Even though Psycho Las Vegas will be between August 20th and 22nd, the surrounding lineup has just been announced, extending the dates of the festival. The surrounding acts include The Sword (playing Aug. 17th), High On Fire (Aug. 18th), Eighteen Visions (Aug. 25), Vio-lence (Aug. 26) and more, taking the stage before and after the festival starts, according to Metalinjection.
The lineup for the festival includes Danzig, Down and Emperor, with support by Exodus, Cannibal Corpse, The Sword and more.
The Sword members have recently been part of Zombi’s cover of The Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It To The Streets.” They were joined by Pinkish Black, Trans Am and Zao. Mxdwn writer Kyle Cravens admires the groups effort not to reconstruct the original, “Everything that made this soulful and prosaic hit work is still here on their cover.”
High On Fire reissued their first commercially successful LP, The Art of Self Defense, as a limited edition, just this year in February. The album was originally recorded and released in 2000. Matt Pike of High On Fire announced in March that he is currently working on a solo album. Jeff Matz, the bass player of High On Fire, supported his fellow band member in this effort. He played the bağlama on the record. While there is no release date official yet, the album is in progress.
This month, the band Eighteen Visions released their song “1996.” According to the band, the song is about a heated encounter with a Nazi in 1996. Lead singer James Hart explains the incident happened while he was in Highschool detention. The incident is also refrenced in the lyrics “In 1996/I was just a kid/Not taking your shit/Fuck what you believe.” The band released their EP Inferno in 2020.
Check out the gig dates and other featured bands below:
08/17 – Eighteen Visions, Adamantium, Death By Stereo
08/18 – High On Fire, Psychlona, Lord Buffalo, Intronaut
08/25 – The Sword, Sasquatch, ASG, Deathchant
08/26 – Vio-lence, Cephalic Carnage, Vitriol
Photo Credit: Ray Flotat