Desertfest London proudly welcomes the legendary Suicidal Tendencies to their 2024 event as Roundhouse headliners. Celebrating 40 years since their genre-defying first album, prepare to have your mind Institutionalized! Whilst Desertfest remains synonymous with showcasing the best of stoner, doom and psych for over twelve years, Suicidal Tendencies’ headlining performance will add a new dimension to the festival, bridging the gap between the punk and metal scenes that have inspired countless bands worldwide. Other bands added to the bill include Ozric Tentacles, Cancer Bats, Bongripper, Mondo Generator, Nightstalker, Ashenspire, and more. Taking place Friday 17th May – Sunday 19th May 2024, and weekend tickets now on sale.
With Desertfest Berlin announcing its first batch of 2024 bands just last week, sister event, Desertfest London, has followed suit. Taking place May 17th – 19th, the UK festival has kicked off its lineup with Masters Of Reality, Godflesh, Monolord, Acid King, Ufomammut, Brant Bjork Trio, Goblinsmoker, Mantar, and more. Find the full update of artists in the article below.
The Berlin wing of doom, stoner, psych, and sludge festival, Desertfest Berlin, has just announced the first batch of live acts for its 2024 edition. Freshly added bands include Amenra, Osees, the Brant Bjork Trio, and others. For ticket information and a full list of additions, keep reading.
Chicago’s newest music venue, Avondale Music Hall, announces a brand-new metal festival – Heavy Chicago – offering three shows happening over two weekends this fall. Saturday, October 28 will host the return of Chicago’s own Trouble after five long years, along with Acid King featuring the return of Chicago native Lori S, plus stoner rock act Bongzilla from Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago act Novembers Doom to kick off the night. The following weekend, Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 keep Heavy Chicago rolling with a Saturday night headlining spot from Corrosion Of Conformity and support from California space rockers Nebula as well as Milwaukee’s The Crosses featuring Die Kreuzen singer Dan Kubinski for an “all Die Kreuzen” set. Sunday wraps things up with legendary crossover thrash kings DRI celebrating 40 years of Crossover as well as the only 2023 worldwide show date for grindcore legends Repulsion and Chicago’s own Macabre. More acts will be announced soon. In addition to the music, Kuma’s will be onsite selling burgers and there will be PBR drink specials.
Beyond Vision (Blues Funeral Recordings) marks Acid King‘s fifth full-length album to date and its thirtieth anniversary as a band since their formation. It’s also the follow-up to 2015’s overlooked Middle of Nowhere, Centre of Everything album which Lori referred to in a recent interview on Conan Neutron‘s Protonic Reversal show with a hope of reissuing it at some point. Fingers crossed.
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Spanish Sludge band Rosy Finch will release their brand new album Scarlet tomorrow, and Ghost Cult is bringing you the full album stream. For those unfamiliar with the band, they will immediately remind you of similar uncompromising, eclectic and heavy bands like Kylesa, Acid King, Baroness (old-school), early Mastodon and Le Butcherettes too. Scarlet was recorded and mixed at Red Records Studio and Surnia Records with mastering handled by producing legend Billy Anderson (Neurosis). Jam out the album right now! Continue reading →
Gird your ear-holes for attack! Bay Area Instrumental Progressive Heavy Metal outfit Fought Upon Earth are dropping their fierce new album, Grave Miscalculation (Self-Released) tomorrow, October 4th! The hard-hitting crew is back with their fun, headbanging, chops driven style sure to make you stand up and shout! The tight sounding album was co-produced by the band themselves and famed metal producer Juan Urteaga (Cattle Decapitation, Secrets Of The Sky, Exhumed). Featuring former members of Acid King, Secrets Of The Sky, and Scorched-Earth Policy, this band will have you fired up for your drive to the big show or hanging out with friends, crushing brews at a party! Jam this album out right now! Continue reading →
Northwest Hesh Fest is this coming weekend in Portland OR, September 19th – and it looks awesome! Headlined by Red Fang, and featuring appearances by Acid King, Witch Mountain, Big Business, Necrot, Fat Tony, Lord Dying, Nebula, Sasquatch, Holy Grove, and many more. We caught up with Johnny Gaylon, the booker of the fest and past events in Portland and at places such as South By Southwest (SXSW), and we learned about his past history in the scene, just what goes into booking the fest and why downtown Portland rules for events like this! Get your tickets to the event here, check back tomorrow for our festival preview, and check back in a few weeks for a review and photo set.