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Compilation Benefitting Ed Barnard Of Doommantia Streaming Online

The first ever Doommantia compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1," has been streaming online over at bandcamp. The anthology features over 39 bands ranging from War Injun to Bongripper, and was released to benefit Doommantia chief Ed Barnard. For those unaware, Ed has been homeless now for a couple of months but still manages to keep the Doommantia site viable online.

Ed used to have a good job until he suffered a series of two heart attacks. Those events, plus the exorbitant cost of cardial medications made paying the rent an impossibility and got him evicted from his place in Aberdeen, Washington. Now homeless, the doom and metal community has been rallying around his cause with benefit concerts and now this compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1." All proceeds from it will help the Australian Mr. Barnard regain his self-sufficiency.

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1. Cynic writes:

Oh, man I had no idea. From hanging round on the forums Ed seems like a great guy and 1000% devoted to metal. Consider this bought.

For everyone else reading this, it's only $7 and a great cause for a guy who does a lot to support metal.

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2. Cynic writes:

It's worth it just for the Iron Man acoustic!

# Oct 24, 2012 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. sonictherapy writes:

I know Cynic. Doommantia is a great site, and it pains me to see Ed this way. One thing can crumble your whole world and many people are a couple paychecks away from homelessness. Ed doesn't stay too far from where I'm at, so I've been trying to get him something...

# Oct 24, 2012 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BORN2KILL64 writes:

I HAD NO IDEA HE WAS DOING THIS BAD I WILL DONATE THE $7.00 DOLLARS ON THE 1ST WHEN I GET PAID AGAIN FROM MY SSI. ----------------- RED. (ED AND I USE TO COMMUNICATE ON FB BEFORE I GOT DEACTIVATED )

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5. sonictherapy writes:

Ed actually went back into the hospital a day ago....The poor man and his girlfriend are living in a tent village on a riverside in Auburn, with very little food and firewood.

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