Shadow Woods Metal Fest 2018 Announces Full Lineup

Underground heavy and dark music festival Shadow Woods Metal Fest has announced its full lineup for Shadow Woods IV this year. The fest has moved from the previous announced dates ot the new confirmed dates of September 13 – September 15, taking place at Camp Hidden Valley, the site of last year’s festival. The lineup includes Xasthur, Aether Realm, Rozamov, Heavy Temple, A Sound of Thunder, Barishi, Destroyer of Light, Husbandry, God Root, Hepatagua, Abigail Williams, Ghost Bath, Cloak, Wolvhammer, Imperial Triumphant, Black Mass, All Hell and many more. The full lineup and links to tickets and camping are below.

Shadow Woods IV

Thursday – Acoustic Night


On The Water

Goblin Hovel


Jerome Deppe and Miss Elizabeth’s All-Girl Band

Bound For The Ground




Aether Realm


A Sound of Thunder

Heavy Temple


Destroyer of Light



God Root



Witch Hazel

Forest of Legend



Ferus Din

Haze Mage




Abigail Williams

Ghost Bath



Imperial Triumphant





Bound By The Grave

Destroying Angel

All Hell

Black Mass







Shadow Woods IV will now be held Sept 13-15, 2018 at Camp Hidden Valley (located at 4722 Mellow Rd. White Hall, MD) so that the fest could be presented in the manner that attendees have come to expect. All previously issued tickets will be honored for the new dates. Refunds will be given upon request by emailing


Festival organizer Mary Spiro of Shadow Woods Productions, LLC commented:

“I did not arrive at this decision lightly. But as I continued to try to work with our initial venue in Virginia, it became painfully evident that the location would not have created the type of experience I wanted to give fest devotees, to the bands performing, or to myself and our volunteers who would have to manage it. Fortunately I was able to contact the new owners of Camp Hidden Valley (the 200-acre children’s camp was sold in early 2018). If we intend to preserve the spirit of the fest and present it in the manner that it deserves, this was our best option. I investigated many other venues in the hopes of keeping the dates intact but with no luck. I worked furiously to resolve this in the best way possible and as quickly as possible. If there is any silver lining, it is that we are returning home to a familiar place where the fest was born and to the forests and fields that our Friends of Shadow Woods all love.”

Here’s what’s new: UADA and Panzerfaust will no longer be able to play the fest; they will play the post-fest show on September 22 at The WindUp Space in Baltimore, along with Imperial Triumphant and two past fest favorites Night Raids and Dark Water transit. Tombs will also not be able to play the fest and were not able to play a rescheduled event.


The remainder of the Shadow Woods IV lineup remains remarkably unchanged, and three new bands have been added. As in previous years, Camp Hidden Valley will feature three alternating stages, this time it will be Woodland, Pavilion and Hall.