Death Metal

Mystifier

Coming from Brazil, Mystifier play one hundred percent evil, Satan-worshipping, noisy, filthy black metal. Spawned in 1989, Beelzeebubth created Mystifier to express his discontent and feelings of alienation in heavily Catholic Brazil. Additionally, Mystifier’s claim to fame is appearing on the Gummo soundtrack. Contemporaries with Possessed, Sarcofago, and Sepultura, Mystifier are keeping the traditions and aesthetics of the genre alive.  See their first MDF performance this year.

Infernal Revulsion

Coming from the other side of the world, Infernal Revulsion are ready to smash in faces. Formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2005, Infernal Revulsion play brutal death metal in the vein of Wormed, Devourment, and Internal Bleeding, complete with guttural vocals, nonstop double bass, and loud guitars. If Infernal Revulsion’s goal is brutality, they have exceeded all expectations. Make their trip from Japan worthwhile and catch their first MDF set.

Grave Miasma

Occult worshipping black/death metal band Grave Miasma joins MDF from the UK. Founded as ‘Goat Molestor’ in 2006, Grave Miasma shares members with fellow Brits Cruciamentum, who leveled Maryland in 2013. In the same vein, Grave Miasma serves up atmospheric, unholy, gloomy blackened death metal. Join Grave Miasma on an ‘Endless Pilgrimage’ (out May 6th) for their first MDF appearance.

Phobocosm

Joining Deathfest from Montreal, Canada, this four piece death metal band can only be described in one word: crushing. The quartet plays death metal in the vein of Immolation and Deathspell Omega, music that is meant to crush the listener into dust. Phobocosm formed in 2008, but didn’t release a full-length until 2014- the follow up was released earlier this month. Hey, perfecting crushing, oppressive, bleakness takes time. This is Phobocosm’s first MDF appearance.

Sinister

Sinister formed in 1988 in the Netherlands. A classic-sounding Dutch death metal band, Sinister are helmed by drummer-turned-vocalist Aad Kloosterwaard. Although the band has had a revolving line up, Sinister have released a whopping twelve albums. To follow their first Maryland Deathfest appearance in 2016, they will be performing in their home country for Netherlands Deathfest 2017.

Jungle Rot

Jungle Rot, first conceived in Wisconsin in 1994, are every bit as filthy as their name implies. Named after a foot infection common in soldiers stationed in wet climates, Jungle Rot are equally grotesque. Jungle Rot don’t reinvent the death metal wheel, and instead perfect “Neanderthal knuckle-dragging metal.” Fronted by only original member Dave Matrise, Jungle Rot are ready to bring their breed of savage, barbaric death metal to Maryland Death Fest for the first time.

Gruesome

Gruesome is an unabashed, unashamed, Leprosy-era Death worship super-group, consisting of Matt Harvey (Exhumed) covering vocals and guitar, Daniel Gonzalez (Possessed) on guitar, Robin Mazen (Derketa) playing bass and Gus Rios (ex-Malevolent Creation) banging on the drums. Their debut release, Savage Land oozes death metal goodness that would be at home in Tampa, Florida in 1989. In short, Gruesome pays homage to classic death metal- even Chuck Schuldiner would be proud.

This is Gruesome’s first MDF appearance. 

Solstice

Solstice is an American death metal band from Miami, Florida. They were formed in 1990 by drummer Alex Marquez and guitarists Rob Barrett and Dennis Munoz.

Nekrofilth

Nekrofilth is a death metal/thrash/hardcore punk crossover band from Cleveland, Ohio.

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