New Videos Of Ghost Live In Sacramento, California

In the video below, Swedish rockers Ghost perform a few tracks, from their most recent releases at Community Center Theater – Sacramento, California – November 13th 2018.

In a recent interview with Sacramento News & Review, frontman Tobias Forge said.. “In the last 50 years now, ever since [Anton] LaVey and pop-cultural Satanism, when that rose in the latter of the part of ’60s with the Church of Satan, and Black Sabbath and Black Widow and Coven and that sort of hippie Satanism, which at the end of the day, heavy metal, black metal, all that is based upon that cultural Satanism. … I grew up with that. … So from that point of view, I would definitely say that culturally, I am definitely, for lack of better way of putting it, I’m a devil-liking kind of guy. But … I wouldn’t sacrifice a baby to a half-ram that I believe to be living in the underground. … And I would never ever encourage anyone to do that.”

 

Full set set…

Act 1
Ashes
Rats
Absolution
Idolatrine
Ritual
Con Clavi Con Dio
Per Aspera ad Inferi
Devil Church
Cirice
Miasma (Papa Nihil on saxophone solo)
Jigolo Har Megiddo (Acoustic)
Pro Memoria
Witch Image
Life Eternal

Act 2
Masked Ball (Jocelyn Pook song)
Spirit
From the Pinnacle to the Pit
Majesty
Satan Prayer
Faith
Year Zero
Spöksonat
He Is
Mummy Dust
If You Have Ghosts (Roky Erickson cover) (with band introductions)
Dance Macabre
Square Hammer

Encore:
Monstrance Clock
The Host of Seraphim

Psychostick Drummer Alex “Shmalex” Dontre – “It’s a black hole and a distraction machine.”

They’re back!!! The kings of comedy rock PSYCHOSTICK have a new album out now called “DO” and it only took four years to follow their extremely fan loved “IV: Revenge of The Vengeance”. And it wasn’t because they were lazy… NO! But because these geniuses of blending comedy, metal, heavy rock and the occasional spoof cover have been super busy releasing viral videos and touring the world.

How did you first get into music? Who or what turned you onto metal?

My caretakers, what you would call an “alien hive” were big on appropriating music from various planets. They would implement them into our own catalog, much like the Spotify database here on Earth, but far, far stranger. As for metal, we used metal and graphite alloys for our ships for a while, but now it’s mostly energy fields.

What got you started playing music and how old were you?

I started playing along to the sound on gravitational waves recorded over millennia and sped up to the 3:30 radio format. I was probably just hitting 3,000 by then…I think that translates to about 12 in Earth years.

How did you become a drummer? Are you proficient in any other instruments? Have you always been creative/destructive?

I first start drumming by flinging asteroids at uninhabited planets. It’s way more fun than using a wimpy slingshot.

Were you forced to go to church as a kids, if so were you altar boys or participate in some other ways?

My hive doesn’t worry about the whole Earthling “my god is better than your god” thing, so no. Thank goodness.

How did Psychostick come about? Where did you develop the name? Where is it derived from? What other band names were considered?

Psychostick was assigned to us in the Great Hive Name Assigning in the Earth year of 2000! Think the assignment in the book, The Giver, but with aliens.

Your new album DO has you once again as a free agent, were their restrictions placed on the band by Rock Ridge that are no more as an independent artist?

Nope. Rock Ridge was always great to us. We just wanted to try something new.

You recently wrapped up a tour with Downtown Brown, how do you like winter tours compared to the summer? Did you get to play and visit any strange new places on this run.

The tour itself with Downtown Brown and Danimal Cannon was great! But winter tour conditions inherently suck because it’s cold and often dangerous traversing the mountains in a big van.

What motivates you, to keep releasing new music in the age of sharing and stealing? Does it dampen your creativity at all knowing that all of your hard work will be just given away possibly weeks prior to its official release date?

You question is inherently biased by calling it “stealing.” The Internet allowed Psychostick to emerge and achieve success in a way that would have been impossible prior to 1999 and Napster. Just remember, religious leaders resisted the printing press because it took power away from the church. Composers resisted the phonograph because they assumed it would make live shows irrelevant. The movie industry hated VCRs and one rep compared them to the “Boston Strangler.” Instead, repeated rentals bring in more money than strictly movie tickets. Adapt or die.

How much time do you spend on social media a day? Which do you hate the most but can’t live without? Which do you like and why?

Ugh, as little as possible. It’s a black hole and a distraction machine. I like being able to see what bands are up to, but the increasing rate of obnoxious ads are quickly driving me away.

What are the plans for 2019 and beyond?

Visit my friends on Europa.

Dirty jokes, shout outs and final thoughts?

Be nice to your planet. The Hive won’t appreciate a pigsty when it finally gets here to enslave the humans.

Philip H Anselmo and the Illegals pack Holy Diver

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals packed Holy Diver in Sacramento Sunday night, November 11. I’ve seen Pantera at least four times in New York and California, I’ve seen Down a few times, I’ve seen the Illegals twice before Sunday night, and I’ve seen Superjoint a.k.a. Superjoint Ritual at least three times in New York and California, in addition to meeting my favorite vocalist a couple times, and what I can say for sure is that he is still a force. Continue reading “Philip H Anselmo and the Illegals pack Holy Diver”

Concert Photo Review: The Casualties at The Boardwalk

The Casualties came to The Boardwalk in Orangevale on November 10th, 2018 as part of the Metal Alliance tour.. Canon shooter Zoran Theodorovic was there to capture the action.

 

New Video Of Philip H. Anselmo Performing Pantera Classics in Sacramento, California

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performed the Pantera classics “A New Level” and “Walk” on November 11th at Holy Diver in Sacramento, California. Enjoy the video footage below…

Remaining November tour dates are…

14 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA (with Eyehategod, Cro-Mags)
15 – Hawthorne – Portland, OR (with Eyehategod, Cro-Mags)
17 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
18 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
19 – 89th St. – Oklahoma City, OK
20 – Rev Room – Little Rock, AR

 

New Video Of Cattle Decapitation Live In Oakland, California

Cattle Decapitation performed at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA with their brothers in Krisiun and Suffocation on November 4th.

The setlist on the night was as follows:

“The Carbon Stampede”
“Dead Set On Suicide”
“The Prophets of Loss”
“Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)”
“Circo Inhumanitas”
“Forced Gender Reassignment”
“Manufactured Extinct”
“Pacific Grim”

CATTLE DECAPITATION kicked off a month-long North American tour in October supporting Suffocation. The journey runs from October 21st through November 17th. Additional support is being provided by Krisiun and recent additions, Visceral Disgorge. See remaining dates below.

11/09/2018 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
11/10/2018 Gas Monkey Bar ‘N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
11/11/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/13/2018 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/14/2018 The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, NC
11/15/2018 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
11/16/2018 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
11/17/2018 Reverb – Reading, PA

WURM FLESH ‘Excoriation Evisceration’ coming November 23rd via Comatose Music

Hailing from the California state capital, Wurm Flesh proudly unearths their punishing debut album ‘Excoriation Evisceration’, via Comatose Music. Chaotic tempo changes, stomach churning gutturals, blistering down picked guitar riffs, frenzied blast beats coalesced with extended range, low-end bass carnage. This brutal death metal quartet rises from the rancid soils to consume all that is weak.

This is the ultimate brutal death metal soundtrack, it’s everything that the demented disciples of death crave, everything they hunger for when the bloodlust strikes and cannot be denied. For we all die and become fodder for the belly crawlers. Where kings and beggars are finally one and equal with the maggots…Check out the live video below!