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

On The Road… with The Australian Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin 2

The Australian Pink Floyd, by Melina D Photography

The Australian Pink Floyd, by Melina D Photography

Barreling towards the end of another successful run of US tour dates, The Australian Pink Floyd rolled into the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona recently, ready to enthrall the faithful disciples of Pink Floyd with another show. Putting on a great performance true to the authentic Floyd concert experience is no small task, and it’s a compliment to the band how consistent they are from show to show. On this night they were in true form and you could easily close your eyes and think you were seeing the genuine article. Opening up the proceedings on this tour is Led Zeppelin 2, themselves a faithful recreation of the biggest and brightest moments of every Zep era. Each band delivered all of the epic bombast, and softer moments too of each act. You can see that even details about the bands that would seem minute to the average fan have been replicated down to the elemental level. Captured here by Melina Dellamarggio of Melina D Photography, you are transported back in time via your your mind’s eye and your ears, to when rock gods roamed stages and enthralled fans.

 The Australian Pink Floyd, by Melina D Photography

The Australian Pink Floyd, by Melina D Photography

 The Australian Pink Floyd, by Melina D Photography

The Australian Pink Floyd, by Melina D Photography

 The Australian Pink Floyd, by Melina D Photography

The Australian Pink Floyd, by Melina D Photography

 The Australian Pink Floyd, by Melina D Photography

The Australian Pink Floyd, by Melina D Photography

 Led Zeppelin 2, by Melina D Photography

Led Zeppelin 2, by Melina D Photography

 Led Zeppelin 2, by Melina D Photography

Led Zeppelin 2, by Melina D Photography

 Led Zeppelin 2, by Melina D Photography

Led Zeppelin 2, by Melina D Photography

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Australian Pink Floyd US Tour Continues, 2016 Europe Dates Booked

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Renowned tribute band The Australian Pink Floyd is winding down its successful US tour with a final run of southeastern and western states tour dates, including a stop at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona on September 2nd. Led Zeppelin 2 is the opening act on all dates. Tickets can be purchased at this link. Following this tour “The Aussie Pink Floyd” will return to Europe next winter, following a successful tour there this past spring. 

The Australian Pink Floyd, photo from Facebook

The Australian Pink Floyd

Performing music by Pink Floyd, complete with an authentic stage show, The Australian Pink Floyd have sold over 4 million tickets worldwide since first performing in Adelaide, Australia in 1988, and have shared the stage with David Gilmour himself. Headed by Steve Mac (Guitar/Vocals). They began touring throughout Europe and the UK in 1994, and in September of that year is when Gilmour showed up backstage to join them for one of their shows. With a live DVD Eclipsed By The Moon seeing TAPF performing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety released in 2014, Australian Pink Floyd has created the opportunity to relive the concert experience of one of the most historical bands of our time. in addition, Led Zeppelin 2 are led by avant-garde/extreme music luminary Bruce Lamont of Yakuza/Corrections House. The band performs perfect renditions of the classic Led Zep repertoire.

Led Zeppelin 2 from facebook

Led Zeppelin 2

The Australian Pink Floyd 2016 European tour dates

Jan 13: Palais Nikaïa – Nice, FR

Jan 15:Palais des Sports – Grenoble, FR

Jan 16: L’Amphithéâtre – Lyon, FR

Jan 18: Zénith – Cournon-d’Auvergne, FR

Jan 19: Palais des Sports – Paris, FR

Jan 20: Zénith – Le Grand-Quevilly, FR

Jan 22: Zénith – Lille, FR

Jan 23: Zénith- Amiens, FR

Jan 25: Antarès- Mans (Le), FR

Jan 26: Brest Arena- Brest, FR

Mar 22: Wiener Stadthalle – Wien, AT

Mar 24: Zenith- München, DE

Mar 25: Brose Arena- Bamberg, DE

Mar 26: Oberschwabenhalle- Ravensburg, DE

Mar 29: Porsche Arena- Stuttgart, DE

Mar 30: Lokhalle – Göttingen, DE

Mar 31: Mercedes-Benz Arena- Berlin, DE

Apr 02: Stadthalle – Rostock, DE

Apr 03: Getec Arena – Magdeburg, DE

Apr 05: Arena- Leipzig, DE

Apr 06: Messehalle, Erfurt, DE

Apr 07: Donau Arena – Regensburg, DE

Apr 08: Rothaus Arena- Breisgau, DE

Apr 09: S. Oliver Arena – Würzburg, DE

Apr 11: SAP Arena – Mannheim, DE

Apr 13: Swiss Life Hall – Hannover, DE

Apr 14: Stadthalle – Bremerhaven, DE

Apr 15: Seidenstickerhalle – Bielefeld, DE

Apr 16: Emsland Arena – Lingen (Ems), DE

Apr 18: Lanxess Arena – Köln, DE

Apr 19: Festhalle, Frankfurt – Main, DE

Apr 21: O2 World – Hamburg, DE

Apr 22: Arena – Trier, DE

Apr 23: König-Pilsener-Arena, DE

Apr 25: Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, DE