|Templars of Doom|
Poster for The Second Crusade.
|Location||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA|
|Venue(s)||Birdy's (2004 - 2005); Melody Inn (2009)|
|Years active||2004 - 2005; 2009|
|Associated Events||Born Too Late (Festival)|
Templars of Doom was a festival held in Indianapolis on three separate occasions in Indianapolis to host traditional doom metal bands in a similar vein to Born Too Late (Festival) and Stoner Hands of Doom.
Background[edit | edit source]
The festival was created by Jason McCash in 2004, inspired to do so when Born Too Late (Festival) opted not to do a second edition. Similar to that festival it was intended to showcase traditional doom metal bands along with a few other bands in different metal genres (For example, speed metal band Midnight).
Lineups[edit | edit source]
2004 - Templars of Doom: The First Crusade[edit | edit source]
The first edition of Templars of Doom was held on June 18th and 19th, 2004 at Birdy's in Indianapolis (Originally intended to be a one-day festival at Rehearsal Studios). A multitude of bands were confirmed leading up but ultimately dropping out included The Hidden Hand, While Heaven Wept, Warhorse, Novembers Doom,Morgion, Abdullah and Mantis.
|Friday, June 18||Saturday, June 19|
|Devil To Pay||Debris Inc.|
|Midnight||Place of Skulls|
|Negative Reaction||Internal Void|
|Lair of The Minotaur||Wretched|
|The Gates of Slumber|
|Salt of the Earth|
2005 - Templars of Doom: The Second Crusade[edit | edit source]
In November 2004, the next edition of Templars of Doom was announced with it's inagural lineup, mainly The Gates of Slumber and Reverend Bizarre (With this show marking their first ever appearance in the United States) appearing to coincide with a tour together that same year.Las Cruces would also appear in their first show since 2000.
The festival was held on July 8th and 9th, 2005 at Birdy's in Indianapolis, Indiana. Iron Man were intended to play this edition of the festival but were forced to cancel due to vocalist complications. Penance were also intended to play but ultimately dropped off.
|Friday, July 8||Saturday, July 9|
|The Gates of Slumber||Reverend Bizarre|
|Devil To Pay||Well of Souls|
|Salt of the Earth||Thorns Of The Carrion|
2009 - Templars of Doom: The Third Crusade[edit | edit source]
The third edition of Templars of Doom was originally intended to be hold on October 13th and 14th, 2006. However, due to complications the festival was canceled.
Three years later, McCash would bring back the festival for three days at The Melody Inn in Indianapolis with a Sunday after-party at the Murphy building. Born Too Late Festival (The festival that inspired Templars of Doom) would also return for a second showcase that same year.
|Thursday, May 7||Friday, May 8||Saturday, May 9|
|You Will Die||The Gates of Slumber||The Hounds of Hasselvander|
|Devil To Pay||Lair of the Minotaur||Iron Man|
|Order of the Black Hand||Backwoods Payback||Pale Divine|
|Apostle of Solitude|
External Links[edit | edit source]
- MySpace page with a ton of photos.
- TGoS's set from 2005
- Iron Man live at the 2009 edition
- Internal Void live at the 2004 edition
- Thread on the 2009 edition
- The Hounds of Hasselvander on the 2009 edition
References[edit | edit source]
- BravewordsAccessed 3rd August 2016
- Official page via Wayback MachineAccessed 3rd August 2016
- BlabbermouthAccessed 3rd August 2016
- Books GoogleAccessed 3rd August 2016
- Stonerrock.com via Wayback MachineAccessed 3rd August 2016
- MetalundergroundAccessed 3rd August 2016
- Hellride Music ForumsAccessed 3rd August 2016
- BraveWordsAccessed 3rd August 2016
- BraveWordsAccessed 3rd August 2016