Article By: Leanne Ridgeway
Additional bands revealed for the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL that’s set for this April 2018… we have more news about the lineup, as well as the VIP contest they had!
The New England Stoner & Doom Festival is scheduled to take place at Altones, in Jewett City, Connecticut, bringing us all a two-day blowout of massive riffs on the stoner-coded weekend of the year, April 20th and 21st, 2018.
Salt Of The Earth Records joined forces with S.C.E.N.E. Productions (Southeastern Connecticut Entertainment Networking Events) has put this inaugural event in place, with sponsorship from us here at Riff Relevant, underground music royalty The Obelisk site, as well as local businesses the Booze Barn, and CT PRO Percussion.
‘Gold’ Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 26th, via the NESD website here. The Gold tickets include the the Pre-Party and both full festival days. Other ticket options will be opened at a later time. The main event thus far includes a roster of acts representing Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, plus Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Today brings us three confirmed bands, two from new states to add to this… Indiana and North Carolina!
BUT FIRST – Our last announcement mentioned a NESD Fest contest to be a VIP Team Member – it recently ended and a winner was chosen! John Metichecchia won himself a full NESD Fest Pass with a prize pack, and will be helping to post some NESD updates on their Facebook page and social media. Here is his first:
“Greetings, fellow doomers. It is with distinct honor & pleasure that I make the following roster announcements for The New England Stoner & Doom Fest. From Raleigh, North Carolina, Demon Eye bring their highly skilled & unique blend of classic rock, proto-metal, and traditional doom. Indianapolis, Indiana’s Void King, disciples of stoner doom n’ roll, come equipped with a plethora of almighty riffs to feast upon. Last but not least, Connecticut’s own Kings And Liars will be showcasing their hard rock, metal, & post-hardcore prowess for all to enjoy. – John Metichecchia”
Looks like they found themselves a good VIP Team Member! Now, on to the bands…
There is also news that renowned artist and illustrator Brad Moore will be appearing at NESD, in addition to the bands and vendors.
The NESD Fest Pre-Party is set for April 19th, to proudly revel in Connecticut’s very own. The Pre-Party has four stoner rock and doom metal bands from the NE local scene coming together to warm you up for the blazing weekend of New England Stoner and Doom Fest 2018. Taking place at 33 Golden Street in New London, CT, the venue is just is a hop, trip, and bong hit away from Jewett City,
** Pre-Fest Party – 4/19 **
This is the rest of the roster of heavy lifters set to pummel us over the festival weekend. There may still be more bands announced but until then…
** 4/20 & 4/21 **
(Note: bands are listed in the order they were announced, this is not the lineup order)
SCISSORFIGHT | EARTHRIDE | CURSE THE SON | BANTH | SHADOW WITCH | FOGHOUND | BUZZARD CANYON | WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS | HOREHOUND | LORD FOWL | OLDE | DENIM PANTHER | WASTED THEORY | OXBLOOD FORGE | GHASTLY SOUND | CORTEZ