Maryland Deathfest and Their Related Metalfests to Go On Hiatus in 2023

Gorguts at MDF 2014, photo by Hillarie Jason Photography

In a statement posted on social media, Maryland Deathfest is going on hiatus after the next MDF event in May 2022. That means in 2023 all of their related festivals are going on hiatus, including MDF, Netherlands Deathfest, California Deathfest, and more. You can read a statement from the co-founders Ryan and Evan, below. MDF has operated for almost 20 years, put on 19 fests, and expanded to a global footprint, all while giving a greater voice to Death Metal, Avant-Garde Metal, Stoner Doom, and more genres, perhaps as much or more than any fest in the world. Continue reading

Quebec Deathfest – Live At Various Venues

The first ever Quebec Deathfest took place last month, from the folks that brought you Maryland Deathfest, Netherlands Deathfest, and more. Taking place across several venues in the metal capital of Canada, Quebec, the fest had many of the highlights of other festivals (multiple stages, vendors, lots of beer) that make this a worthy inclusion of your annual concert calendar. Bands on the bill included death metal greats like Autopsy, Demolition Hammer, Exhorder, Uada, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Malignancy, Unleashed, Skinless, Skeletal Remains, Outre-Tombe, Bell Witch, Dehumanized, Tomb Mold, and many more. Check out these EXCLUSIVE photos by Hillarie Jason Photography and we’ll see you next year! Saluer et tuer! Continue reading

Final Bands Announced For Quebec Deathfest 2018

Quebec Deathfest has announced their final bands to complete their lineup. Grave, Pestilence, Necros Christos, Bell Witch, Massgrave, Pessimist, Goolagoon, Profane Order and more. Weekend passes are available at the link below. Continue reading

Quebec Deathfest Adds Unleashed, Skinless, Skeletal Remains And More

The first ever Quebec Deathfest has announced a slew of new bands. Joining the bill are Unleashed (Exclusive North American appearance!), Skinless,
Skeletal Remains, Outre-Tombe, Dehumanized, Tomb Mold, Sulaco
Grotesque Organ Defilement, Biological Monstrosity, and Wake.
The fest takes place this coming October 19th and 20th in Quebec and has already announced Autopsy, Demolition Hammer, Exhorder, Uada, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Malignancy and many others to come. Quebec Deathfest is brought to you by the makers of Maryland Deathfest, California Deathfest, Days Of Darkness, and Netherlands Deathfest, so you know to expect a quality, no b.s. experience.

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Autopsy, Demolition Hammer, Exhorder, Uada And More Booked For The First Quebec Deathfest

The empire started by Maryland Deathfest includes California Deathfest, Days Of Darkness, Netherlands Deathfest , and now Quebec Deathfest. The brand new festival will take place this coming October 19th and 20th in Quebec and already features a worthy lineup of death metal legends. Autopsy, Demolition Hammer, Exhorder, Uada, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Malignancy and many more will grace the bill.Continue reading

Netherlands Deathfest Is Less Than Six Months Away!


With California Deathfest in the rearview, the team behind Maryland Deathfest turns its attention to already completed Netherlands Deathfest event next March, less than six months away. Details below: Continue reading

Back To Work: Agoraphobic Nosebleed Plots The Future



Reclusive grindcore masters Agoraphobic Nosebleed have been downright prolific the last few years. Playing multiple special shows at festivals, and with a great new EP out earlier this year Arc (Relapse) ,the band has seen a resurgence of popularity, and as usual, unwavering respect in the underground. They will take a turn as one of the headliners this weekend at Southwest Terrorfest V in Tuscon, AZ. Ghost Cult’s Andrew Francis caught up with Adam Freisch, Richard Johnson, and Scott Hull earlier in the year to discuss the current state of the band, future recordings, and the difference in the record industry between being in a grindcore band, versus say Slayer, Iron Maiden or Tool.

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Netherlands Deathfest Adds 12 More Bands

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Netherlands Deathfest, a new indoor metal festival set to debut next February has added 12 more bands to its already impressive bill. In a post to Facebook, the fest announced that Asphyx, Blasphemy (in an exclusive appearance for Europe), Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Lord Belial, Thanatos, and Wolfbrigade are amongst the newly added bands to a bill that already includes Autopsy (exclusive), Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Cripple Bastards, Doom, Dropdead, Gruesome, Razor, Wormed and more. Formed to replace the Neurotic Deathfest, which ceased existence early this year after 12 years, the show is being booked by the brains behind Maryland Deathfest, who are branching out and also booking events such as Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival later this year. 3 Day passes go on sale on August 15th at 10 AM CET here.

12 more bands confirmed for Netherlands Deathfest 2016!

Blasphemy – Exclusive European appearance!
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Lord Belial
Visceral Disgorge

Agoraphobic Nosebleed *
Autopsy – Exclusive European appearance
Cripple Bastards
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Entrails Massacre
Excruciating Terror *
Flesh Parade (Original line-up) *
Gruesome *
Heaving Earth
Lord Belial
Morpheus Descends *
Pig Destroyer
Severe Torture
Visceral Disgorge *
Vitamin X

* = first time in Europe

This is not the full billing. More bands will be announced SOON!

3-day passes go on sale Saturday, August 15th at 10 am (CET)
Tickets can be purchased here:

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Posted by Maryland Deathfest on Wednesday, August 12, 2015