NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds THE SKULL, GEEZER, ATALA, & MORE!


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Additional bands revealed for the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL that’s set for this April 2018… we have updates about the lineup and another headliner!

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 are sale NOW (a few hours early of the original January 26th date), via the NESD website here.  The Gold Ticket package includes entry to 4/19 exclusive Pre-fest party at 33 Golden in New London, CT and unlimited access to both days of fest on 4/20 and 4/21 in Jewett City, CT.  Gold Package also includes a NESDF event t-shirt and a NESDF compilation cd.

The main event thus far includes a roster of acts representing Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,  North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont, plus Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Today brings us five more confirmed bands, with two new states to add to this… California and Illinois!

There is a slight change, as unfortunately Olde is unable to make the trek due to border complications (not the band’s fault, just extra red tape and not enough time to find the right scissors).  However, it doesn’t change that Toronto representation is still on this map!  Come find out…

(Click any image to open photos and read some quick info about each band.)

THE SKULL  /  GEEZER  /  ATALA

KINGSNAKE  /  OL’ TIME MOONSHINE 

Renowned artist and illustrator Brad Moore will also 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.

NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL 2018

** Pre-Fest Party – 4/19 **

BONE CHURCH  /  VACANT EYES  /  BLACKSOUL SERAPHIM  /  SUBUTAI

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 same order they were announced, this is not the lineup order)

DEMON EYE  /  VOID KING   /  KINGS AND LIARS  /  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

Tickets on sale here

New England Stoner & Doom Festival Poster

The New England Stoner and Doom Fest 2018 sponsors are:

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