Day of Darkness

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D.O.D. Festival
The Crowd at D.O.D.
Genre Metal
Dates July
Location(s) Ballylinan, Ireland
Years active 2002 – 2008[1]

Day of Darkness was the original name of Ireland's D.O.D. Festival. It happened annually in Ballylinan from 2002 to 2008 as a metal music festival.

The 2002 line-up was headlined by Primordial and ran for a second year in 2003. Numbers however dwindled that year and a number of changes were implemented before the festival's third running in 2004. In 2005, the festival was moved to the first week in July and has been held on the same weekend each year since. In 2006 a second day was added to the festival and camping tickets were introduced.

The festival discontinued in 2008.

Past line-ups[edit]


Friday Line-Up

  • Watain
  • Nifelheim
  • Stand-Up Guy
  • Old Season
  • Neocosmic
  • Sirocco
  • Victim X
  • Visceral Attack

Saturday Line-Up

  • Doomsword
  • Mourning Beloveth
  • Celtic Legacy
  • Thy Sinister Bloom
  • Chambercraft
  • Graveyard Dirt
  • Overoth
  • Darkest Era
  • Nephridium
  • Unleashed


Saturday Line-Up

Friday Line-Up


Saturday Line-Up

  • Destruction
  • Primordial
  • Morphosis
  • Hexxed
  • Mass Extinction
  • Aftermath
  • Primed
  • For Ruin
  • A Distant Sun
  • Nothing is Sacred

Friday Line-Up


Eve of Darkness Warm-up Show

  • Steel Tormentor
  • Primed
  • Slave Zero
  • Skoll


+ Special tribute to Bathory featuring members from Primordial, Sol Axis, Geasa, and Kingdom




  1. ^ Archer, Lorcan (18 August 2009). "Dublin Doom day". Interview. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 

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