New England Stoner and Doom Fest Adds Earthride, Scissorfight, Curse the Son and Banth to Lineup

Quintessential Maryland doomers Earthride just wrapped up a tour with unhinged sludge mavens Buzzov*en, and their new single, Witch Gun is available now through Salt of the Earth Records. Next Spring, that same Connecticut-based imprint will also be presenting its inaugural New England Stoner and Doom Festival on April 20 and 21, and though I think if you cut them open — not literally; not advocating anyone try it — Earthride would bleed the waters of the Chesapeake River, wherever they go, doom righteousness follows and no doubt they’ll find due welcome among the other three acts announced today — Scissorfight, Curse the Son and Banth.

Frankly, I’m not sure you could legally put on something called a New England Stoner and Doom Fest and not have Scissorfight take part, though of course it’s worth noting Salt of the Earth put out the band’s reunion EP, Chaos County (review here), in 2016. So that probably helps. Likewise, Curse the Son and Banth will represent the underrated home-state sphere of Connecticut riffing when the fest kicks off at Altones in Jewett City, CT, next Spring.

Proud to have The Obelisk involved in sponsoring this one. I’ve known fest-organizer Scott “Grandpa” Harrington for at least a decade at this point and his passion for heavy music and vigorous support for same has never wavered. He’s going to put together a killer event. First announcement follows, and of course there’s much more to come:


We were going to announce the first band officially playing NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL today, but instead we decided it would be more fun to announce four!

So New England, make no mistake about it..
Shits about to get real heavy….


All performing at the

More bands TBA soon!

Earthride, Live at Maryland Doom Fest 2017

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3 Responses to “New England Stoner and Doom Fest Adds Earthride, Scissorfight, Curse the Son and Banth to Lineup”

  1. Hello!
    We are LORD OF CYCLOPES, an awesome stoner/hard rock n roll band from Gothenburg, Sweden.

    We released the well-acclaimed album “Karma Hammer”, 1 december 2017 and are now looking for live shows for 2018! We would love it if we could come and rock your asses off! ;)

    Please take a look and a listen – everything you need to know you will find in the info and links below! 

    The only thing we want to add is this: 
    Everyone in this band has been on stage for the major part of their lives and we guarantee an awesome live show for your guests, and that we will make everyone urge for more!

    Hope to hear from you!

    Best regards, stay me(n)tal!
    /Jocke – LOC

    PR Folder: 

    Music & Band:
    “KARMA HAMMER” full album on youtube channel ”StonedMeadowOfDoom” (Really nice comments by listeners!)


    ”HAUNTED BREEZE” video on youtube:

    ”OUR FACES” lyric video on youtube:

    “THE TAKEKOFF” video on youtube:

    “VAMPIRE” video on youtube:



    ”KARMA HAMMER” full album download/streaming, CD + VINYL ordering:

    Reviews “Karma Hammer”: (You can read all the original reviews on our Facebook Page). (German webzine), 2017.11 = 7/10
    “One of the best albums of this time!”

    Metal Underground (Austrian webzine), 2017.12.01 = 8/10
    “LORD OF CYCLOPES has set the bar very high and the Swedish squad never has to hide from big forerunners, a la Queens Of The Stone Age!”

    Sweden Rock Mag (Swedish Print), 2017.11 = 7/10
    “Musical delicacy with catchy melodies and a nice swing.”
    “Karma Hammer will definitively heat up the winter darkness.”

    Rock Hard Magazine (German Print), 2018.01 = 7,5/10
    “A very promising debut album”

    Crank it Up (Swedish webzine). 2017.11.26 = 7/10
    “Fearless they take their share of the stoner scene. It’s time to open both eyes for this band.”

    Legacy Mag (German Print), 2018.01 = 9/15
    “For a comparatively young band, LORD OF CYCLOPES are very confident and experienced and can not be dictated by anyone.”

    Slavestate Magazine (Swedish webzine), 2017.12.06 = 3/5
    “It’s inevitable to think of Truckfighters when you listen to LORD OF CYCLOPES… But they manage to take that influence and create something that is more directly appealing.”  

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