Descendants of Crom
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Poster for the 2017 edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Doom Metal, Traditional Doom Metal, Hard Rock, Stoner Metal, Heavy Metal
Date(s) September
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Venue(s) Cattivo
Years active 2017 - Present
Promoter(s) Riff Relevant, Blackseed Records
Website Official Descendants of Crom

Descendants of Crom is a heavy metal/doom metal festival in Pittsburgh, starting in 2017. It is billed as a gathering of Rock, Doom, Sludge, and Metal; an all-day fest with two stages fueled by riffs created by the riddle of steel. The festival is sponsored by Full Pint Brewing Company, Black Anvil Coffeehouse, Hellmistress Records, Twin Earth, RiffRelevant and The Obelisk.

2017[edit | edit source]

The 2017 edition of Descendants of Crom was held at Cattivo in Pittsburgh on 30 September 2017. Notably, the set by Penance is a special reunion set featuring the lineup on the Alpha and Omega album (Butch Balich, Mike Smail, Terry Weston, Matt Tuite, Ron Leard and Mary Bielich.). On 29 September 2017 an Acoustic pre-fest would be hosted at Full Pint Wild Side Pub, with performances by JakeTheHawk, MotoMeter, The Long Hunt, Solarburn and Holy Rivals.[1]

Upstairs Downstairs
Valkyrie Penance
Stinking Lizaveta Earthride
The Midnight Ghost Train Solace
Brimstone Coven Lady Beast
Clouds Taste Satanic EYE
Foghound Wasted Theory
Horseburner Archarus
Monolith Wielder Enhailer

2018[edit | edit source]

The 2018 edition of Descendants of Crom is confirmed for 28 and 29 September 2018 at Cattivo in Pittsburgh, PA. A pre-show is set for 27 September at Howler's.[2]

27 September
DoC Pre-Gala
Destroyer of Light
Fist Fight in The Parking Lot
Gran Gila
28 September
Blackseed Stage
28 September
Riff Relevant Stage
Come To Grief Lo-Pan
Devil To Pay Howling Giant
Disenchanter Heavy Temple
Sierra Demon Eye
Doomstress Horehound
Doctor Smoke Curse The Son
Eternal Black Yatra
Solarburn The Long Hunt
29 September
Blackseed Stage
29 September
Riff Relevant Stage
Duel Mos Generator
Freedom Hawk Geezer
Forming The Void Toke
Cavern Ironflame
Wolftooth Worshipper
Molasses Barge River Cult
Thunderbird Divine JakeTheHawk

2019[edit | edit source]

On 5 February 2019 it would be announced that Descendants of Crom would return for their third edition.[3] The 2019 edition would be hosted at Cattivo on 21 and 22 September 2019,[4] with a pre-Gala hosted at Howler's on 20 September.[5] The festival would also host two parties to commemorate their "Doom or Death" beer, the first on 14 September[6] and the second on 17 September.[7] On 14 August it would also be announced that burlesque performer and topless DJ Clea Cutthroat would be the Master of Ceremonies at Descendants of Crom.[8]

ASG were originally intended to headline Friday night's Blackseed Records Stage but had to drop off due to uncontrollable circumstances, with The Obsessed serving as their replacement.[9]

20 September
Stoner Rock Lives
Icarus Witch
Void King
Fox 45
21 September
Blackseed Stage
21 September
Riff Relevant Stage
The Obsessed Valkyrie
Brimstone Coven Argus
Foghound Kingsnake
Sunvoyager Potslammer
Witchkiss Tines
Pillars Night Vapor
Action Camp Coma
Old Dream
22 September
Blackseed Stage
22 September
Riff Relevant Stage
Brown Angel Solace
Black Pyramid Backwoods Payback
Irata Frayle
Leather Lung Spacelord
Lightning Born Killer of Sheep
Pale Grey Lore Riparian
White Alice

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