Believe it or not, Vegas offers us headbangers a hell of a lot of choice when it comes to getting our mosh on. If you know where to look in Sin City you’re as likely to find the Black Dahlia Murder as you are a game of blackjack. There are loads of dedicated venues, from the grandiose Events Centre and Bowl, right down to local watering holes featuring plenty of lesser known rockers. This summer’s going to be one of the heaviest on record with Combichrist, Mastodon, and Melvins all making tour stops in Sin City in the next few months. If you’re of a technical disposition, perhaps the math-based noodling of Mestis is more your vibe. They’ll be joined in May by the eight string shenanigans of Javier Reyes (of Animals as Leaders fame).
Of course, there are also the festivals. This season is already looking ridiculously unwieldy in that regard too. The likes of Five Finger Death Punch and Judas Priest are opening proceedings at Las Rageous in April and the flat-out slobber knocker that is Psycho Las Vegas is happening again in August. Amongst their outrageously evil line-up are the pure noise-mongers of Sunn 0))) and the outright animosity of Homewrecker. Then there’s Las Vegas Death Fest. If only the filthiest will suffice, Dying Fetus, Vomit Remnants, Vituperate, and Putrid Womb should scratch that itch.
The team from NodepositRewards, avid slots players, regular Vegas visitors and dedicated metal heads, have scoured both big and small venues alike to bring you a list of all the heaviest sounds this summer. Perfect if you’re headed to Vegas to not just play the slots but get your metal fix as well.
If we’ve missed anything, hit us up and we’ll add it to the list.
4/07 – John 5 and the Creatures (with guests Dinner Music for The Gods, and Strange Creatures) @ Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill, W Sahara Ave
4/07 – Prong (with guests Powerflo) @ Backstage Bar and Billiards
4/10 – Nightwish (with support TBC) @ Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas Blvd
4/12 – Puppet and Honor Amongst Thieves @ Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill
4/20-21 – Las Rageous Festival @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Centre
Featuring: A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Judas Priest, In This Moment, Clutch, Underoath, Saxon, Beartooth, Hollywood Undead, Pop Evil, Black Star Riders, New Years Day, Adelitas Way, Vyces, Joyous Wolf, Ded, Otherwise, and Bad Wolves
5/05 – Hemlock (25th Anniversary Tour, with guest SevidemiC, Mastiv, and NE Last Words) @ Backstage Bar an Billiards
5/06 – Motograter (with guests Burn River Burn, Found in Fiction, Dirt Halo, and Draugr) @ Beauty Bar, Fremont St
5/11 – 13 – Las Vegas DeathFest 10th Anniversary @ Backstage Bar & Billiards, and Freemont Country Club, E. Fremont Street
Featuring: Dying Fetus, Vomit Remnants, Vituperate, Putrid Womb, Clitgore, Grotesque, Carnal, Seraphic Enthronement, Devangelic, Splattered, Thanatology, Guttural Secrete, Inherit Disease, Cerebral Incubation, Morpheus Descends, Decrepit Cadaver, Liturgy, AP, Devourment, Defeated Sanity, Vomit God, Cremation, Embludgeonment, Drogheda, Embalmer, Hideous, Mortal Decay, DTF, Splattered Cadaver, Splitwig, Waco Jesus, POT, Incantation, Pessimist, Scordatura, Darkall Slaves, Putrid Pile, Strangle Wire, Flesh Horder, Cephalic Carnage, Malignancy, Lividity, Created to Kill, Lethal Injection, Whore of Bethlehem, Introvert Perversions, SICK
5/13 – Cough (with support TBC) @ Bunkhouse Saloon, 11th St
5/16 – Mestis feat Javier Reyes of Animals as Leaders (with guests Hyvmine) @ Beauty Bar
5/19 – Life of Agony (support TBC) @ Beauty Bar
6/13 – Curse the Fall (with guests Mastiv, Casket Raider, and Desolation) @ TheDive Bar, S Maryland Pkwy
6/14 – Kings and Queens Tour feat. NonPoint and Butcher Babies (with guests Cane Hill and Sumo Cyco) @ Brooklyn Bowl
6/16 – Queensryche and Skid Row @ Cannery Hotel and Casino, East Craig Road
6/28 – Combichrist and Wednesday 13 (with guests Night Club and Prison) @ Beauty Bar
6/29th – Vans Warped Tour 2018 @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Featuring: Mayday Parade, We the Kings, The Used, Black Veil Brides, The Maine, Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White (and many more punk, hardcore, and ska bands)
7/03 – Primus and Mastodon (with guests Jjuujjuu) @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Centre
7/18 – Armored Saint (Performing Symbol of Salvation in full, with support TBC) @ House of Blues, S Las Vegas Blvd.
8/10 – Second Annual Metal Tour (featuring When Darkness Falls + more TBC) @ TheDive Bar
8/10 – Alice Cooper @ Palms Casino Resort
8/14 – Melvins (with support TBC) @ The Bunkhouse Saloon, 11th Street
8/17 – End of the World Tour: Avenged Sevenfold (with guests Prophets of Rage and Three Days Grace) @ T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas Blvd
Featuring: Dimmu Borgir, The Hellacopters, Sunn 0))), Godflesh, Witchcraft, Enslaved, American Nightmare, High on Fire, Rocket from the Crypt, Red Fang, Zakk Sabbath, Church of Misery, Tinariwen, Goblin, CKY, Venom Inc., Eyehategod, Voivod, Boris, Coven, Integrity, Pallbearer, With the Dead, Monolord, Lucifer, Acid Witch, Survive, Dopethrone, Big Business, Unearthly Trance, Mutoid Man, Today is the Day, Helms Alee, Spirit Adrift, Batushka, Primitive Man, Dvne, All Pigs Must Die, Eight Bells, Wormwitch, Indian, Necrot, Homewrecker, Brain Tentacles, Cloak, Black Mare, Magic Sword, Uada, Temple of Void, Dreadnought, Wolvhammer, Aseethe, Disastroid, Forming the Void, Venomous Maximus, Ghastly Sound, Howling Giant, King Buffalo, Night Horse, The Munsens, and Glaare
8/25 – Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson @ MGM Grand Garden Arena