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This Icelandic quartet formed in 2002. Although their name means “black death,” a reference to the plague, there is no mistaking this band for anything but massive-sounding, terrifying black metal. Svartidauði’s tunes are akin to being crushed by a giant wave, or being buried alive- completely overwhelming. Back in Reykjavik, Svartidauði is known for their “chaotic and violent” live shows- anyone who catches their first ever Maryland Deathfest set is surely in for a treat.