Descendants of Crom III Preliminary Lineup Announced

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 4th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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The first lineup announcement from Pittsburgh-based Descendants of Crom III is a doozy. The headliners are apparently still to be announced — though would anyone complain if Solace or Valkyrie headlined a night? — but between them and the likes of IrataArgusBackwoods Payback and Foghound, it’s already shaping up to be a killer three-dayer this September. Awesome to see Sun Voyager on this bill and the likes of Void King and Fox 45 getting a look. Pale Grey Lore might even have their new record out by then — Solace too, for that matter — but either way, there’s a lot here to dig immediately, and of course for this kind of announcement that’s the whole point.

They’re selling early-bird tickets this month, so you know, get out that calendar and add another one to your already-absolutely-slammed festival schedule. It’s madness, but, you know, the good kind of madness. Here’s hoping the universe doesn’t collapse between now and then.

Thus-far confirmations follow, as per social media:

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DESCENDANTS OF CROM III – Announces 2019 Event For Sept. 20-22; Bands Incl. VALKYRIE, BACKWOODS PAYBACK + More!

– A GATHERING OF THE HEAVY UNDERGROUND –
– SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019 –
– STEEL CITY, USA –

The third annual DESCENDANTS OF CROM will be held once again in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, spanning the weekend of September 20th. The PGH underground scene of heavy rock and metal is healthy and thriving and the location is perfect. Feeding great regional bands to a hungry crowd and serving up internationally legendary fan-favorites to entice music lovers in the door to experience these amazing local artists.

Descendants of Crom came out of the gates running with the first event in 2017, becoming a strong contender among other established regional music festivals. The 2019 events begin on Friday, September 20th, with a Pre-Gala evening at Howlers, followed by two full-day events on Saturday and Sunday at Cattivo.

Shy Kennedy has once again hand-picked and curated a beautiful mixture of acts for Descendants Of Crom III. While a few more updates will complete the lineup for the full schedule of events over the weekend, a most incredible roster of bands is included today. All are invited to become part of the experience at the 2019 Pre-Gala and Weekend Events!

After all, we are all DESCENDANTS OF CROM.

Remember to visit our site www.descendantsofcrom.com and to the official event pages on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/events/216035832675553

Lineup so far:
Solace
Valkyrie
Argus
Irata
Backwoods Payback
Enhailer
Icarus Witch
Brimstone Coven
Foghound
Kingsnake
Sun Voyager
Witchkiss
Leather Lung
Frayle
Tines
Spacelord
Pillärs
PALE GREY LORE
Lightning Born
NIGHT VAPOR
Pyrithe
Riparian
Fox 45
Void King
Official: COMA
Action Camp
White Alice
Old Dream
Motometer

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Solace, Live at Descendants of Crom 2017

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Enhailer to Release Dumb Enough to Care Dec. 11; Teaser Now Streaming

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 1st, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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With a telling misanthropic sample culled from 1988’s Deadbeat at Dawn — ‘I hate people and I don’t fucking care,’ etc. — Akron, Ohio’s Enhailer unite once again with Blackseed Records, this time to release the single-song EP Dumb Enough to Care on Dec. 11. The track itself is something of a beast at 18 minutes long, but for all its professing to not give a shit, it also shows some considerable growth from where Enhailer were even just last year on their debut album, Grisaille. Whatever incongruity there might be between an anarcho-murder-spree point of view and a band willfully progressing their sound, the song is ridiculously heavy and lurches with revel-worthy glee, and could possibly portend of even harsher vibes to come.

There’s a teaser at the bottom of this post, along with the Bandcamp stream of Grisaille, should you want a refresher. Info follows from the PR wire:

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Enhailer – Dumb Enough to Care – Blackseed Records

Blackseed once again teams up with Akron, Ohio’s Enhailer, offering an eighteen minute track via CD and cassette ‘Dumb Enough To Care’. It may seem a release this length would be considered short, but once your ears tune in, it serves up a delectable feast to entice hard doom lovers and progressive stoner rockers alike. This presents a darker, more abrasive Enhailer. Vocals added in just the right places give variance from their initial, almost fully instrumental debut.

