Stoner Hands of Doom is a heavy rock festival, held annually since 1999 in various small venues throughout the USA. The concept was dreamed up by promoter Rob Levey and his wife Cheryl, who have planned, booked and organized it since its inception. Under their guidance, the festival affectionately known as SHoD has grown over four years from a one-day event to a weekend-long gathering, featuring as many as three dozen bands.

As the name implies, artists at SHoD are usually in the general categories of stoner rock or doom metal, but all kinds of heavy underground rock music have been heard at one time or another. Naturally, the acts are often unsigned and unreleased, but some of the more significant artists of the stoner/doom genres (Unida, Keelhaul, Raging Slab, Solitude Aeturnus, etc) have also put in appearances. The festival also serves as a showcase for these bands, as it has been co-sponsored by independent record labels, distributors, and others.

With the fourth annual show having just concluded, as of this writing in November 2002, planning is already underway for the fifth, slated to be held in Portland, Oregon.



Stoner Hands of Doom – Past Lineups


SHoD I
Bull Run State Park, Manassas, Virginia and
Phantasmagoria, Wheaton, Maryland

Saturday, August 14, 1999:
Warhorse
Smoke In Sunshine
Pale Divine
Fireball Ministry
Las Cruces
Solace
Revelation
Penance
Spirit Caravan
Rotors to Rust
While Heaven Wept
Clearlight
Trouble
Leadfoot



SHoD II
Nyabinghi, Youngstown, Ohio

Saturday, September 2, 2000:
After the Sun
Dragon Green
Rebreather
Kung Pao
Oversoul
Earthride
Slow Horse
Solace
Red Giant
Bottom
Raging Slab

Sunday, September 3, 2000:
Borgo Pass
Soul of the Earth
Positraction
Plaster
Pale Divine
Gonzalez
Unorthodox
Penance
Internal Void
Boulder
Spirit Caravan
Keelhaul



SHoD III
Red Blood Club, Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

Friday, October 5th, 2001:
Super Heavy Goat Ass
Mr. Plow
Burnout
Men of Porn
Dixie Witch

Saturday, October 6th, 2001:
Iron Kind
Mala Suerte
Plague of Gentlemen
Roller
Life Beyond
Calamus
Slow Horse
Plaster
Place of Skulls
Acid King
Las Cruces
Glasspack

Sunday, October 7th, 2001:
Sons of Serro
Santeria
Zero the Hero
Soul of the Earth
Well of Souls
Die Daily
After the Sun
Oversoul
Witch Mountain
Solitude Aeturnus
Sour Vein



SHoD IV
Hollywood Alley, Mesa, Arizona

Friday, November 8th, 2002:
Hognose
Nesta
Southern Gun Culture
Super Heavy Goat Ass
Pinky Tuscadero's White Knuckle Assfuck
Marshan
Carol Ann
Dixie Witch
Sour Vein
Suplecs

Saturday, November 9th, 2002:
Core of the Earth
Greenhaven
Floating Goat
The Deed
Greenhouse Effect
Steamroller Highway
Volume
Borgo Pass
Spiritu
Smoke In Sunshine
Slow Horse
Eternal Elysium
Witch Mountain
Unida

Sunday, November 10th, 2002:
Greenman's Dead
Blackwater
Solid Donkey
The Cremains
Iron Kind
TPOG
Medea
Hillbilly Devilspeak
Mountain Maker
Smoke
Graves at Sea
The Rubes
Pale Divine
Sons of Serro
Tummler


Sources: www.stonerrock.com, the official site at shodfests.virtualave.net