The announcement of Crowbar, Stoned Jesus and Conan, plus more quality doom and stoner bands catapult HRH Doom vs HRH Stoner into its 3rd Cycle.
HRH have announced the opposing armies of talent who’ ll be lining up for HRH Doom Vs HRH Stoner Chapter III at the O2 Academy, Sheffield in September 2018.
Headlining these fan-chosen favourites will be Crowbar: an American band famed for pioneering sludge doom metal, along with other outfits from the New Orleans scene. Crowbar’s early commitment to the extreme remains legend today, even though (as their guitarist, singer and songwriter, Kirk Windstein, told Rolling Stone), “Being heavy for the sake of being heavy or loud for the sake of being loud is fine, but to me, it gets old kind of quick. There needs to be real songs and melody along with the aggression.”
Joining the headliners will be the Ukrainian Doom/Stoner band Stoned Jesus with their heady post-metal brew of psychedelia, occult and sludge; also Conan: a British doom metal band, with their heavily distorted and downtuned sound, memorably described as “caveman battle doom.”
Elephant Tree are a relatively new band on the scene, blasting out ballsy blues rock and heavy riffs, who’ve carved out a niche within the current growing Stoner Metal genre. OHHMS are also a relatively new band: formed in Kent in 2014, they’ll be bringing their thick riffs and Paul Waller’s trademark gravelly Viking-like vocals to DVSIII.
Also announced for Doom Vs Stoner Chapter III’s initial line-up are Psychedelic Witchcraft, Desert Storm, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Bong Cauldron, Conjurer, Morass of Molasses, Desolate Pathway, 1968, Cybernetic Witch Cult, Gevaudan, Tuskar, Ritual King, The Grudge, Buffaloed, and Ba’al. Names to conjure with, indeed!
HRH Doom vs HRH Stoner takes place at the O2 Academy Sheffield on the 29th and 30th September 2018.
Check out the official video for Crowbar’s ‘Walk With Knowledge Wisely’ taken from the 2014 album ‘Symmetry In Black’.