Sick/Tired is a hardcore punk/powerviolence band from Chicago, Illinois, featuring members of Mk-Ultra and Weekend Nachos.  Formed in 2009,  Sick/Tired released a their most recent LP in 2013, and will be making their first Maryland Deathfest appearance in 2014.

The Endless Blockade

The Endless Blockade were a Toronto, Canada based powerviolence band active from 2003 until 2010.  Their sound was an eclectic mixture of hardcore punk and sludge, and even some noise elements.

Despise You

Despise You is a powerviolence/hardcore band from Inglewood, California.  The band formed in 1995, and have been one of the more influential groups in the west coast powerviolence scene.


XBRAINIAX are a powerviolence band from Clinton, Michigan.  The band formed in 20041, and draws influence from powerviolence greats like Infest and Lack of Interest.

Capitalist Casualties

Capitalist Casualties are a hardcore/powerviolence band formed in 1987 in Santa Rosa, California.  They are considered to be one of the original powerviolence bands to come out of southern California during the late 1980's.  The group has been active for over 25 years, and as a prolific amount of recorded material, most of which are split albums with other artists.  Capitalist Casualites are two-time veterans of Maryland Deathfest, and will be making their first California Deathfest appearance in 2016.

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.


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.

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.  

Bastard Noise

The Bastard Noise was founded in 1991, initially as a side project of powerviolence band Man Is The Bastard.  The project has featured many artists and contributors over the years, and their unique sound incorporates a variety of instruments, some of which are crafted specifically for individual projects.

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.


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