Article By: Leanne Ridgeway
“…Little he cares if men live or die. Better to be silent than to call his attention to you; he will send you dooms…” – from ‘Queen of the Black Coast’, Robert E. Howard
Blackseed Records proudly presents the first-ever DESCENDANTS OF CROM FESTIVAL. This full-day heavy music festival will invade and conquer Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 30th, 2017, at Cattivo Night Club, a celebrated venue for the PGH music community for over twenty years.
A Gathering of Rock, Doom, Sludge, and Metal in Steel City at the death of summer. It is perfect. Descendants of Crom Festival 2017 will host a blend of up-and-coming, international, and legendary music artists from the heavy music culture – both local to Pittsburgh and beyond.
Headliners for the festival include the long-awaited return of legendary doom metallers Penance (PGH), as well as special appearances from Stinking Lizaveta (Philadelphia, PA), and Valkyrie (Rockbridge Cty, VA).
Additional artists confirmed for the full day of head-crushing are:
Earthride (Frederick, MD) | Karma To Burn (Morgantown, WV) | Solace (Asbury Park, NJ) | The Midnight Ghost Train (Topeka, KS) | Brimstone Coven (Wheeling, WV) | Lady Beast (PGH) | EYE (Columbus, OH) | Foghound (Baltimore, MD) | Wasted Theory (Bear, DE) | Horseburner (Parkersburg, WV) | Archarus (Indianapolis, IN) | Ol’ Time Moonshine (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) | Monolith Wielder (PGH) | Cant (PGH)
With seventeen bands scheduled on two stages, fueled by riffs created by the ‘riddle of steel’, this inaugural event is not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.descendantsofcrom.com/Tickets.php.
Shy Kennedy, the creator/coordinator of Descendants of Crom Fest (also vocalist for the band Horehound), founded Blackseed Records and Releases in 2013, in conjunction with Blackseed Design. Both entities are rooted in her professional passion for all things art, music, and design. Shy has effectively expanded her reach over the last several years to organize live music events.
Harboring dark musical acts gone adrift, Blackseed is a haven for unique artists who to some extent can only be described by their sound. Blackseed embraces experimental, noise, and avant-garde music styles yet refuse limits.
Blackseed is a cure for all things, except death.