Doom Age Festival
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Poster for the inaugural edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Psychedelic Rock
Date(s) Various
Location Japan
Venue(s) Shibuya Cyclone, Bears, Huck Finn, Earthdom, Fandango, Shinsaibashi Shin Kagura, Day Trip
Years active 2007 - 2008
Promoter(s) Leaf Hound Records
Website Doom Age Festival Blogspot

Doom Age Festival was a series of touring festivals held in Japan, five editions being held between 2007 and 2008. This series of event was notably hosted by Leaf Hound Records as a way to bring doom bands from around the world associated with the label to perform in Japan. The label would also have ties with Rise Above Records and for quite a few of the headlining acts it would be their first ever appearances in Japan.

In regards to support the festival had it's regular supports from the Japanese sludge and doom scene. Osaka-based doom bands such as the experimental Birushanah and long-standing Garadama both played three editions of the festival. Church of Misery and Eternal Elysium performed at all five editions, each performing at 11 of the 19 shows. The event also saw notable rare performances such as Grey Daturas from Australia and the last known live performance of Sonic Flower.

Leaf Hound Records would dissolve in 2008, which included the dissolution of Doom Age Festival.

Doom Age Festival Vol. 1[edit | edit source]

The inaugural Doom Age Festival was hosted in various parts of Japan for four days in February 2007. Orange Sunshine was the headliner for the event.

  • 9 February 2007 - Bears, Osaka, Japan (With Garadama, The Dead Pan Speakers, Church of Misery)
  • 10 February 2007 - Huck Finn, Nagoya, Japan (With Eternal Elysium, The Dead Pan Speakers, Church of Misery)
  • 11 February 2007 - Earthdom, Tokyo, Japan (With Eternal Elysium, Garadama)
  • 12 February 2007 - Earthdom, Tokyo, Japan (With The Dead Pan Speakers, Church of Misery)

Doom Age Festival Vol. 2[edit | edit source]

The second edition of the Doom Age Festival would be held for four shows in November 2007 through various parts of Japan. Electric Wizard would be the headliner in what would be the band's first appearances in Japan.

  • 22 November 2007 - Fandango, Osaka, Japan (With Garadama, Birushanah, Church of Misery)
  • 23 November 2007 - Huck Finn, Nagoya, Japan (With Eternal Elysium, Black Ganion, Church of Misery)
  • 24 November 2007 - Earthdom, Tokyo, Japan (With Eternal Elysium, Sonic Flower)
  • 25 November 2007 - Earthdom, Tokyo, Japan (With The Dead Pan Speakers, Church of Misery)

Doom Age Festival Vol. 3[edit | edit source]

The third edition of Doom Age Festival would span for four days in February 2008. Swedish doom rockers Witchcraft would be the headlining band.

  • 8 February 2008 - Shinsaibashi Shin Kagura, Osaka, Japan (With Grey Daturas, Birushanah, Garadama)
  • 9 February 2008 - Day Trip, Aichi, Japan (with Eternal Elysium, Junky Waltz)
  • 10 February 2008 - Earthdom, Tokyo, Japan (With Church of Misery)
  • 11 February 2008 - Earthdom, Tokyo, Japan (With Marble Sheep)

Doom Age Festival Vol. 4[edit | edit source]

The fourth edition of Doom Age Festival would follow in March of 2008, spanning four days. This time the festival would bring in two American bands as a co-headlining bill in Blood Farmers and Ogre.

  • 6 March 2008 - Shinsaibashi Shin Kagura, Osaka, Japan (With Church of Misery, Birushanah, Palm)
  • 7 March 2008 - Huck Finn, Nagoya, Japan (With Church of Misery, Eternal Elysium)
  • 8 March 2008 - Shibuya Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan (With Church of Misery)
  • 9 March 2008 - Shibuya Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan (With Eternal Elysium)

Doom Age Festival Vol. 5[edit | edit source]

The fifth and final edition of Doom Age Festival was held on three dates in July 2008. Baltimore doom legends Revelation would be the headliner while Church of Misery and Eternal Elysium served as support for all three dates.

  • 11 July 2008 - Shinsaibashi Shin Kagura, Osaka, Japan
  • 12 July 2008 - Huck Finn, Nagoya, Japan (With Amber Vial)
  • 13 July 2008 - Shibuya Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan

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References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Festivals
Africa
Defunct Temple of Doom Festival
Asia
Active Acid Mothers Temple Festival
Defunct Doom Age Festival
Australia
Active Doomsday FestivalArmageddoom
Marquee When The Bong Breaks
Europe
Active Aqua MariaAPF Records ShowcaseBlowupDesertFest • (AntwerpBerlinLondon) • Dome of RockDoom in Bloom/Psych in BloomDuna JamDutch Doom DaysEsbjerg FuzztivalFreak Valley FestivalFuzz FestivalHammer of Doom FestivalHeavy Psych Sounds FestHøstsabbatKeep it LowKristonfestLake on Fire FestivalLiverpool International Festival of PsychedeliaPsyka FestivalRed Smoke FestivalRiff FestRippleFestRoadburn FestivalStoned From The UndergroundSonicBlast MoledoSonic WhipStonebaked FestivalUp In SmokeUnder the DoomVoid Fest
Defunct Desertfest AthensDoominationDoom Shall RiseEindhoven Psych LabFuzzFestHeavy Days in DoomtownInto The VoidSeeds of Doom FestivalStoner Hands of DoomTemples FestivalTerrastock
Marquee All Hallows FestivalDesert HelThe Johnny Morrow Tribute
North America
Active Descendants of CromDesertfest New YorkDoom City FestDoomed & Stoned FestivalDunaJam MXEarth Rocker FestivalElectric Funeral FestGrim Reefer FestHeavy Psych Sounds FestHipnosisMonolith on The MesaMuddy Roots Music FestivalNew England Stoner and Doom FestOttawa Psych FestPsycho Las VegasRippleFestStoned and DustedThe Electric HighwayThe Maryland Doom FestThe Power of The Riff
Defunct Born Too LateCropped OutDays of DarknessDays of The DoomedDoominationDoomslangEmissions from the MonolithEye of the Stoned GoatMaine StonerfestScion RockFestStoner Hands of DoomTemplars of DoomTerrastockVultures of Volume Fest
Marquee Born To Be DoomedClairvoyanceCleavage of DoomDoom Daze of SummerDoom or Be DoomedThe Obelisk All-DayerStonerRockChick FestivalTemple of Dendur: Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013Wretched Fest Lex
South America
Active Festival Viaje de AguaHocus Pocus FestivalStoned Fest
Defunct Concrete Jams Festival
Marquee South American Sludge FestStoned Lucifer Festival
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