PREVIEW: New Music Friday – Rock and Metal Releases 2-23-24


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Desertfest London 2024 Adds Suicidal Tendencies, Ozric Tentacles, Cancer Bats, Bongripper, Mondo Generator, Nightstalker, Ashenspire, and More


 

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.

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Masters Of Reality, Godflesh, Monolord, Acid King, Ufomammut, and More booked for Desertfest London 2024


 

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.

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Desertfest Berlin 2024 Announces First Acts, Including Amenra, Pigsx7, and more


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.

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Desertfest Berlin Plots Final Running Order


Desertfest is taking over the next few weekends with the first Desertfest in New York coming up this weekend and the London and Berlin events happening the week after. Desertfest Berlin features Om, Fu Manchu, All Them Witches, Colour Haze, Greenleaf, Monkey3, Witch and more! Check out the day by day running order now! Desertfest Berlin takes place May 3rd – 5th at the Arena Berlin!Continue reading


Desertfest Belgium Part II: Live At Trix, Antwerp


Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

When it comes to after parties Desertfest is certainly no Roadburn, where shenanigans are abound after the bands finish, but the brilliant cocktail bar outside, and rum n coke’s so strong you can see right through them in the venue itself, do get the party started, even if it takes a while. And by three in the morning, as venue security tries to sweep us out the door, most want to linger for a bit more dancing.

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Desertfest Antwerp 2016 Preview


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The Desertfest franchise is a well-known concept throughout the heavy stoner scene in Europe, having started in London and spread to other major cities like Berlin, Athens, and the last two years to Antwerp in Belgium as well. This year the line-up is incredible, and even the sad loss of Graveyard as a headliner can’t stop the momentum this fest will have. Continue reading


Desertfest Belgium 2016 Approaches



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The best European rock festival of the fall, Desertfest Belgium is just under a month away. Headed up by Red Fang, YOB, Electric Wizard, and Goat, the fest takes place at Trix, Antwerp October 14th to 16th.Continue reading


Monkey3 – Astra Symmetry


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With their fifth album, Swiss stoner troupe Monkey3 has endeavoured to create something both ambitious and monolithic. A 70-minute epic divided into four chapters, Astra Symmetry (Napalm Records) is, according to the PR fluff, “feeds its inspiration from the mapping of the stars and their symbolic associations, interpreting the constellations stranded over the dark sky.” Continue reading