Psycho Las Vegas 2018 touched down in the awesomeness that is Las Vegas earlier this month. We take you right into this year's festival with our TOP 7 observations of what we found to be worth mentioning at this year's metal fest of the summer.
If we were to describe Mantar’s new Nuclear Blast release The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze in terms of baseball, we would say that they emphatically knocked it out of the park. It’s searingly brutal.
For the third year in a row, Psycho Las Vegas will be making its presence felt in the “Entertainment Capital of The World.” We’ve compiled a list of the TOP 7 things you ought to do while hitting up one of the #metal events of the summer.
The short and nasty of it is that this album has enough grit and groove throughout the whole recording while making your ears happy and enriching your soul.
“Burn You Down” is the strongest track overall. It plods and gallops with enough room to let Kayla work her magic within the rhythmic framework. This is the equivalent of musical ecstasy. This is Witch Mountain at their best.
When Fu Manchu plays in Phoenix, Arizona, it is sort of a rarity… similar to it actually snowing on the mountains that surround the metropolis that locals refer to as the “Valley of the Sun.”
Al Jourgensen, although not so wordy on stage, says a lot via the Ministry platform.
RoadkillSoda’s latest offering, Mephobia, is a definite must-add to any of your road-ready playlists.
We threw a dream catcher at Elvis DD, bassist for the kick-ass southern rock-rooted Hogjaw, and he said, "Fuck that, give me The Pentagram instead!!!"
We chucked a crusty pentagram at Phobia vocalist Shane McLachlan and got this grindcore-approved reply in return! A7X is dumb, Jesus is shit, and grindcore won't get you laid.
Let’s not beat around the Pentagram, Venom Inc. IS the “true” Venom. With a new album, Avé, due via Nuclear Blast we threw a pentagram the band's way....
We threw The Pentagram at In the Presence of Wolves and not only got back some over-the-top responses, but also a plethora of sheet music and off-the-cuff new music to boot!
If you are a true heavy metal connoisseur and purist worshipping only those bands that were around when it was a subgenre all by itself, then Cirith Ungol is for you!
When we threw The Pentagram at Nashville, Tennessee's Season of Arrows, we expected it to be returned to us covered in rhinestones and faded denim. Thankfully, it came back to us safe and metal-as-fuck!
Blackhearts does an excellent job delving into the unique culture of Black Metal and its place of birth, Norway.
I don’t get it. There is a tonne of hype out there regarding Mothership and after giving High Strangeness its fair share of spins, I don’t see what the hoopla is about.
Well, I’m here to tell you that Sanctuary’s Inception not only stands up to this century’s thrash releases, it annihilates the majority of them.
This is great technical death metal and my only complaint is that whole EP clocks in at just over 15 minutes. I was just getting into it when it ended!
We start 2017’s Pentagram with Curezum. Who the hell are they? Just juxtapose The Cure and Burzum and voila, you have the most misery-laden, tribute band caked in black and white makeup. Get depressed!
"The Clarity" is an atypical Sleep song clocking in at around 10 minutes in length, consisting of 3 bar chords and hints that it was recorded at around 130 decibels, give or take.