FUBAR is a grindcore band from the Netherlands.


Anarchus is a grindcore band from Mexico City, Mexico. 


Doom are an English hardcore punk band from Birmingham whose first lineup were together from 1987 to 1990. Despite its short existence, the band is considered pivotal in the rise of crust punk, a punk rock style that fuses extreme metal with anarcho-punk. They recorded for Peaceville Records and are cited as an early precursor to grindcore. 


S.O.B (sometimes also known as SxOxB, which is an acronym for Sabotage Organised Barbarian, sometimes also known as Sounds/Symphonies of Brutality) formed in 1983 in Osaka, Japan. 

Lord Gore

Lord Gore is a death metal/gridcore/goregrind band from Portland, Oregon.  They will be making their first California Deathfest appearance in 2017, and will also be playing at Maryland Deathfest in 2018.


Siege is a hardcore punk band from Weymouth Massachusetts.  Formed in 1981, they were active in the Boston hardcore scene from 1984 to 1985, reunited briefly in 1991, and reformed again in 2016.  The band has become revered by punk and metal fans and are now regarded as one of hte pioneers of grindcore and powerviolence.


California four-piece BruceXCampbell are a mysterious bunch. BruceXCampbell is a grind/crust band who presumably were quite influenced by the Evil Dead trilogy. (Who wouldn’t be?) They play fast, abrasive music in the vein of Excruciating Terror, Tragedy, and Extreme Noise Terror. This is BruceXCambell’s first MDF appearance.


Skullshitter are a three piece grindcore band from New York. Formed in 2010, they’re relative newbies to this incarnation of Maryland Deathfest. Skullshitter play fast, angry grindcore- but the death metal, acid-trip vocals are what differentiates them from their grind brethren.  This is their first MDF appearance.

Six Brew Bantha

Six Brew Bantha are visiting Baltimore from Victoria, British Columbia in Canada. Six Brew consists of “three best friends” making “hateful grindcore.”  Their crusty grind assault is fast, angry, and pissed- exactly how you want your hateful music. This is Six Brew Bantha’s first MDF performance.


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