Death Metal


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.


Disma is a death metal band from New Jersey.

Morbid Saint

Morbid Saint is an American thrash metal band from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, active from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s. The band opened up numerous concerts for Florida's Death, one of the progenitors of death metal, as they shared a manager. The band has recently reformed and are planning to record two new songs for the reissue of "Spectrum Of Death".


Ghoul is a thrash metal band from Oakland, California. Though the members' actual identities are meant to be concealed, it is known that some members of Ghoul also play or have played in other bands such as Impaled, Dystopia, Wolves in the Throne Room, Exhumed, Phobia, Asunder and Morbosidad. The members go by the stage names Cremator, Fermentor, Digestor, and Dissector. The band has a large line-up of characters in their lyrics, including the four of themselves. Most of the information about them comes from the "Curio Shop Owner" one of the many characters mentioned in their songs.


Macabre is a grindcore/death metal band from Chicago, Illinois, and have never had a line-up change. They blend thrash metal, death metal, and grindcore (sometimes with nursery rhymes and folk melodies) to form their own unique style dubbed murder metal. Lyrically, they have a strong focus on serial killers, mass murderers and a touch of sick gore humor. Most lyrics are based upon true stories and are about real infamous personalities.


Demigod was a death metal band formed in 1990 in Loimaa, Finland. The band's debut album "Slumber of Sullen Eyes" is highly regarded in the heavy metal community.

Pentagram (Chile)

With only two demos of three songs each, which both date as far back as 1987, as their entire studio output, the name Pentagram has nevertheless persisted in time as one of the originators of what is known today as death metal.


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