Psycho Las Vegas Festival loses Emperor, Satyricon, Mayhem, and more to travel restrictions

Posted by on August 5, 2021


This years Psycho Las Vegas Festival is suffering from the current state of the world. This celebration of all things heavy in sin city will take place August 2o-22 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Psycho has grown steadily, in scope, over the last few years but as with everything else, its growth was interrupted by last years global pandemic, and as the uncertainty continues, travel continues to be a sticking point for a lot of bands. Satyricon, Mayhem, and now Emperor have dropped off of the bill along with Mgla. Organizers for the festival are not exactly optimistic about their chances of getting other bands from overseas to this year’s festival siting visa backlogs and travel bans to the US. Watain, Crippled Black Phoenix, Cult of Fire, and Psychlona are still trying to make the festival but for them, things are still up in the air.

Emperor issued this statement via their Facebook:

Emperor US hordes!
We regret to inform you that we must postpone our performance at Psycho Las Vegas until next year. We have tried everything we could, and the organizers of the festival have spared no expense nor effort to make this happen, but we have to realize it was not meant to be this year.
We will see you next year in Las Vegas!


If you are a ticket holder and have decided to forego this years event, the organizers have issued this statement,

“If the removal of any of the aforementioned bands from this year’s lineup would prompt you to request a refund, we suggest that you do so now. Refunds for all ticket types and tiers are available through a simple online process in your AXS account. You (or the person who purchased your tickets) will receive an email from AXS with instructions on how to do this. This option is available until 11:59pm on August 5th. If you would like to request a refund after August 5th, you can do so manually by emailing [email protected]

Regardless of what happens with the foreign bands, we’re adding some Psycho favorites to the lineup this week. Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing the new additions along with set times soon.”


The festival will invite the bands unable to attend this years festival to the 2022 edition of Psycho Las Vegas.


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