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Psycho Las Vegas 2017

Psycho Las Vegas recently wrapped up its second edition in Sin City after moving away from its Californian roots in 2016. Psycho Las Vegas 1st edition was outstanding. The second? Well, I’m trying to find an adjective that tops outstanding… The whole experience of hosting some of the heaviest/hottest/weirdest/loudest bands in the storied Hard Rock Casino is practically a religious experience. My short anecdotes cannot and will not do it justice. You, the reader, will need to make the conscience decision to go next year to experience it for yourself. Or, if you’ve been already partaken, well, I’m sure you can vouch for me in addition to having your own stories to tell. Here’s a brief rundown of my four days.

Thursday: The first day of any festival is always the most dangerous when trying remember details. It’s the day you usually celebrate breaking away from your job/your significant other/your home/your life. It’s probably a statistical fact, the day you tend to overindulge in adult beverages.

By the time I arrived at the Pool Stage, Goya had already started. After a couple of minutes of nothing coming through the PA system, the Phoenix, AZ doom lords were off and fuzzing up the already buzzing crowd. Next up were Conan. I have to admit, I kept running into friends throughout the pool area and I was only was able to listen to them through breaks in conversations with said friends. I did catch the crowded pool stage’s reaction to their set and it the applause was loud after every song. So, I’m going to say they had a great set at this point. More...

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Cough Announces New Tour

Fresh off the release of new record "Still They Pray" (out now via Releapse Records), Richmond stoner/doom outfit Cough just announced a European tour withs Elder set to begin this coming October.

The band will be performing throughout Western Europe and the UK, including appearances at Up In Smoke Festival in Switzerland and Desertfest in Belgium. Cough will also be performing select U.S. dates before departing for Europe - see a full list of dates below.

Aug 12 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Aug 13 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool

European Tour
Oct 01 Pratteln, CH Up In Smoke Festival @ Z7
Oct 02 Nürnberg, DE Kunstverein / Z - Bau
Oct 03 Budapest, HU Dürer Kert
Oct 04 Berlin, DE SO 36
Oct 06 Nantes, FR TBD
Oct 07 Lyon, FR TBD
Oct 10 London, UK Underworld
Oct 11 Edinburgh, UK Bannermans
Oct 12 Manchester, UK Rebellion
Oct 13 Coventry, UK The Phönix
Oct 14 Bristol, UK Exchange
Oct 15 Antwerp, BE Desertfest Belgium @ Trix
End Tour

Nov 12 Long Beach, CA Di Piazza's - Midnite Communion Festival
Nov 18 Indianapolis, IN 5th Quarter - Doomed and Stoned Festival More...

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Cough Streams Full New Album

In just two short days, Richmond's doom-bringers Cough will officially unveil "Still They Pray," the band's first full-length in over five years.

Produced by Electric Wizard's Jus Oborn and recorded by Oborn and Windhand's Garrett Morris, "Still They Pray" is the kind of monolithic, cosmic doom that will take its listener to the heights of despair and the bottom of the abyss.

In advance of its release, today the full album comes online for streaming. "Still They Pray" is set for release via Relapse Records on CD, 2xLP, and digitally June 3rd. More...

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Cough Streaming "Dead Among The Roses"

Richmond doom quartet Cough has shared a second new song from forthcoming offering, "Still The Pray," the band's first new full-length in five years.

The crushing eleven-minute-long "Dead Among The Roses" has just premiered online and can be heard below.

"Still They Pray" is set for release via Relapse Records on CD, 2xLP, and digitally this coming June 3rd. Cough will play a special record release show June 3rd in Richmond with additional live abrasions to be announced soon.

6/3/2016 Hardywood - Richmond, VA w/ Tasha Yar, Forest Of Legend. More...

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Cough Releasing New Album

After a five-year break, Richmond's Cough has returned with newest opus, "Still They Pray." Produced by Electric Wizard's Jus Oborn and recorded by Oborn and Windhand's Garrett Morris, "Still They Pray" is the kind of monolithic, cosmic doom that will take the listener to the heights of despair and the bottom of the abyss.

With this release, Cough summons psychedelic, feedback-driven melodies just to deconstruct them to their core. Hear the first single, "The Wounding Hours," in the YouTube clip below.

"Still They Pray" is set for release via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/Digital this coming June 3rd. Pre-orders are up here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Haunter Of The Dark
2. Possession
3. Dead Among The Roses
4. Masters Of Torture
5. Let It Bleed
6. Shadow Of The Torturer
7. The Wounding Hours
8. Still They Pray More...

