Maryland Deathfest 2017 Part II, Baltimore, Maryland

Hitting the halfway point of Maryland Deathfest is usually a milestone that no one really notices and those who do will actually not speak of it. No one wants to think the weekend is going to end nor that the end is already halfway here. Instead, hangovers are nursed, more questionable food is consumed, and everyone marches back to Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage for another day of partying. Fortunately for myself and my party of friends, we know how to party but dodge the hangovers. So, we made sure to be on time for Soundstage opening up with the first band playing slightly before four in the afternoon. That included polishing off a bottle of vodka left behind by the previous renters of the Air BnB. Thank you to those unnamed heroes!  Continue reading

Maryland Deathfest 2017: Part I – Baltimore Maryland

Memorial Day weekend in the United States is a time to remember our veterans who have served in the country’s military and most will commemorate such an occasion with cookouts. In Baltimore, Maryland, the partying starts a few days before the weekend but the celebration is about extreme music. This weekend is known to the fans as simply, MDF, or in full, Maryland Deathfest. Doom metal, black metal, grindcore, punk, and of course, death metal, take over multiple venues in the Inner Harbor area of the city all weekend long as the streets run black with hideous, graphic band t-shirts. For me, this is my sophomore year of the festival and could not be more excited to return. Continue reading

Maryland Deathfest Less Than Six Months Away, Tickets Are Moving Fast

The crowd at MDF 2016, by Hillarie Jason

Maryland Deathfest 2017, sure to be North America’s metal event of 2017 has already announced its daily lineups. Headlined by Morbid Angel, Candlemass, Autopsy, Tiamat, Cryptopsy and others, according to a post to the MDF Facebook, there are now less than 100 4-day passes available and less than 200 Rams Head 3-day passes available for MDF XV. Once these are gone, they won’t be releasing more. Full details are below. Continue reading

Maryland Deathfest Announces Daily Lineups, All Tickets Onsale

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The producers of Maryland Deathfest XV have announced the full daily lineups for 2017. Details below: Continue reading

Candlemass, Tiamat, Grave, Root, Oranssi Pazuzu, Samothrace, Gost Added To Maryland Deathfest XV

 

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With a final salvo of bands, 2017’s Maryland Deathfest XV is set at last. Added to the final  line-up are legends like Candlemass (Nightfall set), Tiamat (Exclusive U.S. Appearance), Grave (Exclusive U.S. Appearance), Root (Exclusive U.S. Appearance), Oranssi Pazuzu, Acheron, GosT, Samothrace,  and more. Continue reading

On The Road… with Retox and Whores

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Retox is on the road touring behind their just released killer album Beneath California (Three. One. G Records), destroying stages in droves and playing to their rabid fans in sweaty packed clubs. Teaming up with the manic noise psychos in Whores, this has surely been one of the best bills of the early year so far. On a recent stop in Cambridge MA, the band played The Middle East Nightclub. On this night they were joined by I Am Become Death and Fucking Invincible (not pictured) as well. Special thanks to Meg Loyal of Meg Loyal Photography for this photo set from the tour.

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Retox, photo by Meg Loyal Photography

 

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Retox, photo by Meg Loyal Photography

 

Whores, photo by Meg Loyal Photography

Whores, photo by Meg Loyal Photography

I Am Become Death,  Meg Loyal Photography

I Am Become Death, Meg Loyal Photography

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PHOTOS BY MEG LOYAL PHOTOGRAPHY