Stoner Metal


Windhand is a stoner/doom metal band that formed in Richmond, Virginia in 2009.  Recently, Windhand signed to Relapse Records, and in 2013, released their second full length album, titled "Soma".   Windhand will be bringing their ambient, psychedelic doom to Maryland Deathfest in 2014.


Howl is an American Doom metal band from Providence, Rhode Island, formed in 2006. Signing with Relapse Records in 2009, they released their debut full-length album, Full of Hell, in May 2010.

Blood Duster

Blood Duster is a grindcore/stoner metal band from Melbourne, Australia.  Formed in 1991 as a grindcore band, their music has evolved over the years to incorporate a more "death rock" style and blending it with elements of grindcore.  The group is also well known for their humorous song titles and lyrics.


Bongripper are an experimental sludge/doom metal band from Chicago, Illinois.  The band formed in 2005 after a simple jam session turned into something much more serious.  Their first album, The Great Barrier Reefer, consists of only one track that is nearly 80 minutes long; the album was a very limited release, though it was finally rereleased in October 2012 due to popular demand.   Their sound is very experimental, tapping into elements of a vast range of genres, including noise, drone doom, and ambient music.

Doubled Over

Doubled Over is a grindcore/sludge/stoner metal band from Melbourne, Australia.  The group contains former members of Die Pigeon Die, Fuck I'm Dead, and The Day Everything Became Nothing.


Sleep is a stoner doom metal band from San Jose, California. Active during the 1990s, Sleep earned critical and record label attention early in their career.  Sleep reformed in 2009, performing several live dates.

(the) Melvins

The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983.   Since 1984, singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne (also known as King Buzzo) and drummer Dale Crover have been the band's ongoing members.  The Melvins' music is influenced by Black Flag's mix of punk and metal on their album My War, and other slow punk acts like Swans, Flipper and Wipers, but also by some hard rock and metal bands such as Kiss and Alice Cooper; however, their idiosyncratic approach, bizarre sense of humor, and experimentation make neat categorization difficult.


Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Kirk Windstein, bassist Pat Bruders and drummer Jimmy Bower.

Asthma Castle

Asthma Castle is a stoner metal band from Baltimore, MD.


Weedeater is a sludge metal band formed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1997 with members from the recently defunct Buzzov•en.


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