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Midnite Collective Streaming Compilation

Following Cough's exclusive west-coast appearance at Midnite Collective's dark celebration of arts, crafts and music at "Midnite Communion II: Out Of The Woods," the LA-based label has unearthed "Fuck Up," a track that was recorded during the Cough/Windhand "Reflection Of The Negative" split-era and never released.

The song, along with exclusive tracks from Shroud Eater, Trapped Within Burning Machinery, INVDRS and Ladybird, and The Haunting Green, makes up "Midnite Congregation - Verse II," the second in a series of compilations hand-picked and put out by Midnite Collective.

Get an exclusive first listen to Cough's "Fuck Up" and the rest of "Midnite Congregation - Verse II" below, thanks to CVLT Nation. More...

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Sorxe To Play Midnite Communion II

This Fall, an annual celebration of arts, crafts, and musicianship within the realm of darkness
befalls upon Los Angeles. Midnite Communion II will play host to nine artists, three musical
performances, and a number of crafters, toolers, and builders all with an artisan approach. The following press release was issued about the coming event:

"Specifically curated by the Midnite Collective, this year's theme is entitled 'Out of the Woods,'
celebrating the emergence and accomplishments within the first year of renewed vision operating
under the guise of Midnite.

"By unifying these creative entities with the endarkened community of greater Los Angeles, the purpose is not only to share these outlets with our brothers and sisters within the shadows but to extend gracious appreciation for the incredible support through 2014.

"This year's creative harvest has brought a spectacle of pieces contributed by Lucas Ruggieri, Krist Mort, Farron Loathing, Raoul Mazzero, and Joie 'Jaxa' de Vivre. An extended exhibit showcasing and reflecting a year of Midnite Ceremonies includes Mike Lawrence, Sebastian Mazuera, Shaun Beaudry, and Jean Saiz. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Virginia’s worst, Cough, who will be supported by Salt Lake City’s sonically destructive INVDRS and Phoenix progressive metal act Sorxe.

"Taking place on Saturday, November 15th within the confines of The Complex in Glendale, California, this Communion will have two periods of worship and tribute. Beginning at 7pm, the art exhibit and craft fair will have an opening reception free to the public. At 9pm, the venue will be emptied and re-entry will be granted with tribute for the musical acts while the art exhibition and craft fair will still be available for viewing and perusing." More...

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Cough Streaming Full Roadburn Performance

In conjunction with the release of "Reflection Of The Negative" -- the band's split album with local doom outfit Windhand -- Richmond, Virginia-based sludge crew Cough recently took to Europe on a three-week tour.

The trek included performances at Copenhagen, Denmark’s Heavy Days in Doomtown festival, as well as the massive annual Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland. For a limited time, audio evidence of band’s entire fifty-minute set is streaming at Dutch webiste Vpro 3voor12 as well as the official Roadburn website here.

Additionally, Cough s one of the main acts confirmed to invade New York City at the end of next week for Martyrdoom II, the second annual installment of the massive underground doom/black/death gathering. Running from Friday, June 28th through Sunday the 30th, the brutal lineup of nearly thirty acts including Atrum Inritus, Decrepitaph, Kommandant, Ptahil, Morbosidad, Bestial Mockery, Crucifier, Hour of 13, Morpheus Descends, Bastard Sapling and more set to overthrow two clubs in the city.

Cough is currently working on the band's third LP and second for Relapse, the follow-up to 2010’s "Ritual Abuse" full-length, coming together for release sometime in early 2014. Stay tuned as further details are hacked up and spat into the public.

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Cough And Windhand Streaming Split Release

Next week Relapse Records will release the pummeling split album featuring two acts from the Richmond, Virginia underground scene with "Reflection Of The Negative," the split LP between Cough and Windhand. Stream the entire split now at Invisible Oranges or through the player below.

"Reflection Of The Negative" acts as a precursor for the upcoming full-lengths from Cough and Windhand, both slated for release via Relapse later this year. The split album is out next Tuesday, April 16th in North America, preceded by Germany and Benelux street dates of this Friday, April 12th, and in the U.K. and rest of the world on Monday, April 15th. More...

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Cough Hacks Up New Track

As "Reflection Of The Negative," the split album between Richmond, Virginia outfits Cough and Windhand draws near, today another massive slab of doom metal from the record has been made public.

