Carcass, Triptykon, Etc. Added To 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Carcass, Triumph Of Death, Triptykon, Mortiferum, Devil Master, Yautja, Scorched, and Cardiac Arrest have been added to the 2022 Maryland Deathfest. That event will take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“There are just a few more bands that will be announced soon to finalize the lineup.

This announcement could come as early as sometime next week.

We’ll be posting a breakdown of who is playing at Edison Lot and Rams Head Live on Friday, July 30th. For now, the bands playing at these 2 venues are listed together.

All other ticket options, including single day options, will go on sale on Monday, August 2nd at 10 am EST.

We also wanted to let you know that we’ve been working on a variety of things to enhance your overall fest experience, particularly at Edison Lot.

We are arranging a shuttle system between Edison Lot and Soundstage/Rams Head that will enable you to see as many sets as possible.
Additionally, we are arranging for a significant amount of additional shaded areas at Edison Lot, more tables/seating, and a hydration station.
More info about all of this will be revealed as we move forward in the coming months.

Thursday, May 26th 2022
@ Rams Head Live:
Asthma Castle
Acid Witch
Cough
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
Primitive Man
Warmask
Yautja

Thursday, May 26th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Funerus
Limbsplitter
Mortician
Mortiferum
Putrid Pile
Scattered Remnants
Skeletal Remains

Friday, May 27th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Atheist
Blaze of Perdition
Bloodbath
Carcass
Graveyard
Massacre
Monstrosity
Obituary
Panzerfaust
Scorched
Spite
Suffocation

Friday, May 27th 2022
@ Soundstage:
ACxDC
Antichrist
At War
Blood Feast
Cloud Rat
Fistula
Fck the Facts
Miasmatic Necrosis
No/Mas
Vio-lence

Saturday, May 28th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Avslut
Cancer
Cardiac Arrest
Cerebral Rot
Coroner
Dismember
Imprecation
Impure
Necrophobic
Nifelheim
Novembers Doom
Onslaught
Triptykon
Vircolac

Saturday, May 28th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Backslider
Cadaveric Incubator
Flesh Parade
Haemorrhage
Holy Cost
Impaled
Malignant Altar
Napalm Raid
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
Skitsystem
Throaat

Sunday, May 29th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Archgoat
Blood Incantation
Dark Fortress
Demilich
Devil Master
Divine Eve
Hypocrisy
Necrofier
Nocturnus AD
Nunslaughter
Sacrilegia
Sacramentum
Triumph of Death
Valkyrja

Sunday, May 29th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Antichrist Siege Machine
Birdflesh
Butcher ABC
Exhorder
General Surgery
Gravesend
Shock Narcotic
Warfck
Whoresnation
Zombie Assault“

More Bands Added To 2022 Maryland Deathfest

More bands have been added to next year’s Maryland Deathfest. That event will take place on May 26-29, 2022 in Baltimore, MD and the updated lineup includes: ACxDC, Acid Witch, Antichrist, Antichrist Siege Machine, Archgoat, Asthma Castle, Atheist, At War, Avslut, Backslider, Birdflesh, Blaze Of Perdition, Bloodbath, Blood Feast, Blood Incantation, Butcher ABC, Cadaveric Incubator, Cancer, Cerebral Rot, Cloud Rat, Coroner, Cough, Dark Fortress, Demilich, Dismember, Exhorder, Fistula, Flesh Parade, Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in concert. A tribute to Lucio Fulci), Fuck The Facts, Galvanizer, General Surgery, Gravesend, Graveyard, Haemorrhage, Holy Cost, Hypocrisy, Impaled, Imprecation, Impure, Limbsplitter, Malignant Altar, Massacre, Miasmatic Necrosis, Monstrosity, Napalm Raid, Necrofier, Niflelheim, No/Mas, Nocturnus AD, Novembers Doom, Nunslaughter, Obituary, Onslaught, Panzerfaust Putrid Pile, Sacrilegia, Sacramentum, Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench, Shock Narcotic, Skeletal Remains, Skitsystem, Spite, Suffocation, Throaat, Valkyrja, Vio-lence, Vircolac, Warfuck, Whoresnation, and Zombie Assault.

