Featured Fest: Doom For The Doomed

For this weeks featured festival, we travel to Birmingham, the metal Mecca that spawned the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Napalm Death.

1920294_616970585048416_1807036202_nTaking place this May at The Asylum (home to the famous Uprawr club night), you will find the Doom For The Doomed Festival, a three day event celebrating ‘down tuned, filthy, riff laden, and down right Doomed’ music, all of which is going to be kicking off with a massive party in a honour of one of the city biggest musical exploits, Black Sabbath.
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To celebrate Birmingham gods of rock Black Sabbath, the Friday night is themed after them, with talented tribute act Snowblind headlining, treating audiences to amazing renditions of some of Sabbaths biggest hits, including War Pigs and Paranoid, with support acts  including Iron Vold, Hallow Earth, Loord and Burden of the Noose, but don’t burn yourself out to quickly.
On Satuday, you have plenty of time to work off a bad head, with bands hitting the stage from 2pm, including headliners London psychedelic rockers Purson and Hampshire doom metal band Witchsorrow, both of which will be playing late into the night, along with support from MeadowsSpace WitchVodunAlunahBastard of the SkiesSkinhorseGhold and Gods of Hellfire.
Finally for those of you hardcore souls, Sunday brings you sets form Serpent Venom, Sigry, Earthmass, Opilum Lord, Trench of Bones, MegalodoomGrimpen Mire, Bismuth and KI, before capping of the weekend with  a healthy douse of psychedelic rock and stoner doom metal courtesy of Swedish band Goatess.
This festival is a small and heavy rock festival, with plenty of bands to hear and DJ’s playing the best tunes, a merch/doom market and prizes draws each day with prizes including a fully signed guitar.
The festival runs from Friday the 9th till Sunday the 11th of May at the The Asylum 2 in Birmingham, with tickets from £8 Adv for Friday night, or £12 Adv for Saturday and Sunday as they are all day events, for tickets visit www.fearmemusic.bigcartel.com.

By Stephen Gough