Maryland Death Fest XI: Feastem, Full of Hell, Gehenna, Heartless, Hellshock, Old Lines, Rotten Sound, Sete Star Sept, Tragedy
124 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
This event is all ages
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Maryland Death Fest XI
After 10 years and over 300 bands representing over 20 countries, the Maryland Deathfest (or "MDF" for short) has developed into the premier metal festival in the United States, and one of the most talked about festivals internationally.
The concept of MDF is simple: to bring to the United States the best and most extreme bands the underground has to offer. Never conforming to trends, or being limited by genre restrictions, MDF is a showcase of what extreme music, both new and old, is capable of. With an emphasis on diversity, the festival brings together the very best death metal, grindcore, doom, thrash, hardcore, black metal, and experimental bands from all around the world. With bands from all over the U.S. and Canada, and exclusive fly ins and rare appearances from some of the most in demand bands from Europe, Australia, and Japan, the diversity of the lineup is only surpassed by the diversity of MDF's rabid fan base, who annually travel from all over the world for a weekend of fun and music.
Since MDF's inception in 2003, festival organizers Ryan and Evan have continued to strive to bring together some of the most legendary bands in the scene and some of the most talked about up-and-coming bands in the underground for an unparalleled experience. Combining the DIY attitude of two young metal fans who are actually part of the scene instead of trying to exploit it, with a refreshing professional touch, MDF is year after year given high marks for being one of the best run and most organized festivals around.
Feastem is a Finnish grindcore band, formed in November 2005 by Kari, Olli and Antti in the town of Raahe. After trying out a couple of drummers they were soon complete with Patrik. Feastem's first live assault was at Lybestock festival in early 2006.
Also known as The Infamous Gehenna.
The band calls its style "negative hardcore", an extreme brand of hardcore with raw black metal influences.
Full of Hell
The embryonic beginnings of Full of Hell displayed their palette at its most primitive, d-beat and blast ridden hardcore punk with spats of noise and caustic rhythm, and within a few short years, they have bloomed into a true force to be reckoned with within the punk, hardcore and metal communities. Since the release of their Profound Lore Records debut album “Full Of Hell & Merzbow” late 2014, their third full-length album, the band began to truly come into their own, combining elements of grindcore, death/black metal, punk and hardcore with a smattering of sonically laden power electronics and industrial pounding. It would also signal the band being at their most active and prolific ever since their inception in 2009.
The band would tour endlessly non-stop in different parts of the world in places as far off as Japan, Australia (twice), Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea etc.), along with several tour runs in Europe and many tour jaunts within the US, along with playing countless festivals and exclusive shows. The band would also add to their repertoire and discography as well during said timeframe releasing a direct collaboration album with The Body and several EPs, one of them being their most-recent split 7”EP with Nails (which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart).
In 2017, Full of Hell have released their newest offering, the now critically acclaimed 3rd solo LP, Trumpeting Ecstasy. Record and engineered at Godcity by Kurt Ballou, the album displays a myriad of extreme sonic textures and a maturation in sound. With guests from Aaron Turner to Art-house pop artist Nicole Dollanganger, the album refuses pigeon hole itself, or as Free Williamsburg wrote, it "traps categorization like a doomed fly".
“…proof that, as with any true lunatics, they’re capable of anything.” - Decibel Magazine
"...a dizzying rush of fury by musicians who’ve mastered the art of explosion, leaving you awestruck and aghast in its wake." - Pitchfork
"Trumpeting Ecstasy is the culmination of Full of Hell really coming into their own, exuding the confidence that comes along with refining their stylistic approach and honing their sound into something that is completely theirs." - Exclaim!
Hellshock is a Crust Punk band from Portland, Oregon that was formed in 2000. They combine a brand of “Dark” Crust Punk with Hardcore Punk, and Thrash Metal. Lyrically, the band writes almost exclusively about war. The five-piece has ex-members of Remains of the Day, Atrocious Madness, From Ashes Rise, and Detestation.
Old Lines, a new band featuring members of now-defunct bands Ruiner and Pulling Teeth, Mitch Roemer, Jake Berry, Matt Taylor, Sean Bajek
Rotten Sound is a Finnish grindcore band, formed in 1993 in Vaasa.
Rotten Sound plays music in the same vein as Napalm Death and Extreme Noise Terror, lyrically attacking social issues such as greed, conformity and racism. The band has been praised mostly for its ferocity and relentlessness, as well as the unusually high musicianship of the group, particularly ex-drummer Kai Hahto, who left to join the Finnish progressive / melodic death metal band Wintersun.
Tragedy is a modern hardcore punk band, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, but currently residing in Portland, Oregon. The band formed in 2000 and was born from the ashes of influential modern hardcore bands His Hero is Gone and Deathreat.
From the insert to the band's first, self-titled LP on Tragedy Records (2000) Tragedy's music is characterized by its unrelenting, heavy hardcore punk sound, often punctuated by melodic interludes and downshifts in tempo. The band remains strongly aware of its roots but often takes the genre in newer, more innovative directions, pioneering a new breed of hardcore punk along with close friends and contemporaries From Ashes Rise, as well other bands residing in Portland and throughout the world.