November 16, 2016 - 2:55 pm
Just when ears had finally stopped ringing from the inaugural Psycho Las Vegas in August (Yeah, it took that long. Thanks, High on Fire), the three-day marathon of riffs, distortion and deliberately cultivated feedback has announced the first acts for next year’s installment.
Returning to the Hard Rock Hotel on Aug. 18-20, Psycho 2017 will feature darkly psychedelic Oakland alt-metallers Neurosis, who play only sporadic shows these days, noise rock greats Swans, seminal French prog troupe Magma, Norwegian black metallers Abbath, a pair of excellent female-fronted doom acts in Windhand and Blood Ceremony, Ireland’s boulder-heavy Slomatics and Sweden’s droning Domkraft.
Tickets went on sale at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, with the first two price tiers selling out fast. Three-day passes are still available for $249 at www.vivapsycho.com.
More bands will be announced in December (close to 100 acts performed on three stages at Psycho 2016), when VIP passes will also go on sale.