Maryland Folk Metal Fest III

Baltimore's Premiere Folk-Metal Festival!

Winterhymn (Cincinnati, OH) has proudly carried the American epic/folk metal flag into battle since 2009. Guitarist/vocalist Draug, guitarist Varrik, drummer Valthrun, violinist Umbriel, keyboardist Exura, and bassist/vocalist Alvadar meld a hostile assault of black, death, and power metal, the haunting strains of folk and symphonic metal, and the spirit and escapism of fantasy and folklore inspired by both their own mythos and the forests and wildlands of their native North America. With a melding of influences including Primordial, Bathory, Amon Amarth, Immortal, Turisas, Manowar, Finntroll, & Dio, they have cast listeners the world over into their own realm of legends, heroes, and conquests and the wild spirit of their vast continental homeland.

In the fall of 2011, Winterhymn released their debut album "Songs for the Slain" and spent 2012 travelling North America in its support. Over the next 12 months Winterhymn had proudly shared stage with many heavyweights of Heavy Metal, including Children of Bodom, Eluveitie, Turisas, Alestorm, Arkona, Skeletonwitch, Huntress, and 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation, and Threat Signal.

2014 brought Winterhymn their biggest adventure to date, Paganfest America Part V, an extensive North American tour alongside Korpiklaani, Turisas, Chthonic, and Varg, terrorizing the continent with their spirit of wild bloodlust. Winterhymn is currently in full writing mode, fine-tuning the songs for their upcoming album and is on track to go into the studio in April 2015.

Sekengard

Malphas

Influences:
Children of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Mastodon, Coheed & Cambria, Sonata Arctica, Carach Angren, Amorphis, Ghost, etc.

Forged in the fires of Hades countless years ago... Lost some members, gained some members, the end.

Influences:
Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, Celtic Frost, Venom, Mercyful Fate, Blue Oyster Cult, Slayer.

Dainsleif

Influences:

Akrea
Agalloch
Amon Amarth
Bornholm
Carach Angren
Catamenia
Einherjer
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Heathen Foray
Helrunar
Kalmah
Korpiklaani
Kromlek
Norther
Manegarm
Obscurity
Ragnarok
Riger
Thormesis
Vreid
Windir
Wintersun
Wolfchant
Wolves In The Throne Room

$22 Early Bird / $25 Advance

Tickets

Patrons under age 21+ pay $2 surcharge at the door

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