Hardcore Punk

Ambassador Gun

Ambassador Gun is a punk/grind band from Minneapolis, MN.


Gride is a grindcore band formed in 1996 in the Czech Republic.


Integrity is a metallic punk/hardcore band formed in 1988. Their lyrical themes include religion, the supernatural, mental illness, individualism, the occult, and Holy Terrorism, INTEGRITY are unquestionably one of the pioneering forces that forged the worlds of hardcore and metal together. Their influence on hundreds, if not thousands of bands can still be heard to this day.

Lack of Interest

Lack of Interest is a hardcore/powerviolence band from Los Angeles, CA.


Dropdead is a hardcore punk band based in Providence, Rhode Island. They have been active in the punk scene since 1991.  They address subjects such as animal rights, pacifism, and anti-authoritarianism.  The band's songs are generally short and very fast-paced, with few lasting longer than one minute.  Dropdead made their first appearance at Maryland Deathfest in 2011, and will be returning for a second appearance in 2014.


Tragedy is a hardcore/crust punk band originally formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 2000 from the ashes of highly influential modern hardcore acts His Hero is Gone and Deathreat. Tragedy, now located in Portland, OR, consists of vocalist/guitarist Todd Burdette (ex-HHIG, Deathreat), who is also screaming for Severed Heads of State, guitarist Yannick Lorrain (ex-HHIG, Deathreat), bassist Billy Davis (ex-From Ashes Rise, Deathreat) and drummer Paul Burdette  (ex-HHIG, Deathreat). Tragedy play aggressive, vitriolic modern hardcore. This is their third MDF appearance.

Corrosion of Conformity

Founded by three teenagers in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1982, Corrosion of Conformity began as an underground band and went on to transform heavy music, challenging boundaries and serving as what Decibel Magazine called “a crucial stylistic lynchpin in the bridge between metal and punk” that “irrevocably reshaped crossover’s sonic possibilities.


Neurosis is a post-metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore/punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music.

Coke Bust

Coke Bust are a Washington, DC straight edge hardcore band formed in 2006.


Rorschach is a New Jersey-based band that existed from 1989 to 1993 and reformed in 2009. The group often blended hardcore punk and dissonant elements of metal providing the inspiration to a number of hardcore and post hardcore bands thereafter.


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