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The festival is no longer active as of 2016, after a fifth edition happened and many of the bands associated with the festival were no longer active.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.


2014: Temple of DoomEdit

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 IIEdit

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 IIIEdit

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 IVEdit

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 VEdit

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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