Templars of Doom
Poster for The Second Crusade.
Background information
Genre(s) Doom Metal
Location Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Venue(s) Birdy's (2004 - 2005); Melody Inn (2009)
Years active 2004 - 2005; 2009
Promoter(s) Jason McCash
Associated Events Born Too Late (Festival)
Website Archived Webpage

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.


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).


2004 - Templars of Doom: The First CrusadeEdit

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.[1][2][3]

Barry Stern (Trouble) was on drums for the Debris Inc. performance.[4]

Friday, June 18 Saturday, June 19
Devil To Pay Debris Inc.
Midnight Place of Skulls
Negative Reaction Internal Void
Lair of The Minotaur Wretched
Minsk Pale Divine
The Gates of Slumber
Salt of the Earth

2005 - Templars of Doom: The Second CrusadeEdit

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.[5]Las Cruces would also appear in their first show since 2000.[6]

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.[7]

Friday, July 8 Saturday, July 9
The Gates of Slumber Reverend Bizarre
Orodruin Las Cruces
Pale Divine Earthride
Devil To Pay Well of Souls
Turambar Against Nature
Salt of the Earth Thorns Of The Carrion

2009 - Templars of Doom: The Third CrusadeEdit

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.[8]

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.[9] Born Too Late Festival (The festival that inspired Templars of Doom) would also return for a second showcase that same year.

Templars III

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
Rebreather Midnight Revelation
Bulletwolf Zebulon Pike Earthride
Order of the Black Hand Backwoods Payback Pale Divine
Necopharmacon Argus Orodruin
Coffinworm Earthen Grave
Bison B.C.
Apostle of Solitude

External LinksEdit


  1. BravewordsAccessed 3rd August 2016
  2. Official page via Wayback MachineAccessed 3rd August 2016
  3. BlabbermouthAccessed 3rd August 2016
  4. Books GoogleAccessed 3rd August 2016
  5. via Wayback MachineAccessed 3rd August 2016
  6. MetalundergroundAccessed 3rd August 2016
  7. Hellride Music ForumsAccessed 3rd August 2016
  8. BraveWordsAccessed 3rd August 2016
  9. BraveWordsAccessed 3rd August 2016
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