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Californian four-piece The Watchers will be making their Desertfest debut in 2018 when they bring their fuzzed out sound to Camden this May.

As you’d expect from a band boasting the talents of Orchid drummer Carter Kennedy, and SpiralArms members Tim Narducci (vocals) and Cornbread (bass), Sabbathian torrents of high-octane doom rock are the order of the day, laced with the nimble licks of heavy metal guitar wizard Jeremy Von Epp (Black Gates, Venting Machine). As a bunch of experienced Bay Area rockers, these guys have the chops and the moves to blast unwary listeners into submission.

Ripple Music picked them up for debut EP Sabbath Highway last year and they’ve been playing thunderous shows with the likes of Devil To Pay since then, so a trip to the UK is the next stage in their plan for world doomination. Like their hero Evel Knievel, The Watchers point the rock machine at the abyss, charge in with revving vocals and white-knuckle riffs, and to hell with the consequences! So, who watches The Watchers? You all will be next year at Desertfest.

Words: Rich Sheppard