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Heavy Psych Sounds Fest
Heavy Psych Sounds Fest
Flyer for the 2018 edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock, Stoner Metal, Doom Metal
Date(s) Various
Location Various
Venue(s) Various
Years active 2014 - Present
Promoter(s) Heavy Psych Sounds
Associated Events Sonic Ritual
Website Heavy Psych Sounds Facebook
Heavy Psych Sounds Fest is a yearly festival, along with other marquee events, hosted by Italian label Heavy Psych Sounds. With the first official festival in 2014 and events expanding to California, Texas, England, Belgium and the Netherlands, the event is growing into a marquee showcase for bands signed to the label. As of 2019 the label has managed to expand to several mini-festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

2014: Heavy Psych Sounds FestEdit

The inaugural Heavy Psych Sounds Fest, listed as HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Label Party, would be hosted on 4 and 5 December 2014 at Init Roma in Rome, Italy. At the time of the fest it hosted all five bands signed to the label at the time, along with special guests Ufomammut.[1]

4 December 5 December
Ufomammut Wild Eyes
Black Rainbows The Wisdoom
Isaak Ape Skull

2015: Heavy Psych Sounds FestEdit

The second edition of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest, now under that title, would be held on 11 and 12 December 2015 at Traffic Live Club in Rome, Italy. Notably the fest would offer discounts on various Heavy Psych Sounds albums through Friday and a free album from the label to any attendee visiting between 8 and 9PM on Saturday. This edition featured most of the bands signed to the label along with Ufomammut returning as a special guest. Sponsors would include Rumore, Vincebus Eruptum, Straight to Hell, Oxford Comma, Voodoo Guitars, Swan Song Tattoo and more.[2]

11 December 12 December
Ufomammut Tons
L'ira del Baccano Wedge
Killer Boogie Isaak
Psychedelic Witchcraft Throneless
Deadsmoke

2016: Heavy Psych Sounds FestEdit

The third edition of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest would be hosted on 28 and 29 October at Mu Parma in Parma, Italy. It would be the most extensive edition to date with two stages and thirteen bands over the two days.[3] A pre-fest would be hosted at p.m.k. in Innsbruck, Austria on 27 October 2016, featuring five bands.[4]

27 October 2016
Fest Warm-Up
The Atomic Bitchwax
Avon
Feat. Alfredo Hernández
Isaak
Deadsmoke
Amanda Mida
28 October
Stage A Stage B
Glowsun Fuzz Orchestra
Mos Generator Isaak
Void of Sleep Black Bone
29 October
Stage A Stage B
The Atomic Bitchwax Giobia'
Fatso Jetson Duel
Deville Komatsu
Amanda Mida

2016: Heavy Psych Sounds California ExplosionEdit

Heavy Psych Sounds would host their first event in the United States in November, featuring bands signed to the label and special guests Fatso Jetson. 10 November would be hosted at Los Angeles at the BlindSpot Project while 11 November would be held in Pioneertown, CA at Pappy & Harriets.[5]

California Explosion
Mondo Generator
Fatso Jetson
The Freeks
Wild Eyes

2017: Sonic Ritual FestEdit

Sonic Ritual Fest was a two-day fest, held between 19 and 20 May 2017. Two different shows would be held at the same time in Italy and Greece on 19 May while the main fest would be held at Bloom in Mezzago, Italy on 20 May, over two stages.[6]

19 May
Ravenna, Bronson
19 May
An Club, Athens
Giobia Yawning Man
The Cosmic Dead Duel
Ecstatic Vision ???
??? ???
20 May
Bloom, Stage A
20 May
Bloom, Stage B
Yawning Man Duel
The Cosmic Dead Ecstatic Vision
Giobia Doctor Cyclops
The Clamps Amanda Mida

2018: Heavy Psych Sounds FestEdit

The 2018 edition of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest would be hosted on 15 and 16 November in Innsbruck, Austria. Notably 15 November would be hosted at p.m.k. while 16 November would be hosted at VAZ Hafen. Overall nine bands would be featured over the weekend.[7] A release party would be held for Mankind Woman featuring Brant Bjork, S.O.A.B. and The Sonic Dawn on 15 November as well.[8]

15 November
p.m.k.
16 November
VAZ Hafen
Belzebong Brant Bjork
Tons Dead Meadow
The Necromancers Mother's Cake
Black Rainbows
Giobia
The Sonic Dawn

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest LondonEdit

Heavy Psych Sounds Fest London would be hosted at The Black Heart in London, England on 22 February 2019, the first of a three-part festival series throughout Europe promoting Heavy Psych Sounds. Notably this four-band marquee would be headlined by Dead Witches and served as a release party for The Final Exorcism.[9]

The Black Heart
Dead Witches
Presenting The Final Exorcism
Black Rainbows
Giobia
Deadsmoke

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest BelgiumEdit

Heavy Psych Sounds Fest Belgium, aka Heavy Psych Sounds Bruxelles, would be hosted on 23 February 2019 at Magasin 4 in Brussels, Belgium. This marquee event would feature four bands.[10]

Magasin 4
Black Rainbows
Giobia
The Sonic Dawn
Deadsmoke

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest NetherlandsEdit

Heavy Psych Sounds Fest Netherlands, also known as Heavy Psych Sounds Fest: Burgerweeshuis would be hosted on 24 February 2019, featuring seven bands over two stages.[11]

Main Stage Cafe
Black Rainbows The Sonic Dawn
Komatsu Kamchatka
Giobia Drive By Wire
Deadsmoke

