Circle of Dead Children

Circle of Dead Children is a deathgrind band formed in 1998, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They refer to themselves as "purveyors of pure aural destruction with a claustrophobic, dense take on extreme metal." Vocalist Joe Horvath has stated that the band name was inspired by a vision of his, where a circle of flags from every country in the world lay on the floor, each bearing a mutilated child from its respective nation.


Gadget is a grindcore/hardcore/death metal band that formed in Sweden in 1997.  Initally started as a side project, Gadget became a full time band in late 1999.  Initially, Gadget only had two members, but they has since added 2 more members, completing their lineup and allowing them to perform live.

Fuck I'm Dead

Fuck I'm Dead (formerly known as Fuck...I'm Dead, also known as FID or F.I.D.) is a grindcore band from Melbourne, Australia.  The band used to perform live using a programmed drum machine. In mid-2007, the band announced they'd be experimenting with a live drummer. Shortly after, Darren Condy was recruited as a live drummer, but was later enlisted as a full-time member.

Drugs of Faith

Drugs of Faith are a grind/hardcore punk band from Washington, D.C.  The band has described their sound as being "grind n' roll".


Triac is a grindcore/punk/noise group from Baltimore, Maryland.  Formed in 2003, Triac didn't record their first material until 2007.


Maruta is a grindcore band based out of Miami, FL that was conceived in late 2005. They are known for incorporating dissonant guitar riffs, elements of doom, and death metal into their style of grindcore. They split up in 2011, but reunited again in 2012.  Maruta will be making their second Maryland Deathfest appearance in 2014.

Kill the Client

Kill the Client formed in Dallas, Texas in 2002, taking the American grindcore scene by storm. The band'mixes the brutal assault of grindcore with politically charged lyrics, and has been one of the more highly acclaimed acts in the genre over the past decade.


Jig-ai are a goregrind/death metal band from Prague, Czech Republic.  The band's artwork and lyrical themes are both based off of Guro, a genre of hentai (anime porn) which is characterised by extremely violent images of anime characters (often female) being mutilated in a sexually appealing way. Jigai was a traditional method of ritual suicide for women in Japan.


Pigsty is a grindcore band that formed in 1998 in the Czech Republic.  


Crowpath were a grindcore band from Malmo, Sweden.  The band formed in 1997, and split up in 2010.  Their music drew influences from bands such as Today is the Day and Deadguy, and were known for their unique progressive sound.


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