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

MY FAVORITE CONCERT MEMORY: Pleiades on The Dillinger Escape Plan, Gallows and More!

Post-Hardcore band Pleiades are releasing their new EP, At Your Mercy via the AWAL label this week, on May 31st. Some of the guys in the band submitted themselves to our unforgiving feature, recounting their single favorite concert ever. Pre-order the EP at this link here,  check out their new video, and their stories. Continue reading

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, High On Fire, Glassjaw, YOB And More Booked For Psycho Las Vegas 2019

Psycho Las Vegas 2019 has announced it’s first lineup announcement and the fans are sure to go crazy for these bands. Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, High On Fire, Glassjaw, YOB, Perturbator, Kadavar, and Oranssi Pazuzu are booked with many more to be announced soon. Early bird tickets are already on sale, with the event moving to Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino, this coming August 16th – 18th. Continue reading

CONTEST WINNER: Glassjaw Tickets Winner Announced For O2 London Show This Week

Ghost Cult has been psyched to collaborate with www. GigsAndTours.com to give away two tickets to this weekend’s Glassjaw gig on 18 August at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Palm Reader has now been added as an opener. Now we announce Chris Parker of Dartford as the winner. Congrats Chris! There are still tickets available at the link below. Stay tuned for future contests from Ghost Cult!  Continue reading

Win Tickets To See Glassjaw In London, Last Day To Enter

 

Glassjaw is closing in on their gig on 18 August at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. You can win a pair of tickets from Ghost Cult and join in the madness of Glassjaw’s first proper UK show in ages, but time is running out. The contest ends today! Details to enter are below. Continue reading

Darryl Palumbo Of Glassjaw Talks Material Control, Touring and Longevity

Glassjaw has been one of the most enduring and beloved bands to ever come out of New York City. The band hit the scene from Hempstead, Long Island and immediately made an impact locally and beyond. Their 2000 album Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence is still essential listening. Now two and decades later, the band is as fresh and important as ever, with their recent album Material Control (Century Media). The band is wrapping up their current tour with their brethren in Quicksand before heading over to Europe. We caught up with vocalist Darryl Palumbo to discuss the longevity of the band, the experience of touring as a veteran band, the challenges they face, playing the newer material live and some important milestones coming up for the band. Continue reading