Blood Duster

Blood Duster is a grindcore/stoner metal band from Melbourne, Australia.  Formed in 1991 as a grindcore band, their music has evolved over the years to incorporate a more "death rock" style and blending it with elements of grindcore.  The group is also well known for their humorous song titles and lyrics.


Hemdale spawned in 1993 out of Cleveland, Ohio. In fitting with the Midwest tradition, Hemdale are a goregrind/death metal band. Much like food poisoning you can’t wait to be rid of, the original Hemdale only was short lived, breaking up in 1997 and reuniting in 2013. Hemdale are best known for their larger than life, bizarre, and rowdy live shows, their former drummer Craig Rowe’s label, Visceral Productions (after folding, many of Visceral’s bands signed to bigger labels), and never releasing a full-length album.

Cock and Ball Torture

Cock and Ball Torture (also known as CBT) are a goregrind/grindcore formed in 1997 in Germany.  Their current lineup consists of all three of the founding members.  They are considered to be one of the forefathers of the goregrind genre, and their music is also often referred to as pornogrind due to heavily sexual lyrical themes.  While drawing influence from other acts such as Hemdale and GUT, Cock and Ball Torture play their own unique style of goregrind that is accentuated with groove-laden riffs.  

Excruciating Terror

Excruciating Terror are a grindcore/powerviolence band from Los Angeles, California.  Formed in 1990, Excruciating Terror was very influential on the west coast grindcore and powervoilence scenes during the early and mid 1990's.  Though the group disbanded in the late 90's, and has been inactive since, members have gone on to play in other groups such as Bloody Phoenix and Endless Demise, and Nausea.  The group made their first Maryland Deathfest, and first east coast performance in many years in 2014, and will be bringing the violence back to California for CDF 2016.

Doubled Over

Doubled Over is a grindcore/sludge/stoner metal band from Melbourne, Australia.  The group contains former members of Die Pigeon Die, Fuck I'm Dead, and The Day Everything Became Nothing.

Creative Waste

Creative Waste is a grindcore band from Saudi Arabia.  Formed in concept only in 2000, Creative Waste did not begin writing or recording material until 2002.  One of Saudi Arabia's only (and possibly only) grind bands, Creative Waste made their first U.S. appearance at Maryland Deathfest in 2012, and will be returning again in 2014.

The Kill

The Kill is a grindcore band from Melbourne, Australia.


Shitstorm is a grindcore/powerviolence side project that includes members of Torche and Capsule.  The grindcore outfit formed in 2007 in Miami, Florida, and were a part of the Maryland Deathfest lineup in 2011.  2014 will mark Shitstorm's second Maryland Deathfest appearance.


Noisear is a grindcore act formed in 1996 in Albequerque, New Mexico.

Bad Acid Trip

Bad Acid Trip was formed in North Hollywood, California in 1989 during the beginnings of the West Coast power violence scene.  The band is recognizable as being one of the more coherent grindcore acts.  


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