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.

Eyehategod Reveal More Details For Mike IX Williams New Orleans, LA Benefit Shows

More details have been reveled for Eyehategod’s upcoming benefit shows for Mike IX Williams, who recently underwent a successful liver transplant.  As previously announced these shows will take place in New Orleans, LA on February 3-5 at Siberia and Poor Boys. Check out the updated daily lineups below. You can also buy special merch HERE.

February 3 (Siberia): Crowbar, Goatwhore, Flesh Parade, Somethings Burning, and Gristnam

February 4 (Poor Boys afternoon show): Thou, Weather Warlock, Mountain Of Wizard, Fat Stupid Ugly People, and Dummy Dumpster.

February 4 (Siberia evening show): Eyehategod (with guest vocalists): Superjoint, Child Bite, Bower, Bruce Lamont, and A Hanging.

February 5 (Poor Boys): Suplecs, The Pallbearers, Die Rottz, Classhole, and Recluse.

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Eyehategod Announce New Orleans, LA Benefit Shows For Mike IX Williams

Eyehategod have announced some New Orleans, LA benefit shows for their singer Mike IX Williams, who is in the hospital awaiting a liver transplant. These shows will take place February 3-5 at Siberia and Poor Boys, and they will also include: Crowbar, Goatwhore, Flesh Parade, Mountain Of Wizard, Thou, Bower, Bruce Lamont (Corrections House), Class Hole, Somethings Burning, Fat Stupid Ugly People, and more.

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In other news, Michelle Maher-Williams has offered another update on Mike IX Williams’ condition:

“Hi everyone! I just wanted to update you on Michael‘s condition. A few weeks ago, they discovered the reason that he kept bleeding internally was due to a bleeding ulcer combined with a very low clotting factor. He underwent endoscopic surgery where they put 3 clips on the ulcer to stop the bleeding. We were informed that it’s in a very fragile area prone to bleed again.

Which, of course, it did. Several times. Eventually, they went in and cauterized the ulcer, hoping to put an end to the bleeding. They also worked on raising his clotting factors with medications to help do so. During this time, the results of Mike‘s stress test came back positive for heart damage. His liver failure has taken a toll on his heart and he needed to undergo a procedure to repair it.

He was told that he would have to be put on blood thinners and, when combined with his already low clotting ability, there was a very high risk that he could bleed out and die on the table. If he didn’t have the procedure, he’d be removed from the transplant list. There was no other choice. He had to do it.

Thankfully, there were no complications, and Michael pulled through. He has to remain on blood thinners until December 8th. Once they are out of his system, it’s transplant time!

Thanks so much to all of you for helping him get this far. I dread to think where he would be without it. His deductible is paid for, as is a portion of his past due hospital bills. But we still need to cover the actual surgery, as well as this current monster of a hospital stay and his aftercare, which involves a ton of expenses. Please continue to send positive thoughts, donate and share, share, share!

Much love and gratitude,
Michelle Maher-Williams”

You can help out by donating HERE.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer, Etc. Set For Netherlands Deathfest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the Netherlands Deathfest. The festival will take place at the 013 in Tilburg, NET, on February 26-28, and will include: Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Aosoth, Autopsy, Contrastic, Cripple Bastards, Cruciamentum, Demilich, Disma, DOOM, Dropdead, Entrails, Entrails Massacre, Excruciating Terror, Flesh Parade, Gruesome, Heaving Earth, Kraanium, Morpheus Descends, Pig Destroyer, Razor, Severe Torture, Teethgrinder, and Vitamin X.

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