dead‘!”

Watch Napalm Death, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Child Bite, Etc. Members Cover Cardiacs’ “Tarred And Feathered”

Shawn Knight (Child Bite), Dan “Chewy” Mongrain (Voivod), Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, etc.), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, etc.), Jim Smith (Cardiacs), Stian Carstensen (Farmers Market), PowerDave, Bruce Lamont (Brain Tentacles, Yakuza, etc.), and Christian Doble (Fawnn) have shared a quarantine cover of Cardiacs‘ “Tarred And Feathered“ in honor of the late Tim Smith. You can check that out below and read some thoughts from some of the participating artists over at Decibel.

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.

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.