Heavy Metal

Tombs

Tombs is an experimental metal band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2007. They are best known for their sound which combines a mix of multiple metal styles which includes elements of black metal, hardcore, doom metal, and sludge metal.

In Solitude

In Solitude is a heavy metal band from Uppsala, Sweden.

Sacred Reich

Sacred Reich is a Phoenix, Arizona-based thrash metal band that formed in 1985.  They disbanded in 2000 but have since reuinted on the festival circuit across Europe and North America.

Atheist

Atheist is a death metal band from Florida, founded in 1984 by drummer Steve Flynn and singer/guitarist Kelly Shaefer. Atheist are noted for their highly technical playing style, often reminiscent of jazz.

The Obsessed

The Obsessed is a doom metal band from Maryland led by Scott "Wino" Weinrich, who also fronted Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, Place of Skulls, The Hidden Hand and W.I.N.O. Formed in 1976, they first split up in 1986 when Wino joined Saint Vitus, but reformed four years later.  They split in 1995, but reunited again in 2011 for several live shows.

Down

Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Kirk Windstein, bassist Pat Bruders and drummer Jimmy Bower.

Pentagram (USA)

Pentagram is an American heavy metal band from Alexandria, Virginia, most famous as one of the pioneers of doom metal. The band was prolific in the underground scene of the 1970s, producing many demos and rehearsal tapes, but did not release a full-length album until reforming in the early 1980s.

Manilla Road

Manilla Road are an American heavy metal band from Wichita, Kansas, founded by lead guitarist Mark 'the Shark' Shelton.

Venom

There is much to be said about Venom- including their recent line up changes and the story their last MDF performance, but most importantly, about their influence on music. Venoms first to albums, Welcome to Hell and Black Metal influenced metal so profoundly that ‘black metal’ became the name of an entire subgenre. When Venom formed in 1979 in England, their music was heavier, faster, less polished, and more evil than their contemporaries. Venom cite bands like Black Sabbath, KISS, Judas Priest, and the Sex Pistols as inspiration, all of this is evident in their music and aesthetic.

Hail of Bullets

Hail of Bullets hails from the Netherlands. This old school death metal band will have you banging your head in time to classic-sounding death metal riffs while learning a bit about WWII history.  HoB features the legendary Martin van Drunen, “resident historian,” on vocals, who also growls for Asphyx and formerly sang for Bolt Thrower and Pestilence. HoB also features members of notable Dutch bands Thanatos and Ayeron.

Hail of Bullets played MDF in 2009 and 2011, making this their 3rd appearance! 

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