In a story we have been following, Psycho Las Vegas has announced that bands such as Mayhen and Satyricon have dropped off the upcoming metal festival later this month. This is due to ongoing travel/work visa and pandemic related issues. To their credit, the fest has been dealing complaints and addressing on social media, and in emaisl to ticket holders. Other bands still hoping to gain entry into the USA to perform include Efforts are continuing for Emperor, Watain, Crippled Black Phoenix, Cult of Fire, and Psychlona, and we’ll keep tracking this story. Continue reading
The refreshing water and sparkling water in 100% recyclable cans, Liquid Death Mountain Spring Water, has throngs of fans, is wildely successful, but also has crazy haters on social media has dropped their second album in 2020! The band has dropped Greatest Hates Volume II across all digital and streaming services. The album will also be released on vinyl at a later date (fun fact: the first Greatest Hates vinyl sold out quickly — one is now even being resold for $220). Volume I featured Death Metal music, but Volume II Produced and mastered by punk musicians and industry veterans, the 14-track album is made up entirely of real hate comments from Liquid Death’s social media and online reviews. The record features Punk heroes such as Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms), and Chris #2 (Anti-Flag), to name a few. (note Ghost Cult Magazine is an affiliate of Liquid Death)
Psycho Las Vegas has announced their return in the summer of 2021. If you had tickets for this year, you are in luck! Most of the lineup will return next year, except Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, and Crowbar. This still looks like one of the best festivals in the world next year, in a year overpacked with re-scheduled events and tours. See the full lineup below.Continue reading
Psycho Las Vegas has shared the bad news that they have canceled the 2020 festival that was set for August due to ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Psycho Las Vegas 2021 has been scheduled to August 19-22, 2021. “Nearly all the bands” have agreed to return for the 2021st dates. The full announcement is expected after they confirm those last bands. Continue reading
Hardcore punk outfit Good Riddance is streaming “Disputatio,” off of their first new album in almost a decade Peace in Our Time, on April 21, 2015 via Fat Wreck.
The band has a string of upcoming live dates.
May 02: Groezrock – Meerhout (BE)
Jun 05: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA (w/ Death By Stereo & Bad Cop/Bad Cop)
Jun 06: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA (w/ Death By Stereo & Bad Cop/Bad Cop)
Jun 19: Club Absinthe – Hamilton , ON
Jun 20: Amnesia Rockfest ’15 – Montebello, QC
Psycho California is now set for May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA with Sleep, Pentagram and Cult Of Luna as headliners.
The rest of the previously announced acts include:
Old Man Gloom
Death By Stereo
Samsara Blues Experiment
Destroyer of Light
Lords of Beacon House
Just when you thought there was nowhere else to go, Austrian Death Machine; the Arnold Schwarzenegger themed band deliver the most beefiest and powerful sounding release to date. They cover everything from Red Sonja to the “maid incident”. From the crushing ‘I’ll Be Back’ all he way to the frenzied ‘It’s Turbo Time’, the production on here makes me wish all albums sounded this full. With the unfortunate situation Tim Lambesis finds himself in, this is likely the last new music from him we will get to enjoy for a while.
As always Lambesis handles the main vocals and a majority of the guitars. He’s damn fine guitarist and his voice just drives this beast. Just naming all the guests vocalist and guitarists on here would fill the review. A few stand out tracks belong to guitarists Doc Coyle on ‘Crom, Grant Me One Request’, and Mark MacDonald on ‘Chill Out Dickwad’ with his theme from The Terminator infused solo. A few of the vocal attacks come from Hatebreed main-man, Jamie Jasta ‘One More Rep’ and Lorenzo Antonucci of Sworn Enemy fame on ‘Pumping and Humping’ Besides the monstrous list of guest guitarists, the real highlight is the rhythm section of Brandon Trahan of Impending Doom and Joe Gericke of Death by Stereo. They are down right thunderous sons of bitches who aren’t pushing any pencils. They need to work together more. My personal favorites are the blast filled ‘I Hope You Left Room in Your Stomach For My Fist’ and ‘I Know Now Why You Cry’.
Oh what a fun ride this album is! Lambesis and company clearly having a blast and it can be heard. They make you want to spend the day watching movies, while working out. I look forward to seeing what they do with the newer Arnold movies someday.