For a metal fan, especially an underground metal fan with a cultured taste, Maryland Deathfest is the holy grail of music festivals. They are metal fans, so they understand metal fans. It has grown by leaps and bounds like a little cottage industry with California Deathfest, Quebec Deathfest, Netherlands Deathfest, Days of Darkness and more to come I’m sure. As I attended my first ever full weekend, I saw incredible bands on my bucket list, met a lot of great people from all over the world, hung out with friends and basically had more fun than I could imagine. It was basically summer camp for die-hard metal fans. No judgments, no fights, no fake kung fu in the mosh pit, just all awesomeness 24/7. Fun for families and even dogs. Plus Natty Bo’s and cheap and delicious street tacos! Continue reading →
Maryland Deathfest has added True Mortem to the bill to replace Inquisition. The festival is bearing down with a little over six weeks to go and ticket options are running out. The festival has also released its vendor list, which you can see with the entire band lineup below. Continue reading →
Maryland Deathfest is now less than two months away. They have announced some lineup changes including Zemial, Chthe’ilist, Blk Ops, and Inquisition now being removed from the festival bill. Now added are Bölzer, Ascended Dead, and Future Terror, as well as Prong who were previously announced. A replacement for Inquisition revealed soon. Due to scheduling conflicts, The Ruins of Beverast has changed the day of their performance to Saturday from Sunday. Many of the ticket options will soon be sold out, so check our list below of current availability. Continue reading →
Olympia, WA metallers Christian Mistress will be hitting the road across North America in support of their upcoming third full length release To Your Death, out this fall via Relapse Records, with Sabbath Assembly and a September run with High Spirits and Savage Master. The new album was recorded at Louder Studios with Tim Green (Melvins, Earthless, Sleater Kinney) in April. Watch the music video for “Pentagram and Crucifix” below.
Jun 11: Hindenburg (Covenant Fest) – Vancouver, B.C. (with Ritual Necromancy, Spell, Rites of Thy Degringolade, etc.) Jul 10: Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA (with Sabbath Assembly, Alaric & Ails) Jul 11: Starlight Lounge – Sacramento, CA (with Sabbath Assembly) Jul 12: Garberville Theater – Garberville, CA (with Sabbath Assembly) Jul 13: Wisp House – Salem, OR (with Sabbath Assembly) Jul 14: Old Nick Pub – Eugene, OR (with Sabbath Assembly) Jul 15: The Highline – Seattle, WA (with Sabbath Assembly and King Dude) Jul 16: The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA (with Sabbath Assembly) Jul 17: Obsidian – Olympia, WA (with Sabbath Assembly and Eigenlicht) Jul 18: Rotture – Portland, OR (with Sabbath Assembly) Aug 15: Linda’s – Seattle, WA (with Black Breath) Sep 02: The Triple Rock – Minneapolis MN Sep 03: Red Line Tap – Chicago IL (with High Spirits) Sep 04: The Cactus – Milwaukee WI Sep 05: TBA (with High Spirits and Savage Master) Sep 06: The Earl – Atlanta GA (with High Spirits and Savage Master) Sep 07: TBA – Richmond VA (with High Spirits and Savage Master) Sep 08: Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh PA (with High Spirits and Savage Master) Sep 09: St Vitus – Brooklyn NY (with High Spirits and Savage Master) Sep 10: Ralph’s – Worcester MA (with High Spirits and Savage Master) Sep 11: TBA Sep 12: TBA Sep 13: TBA – Toronto ON (with High Spirits and Savage Master) Sep 14: TBA – Detroit MI (with High Spirits and Savage Master) Sep 15: TBA – St. Louis MO Sep 16: TBA – Denver CO Sep 17: TBA – Boise ID Sep 18: The Know – Portland OR