Magrudergrind, formed in 2002, play a mix of powerviolence and grindcore. The band formed in DC, but relocated to Brooklyn NY. Aside from playing completely punishing music, their claim to fame is performing in an episode of Veep. With a total of fifteen recordings, including 2016’s ‘II,’ Magrudergrind mean business. Their live shows are a chaotic, sonic punch to the gut, and a raging good time, which is why you should catch them destroy at their sixth MDF performance.Magrudergrind is a Washington, D.C. based grindcore and powerviolence band formed in 2002.

Iron Lung

Iron Lung are a two piece powerviolence act from Seattle, Washington.  Their style is heavily influenced by hardcore punk and grindcore.


Formed in 1986 in California, Infest are an exemplary, pioneering powerviolence band (even though they didn’t use that term). Infest mix punk rock speed and social awareness with hardcore anger and in-your-face hostility. Vocalist Joe Denunzio screams about politics, conformity, and war. Their shows amount to non-stop violence and aggression, with non-stop stage diving, and moshing. Infest have been reunited since 2013 and if you haven’t seen them, they’re definitely worth your medical bills. This is their second MDF appearance.

Disciples of Christ

Disciples of Christ (D.O.C) are a punk/grindcore/powerviolence band from Washington, D.C.

Citizens Arrest

Citizens Arrest is a New York-based band that existed from 1989 to 1991 and reformed in 2010 with their original lineup. The group often blended hardcore punk, Grindcore and Powerviolence styles.

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.


Backslider is a grindcore/powerviolence band from Philadelphia, PA.


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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