As a showcase of some of the beyond-underground extreme-metal bands who have been gestating for years deep in the earth’s crevices, the inaugural Martyrdoom Festival is taking over both stages of Brooklyn’s Public Assembly. The 11 bands range from Lyndhurst, New Jersey’s Evoken, who play a subgenre of doom metal so slow, horrific, and gothic that fans call it “funeral doom”—to as far away as Athens, Greece, in the case of anti-Christian death metallers Dead Congregation, who will go on just around midnight. The fest’s other black-clad proselytizers include a list of names that look like a biblical bar menu: Kommandant, Father Befouled, Grave Miasma, Encoffination, Cruciamentum, Anu, Sanguis Imperem, Prosanctus Inferi, and Perdition Temple

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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 26, 2013

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