To whet appetites for Descendants of Crom 3, which occurs this Saturday and Sunday at Cattivo in Lawrenceville, Howler’s Coyote Café in Bloomfield will host a pre-party featuring Icarus Witch, Fox 45, Enhailer, Motometer, Void King, and Submachine.
Icarus Witch’s trad/power/prog will do battle with Enhailer’s doom/stoner/sludge, Submachine’s punk attack, Void King’s rock-n-roll Sabbath twist, Fox 45’s cosmic molasses, and Motometer’s nameless, genre-defying blues.
While DOC may lean towards the slower end of the heavy spectrum, this teaser/showcase shows that the festival is willing mix it up a bit and offer hessians of numerous stripes something to delight in. Be it Killer of Sheep’s hardcore stomp or Riparian’s grinding death metal thrash tirades, the psychedelic strains of Pale Grey Lore, the art-meets-surf of Action Camp, there’s a band for you at DOC.
Argus shall arrive in earnest as well, the NWOBHM-inflected local ensemble will be ready for war, swords and shield held high. Valkyrie and The Obsessed will close out day one, and Backwoods Payback, Brimstone Coven, Solace, and Brown Angel will close out day two.
And that’s only a sampler of what awaits thee if you choose to buy a ticket for this extravaganza. 38 bands. 2 venues. 3 days. Come ye fanatics!