Maryland Deathfest Postponed To 2022

The Maryland Deathfest has been postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on May 26-29, 2022 in Baltimore, MD.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“MDF XVIII has been rescheduled again until 2022! The new dates are May 26-29, 2022.

There is an overload of information in this post, so please take a few minutes to read it all, as it will likely address most of the questions and concerns you may have.

At this point, we don’t think it’s necessary to go into great detail about why we had to reschedule the festival again. We’ve been updating you about this possibility for months, so we assume that most of you were expecting this news to be dropped. There is simply no chance that the festival can be staged in its proper form with the majority of the bands (or fans, for that matter) being able to even show up in a short 4 months. It is pretty clear that most, if not all of 2021, is needed for the world to sort itself out to the point that we can enjoy live events again.

The venue situation for 2022 is an ongoing project, but it’s starting to look like this could potentially turn into our largest format ever. As of yesterday, we can confirm that we are bringing back Edison Lot, both Rams Head and Soundstage feel like they’ll still be open in 2022, and we also have full use of the Power Plant complex, including the outdoor stage there. As of now, the options are plentiful and we plan to utilize all of the venues/stages mentioned above.

As for the bands that we booked in 2019 to play in 2020/2021, the majority of them have once again reconfirmed to play in 2022. Those who have not reconfirmed already and aren’t on the flyer shown here fall into one of the categories below.

Bands that need more time to know if they can play in 2022:
Bloodbath – We expect a final answer any day now, as soon as next week.
Negative Approach – We expect a final answer within a month.
Vio-lence – We expect a final answer in 4-6 months.
Coffins – We expect a final answer in 4-6 months.
Bands we haven’t received a reply from, so we don’t know what their status is:
Phlebotomized
Napalm Raid
Bands that definitely cannot play in 2022 and will need to be replaced:
Grave Desecrator
Panzerfaust
Blaze of Perdition

On the subject of bands, considering the outlook of a larger footprint and the inclusion of outdoor stages in 2022, we will have the space to book more bands on top of the few that need to be replaced. However, we can’t immediately dive into booking more bands, as we can’t already start throwing around offers to more bands after being completely kicked in the teeth financially by the pandemic over the last year. Eventually, about 20 additional bands will be booked.

The day of show for all originally confirmed bands remains the same.

We expect the lineup for the pre-fest at the Ottobar to remain the same, but we’ll follow up shortly to confirm that.
Important info regarding tickets:

– All tickets for 2020/2021 remain valid for the new dates in 2022. No further action is needed.

– If you can’t attend the new dates, tickets are transferable to others. If there is someone that you would like to transfer the ticket to, we can assist with that and email them a new PDF ticket.

– As another option for anyone that can’t attend the new dates, we can also issue a voucher valid for any future event of ours. These vouchers will have no expiration date and are also transferable to others.

Anyone that needs our assistance with the above options can send us a message here on Facebook or email MDFtickets@gmail.com

– For those of you who cannot attend the new dates and aren’t content with any of the above options, we will notify you in the coming months (most likely sometime in April) when it’s possible to request a refund for a certain period of time. Please keep in mind that we already issued refunds for a several month stretch between March-June. On top of that, we’ve been financially ravaged and lost a lot of unrecoverable money over the last year. There’s only so much we can do until we have some form of traction under our feet again, so we appreciate your patience until that time comes.

If you have a single day ticket or a 3-day pass for specific bands at Rams Head and any of those bands end up playing at Edison Lot instead, your ticket will be valid for both venues. In other words, you will still be able to access whichever venue is staging the band(s) that you bought tickets for.

All of the bands that were originally scheduled to play at Soundstage will remain at Soundstage.

This will become far less confusing as we move forward in the coming months and have the lineup finished and completely under control.

As we move forward, we need to get some tickets sold. Many people have been commenting that they will return to MDF if Edison Lot (or at least an outdoor element) is brought back, so here is your opportunity to return! Do note that once we reach the point of booking more bands, we will need to increase the cost of the 4-day pass by about $25-30. You can lock in a 4-day pass at the current price now until the price needs to be increased.

