Early-Bird tickets will go on sale August 7 at 3pm EST. Cost will be $199 and these tickets will be good for all days/bands/venues. This is a special offer, only 150 will be sold! General Admission tickets for all 4 individual days as well as multi-day ticket packages will go on sale sometime in October, after the full line-up has been announced, so don’t panic if you miss out on the early-bird special!
All confirmed bands are listed below. Click on any bands name for more information on the artists.
If you think this website looks unfinished, well…that’s because it’s not done yet!! We are still working on features, functionality, and style, so please bear with us while we work to make your Maryland Deathfest experience better!
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NOTE: Early-Bird tickets will not be mailed until sometime in October.
I have not decided what I plan to do yet. But I sure hope the MDF servers are ready to handle the onslaught when ticket sales begin.
Confirmed bands so far include:
At the Gates
The MDF website is here.
Baltimore recording engineer Mike Franklin thinks that Baltimore is essentially one big family that just hasn’t met yet. He hopes his festival, Ratscape, a celebration of underground local music which he organized with his friend Josh Schleupner, could be one way for all those talented “family” members to get to know one another.
Held July 19-21 at The Hour Haus studios at the corner of North Ave. and Howard St., Ratscape is only on its second year — festival infancy by Baltimore standards. Ratscape occurs the same weekend as the city’s infamous Artscape, which is billed at the America’s largest free arts festival. And while folks at Artscape will be jamming to the sounds of more well known national performers, Ratscape festival goers can listen to music from more than a dozen different and obscure subgenres, representing just a just a tiny slice of the artistic depth of the region. For $5 per day, Ratscape features 47 bands. In keeping with the DIY spirit of the day, the event is also BYOB. So other than the extra cash you’ll want to bring for band merch and one of those exclusive Ratscape t-shirts, Ratscape is a musical bargain.
I spoke with Mike and Josh the other night about their philosophy behind the fest, who is playing, and what to expect. So pop on some headphones and click play on the link below. Set times for the bands for each day are listed below. Watch this space in the coming days for links to music samples from every group performing.
RATSCAPE 2013 running order and set times
2pm – 2:30pm———- Eze Jackson
2:45 – 3:15pm———- Something Complex
3:30 – 4:00pm———- Seaglass
4:15 – 4:45pm———- Expert Alterations
5:00 – 5:30pm———- Matrimonials
5:45 – 6:15———- Choke Motel
6:30 – 7pm ———-Hot God
7:15 – 7:45pm———-Nice Guys
8:00 – 8:30 ———-Pleasant livers
8:45 – 9:15 ———-USSA Pleasuredome
9:30 – 10:00pm———- Special People
10:15 – 10:45pm ———-Shining Mirrors
11:00 – 11:30pm ———-Raindeer
11:45 – 12:15am ———-Arboretum
12:30 – 1:00am ———-Flying Eyes
1:15 – 1:45am ———-Sterling Sisters
Saturday, July 20th
2pm – 2:30pm———- Dead Whale Ramblers
2:45 – 3:15pm———- Blood Horses
3:30 – 4pm ———-Et Al
4:15 – 4:45pm ———-Voodoo Pharmacology
5:00 – 5:30pm ———-Gutterhooks
5:45 – 6:15pm———- Foghound
6:30 – 7pm ———-Lazlo Lee
7:15 – 7:45pm———- Bobby E. Lee & The Sympathizers
8:00 – 8:30pm ———-Wet Brain
8:45 – 9:15pm ———-Hollywood
9:30 – 10:00pm ———-Ravagers
10:15 – 10:45rpm ———-Advlts
11:00 – 11:30 ———-Christopher Nobody & The Nothing
11:45 – 12:15———- Slow Jerks
12:30 – 1:00am ———-Hard Dads
1:15am – 1:45am ———-Baklavaa
Sunday, July 21st
2:pm – 2:30pm ———-Neverthought
2:45 – 3:15pm———- Last of the Vallorians
3:30 – 4:00pm———- Disorder
4:15 – 4:45pm———- Pallid
5:00 – 5:30pm ———-Phantom Lanterns
5:45 – 6:15pm———- Mountainwolf
6:30 – 7:00pm———-Big Mouth
7:15 – 7:45pm ———-Nude Massacre
8:00 – 8:30pm———- Urine
8:45 – 9:15pm ———-Sexgender
9:30 – 10:00pm ———-Barbelith
10:15 – 10:45pm ———-Melungeon
11:00 – 11:30pm ———-Cemetery Piss
11:45 – 12:15pm ———-Rukut
12:30 – 1:00pm———- Noisem
Everyone has their favorite MUST SEE bands for the 2013 Maryland Deathfest. Listed below are all the bands with Thursday’s bands listed first and so on. Tell me which bands you must see. You can choose as many bands as you like. Let’s see who the popular kids on the block are going to be this year.
Don’t know what everyone sounds like? No problem. Check out the MDF event radio station over at Last.fm and find out which bands are your favorites.
