I know this dude in SoCal named Ryan Avery, and over the past five years I have seen him dedicate himself to all things HEAVY! Not only has he promoted the best Doom shows in SoCal for the past 4 years under the name Midnite Collective, Ryan is also the mastermind behind the Midnite Communion, which is more than just a fest because it also brings together the artisans of the community!
This year it’s billed as the Midnite Masquerade that takes place in Long Beach this Friday featuring live performances from Morne, Buried at Sea, Dopethrone (their first USA Show ever!) and the Doom upstarts CHRCH…Also, the same night the after party will take place down the road – check out this line up: Funerary, Trapped Within Burning Machinery, Teeth and Enclosed. Unholy fuck, the second day brings the heavy just as much as the first, with Unearthly Trance, Brainoil, Forn and Beneath Oblivion…It’s not over yet, peep the bill for the Day 2 afterparty: Amaro, Ancient Altars, Two from the Eye and Cloven. The Below Shop will be curating the Craft Gala, go Here for vendor info. Also, 7 unreal illustrators will be showing their work, go Here for artist info. This event is an inspiration! We are so so proud of Ryan for following his insane dream of bringing quality monolithic shows to SoCal with class. Also, big shout out to all of the bands that are going to bring down the house this weekend and to everyone who is going to come out!
It gets better: after the this weekend, Buried at Sea and Unearthly Trance will be heading off on a West Coast tour (FYI the Seattle show is stacked), even making a stop in Vancouver, BC on Nov. 19th with Usnea, Haggatha and Shrine of Serpents all on the bill!