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest Los AngelesEdit

On 26 February 2019, Heavy Psych Sounds would announce a five day fest spanning four cities in the United States, majorly featuring bands signed to Heavy Psych Sounds. The inaugural Heavy Psych Sounds Fest USA would announce seventeen bands performing at various venues over a fivde day span.[12] The inaugural portion of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest USA would be held at The House of Machines in Los Angeles, California on 3 May 2019.[13]

10 May
Red Fang
Nebula
Duel
Yawning Man
Fatso Jetson
House of Broken Promises

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest San FranciscoEdit

The San Francisco portion of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest USA would be held at The Bottom of The Hill in San Francisco on 4 and 5 May 2019. Notably Yawning Man and Fatso Jetson were intended to play but had to drop off due to a sudden family emergency. The event would also notably sell out.[14]

4 May 5 May
Red Fang Nebula
Duel Hot Lunch
Glitter Wizard Banquet
The Freeks Turn Me On Dead Man

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest Fort WorthEdit

The Fort Worth version of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest USA would be held at Lola's on 10 May 2019, featuring six bands.[15]

10 May
Ecstatic Vision
Duel
Wo Fat
Crypt Trip
Mountain of Smoke
Heavy Temple

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest AustinEdit

The Austin, Texas portion of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest USA would be held at The Lost Well on 11 May 2019, featuring seven bands.[16]

10 May
Ecstatic Vision
Wo Fat
Duel
Crypt Trip
Greenbeard
Tia Carrera
Heavy Temple

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest RomeEdit

On 27 May 2019 Heavy Psych Sounds would announce the 2019 edition of the fest to be held in Rome, set for 12 October at Traffic Live Club in Rome, Italy.[17][18]

12 October
Black Rainbows
Giobia
High Reeper
Crypt Trip
Fvzz Popoli

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest InnsbruckEdit

On 15 May 2019 Heavy Psych Sounds would announce the 2019 edition of the fest to be held in Innsbruck, set for 1 and 2 November 2019 at p.m.k. and Jellyfish in Innsbruck, Austria.[19] The final lineup would be announced a few months later with the following bands:[20]

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest BerlinEdit

On 26 June 2019 Heavy Psych Sounds would announce two festival showcases in Berlin and Dresden, Germany, both of which spanning two days on 6 and 7 December 2019.[21][22] Along with various HPS artists the special guest headliner would be Monolord.

6 December
Berlin
Zukunft am Ostkreuz
7 December
Berlin
Bi Nuu
Planet of Zeus Monolord
Black Rainbows Giobia
Dead Witches Alunah
Gorilla 1782
Wedge The Sonic Dawn
Tons

2019: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest DresdenEdit

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6 December
Dresden
Chemiefabrik
7 December
Dresden
Chemiefabrik
Monolord Dead Witches
Giobia Black Rainbows
Alunah Planet of Zeus
1782 Gorilla
The Sonic Dawn Wedge
Tons

2020: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest ParisEdit

On 4 September 2019 Heavy Psych Sounds would announce four dates of their ongoing festival series, this time with dates in London, Antwerp, Deventer and for the first time Paris, France. Eight bands signed to the label would be confirmed, with three of the bands performing at all four dates: Mondo Generator touring in support of their upcoming fifth album, Black Rainbows and Duel.

The Paris edition is set to be held at Glazart on 5 March 2020.

Glazart
Paris, France
Lords of Altamont
Mondo Generator
Black Rainbows
Duel
Giobia

2020: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest AntwerpEdit

The 2020 edition of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest Antwerp is set to be held on 6 March 2020 at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium.

Trix
Antwerp, Belgium
Mondo Generator
Black Rainbows
Duel
Lords of Altamont
Giobia
Dead Witches

2020: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest LondonEdit

The 2020 edition of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest London will feature seven of the eight announced acts at The Underworld in London, England on 7 March 2020.

The Underworld
London, England
Mondo Generator
Black Rainbows
Duel
Dead Witches
Giobia
Gorilla
Alunah

2020: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest DeventerEdit

The 2020 edition of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest Deventer is set to be held on 8 March 2020 at Burgerwheesuis.

Burgerwheesuis
Deventer, The Netherlands
Mondo Generator
Black Rainbows
Duel
Lords of Altamont
Giobia

2020: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest CaliforniaEdit

The 2020 edition of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest California is set to be held on 27 March 2020 at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. On 2 December a total of three shows would be announced for the 2020 California edition.[24] All three of these events would be canceled due to the widespread epidemic of COVID-19 AKA The Coronavirus.

27 March
Rickshaw Stop
Earthless
Danava
High Reeper
Crypt Trip
28 March
Bottom of The Hill
Yawning Man
Brant Bjork
Solo Acoustic
Hot Lunch
Turn Me On Dead Man
Disastroid
28 March
Rickshaw Stop
Earthless
Danava
High Reeper
Crypt Trip
The Freeks

2020: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest New YorkEdit

On 11 February 2020, following the announcement of the inaugural Heavy Psych Sounds Fest Switzerland, Heavy Psych Sounds would announce the inaugural Heavy Psych Sounds Fest New York on 23 May at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York. This event would feature five bands and also serve as the release party for Groovy by Geezer.[25]

2020: Heavy Psych Sounds Fest SwitzerlandEdit

On 3 February 2020 Heavy Psych Sounds would announce a new edition of Heavy Psych Sounds Fest, this time with their first ever fest in Switzerland. The inaugural edition will take place on 5 and 6 June at Gaswerk in Winterthur, with Elder set to headline among the following bands:[26]

External LinksEdit

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