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:
Y’know, being the heaviest band in North Dakota must be kinda like being that state’s tallest building. On the grand scale of things, it doesn’t mean much. But I gotta tell ya, I really dug the shit outta this Fargo trio’s debut EP when it finally saw the light of day on MeteorCity, back in ’09. The band had already broken up by then, but they’ve recently reformed and issued a new, full-length record…which I didn’t even know about until now. I’ve read that the new one is “more like Pentagram or even Motörhead than Saint Vitus,” but since when was sounding like Pentagram a bad thing? For the record, I thought their EP was more Sleep than Saint Vitus, but hey, remind me to pick this one up when I see ‘em on Saturday!