Death Metal

Broken Hope

Broken Hope was an American death metal from Chicago, Illinois.  Broken Hope was founded in 1988. They were known as an accomplished mid-paced style death metal band with low-pitched growling vocals. As a band, they spanned roughly twelve years, recording five albums between 1991 and 1999.


Benediction is a British death metal band from Birmingham, England. They were formed in February 1989.

Righteous Pigs

Righteous Pigs are a grindcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada.  After their second album they broke up and Mitch Harris joined Napalm Death.


Repulsion is an early grindcore / death metal band from Flint, Michigan. They have been called the "most influential grindcore band of all time".


Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. Although widely regarded as pioneers of the grindcore genre, their early work was also tagged as splatter death metal, hardgore, and goregrind on account of their morbid lyrics and gruesome album covers. However, they also became one of the pioneers in the subgenre known as melodic death metal with their 1993 album Heartwork.


Spanish tech-death band Wormed love space so much that they have dedicated four albums to the topic. Devastatingly heavy and precise, similar to early Cryptopsy and Suffocation, Wormed examines heavy topics such as the nature of the cosmos, the human psyche and human evolution by essentially pummeling the listener in the face. Wormed hurls through space and time with break-neck speed, crushing heaviness and brutal technicality.  They’ll be appearing at MDF for the third time.  

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace was formed by Lasse (also known from the cult Finnish death metal band Phlegethon) in the summer of 2007. Very much influenced by the first Cathedral album, Winter, and Asphyx the band started to play really doom-laden death metal that combined crushing and somber riffs with a hint of melody that comes from their love for the early Candlemass albums from the 80's.  Hooded Menace will be making their second Maryland Deathfest appearance in 2014.


Skinless was an American death metal band from upstate New York that was formed in 1992 and disbanded in 2011.


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.


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