Death Metal

Putrisect

Putrisect is a death metal band from Baltimore, Maryland, formed by ex-members of the band Marrow in 2013.  Despite their brief history, Putrisect has made a name for themselves in the growing Baltimore metal scene, and will be one of several local bands to be featured on the stages of Maryland Deathfest in 2014.

Goat Torment

Goat Torment are a Belgian black/death metal band formed in 2009.  After releasing a few recordings and several lineup changes, Goat Torment continues to play as a two-piece, bringing in studio musicians for live shows.  Goat Torment will be making their first Maryland Deathfest appearance in 2014.

Orator

Hailing from the chaos ridden land of Bangladesh, ORATOR is a Death/Thrash metal band in the vein of Master, old Sepultura, Merciless and many more. Orator so far has released an EP, a demo tape and a full length. Now signed with Pulverised Records, Orator is working on the sophomore release. Orator spreads nothing but deathrashing madness of nothingness or non-existence inspired by their the inauspicious mad Aghoris. The trio will be performing at the Maryland Death Fest in Baltimore, Maryland next year to show their aghoratorical rage!

Triptykon

Triptykon is the latest musical brainchild of Thomas Gabriel Fischer, founding member of metal pioneers Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun. Fischer announced his departure from Celtic Frost in May 2008 and shortly afterwards revealed his new project would be entitled Triptykon, which is a play on the word tryptych, as Triptykon is Thomas Gabriel Fischer's third project after Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. Triptykon are currently working on their second studio album, which is scheduled for release sometime in 2014.  

Aeternus

Aeternus is a death metal/black metal band from Bergen, Norway.  Formed in 1993, Aeternus is one of the pioneers of what the band calls “Dark Metal”, meshing the sounds of Black Metal and Death Metal with superlative guitar playing and occasional haunting, melodic interludes.  With one original member remaining, Aeternus released their seventh full-length album in 2013.  They will be making their first appearance at Maryland Deathfest in 2015.

Necros Christos

Necros Christos is a black metal/death metal band from Berlin, Germany.  In Greek, Necros Christos means "Dead Christ".  Originally formed in 2001, they did not release a full length album until 2007, after which the band began to gain worldwide attention.  Necros Christos will be making their first Maryland Deathfest appearance in 2014.

War Master

War Master formed in 2009 in Houston, Texas, playing old-school death metal.  The band released their second EP, Blood Dawn, in 2013, followed by an extensive touring schedule.  War Master will be bringing some old school-style death metal to Maryland Deathfest in 2014.

Theories

Theories is a death metal/grindcore band from Seattle, Washington.  Although Theories has only been around since 2011, they have made their presence known in the already grind-heavy Seattle scene.  In the fall of 2013, Theories embarked on a west coast tour, playing with dozens of local and national acts, in preparation for entering the studio to record a new album.  Theories will be making their first Maryland Deathfest appearance in 2014.

Wrathprayer

Wrathprayer is a Chilean blackened death metal band formed as a two-piece (later adding a bassist) in 2006.  Despite their small musical library, Wrathprayer have made an impact outside of their home country of Chile, most recently with the release of their first full length album in 2013.  Wrathprayer will be making their first Maryland Deathfest appearance in 2014.

Entrails

Formed in the end of 1990, Entrails were never satisfied with their demo recordings and didn't release any material. The band eventually died out but was resurrected by founding member Jimmy Lundqvist in 2008. In his own words: "I was too nostalgic and said to myself that: Now, many years after the band died, my old songs must be recorded and a demo shall be made, so I started the band again on my own".  SInce their ressurection, Entrails have released some of their previously recorded material, plus three new full-length albums.

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