Opeth, Tesseract, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi and More Booked for Arctangent Festival 2020

Events Center, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/18/19

Arctangent Festival has announced its first main stage headliner for 2020, as a UK 2020 exclusive, Opeth! The band will continue touring behind its In Cauda Venenum album, out now via Nuclear Blast. They will be joined by Tesseract (UK festival exclusive), This Will Destroy You, Amenra (UK 2020 exclusive), Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing two full albums sets – ‘Grievances’ and ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Fronterier and many more to be announced. The fest takes place on August 20th/21st/22nd 2020 at Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin near Bristol, and tickets are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading

REVIEW: Psycho Las Vegas 2019 – Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

As far as large multi-day fests go, Psycho Las Vegas is still pretty wet behind the ears having only just had their fourth annual incarnation this August but already it has begun growing into what will likely continue to be the summer juggernaut of partying and music. New this year, to the dismay of many, was the location change from the off the strip and perfectly themed haunt, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, to the megaplex that is Mandalay Bay. Gone is the feeling of a true fest take over and in its place, a sprawling amalgamation of “psychos” and people from any town USA or abroad there simply to gamble, throw pre-wedding bashes, get drunk or maybe attend a conference (*ahem* “conference”). Once everyone got their bearings and navigated through this corporate mega casino/hotel/shopping mall, pushed back a few drinks or whatever preferred substances they were into, and found the locations of the four stages, the complaining ebbed and instead, people experienced the fest for what it is. A gigantic party with a great combination of bands playing for four days. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Psycho Las Vegas 2019

Ghost Cult is once again honored to be part of Psycho Las Vegas, a goddam heavy metal casino/beach party extravaganza if there ever was one. The filth of Rock, Sludge, Doom, Trad, Hardcore, Prog, and Stoner Metal genres and the glitz of Vegas- baby, all rolled into one. Headlined by Original Misfits, Opeth, Electric Wizard, Corrosion of Conformity, Bad Religion, YOB, Lucifer, High on Fire, GsY!BE, Clutch, Carcass, Triumph of Death, Graveyard, ASG, Primitive Man, Deafheaven, Kadavar, Vio-Lence, Soft Kill, Andrew W.K., Tomb Mold, Power Trip, Full of Hell, and a ton more bands, it promises to be a rager. Sadly, Oranssi Pazuzu and Rotting Christ have dropped out. Every band is carefully curated and picked, so try to see them all if you can. If you can’t get set with the full lineup, and our “must not miss list” picks for each day! Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #138: Interview with Nate Carson of Nanotear Booking and Witch Mountain

 

Chances are strong that Nate Carson has either booked or played at a show you have been to if you like metal.  Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #138 is streaming now and it’s an Interview with Nate Cason of Nanotear Booking and Witch Mountain. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 7 – Mike Scheidt of YOB Talks “Our Raw Heart”, the Rise of Doom Metal and More

Ghost Cult’s Keefy was lucky to catch up with Mike Scheidt, main man of YOB a while back to discuss the release of their masterful 2018 album, Our Raw Heart, out now on Relapse Records. We had a candid chat with Mike about the new album, how issues with his health affected the writing process, the growing popularity of Doom Metal, philosophy, touring,  his love of early and modern Black Metal, thoughts on the Lords of Chaos movie, and much more! Catch the band next month on their North American co-headline tour with Voivod and Amenra and further dates in Europe supporting Neurosis! Continue reading

Psycho Las Vegas 2019 Adds Fu Manchu, Graveyard, Clutch, Amenra, Deafheaven and More

Psycho Las Vegas rolled out a bunch of new bands today for 2019, via their Instagram account and first reported by The Obelisk. Fu Manchu, Graveyard, Clutch, Amenra, Deafheaven, Old Man Gloom, Powertrip, Bad Religion, and Rotting Christ have all been added to the bill. Psycho Las Vegas take place August 16-18, 2019 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for Psycho Las Vegas––featuring four stages, late night parties, and exclusive performances you won’t see anywhere else. Tickets on sale at the link below. Continue reading

Endless Floods – Circle The Gold

When the words ‘experimental’ and ‘French’ precede the word ‘Doom’ in a preamble, surely it’s impossible to ignore. Bordeaux trio Endless Floods, formed by members of cult outfits Monarch and Bombardement, are such a band and third album Circle The Gold (Fvtvrecordings / Bigôut Records) sees them test their expansive minds to new, sometimes more melodic limits. Continue reading