Death Metal


Machetazo is a grindcore/death metal band from La Coruña, Spain formed in 1994. They are one of the few surviving bands in the Spanish underground extreme music scene of the nineties.  Starting off as a two-piece side project, Machetazo became a full-time band in 1999, and since have been quite prolific, appearing on over two dozen albums.  Machetazo will be making their third appearance at Maryland Deathfest in 2014


Repugnant are a Swedish death metal band from Stockholm formed in 1998.  The band has been pointed out as one of the first revivalists of the Swedish death metal movement, along with Kaamos.


Exhumed is an American death metal band from San Jose, California, most recently signed to Relapse Records.

Hail of Bullets

Hail of Bullets hails from the Netherlands. This old school death metal band will have you banging your head in time to classic-sounding death metal riffs while learning a bit about WWII history.  HoB features the legendary Martin van Drunen, “resident historian,” on vocals, who also growls for Asphyx and formerly sang for Bolt Thrower and Pestilence. HoB also features members of notable Dutch bands Thanatos and Ayeron.

Hail of Bullets played MDF in 2009 and 2011, making this their 3rd appearance! 

Extermination Angel

Extermination Angel is a death metal/thrash band from Maryland.

Die Pigeon Die

Die Pigeon Die is a brutal death metal/goregrind band from Melbourne, Austrialia.


Demonical formed out of the ashes of Swedish death metal band Centinex in 2006. Demonical plays pummeling death metal in the vein of Swedish brethren Dismember and Vomitory. Much like their death metal forefathers, Demonical punctuates crushingly heavy riffs with masterful guitar solos.

This is Demonical’s second MDF appearance, their first was 2012.

Looking for an Answer

Looking For An Answer is a Death Metal/Grindcore band from Madrid, Spain. They were formed in 1999.


Ulcerate is a death metal band from Auckland, New Zealand.  Formed in 2000 as Bloodwreath, they changed their name to Ulcerate in 2002.  In 2012, Ulcerate made their first appearance at Maryland Deathfest, and also signed to Relapse Records.  2013 saw Ulcerate release their fourth full-length album, titled "Vermis", to high praise in the death metal community.  Maryland Deathfest 2014 will be the second performance from New Zealand metal greats Ulcerate.

Deviated Instinct

Deviated Instinct, formed in 1984, is a pioneering British crust punk / death metal band.  The band disbanded in 1991, but reunited in late 2007.


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