Pitchfork today unleashes the album-opening “Athame," and while it is the sole track from Coughto be found on the split album, the beast bears over eighteen-and-a-half-minutes of disastrous riffage. Check out the song at this location.

"Reflection Of The Negative" acts as a precursor for the upcoming full-lengths from both Cough and Windhand, both slated for release via Relapse later this year. The split will see release on April 16th in North America, preceded by international street dates of April 12th (Germany/Benelux) and April 15th (UK/World). More...

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Cough Announces Split With Windhand

Relapse Records this week unveils a pummeling upcoming split between two prime acts in the contemporary doom/sludge circuit, Cough and Windhand. The following press release was issued about the collaboration:

"With both Cough and Windhand hailing from the unrestrained Richmond, Virginia underground, the choice to team the two of them up for the brutal Reflection Of The Negative split album was a simple one, and the results are, as expected, thunderous and immense. Cough leads off, delivering a characteristically electrifying down-tuned epic track, while their brethren in Windhand serve up two brand new epic songs for their half of the dirge.

"While the track listing bears merely three tracks, this monstrous split bears nearly forty minutes of premier doom at its absolute gloomiest. The album acts as a precursor for both bands’ upcoming full-lengths, which are both currently being conceived.

"Reflection Of The Negative will see official release on April 16th in North America, preceded by international street dates of April 12th (Germany/Benelux) and April 15th (UK/World). Today Relapse has released a visual trailer for the LP, as well as preorders for the album including digital and CD formats, as well as a super-limited mailorder-only black/white vinyl combo.

"In conjunction with the release of the split, COUGH will embark on a brutal month-long European tour. The majority of the dates will see the band joined by Witch Mountain, while several later dates will instead be with Grime, the entire trek leading up to Heavy Days in Doomtown. The festival, an international DIY doom/stoner/sludge festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, runs from May 2nd through the 5th, and will see COUGH sharing the stage alongside Graves At Sea, Pagan Altar, Samothrace, Moss, Bell Witch, Dark Buddah Rising, Lecherous Gaze, Mournful Congregation and many others." More...

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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Dragged Into Sunlight Announces New Tour Dates

The mysterious U.K. doom metal band Dragged Into Sunlight has announced an appearance at this year’s Maryland Death Fest. The three day metal festival will start on May 24th and will see the band featured alongside the likes of Godflesh, Morbid Angel, Electric Wizard, and many more.

Following the completion of the festival, Dragged Into Sunlight will embark on a tour running from May 28th to June 14th that includes dates with Cough and Wolvhammer. Prepare to be annihilated, as the band has stated: "We anticipate consuming the East Coast state-by-state. Expect nothing less than total carnage. See you there."

Dragged Into Sunlight's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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ASG To Enter The Studio

North Carolina’s gnarliest band, ASG has announced a two week run of east coast dates with label-mates Cough and stoner metallers Weedeater. The tour kicks off on April 12th in Charleston, South Carolina and runs up and down the east coast before ending in Durham, North Carolina on April 28th. A full listing of dates is included below.

ASG plans to enter the studio in late Spring to record the band's Relapse debut with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Fu Manchu). More details will be announced shortly. Additionally, the band has a special appearance at next year’s Hellfest in France with more festival appearances to be announced shortly.

ASG's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Weedeater Announces New Tour Dates

After a few weeks off, following nearly three years of semi-constant touring, Cape Fear's sludge-slingers Weedeater decided they have been off the road long enough, and that it's time to go reap some more hard-partying souls.

Set for the band to celebrate 4:20 on the road mid-tour, the newest endeavor will burn its way through a pile of East U.S. cities in the second half of April, from New England to the tip of Florida. Weedeater has commissioned ASG and Cough to be the pummeling backup for the entire tour, with sixteen dates locked-down and more likely to be confirmed in the weeks ahead. Check out the tour poster and more at this location.

