Temple of Doom Festival
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Promotional Flyer for the 2015 edition of Temple of Doom.
Background information
Genre(s) Stoner Rock, Doom, Psych, Sludge, Surf, Experimental, Indie Rock
Date(s) Various
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue(s) Amuse Café (2014)
Alicats (2014)
Rumours Lounge (2015)
The Bohemian (2016)
Years active 2014 - 2016
Promoter(s) Corax, Mad God, Goat Throne
Website Facebook Event Page

Temple of Doom Festival was a mini-festival held in Johannesburg, South Africa. This festival is a one-day event largely bringing together doom metal bands from South Africa (Mostly Johannesburg but the 2015 edition had a special guest in STRAGE from Durban.) as the headlining acts while other bands from South Africa of other genres.

The festival is no longer active as of 2016, after a fifth edition happened and many of the bands associated with the festival were no longer active. Corax and Mad God notably performed at every edition of this curated sludge and doom event in South Africa.

Lineups[edit | edit source]

2014: Temple of Doom[edit | edit source]

The very first Temple of Doom curated showcase would be held on 19 September 2014 at Amuse Café in Johannesburg, South Africa. Notably it would feature three bands in the South African doom scene along with Russian-born artist Anastasya Eliseeva painting live.

Friday 19 September
Amuse Café
Mad God
Goat Throne

2014: Temple of Doom II[edit | edit source]

The second edition of Temple of Doom would be held on 14 November 2014 at Alicats Pub in Randburg, South Africa. This edition would feature the same lineup as the first edition.

Friday 14 November
Goat Throne
Mad God

2015: Temple of Doom III[edit | edit source]

The third edition of Temple of Doom would be held on 16 January 2015 at Rumours in Johannesburg, South Africa. Originally intended to feature four bands the event would only feature three as Goat Throne would drop off. Notably it also featured special guests The Make-Overs, a Kilnerpark-based garage punk band.

Friday 16 January
Mad God
The Make-Overs

2015: Temple of Doom IV[edit | edit source]

The "fourth" edition of the Temple of Doom Festival was held on May 2, 2015 at Rumours Lounge in Johannesburg, South Africa. The night hosted seven bands from Johannesburg and one from Durban,closing with a live PPV showing of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao "superfight" that same night.

Saturday 2nd May
Mad God
Goat Throne
The Moths
The Zoo Biscuits
Sun Dogg
Animals in Suits

2016: Temple of Doom V[edit | edit source]

The 2016 edition of Temple of Doom Festival happened on 9 April 2016 at The Bohemian in Johannnesburg, South Africa. This edition would feature four bands for the evening.

Saturday 9th April
The Bohemian
Mad God
Goat Throne
Ruff Majik

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References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Festivals
Defunct Temple of Doom Festival
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Defunct Doom Age Festival
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Marquee When The Bong Breaks
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 FestivalPsyka 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 VoidLiverpool International Festival of PsychedeliaSeeds of Doom FestivalStoner Hands of DoomTemples FestivalTerrastock
Marquee All Hallows FestivalDesert HelThe Johnny Morrow Tribute
North America
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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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