Psycho Las Vegas Annouces Their Stage Times for the 2022 Festival


Psycho Las Vegas festival previously confirmed itsineup for their 6th annual fest, added a second wave of bands, as well an expected move to a new location. The fest takes place August 19-21 at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Psycho Swim pre-party is set for August 18. Confirming the 2022 edition of Psycho Las Vegas will feature Mercyful Fate (USA-Exclusive Performance), Emperor (USA-Exclusive Performance), Suicidal Tendencies, Mayhem, Watain, Wolves In The Throne Room, Samael, Boris, Mgla, Cirith Ungol, King Woman, Marissa Nadler, Bömbers and Year Of No Light. Now they have announced their stage times for the entire weekend. Continue reading


Psycho Las Vegas Books Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Mayhem, Satyricon, and Moves to Resorts World


Psycho Las Vegas festival confirmed their lineup for their 6th annual fest, added a second wave of bands, as well an expected move to a new location. The fest takes place August 19-21 at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Psycho Swim pre-party is set for August 18. Confirming the 2022 edition of Psycho Las Vegas will feature Mercyful Fate (USA-Exclusive Performance), Emperor (USA-Exclusive Performance), Mayhem, Satyricon, Watain, Wolves In The Throne Room, Samael, Boris, Mgla, Cirith Ungol, King Woman, Marissa Nadler, Bömbers and Year Of No Light. Psycho Las Vegas also shared the trailer and the expanded lineup.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Matt Pike – Pike vs The Automaton


Absolute legend of stoner doom and sludge metal, Matt Pike has lifted off with his first solo album entitled Pike vs The Automaton (MNRK Heavy). Being known well for his work in Sleep and High on Fire, Matt takes all of the things he loves from those projects as well as other influences to put together a fantastic psychedelic rock album. Groovy, heavy, and really something for everyone can be found here to be enjoyed.

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Brume, Geezer, Mother Iron Horse, Howling Giant, Green Druid and Greenbeard Are All Booked for Desertfest NYC


Desert Fest NYC – the US version of the classic European stoner doom festival has added their final bands and set their daily lineups. Brume, Geezer, Mother Iron Horse, Howling Giant, Green Druid, and Greenbeard are all added to the bill while Fatso Jetson has dropped off the bill. You can also see the daily lineups on the poster below. 4-day passes are sold out but 3-day and single-day passes are on sale now. Desertfest takes place Knockdown Center May 13th – May 15th, 2022 with a pre-party at Saint Vitus. Poster artwork by Arik Roper.

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High On Fire’s Matt Pike Releases New Single and Video “Land’ – featuring Mastodon’s Brent Hinds


Matt Pike (High on Fire, SLEEP) has finally shared what he and Brent Hinds of Mastodon have been working on since the dawn of the pandemic. The track and video for “Land” have dropped from the Pike vs. the Automaton album, and the track is exactly what you hoped it would be. Pike vs. the Automaton the Matt Pike solo album releases on February 18th, 2022 via MNRK Heavy. Pre-orders are live at the link below.

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Desertfest New York 2022 Books Baroness, Monster Magnet, Corrosion of Conformity, Torche and More


6/14/2019, Rough Trade Records, Ghostcult Magazine, Brooklyn.

The bands are set for the return of Desertfest New York 2022! Taking place May 13th – May 15th 2022 at Knockdown Center, Brooklyn with a pre-party on May 12th 2022 at Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, tickets are on sale now! Heading up the tremendous list of talented bands are Baroness, along with Monster Magnet, Corrosion Of Conformity, Torche, Stoned Jesus, Planet Of Zeus, Green Lung, High On Fire, Orange Goblin, Red Fang, Inter Arma and many more!

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CONCERT REVIEW: High on Fire – Spirit Adrift – Dysrhythmia: Live at Le Poisson Rouge


In certain circles, some might say “so goes Matt Pike, so goes the entire metal scene.” As the co-founder of two of the most iconic bands of the last two generations of die-hard metal fans, Pike’s mighty riffs laid down with SLEEP and later with High on Fire has led him from the underground to mainstream love from critics and fans alike. With his debut book about to drop, and a solo album tentatively due in 2022, Pike is on a roll and a High on Fire show, playing their first concerts in a few years now, is a necessary ritual for fans.

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Sleep Books Three Shows Next Spring


Sleep will end their hiatus in 2022 with at least three shows. They have announced mid-April gigs in Denver on 4/18, Colorado Springs on 4/19, and Albuquerque, on 4/20! Tickets on sale Friday 10/29 at 9a PST/10a MST. 2022 is also the 30th anniverdsatry of the seminal Stoner Doom album Sleep’s Holy Mountain aka Holy Mountain. Ghost Cult has an interview coming with Matt Pike where he discusses his new book “Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike”, the return of Sleep, his new solo album, and new High On Fire music as well, so watch this space next week!

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Watch Red Fang Get Eulogized by High On Fire’s Matt Pike, YOB and Others in New “Rabbits In Hives” Music Video


Red Fang have dropped a new music video for the track “Rabbits In Hives” – in which the four band members mark their “demise.” Guests at the service includes members of High on Fire, Yob, Ils, Gaytheist, Lord Dying, and Danger Ehren. Bend, Ore.’s Boneyard Beer provide the magical, re-animating brew that insures Red Fang’s future into the new year. Watch “Rabbit in Hives” now:Continue reading


Check Out a New Excerpt from Matt Pike’s (High on Fire, SLEEP) Book “Head on A Pike”


Events Center, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/16/19

Spanning the entire career of a metal icon, Head On A Pike:The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike, but the iconic Stoner doom legend Matt Pike of bands such as High on Fire and Sleep is releasing on November 9th, 2021, via Rare Bird Books. Beginning with the 1998 album ‘The Art Of Self Defense’, and through to 2018’s ‘Electric Messiah’, each chapter of Head on A Pike features Matt’s distinctive lyrics flanked by one-of-a-kind artistic interpretations — specifically inspired by each album — straight from the minds and hearts of an incredible cast of illustrators, tattooers, print makers and painters that Pike has trusted since the beginning to depict his unique musical vision. Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike is scheduled for worldwide release in hardcover and e-book, and the trade edition will retail for $20. Signed hardcovers and signed limited edition bundles are available at the link below.

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