Dates are as follows:

4/12/2012 Jimbo's Rock Club - Charleston, SC
4/13/2012 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL
4/14/2012 Churchill's - Miami, FL
4/15/2012 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL
4/17/2012 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
4/18/2012 The Lexington Ave Brewery - Asheville, NC
4/19/2012 V Club - Huntington, WV
4/20/2012 Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
4/21/2012 Cosmic Charlie's - Lexington, KY
4/22/2012 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
4/23/2012 The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
4/24/2012 Cherry Street Station - New Haven, CT
4/25/2012 Armageddon Shop - Providence, RI
4/26/2012 Mojo's Main - Newark, DE
4/27/2012 Outer Banks Brewing Station - Kill Devil Hills, NC
4/28/2012 Casbah - Durham, NC

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

ARCHGOAT (Finland)
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Cough Announces U.S. Shows

Richmond, VA’s Cough has announced a three-week tour covering the southern U.S. These dates will kick-off on September 1st in Durham, NC and also include a performance as part of the Boomslang Fest with Swans, Pelican, Horseback, and more in Lexington, KY. Additionally, Cough has a couple of east coast shows lined up for this weekend in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Frederick, MD. Saturday night’s show in Brooklyn follows the NYC screening of “Slow Southern Steel,” a documentary about southern metal produced by CT from RWAKE and Sunday’s performance in Frederick is part of the 11th annual Stoner Hands of Doom festival.

Cough is touring in support of the band's recently released Relapse debut "Ritual Abuse," which saw its international release last October on CD, LP, and digitally. The album is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.

The upcoming Cough tour dates are as follows:

08/12/11 Philadelphia, PA United States The Station w/ Earthling, On Top, Sagiqacea
08/13/11 Brooklyn, NY United States Knitting Factory w/ Gates of Slumber, Earthling
09/01/11 Durham, NC United States The Casbah
09/04/11 St. Augustine, FL United States Stay True Tattoo w/ Hot Graves, and more
09/05/11 Orlando, FL United States Will's Pub w/ Hollow Leg, and more
09/06/11 Tampa, FL United States Transitions Art Gallery
09/07/11 Tallahassee, FL United States The Farside Collective
09/08/11 New Orleans, LA United States Siberia
09/09/11 Baton Rouge, LA United States Here Today, Gonw Tomorrow
09/10/11 Houston, TX United States The Mink
09/11/11 San Antonio, TX United States The Ten Eleven
09/12/11 Austin, TX United States Red 7
09/14/11 Dallas, TX United States Bryan Street Tavern w/ The Body
09/15/11 Little Rock, AR United States Downtown Music
09/17/11 Nashville, TN United States Foobar Too w/ Across Tundras
09/18/11 Chattanooga, TN United States JJ Bohemia's
09/19/11 Atlanta, GA United States 529 Club
09/20/11 Columbia, SC United States New Brookland Tavern
09/21/11 Charlotte, NC United States Tremont Music Hall
09/22/11 Asheville, NC United States The Get Down w/ Horseback and more
09/23/11 Lexington, KY United States The Green Lantern as part of Boomslang Festival
09/24/11 Blacksburg, VA United States Jaxx
05/25/12 Baltimore, MD United States Sonar as part of Maryland Death Fest 2012

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MDF 2012 Confirms Godflesh, Eyehategod and More

GODFLESH (UK) will be making an exclusive North American appearance at Maryland Deathfest 2012, the festival's tenth edition. In addition, the following bands have been confirmed: WINTER, TSJUDER (Norway), HORNA (Finland), SARGEIST (Finland), DISMA, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER (Spain), NASHGUL (Spain), AUTOPSY, NAPALM DEATH (UK), EYEHATEGOD, NOOTHGRUSH, RWAKE, DEVIATED INSTINCT (UK), COUGH, COKE BUST, INFERNAL STRONGHOLD, BACKSLIDER, CASTEVET.

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Band Lineup Announced For SXSW Showcases

The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:

Wednesday, March 16th

Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
Venue: Emo's
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

Thursday, March 17th

Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body

Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...

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BrooklynVegan Announces Four Day Shows During SXSW

BrooklynVegan has announced four free shows over two venues with 32 bands in total. The details are as follows:

3/16 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 KEN Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

3/17 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
12:05 Goes Cube
12:50 All Pigs Must Die
1:35 Kvelertak
2:20 Rwake
3:10 Hull
4:05 Trap Them
5:00 Yob

3/18 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
12:15 Owen Hart
1:00 Salvation
1:45 Kill The Client
2:30 KEN Mode
3:15 Cough
4:00 Magrudergrind
4:45 Gaza
5:30 Wormrot
6:15 Ringworm

3/19 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
12:20 Altaar
1:00 Castevet
1:45 Wolvhammer
2:30 Batillus
3:15 Grayceon
4:00 Deafheaven
4:45 The Body
5:30 Dark Castle
6:15 Tombs

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