Sludge Metal


16 (stylized as -(16)-) is an American sludge metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band is currently signed to Relapse Records. -(16)- has been cited, along with fellow pioneering acts such as Eyehategod, Crowbar and Acid Bath, as one of the subgenre's seminal outfits. In July 2016, the band released their seventh full-length album, The Lifespan of a Moth.


With a band name ripped from pioneering doom/stoner band Electric Wizard’s 2000 release, you know exactly what you’re in for. Formed in Montreal in 2008, Dopethrone are oppressively heavy, blending thick riffs with New Orleans grit. Dopethrone is a must-see for all stoners and doom fans. Get ready to be transported into a swap of perpetual haze at their first MDF set.

Primitive Man

Primitive Man is a sludge/doom band from Denver, Colorado.


Mantar is a sludge/doom metal band from Hamburg, Germany.

Inter Arma

Inter Arma is a blackened sludge/post-metal band from Richmond, Virginia.

Serpentine Path

Serpentine Path formed from the ashes of Unearthly Trance in 2011.


Sourvein are a doom/sludge band who formed in 1993 in Cape Fear, North Carolina.  Singer, and only original member, T-Roy also did samples and sang backup vocals for sludge greats Buzzoven until their initial demise in 1998.  Sourvein will be performing their final show at Maryland Deathfest in 2014.

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep are a Los Angeles based sludge band that formed in 2010.  Since their formation, they've released several splits and full length albums on prominent labels such as Southern Lord and A389 Recordings.  Seven Sisters of Sleep will be making their first Maryland Deathfest appearance in 2014.


Torche is a sludge/stoner metal outfit from Miami, Florida.  Since 2004, Torche have been bringing their unique, hard-hitting sound to audiences worldwide, and have garnered much attention both inside and outside the metal scene.  The past few years have seen Torche touring extensively, and they will be making their first appearance at Maryland Deathfest in 2014.


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