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.  

Flesh Parade

Flesh Parade is a grindcore band from New Orleans, Louisiana. 


Cretin is a grindcore/death metal band from the Bay Area in California.  They are very heavily influenced by grindcore legends, Repulsion.  Initially formed in 1992, they have been on again/off again with few releases and live appearances, although they recently toured and are working on writing new material. 

Blood Freak

Blood Freak is a Portland, Oregon based death metal/grindcore band that formed in 2003.

Malignant Tumour

Malignant Tumour formed in Czech Republic in 1991, soon after the Iron Curtain fell. In their 23 year history, Malignant Tumour evolved from a straight up gore-grind band to a groovy crust-n-roll band. The band, helmed by guitarist and vocalist Bilos, has played over 1000 shows and appear on 45 recordings.

This is Malignant Tumour’s second MDF appearance. Their first appearance in 2010 resulted in a beach party. Don’t be left on the sand. 


Contrastic is a grindcore band formed in 1993 from the Czech Republic.  They have an experimental sound that includes elements of electronic and industrial music with an experimental flare.

Weekend Nachos

Weekend Nachos is a powerviolence/hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois.  Their sound is an eclectic mix of punk and powerviolence with heavy doom-laden riffs.


Wake is a grindcore band from Calgary, Canada.


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