I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen Boris over the years, but it’s always been at Lee’s Palace (except that one time, in Baltimore) and they always put on a good show.
I’d been looking forward to this gig as soon as it was announced. Underground doom metal legends Pagan Altar — on a Saturday, no less — supported by three of the biggest names in Canadian doom.
You knew this one was gonna be special. Ending a two-year hiatus, Truckfighters announced that their 2019 tour would feature their seminal debut Gravity X, played in its entirety…
It was not so long ago that a Neurosis concert in Toronto was a rare occasion — but lately, they’ve become much more frequent. In fact, I can now say that I’ve seen ’em four times in the last six years…
This was Khemmis’ first headlining Toronto appearance — and my first time seeing them live.
While Conan unleashed the biggest mosh pit of the entire festival, and Toke might have been one of the top five bands I’ve seen throughout the weekend, many could feel the sense of finality and dread of returning to reality on Monday.
Arguably the talk of the entire festival was Pentagram playing a homecoming, headlining set on Saturday night.
Friday night at the Doom Fest featured bands from all across the country — from Ohio to Indiana, Dallas to Seattle…and of course, a few from Maryland, as well.
Maryland Doom Fest 2019 was the biggest edition of “the other MDF” yet, with 50 bands playing across two stages over four days. Twas also my first time in attendance…
Duuuude, I would go to pretty much every gig at this place…if it wasn’t in Detroit. As it stands, I was in town to see Church of Misery, a band that would have played Canada a few years ago, were it not for a U.S. government shutdown.