Yacøpsæ are a German grind/powerviolence band founded in 1990, born out of a punk/squat community and named after a local singer (Jakobs). Although Yacøpsæ existed as a duo for their first six years, the addition of a bassist in 1996 cemented their line-up, which has remained unchanged since (with the exception of a few session musicians). Yacøpsæ is known for singing in German, insanely fast and precise blast beats and stop and go breaks. 


This is Yacøpsæ’s second MDF performance, their first occurred in 2006.

Dead Church

Three piece grinders Dead Church come from Detroit, Michigan. (If you’re up on your grind history, you’ll recognize MI as the home of Repulsion.) In true grind fashion, Dead Church has never released a full length, but has released four splits and an EP. This trio blends sheer grind energy and powerviolence aggression into short, under-sixty-second assaults.

This is Dead Church’s first MDF appearance. 

Sanitys Dawn

Sanity’s Dawn join MDF from Germany, where they formed in 1987. Starting as a goregrind band, Sanity’s Dawn emerged as a more punk/straight-forward grind band starting with their album Chop Copper, in 2001. In their long history, Sanity’s Dawn have released splits with Exhumed and grind staples like Magrudergrind, Yacopse, and Fuck…I’m Dead. This is Sanity’s Dawn’s second MDF appearance, their first in 2006.

Corrupt Leaders

Corrupt Leader is a Canadian grindcore band. 

Knelt Rote

Originally a power electronics/noisegrind act for the first two releases, the band assumed a different musical direction on Insignificance, fusing elements of black metal and grindcore.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Formed in 1994 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Agoraphobic Nosebleed is one of the most well-known drum-machine grindcore bands and have been highly influential to the genre.  Widely known for their rare live appearances, they played their first full live set at Maryland Deathfest in 2015, and will be returning to the stage to destroy California Deathfest in 2016.


Splatterhouse is a Brutal Death Metal/Grindcore band from Portland, Oregon.

Suffering Mind

Suffering Mind is a grindcore band from Poland.


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