DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets

Descendants Of Crom Festival

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor,

“…Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark.  Now they learn why they fear the night.…” ~ Thulsa Doom (Conan)

Once upon a time, there were seventeen bands who united forces to create one day of live aural destruction, with riff-ripping performances to celebrate the great convergence in our below-the-radar heavy music scene in the Northeastern United States.

That time was just a couple of months back in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The full day celebration was a great collaborative effort by local organizations, bands from both the Pittsburgh region and touring from other lands, as well as a few generous scene contributors.

This event was named the Descendants of Crom.  Let’s gather again, shall we?

The second annual Descendants of Crom is confirmed for the last weekend of September 2018, once again in the Steel City of Pittsburgh.  For 2018, the event has been expanded to span three days in length.  There will be a Thursday evening pre-gala, with all-day events happening Friday and Saturday.

Descendants of Crom is presented by Blackseed Records (see far below), and sponsored in part by Riff Relevant and Mettle Media PR.   Additional sponsorship opportunities will be revealed soon, but any potential sponsors who may be interested now may contact Shy Kennedy at Blackseed Records.

This year will include over 30 bands in total, traveling from all over the United States.  Rest assured, there will be a strong representation of Northeast regional underground heavy music.

While added updates will reveal the bands who will complete the full lineup for each evening’s event and the final schedule roster, we have an amazing first list of heavy music groups to show you!

Today, we announce the “meat” of the Descendants of Crom gathering.  These bands are those fully supporting this scene either locally, regionally, and/or nationally.  They are strong, beautiful creators of the jam, the breakdown, the pulse, and – of course – the undeniable riff… they are DESCENDANTS OF CROM:

(Note: bands are listed in alphabetical order, not by lineup – click band names for info)


Tickets will be offered for single day events or in combinations of the various days.  An ‘Early Crow’ discount ticket sale will be open sometime today (November 23rd) and continue for a three-month period.

These Early Crow sales are limited to 125 tickets, so plan now!  Tickets can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets on the Descedants Of Crom website at:

About Blackseed:

Shy Kennedy, creator and coordinator of Descendants of Crom (also vocalist for Horehound), founded Blackseed Recordings 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, as well as create the artwork and illustration design for all her endeavors.

Harboring dark musical acts gone adrift, Blackseed is haven to unique artists who to some extent can only be described by their sound. Blackseed embraces experimental, noise and avant-garde music styles, yet refuses limits.

Blackseed is a cure for all things, except death.

Blackseed Records

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