Cybergrindcore may not be a metal subgenre hybrid that you have heard before or that is easy to explain, until you listen to Ahumado Granujo. Take the danceable heart pumping synthetic beats you might hear at a downtown rave and mix them with the grinding riffs of grindcore and the throatiest vocals of death metal and you have this amazing and weirdest addition to the 2013 Maryland Deathfest lineup.
Czech Republic import Ahumado Granujo plays MDF on Friday, May 25. Rarely does one encountered such an intentional collision of dissimilar musical styles so expertly executed. I sent my standard questions to Ahumado Granujo and their drummer Pete, aka Kazeto, kindly replied.
Who’s in the in current lineup?
We have a fresh meat at the mic – MDF is going to be his third show with our band. But don’t expect any vocal changes, it should sound pretty much the same as the fans are used to.
So the current line up is:
Wokatej – vox
Jurgen – guitar
Beherit – bass
Pete – drums
What do you consider to be one of your band’s most essential recordings? And why?
I think it’s the first album SPLATTER TEKK because it combines some violent blasts with nice dancey grooves.
How does your band feel about playing Maryland Deathfest? What have you heard about this festival?
It’s a big honor for us to play at MDF for I guess it’s the most famous metal festival in the USA.
What other bands playing MDF do you hope to see perform?
My personal must-see is the Melvins
Will you be doing other shows as part of your stop at MDF or is this appearance exclusive?
We’ll play two more shows in New York and New Jersey and then we head down to Mexico with another Czech band INGROWING. (See tour listing below.)
Will there be any unusual or special merchandize you will be selling while at MDF?
As long as we haven’t released anything new recently, the merch should be standard.
Is there anything else you hope to do while you are in Maryland? Eat crabs? Go to the Chesapeake Bay?
This is going to be my first visit to the USA ever so it strongly depends on the suggestions of the people we’re about to meet.
Is there anything else you want people to know about your band? Any new records coming up? Special tours? Etc. Anything at all?
Thank you for your support! I hope you’ll have fun at MDF!! If you’re interested about AHUMADO GRANUJO or INGROWING, here’s the complete list of USA/MEX tour dates:
CONQUERING THE LANDS OF BURGERS AND TACOS
May 21 New York, NY Saint Vitus Bar
May 22 Secaucus, NJ The Blue Room
May 23 Baltimore, MD MARYLAND DEATH FEST
27 Mayo Pachuca De Soto Salon Alcatraz
28 Mayo Monterrey Bar Montezuma
29 Mayo Toluca Beat Club
30 Mayo San Luis Potosi Tio Mich
31 Mayo Leon After Revolution Bar
01 Junio Mexico City Billiar Billis
Unless you are planning a wedding, June 2013 might seem pretty far off. But for the organizers of Days of the Doomed 3 (or III if you like your numerals Roman), June can’t get here soon enough.
Billed as the biggest doom fest in the midwest, DOTD3 will take place on June 21 and 22 at the Blue Pig in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tickets for this two day celebration of the riff and distortion go on sale December 1, 2012 and are expect to move swiftly! A two day pass is $50 and single day tickets are $30.
The lineup so far includes Penance, Victor Griffin’s new group In-Graved, Dream Death, Iron Man, Pale Divine, The Gates of Slumber, Chowder, Kings Destroy, Orodruin, Earthen Grave, Argus, King Giant, Whaler, Beelzefuzz, Venomous Maximus, Moon Curse, Hollow Leg, and Gorgantherron. According to organizer Mercyful Mike Smith, one more band will be announced sometime in January. You will just have to trust him that whoever it is will be killer.
I can’t think of a better holiday gift for the doom metal aficionado in your life or yourself than some tickets to this event. Besides, Milwaukee in June is reportedly quite lovely. Check out a preview of some of the bands playing in the video below. And then go over to this link and grab a ticket for yourself and a 21+ sexy loved one.
By the way, I wrote about DOTD2 last year. This thing is legit.
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Announcements about who will be performing at the 2013 Maryland Deathfest XI have come in fits and spurts over the last few weeks. And the venue has not been announced yet. But organizers have just updated the list of confirmed performers and my mind has exploded! Seriously, come clean up this mess!!!
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
BOLT THROWER (UK)
CARPATHIAN FOREST (Norway)
GLORIOR BELLI (France)
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)
For more information about SHoD and to buy tickets for one or all days, visit the SHoD fest website. At just $60 for all four days, it is among the least expensive festivals you can attend. Below is a list of all bands play each day. The first band listed will likely play last (or headline) each day.
Thursday Aug 30thRoadSaw
Raw Radar War
Birch Hill Dam
Friday Aug 31stPilgrim
When the Deadbolt Breaks
Devil to Pay
One Inch Giant
Kin of Ettins
Curse the Son
Sunday Sept 2ndIron Man
Gypsy Chief Goliath