For now, only the 4-day pass is available. Once we patch up the lineup and finish booking bands, we’ll make all other ticket options available, including single day and 3-day pass options for Edison Lot, Rams Head and Soundstage.
Get a 4-day pass for MDF XVIII here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maryland-deathfest-xviii-tickets-63476056594

We feel like there’s a pretty good chance that live shows will resume by fall 2021. If things start to loosen open and the live music industry shows a pulse in the second half of 2021, we will look at producing a MDF-related event in the fall at Rams Head and Soundstage to help hold you over until 2022. More info on this will come later if/when the possibility exists.

2022 will mark the 20th year of our existence, but no thanks to covid, it’ll only be the 18th edition. We will still be treating 2022 as a proper 20th anniversary and will do everything in our power to make it worth the wait. When all is said and done, it’s going to be one for the books.

We’ll follow up again soon once we hear back from a few of the originally scheduled bands that we’re waiting on a reply from. Shortly after that, you can expect approximately 20 more bands to be added to the lineup.”

Maryland Deathfest Postponed To 2021

The 2020 Maryland Deathfest has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on May 27-30, 2021 in Baltimore, MD.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Maryland Deathfest XVIII has been rescheduled!

The new dates for MDF XVIII are May 27-30, 2021.

As mentioned in previous posts, the goal was to retain at least 90% of the line-up, so we’re happy to say that this has been accomplished despite the incredibly short notice. As with every edition of MDF, we were really looking forward to this line-up and put a lot of time, energy and money into it, so we couldn’t fathom watching it all fall apart. By rescheduling to the same weekend next year, we were able to keep it all from falling apart.

Rescheduling the event to any other weekend in the year would have been much more challenging for us to overcome financially, and the line-up wouldn’t have looked anything like it does now. We needed more breathing space to overcome all of this, so rescheduling to next May was the only solution to give the festival a legitimate chance to stay alive.

As of now, there are only 2 bands, Cadaver and Necrophobic, that still need to give us a final answer about their availability to play on the new dates. We will save a space for both bands until we receive confirmation that they can play or not. If any of them can’t play, they will replaced. We’ll keep you updated on this in the coming weeks.

Death Strike and Prostitute Disfigurement are the only 2 bands that definitely can’t commit to the new dates, so replacements for them will be announced soon.

The rest of the line-up remains exactly the same, including day of show for all bands.

The pre-fest party on Wednesday at the Ottobar has also been rescheduled with the exact same line-up. The new date for the pre-fest is Wednesday, May 26th 2021.

All tickets remain valid for the new dates!

If you can hold on to your ticket for 2021, there is no better way to help us through this situation!

It is somewhat of a disaster for us to process refunds right now, keep the line-up pretty much identical, and have very few funds coming in for months to come. We aren’t making this situation all about our own challenges and understand that this pandemic is making it tough for many of you, but we do need to find a proper balance to handle immediate refund requests and not end up bankrupt at the same time. We will be able to process a fair amount of refunds now, but if the requests are excessive, we will need a bit more time to catch up and offset our losses before everyone can be made whole. We will work with everyone who writes, but there’s only so much we can handle in the immediate future.

If you absolutely cannot attend the new dates, you can request a refund by sending a message to our Facebook page or by e-mailing mdftickets@gmail.com

For those that were planning on getting tickets but didn’t because of the uncertainty over the last month, we will make tickets for MDF XVIII available again in 1-2 weeks. These sales will surely help us through this difficult time.

It feels pretty surreal that we just had to post this news. Of course it’s unfortunate that we all have to wait a year for this to finally transpire, but this decision will give MDF a much better chance to survive for years to come.

We hope to see you at MDF XVIII on the new dates!
In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!

