6 REASONS I’M DOWN WITH DAYS OF THE DOOMED IV: 6. Jason McCash (RIP)

After DOTD III blew the roof off the Blue Pig last year, I’m making my way back down to Milwaukee for the fourth–and apparently final–installment next weekend.  Once again, a collection of the finest American purveyors of the slow ‘n heavy will be invading Cudahy…this year, at the same time as a national Jehovah’s Witness convention, giving a whole new meaning to Black Sabbath.

Alas, the Bullring Brummies won’t be bollocking about this one, but here are a few reasons why this festival has once again landed on my radar:

6. Jason McCash

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Last year, The Gates of Slumber headlined the second Day of the Doomed, and their headbanging bassist was front-and-stage-left.  I stuck around until 2 am to watch them play, despite having endured 12+ hours of slow-burning riffs and pummeling percussion, because I dug the band that much.  It was actually the fourth different city in which I saw TGOS, for what would be the last time.  Not sure if they even played another gig after the fest–the band broke up not long afterwards, and a few months later, McCash passed away, a couple weeks shy of his 38th birthday.

Though I didn’t know the guy personally, he was certainly well liked within the doom community.  And that’s why DOTD IV is dedicated to his memory.  I don’t normally do shots (unless someone else buys them), but I’ll certainly be slamming back a few “McCash Slammers” for the occasion.  RIP.

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