As May approaches, Desertfest Berlin has revealed the final day-splits for their 2023 edition! Desertfest Berlin will take place between May 19 – 21, 2023 at Columbiahalle and Columbia Theater, with additional outdoor space & stage, suprise acts, DJ specials, the beloved Desertfest karaoke and much more. Tickets for the warm-up party at Cassiopeia on May 18th, are sold out. Better be quick to grab your weekend or day pass for Desertfest Berlin 2023, featuring an eclectic line-up of bands such as Mantar, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, The Obsessed, King Buffalo, Crowbar, Dozer among many more high-class live acts.
Ghost Cult scribe Duncan Evans caught up with acclaimed music producer and artist Marc Urselli (U2, Foo Fighters) to discuss his new album Marc Urselli’s SteppenDoom, out now via Magnetic Eye Records. Duncan chatted with Marc about his producing career, the unique new album combining stoner doom with indigenous music, working with a bevy of special guests such as Matt Pike (Sleep, High On Fire), Aaron Aedy (Paradise Lost), Steve Von Till (Neurosis), Christopher Juul (Heilung), Dave Chandler (Saint Vitus), And Scott “Wino” Weinrich (The Obsessed) From The Metal Side, and masters of Throat Signing such as Alash Ensemble, Batzorig Vaanchig “Zorigoo”, Huun-Huur-Tu, Tanya Tagaq, Albert Kuvezin (Yat-Kha), and Alexey Tegin, and much more! Continue reading →
After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.
Monolith On The Mesa: Music And Art Festival returns to Taos, New Mexico September 16-17-18, 2022 with a killer lineup and experiences. Once again taking place at Taos Mesa Brewing The Mothership, the first wave of bands for the fest includes Mars Red Sky, The Obsessed, Warhorse, The Otolith, Duel, Love Gang, Red Mesa and visual magicians: Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show. This year the festival will be open-air and focused around the “earthship” amphitheatre which holds 1,500 people. Upcoming festival announcements will detail efforts to make the event more eco-friendly, with less single-use plastic and other disposables. Passes are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading →
Mourn The Light offers Traditional Doom Metal with a few twists on their first full-length album. It doesn’t quite hit the full operatic scope of Epic Doom or reach the speeds of Classic Metal, but influences from both at work throughout Suffer, Then We’re Gone(Argonauta Records). The riffs and song structures are in line with the busy nature of Psalm 9-era Trouble while the vocals offer a husky but theatrical bellow, drawing further comparisons to groups like Altar Of Oblivion and Argus.Continue reading →
The Obsessed will release a new live album, commemorating a favorite show of Scott “Wino” Weinrich from early in their career for The Obsessed’s 40th anniversary. year yields another slab for fans and devotees in the form of a rough and raw live recording of an early show at the lost-to-history Maryland club Big Dipper. Live At Big Dipper arrives August 21st via Blues Funeral Recordings and features the lineup of drummer Dave “The Slave” Flood and bassist Mark “Professor Dark” Laue along with singer/guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich. Pre-orders are live at the link below.
As much as Wino deserves his doom godfather status for fronting groups like The Obsessed and Saint Vitus, there’s something to be said for his more recent singer/songwriter excursions. Whether going it alone or with such collaborators as Conny Ochs, the acoustic style suits him surprisingly well and the volume contrast brings a fuller perspective to his haggard lifer persona. This is especially true for his third album, Forever Gone (Ripple Music), which may be his most low-key effort to date.Continue reading →
There are few lineups that conjure up the magic of underground metal like the twin pairing ofToday Is The Day and The Obsessed. Both groups have had an outsized influence on the underground and it’s hard not to be enamored with what they have done for this scene. With their charismatic frontmen, Steve Austin and Wino respectively, this lineup came together as a sort of minor miracle, celebrating the magic of the new Today is the Day record at a release show that reminded those of us in attendance exactly why these guys are viewed as the true masters of noise metal. Riffs and heavy vibes abounded on the Brooklyn faithful, and after a heady warmup set from Prostitution and then punishing riffage from Somnuri, we were ready for the main events! Continue reading →
House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/17/19
Ripple Music, purveyors of some of the best Heavy Music on the planet have announced the signing of Doom and Stoner Metal icon Scott “Wino” Weinrich. Wino’s new solo album, Forever Gone, will launch Ripple’s new “Blood and Strings” series, in which some of the most admired names in riff-rock and metal unplug to record albums of acoustic heaviness. Wino is, of course, the iconic singer and guitarist associated with some of the biggest names in the genre, such as The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand and Shrinebuilder. Wino’s new solo album was produced by Frank Marchand, and more details about the album and “Blood and Strings” are coming soon. Continue reading →