Thursday, May 27th 2021
@ Rams Head Live:

Asthma Castle
Acid Witch
Coffins
Cough
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
Warmask

Thursday, May 27th 2021
@ Soundstage:

Funerus
Limbsplitter
Putrid Pile
Skeletal Remains
Suffocation
+1 TBA

Friday, May 28th 2021
@ Rams Head Live:

Blaze of Perdition
Bloodbath
Graveyard
Massacre
Monstrosity
Onslaught
Panzerfaust
Phlebotomized
Spite

Friday, May 28th 2021
@ Soundstage:

ACxDC
Antichrist
At War
Blood Feast
Cloud Rat
Fistula
Fuck the Facts
Negative Approach
No/Mas
Vio-lence

Saturday, May 29th 2021
@ Rams Head Live:

Cancer
Cerebral Rot
Dismember
Imprecation
Impure
Nifelheim
Novembers Doom
Vircolac
+2 TBA

Saturday, May 29th 2021
@ Soundstage:

Backslider
Cadaveric Incubator
Flesh Parade
Haemorrhage
Holy Cost
Impaled
Malignant Altar
Napalm Raid
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
Skitsystem
Throaat

Sunday, May 30th 2021
@ Rams Head Live:

Archgoat
Dark Fortress
Demilich
Necrofier
Nocturnus AD
Sacrilegia
Sacramentum
Valkyrja
+1 TBA

Sunday, May 30th 2021
@ Soundstage:

Birdflesh
Butcher ABC
Exhorder
Galvanizer
General Surgery
Nunslaughter
Shock Narcotic
Warfuck
Whoresnation
Zombie Assault”

Bloodbath, Exhorder, Etc. Added To 2020 Maryland Deathfest

Bloodbath, Exhorder, Skitsystem, Negative Approach, Coffins, and Zombie Assault have been added to the 2020 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 21-24 and the previously announced acts include: ACxDC, Acid Witch, Antichrist, Archgoat, Asthma Castle, At War, Backslider, Birdflesh, Blood Feast, Butcher ABC, Cadaver, Cadaveric Incubator, Cancer, Cerebral Rot, Cloud Rat, Cough, Dark Fortress, Death Strike, Demilich, Dismember, Fistula, Flesh Parade, Frizzi 2 Fulci, Fuck The Facts, Funerus, Galvanizer, General Surgery, Grave Desecrator, Graveyard (Spain), Haemorrhage, Holy Cost, Impaled, Imprecation, Impure, Limbsplitter, Malignant Altar, Massacre, Monstrosity, Napalm Raid, Necrofier, Necrophobic, Nifelheim, No/Mas, Nocturnus AD, Novembers Doom, Nunslaughter, Onslaught, Panzerfaust, Phlebotomized, Prostitute Disfigurement, Putrid Pile, Sacramentum, Sacrilegia, Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench, Shock Narcotic, Skeletal Remains, Spite, Suffocation, Throaat, Valkyrja, Vio-lence, Vircolac, Warfuck, Warmask, and Whoresnation.

Fuck The Facts, Skeletal Remains, Etc. Added To 2020 Maryland Deathfest

More bands have been added to the 2020 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 21-24 and the updated lineup includes: ACxDC, Acid Witch, Antichrist, Archgoat, Asthma Castle, At War, Backslider, Birdflesh, Blood Feast, Butcher ABC, Cadaver, Cadaveric Incubator, Cancer, Cerebral Rot, Cloud Rat, Cough, Dark Fortress, Death Strike, Demilich, Dismember, Fistula, Flesh Parade, Frizzi 2 Fulci, Fuck The Facts, Funerus, Galvanizer, General Surgery, Grave Desecrator, Graveyard (Spain), Haemorrhage, Holy Cost, Impaled, Imprecation, Impure, Limbsplitter, Malignant Altar, Massacre, Monstrosity, Napalm Raid, Necrofier, Necrophobic, Nifelheim, No/Mas, Nocturnus AD, Novembers Doom, Nunslaughter, Onslaught, Panzerfaust, Phlebotomized, Prostitute Disfigurement, Putrid Pile, Sacramentum, Sacrilegia, Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench, Shock Narcotic, Skeletal Remains, Spite, Suffocation, Throaat, Valkyrja, Vio-lence, Vircolac, Warfuck, Warmask, and Whoresnation.

