Not a doomed blogger, although, after hearing Ed Barnard’s story, some might assume he’s doomed.
I hope if shit ever goes south for me, that some folks get together to auction off shit to help me. That’d be cool.
Ripple Music has announced the latest in their ongoing series of rare test pressing auctions for charity. This latest auction will benefit Barnard, founder of the long-running site, Doommantia.
“For those unaware, Ed had been forced into homeless by a medical condition but still manages to keep the Doommantia site viable online,” says a press release.
“Ed suffered a series of heart attacks that forced Ed to become unemployed. Those events, plus the exorbitant cost of cardiac medications, made paying the rent an impossibility and he was evicted from his place in Aberdeen, Washington.
“Now homeless, the doom and metal community has been rallying around his cause with benefit concerts and a compilation of 39 heavy bands that all donated their music to help Ed’s cause.”
The compilation, Doommantia Vol. 1, is available here.
The auction winner will get a rare test pressing for Devil To Pay’s Fate is Your Muse.
The Fate is Your Muse Rare Test Press Auction is live on eBay at this location.
All of the proceeds from the auction will be used to help help Barnard regain his self-sufficiency.
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