‘Dumb Enough To Care’ is officially available as of Monday, December 11th, 2017. Enhailer will soon confirm its release party in their home town, as well as Pittsburgh, PA (the home of Blackseed Records) in early winter. Dumb Enough to Care Artwork by Fred Grabosky.

Enhailer is a “mid-paced, sludge, experimental, stoner, doom metal, progressive, misanthropic dirt rock” outfit based in Akron, Ohio. They’ve been together since 2014 and produced their first record, Grisaille (gri-sigh) in the summer of 2016. Filled with instrumental arrangements that simultaneously destroy and restore your faith in sonic healing, the band sold out of their self-produced debut CD in short order while playing out in a number cities with bands such as Goatwhore, Eyehategod, Black Breath, Lo-Pan, Childbite, Ringworm, Weedeater, and became a crowd favorite packing spots like Ralph’s (MA), The Grog Shop (OH), and the 31st Street Pub(PA).

Enhailer is: Mike Shea, Matt Snyder, Chadd Beverlin, and Michael Gilpatrick

https://www.facebook.com/enhailer/
https://enhailer.bandcamp.com/
http://www.blackseedrecords.com/
https://www.facebook.com/blackseedrecords

Enhailer, Dumb Enough to Care teaser video

Enhailer, Grisaille (2016)

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Enhailer Release Debut Album Grisaille

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 30th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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Over the last couple nights, Ohio’s Enhailer have journeyed east for shows in Brooklyn and Philadelphia alongside the likes of Caustic Casanova, Fashion Week and Clamfight. They’ll wrap that mini-tour tonight in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, and pick up in October with a couple more dates as the Akron-based outfit set out to support the Blackseed Records CD issue of their debut album, Grisaille. Released digitally earlier this year and already sold through an initial pressing of discs, it finds the instrumentalists chugging out in the way of neo-progressive metal, but keeping a keen sense of groove as they go. If I called it heavy, you’d probably be like, “well yeah,” but it’s heavy. You can hear it for yourself in the stream below.

Blackseed sent over the following word on the release:

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ENHAILER – GRISAILLE: Debut CD on Blackseed Records

Enhailer is a “mid-paced, sludge, experimental, stoner, doom metal, progressive, misanthropic dirt rock” outfit based in Akron, Ohio. They’ve been together since 2014 and produced their first record, Grisaille (gri-sigh) in the summer of 2016. Filled with instrumental arrangements that simultaneously destroy and restore your faith in sonic healing, the band sold out of their self-produced debut CD in short order while playing out in a number cities with bands such as Goatwhore, Eyehategod, Black Breath, Lo-Pan, Childbite, Ringworm, Weedeater, and became a crowd favorite packing spots like Ralph’s (MA), The Grog Shop (OH), and the 31st Street Pub(PA).

Enhailer quickly found a collaborating enthusiast in Grisaille and decided to join forces with a mainly noise/experimental label Blackseed Records (Vomir, Macronympha, Zaimph, o Heidrun, Last Rape, Agathocles).

This September 26th, 2016 that collaboration is born in an official release of Grisaille, in which Blackseed believes will be a great first edition in the label’s realm of projects focused in the dark and the heavy, the doomed and the tuned down, the tranquilizing and the raw.

The current line-up is drummer Chadd Beverlin and bassist Michael Gilpatrick (both of Rue, Cultist, Mockingbird) and with guitarist Mike Lorenz (Iron Jawed Guru).

You can pick your copy up at a show listed below, on the Enhailer Bandcamp, or at Blackseed Records.

9/30 Aliquippa @ Fallout Shelter w/ Only Flesh, Dismoprphia, Murder For Girls, Disobey
10/20 Columbus @ Space Bar w/Drones
10/28 Pittsburgh @ Gooskis w/Horehound, Horseburner

Enhailer are planning to tour with Come to Grief throughout the Midwest in months to come.

https://www.facebook.com/enhailer/
https://enhailer.bandcamp.com/
http://www.blackseedrecords.com/
https://www.facebook.com/blackseedrecords

Enhailer, Grisaille (2016)

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