More Bands Added To 2020 Maryland Deathfest

More bands have been added to the 2020 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 21-24 and the updated lineup includes: ACxDC, Acid Witch, Archgoat, Asthma Castle, At War, Backslider, Blood Feast, Butcher ABC, Cadaver, Cadaveric Incubator, Cancer, Cerebral Rot, Cloud Rat, Dark Fortress, Death Strike, Demilich, Dismember, Fistula, Flesh Parade, Frizzi 2 Fulci, Galvanizer, Grave Desecrator, Graveyard (Spain), Haemorrhage, Holy Cost, Impaled, Imprecation, Impure, Malignant Altar, Massacre, Monstrosity, Napalm Raid, Necrofier, Necrophobic, No/Mas, Nocturnus AD, Novembers Doom, Nunslaughter, Onslaught, Panzerfaust, Phlebotomized, Prostitute Disfigurement, Putrid Pile, Sacramentum (performing “Far Away From The Sun“), Sacrilegia, Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench, Shock Narcotic, Spite, Suffocation, Valkyrja, Vio-lence, and Vircolac.

Vio-lence, Cancer, Etc. Added To 2020 Maryland Deathfest

More bands have been added to the 2020 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 21-24 and the newly announced acts include: Vio-lence, Cancer, Dark Fortress, Massacre, Cadaver, Impaled, Nunslaughter, Novembers Doom, Graveyard (Spain), Imprecation, Putrid Pile, Malignant Altar, Necrofier, Cloud Rat, Napalm Raid, Shock Narcotic, and No/Mas. Previously announced acts include: Dismember, Monstrosity, Onslaught, Frizzi 2 Fulci, Necrophobic, Demilich, Nocturnus AD, Death Strike, Prostitute Disfigurement, Butcher ABC, Acid Witch, Grave Desecrator, Blood Feast, At War, Flesh Parade, Phlebotomized, Cadaveric Incubator, Cerebral Rot, Galvanizer, Fistula, Holy Cost, Vircolac, Sacrilegia, Backslider, Impure, and Spite.

Dismember, Monstrosity, Onslaught, Etc. Set For 2020 Maryland Deathfest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 21-24 and it will feature: Dismember, Monstrosity, Onslaught, Frizzi 2 Fulci, Necrophobic, Demilich, Nocturnus AD, Death Strike, Prostitute Disfigurement, Butcher ABC, Acid Witch, Grave Desecrator, Blood Feast, At War, Flesh Parade, Phlebotomized, Cadaveric Incubator, Cerebral Rot, Galvanizer, Fistula, Holy Cost, Vircolac, Sacrilegia, Backslider, Impure, and Spite.

Deicide & Tormentor Added To 2019 Maryland Deathfest

Deicide and Tormentor have been added to the 2019 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at the Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 23-26 and the updated daily lineups can be seen below.

May 23 (Rams Head Live): Voivod, Church of Misery, Rippikoulu, Spectral Voice, and Churchburn.

May 23 (Soundstage): Immolation, Guttural Secrete, Regurgitation, Malignancy, Outre-Tombe, Hideous, and Inhumation.

May 24 (Rams Head Live): Tormentor, Vomitory, Pestilence, Anaal Nathrakh, Naglfar, Disharmonic Orchestra, Zemial, Obliteration, Skaphe, and Daeva.

May 24 (Soundstage): Cro-Mags, Carnivore A.D., Indian, Full of Hell, Primitive Man, Tomb Mold, Disassociate, Ampallang Infection, and Asylum.

May 25 (Rams Head Live): Deicide, Borknagar, Revenge, Benediction, Scour, Brutality, Blood, True Black Dawn, Dead In The Manger, and Deletere.

May 25 (Soundstage): Mortician, Devourment, Frightmare, Squash Bowels, G.O.D., Sulaco, TFD, Neckbeard Deathcamp, Drogheda, Sorrower, and Endorphins Lost.

May 26 (Rams Head Live): Unleashed, Messiah, Violator, Unanimated, Bethlehem, The Chasm, Fleshcrawl, Mortuary, Majestic Downfall, and Merrimack.

May 26 (Soundstage): D.R.I., Lowlife (Cryptic Slaughter tribute), Accused A.D., Hummingbird Of Death, Hell Bent, Beton, Theories, Ordeals, Hard Charger, and Vault Dweller.