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


Max and Igor Cavalera are Planning a “Return Beneath Arise’ US Tour


In a new interview with That Metal Interview, Max Cavalera has revealed that he and his brother Igor are planning a new US leg of their popular “Return Beneath Arise’ tour of their Sepultura classics, performing selections from Beneath The Remains and Arise (both Roadrunner Records). Previously they toured behind a “Return To Roots” tour performing all of that album. According to Max, these tours have taken the place of Cavalera Conspiracy albums and tours for now. In a 2019 interview with Ghost Cult (seen.below), Max told us that he has many musical projects in the works, including further Cavalera conspiracy albums. Continue reading