Sludge Metal

Buzzov*en

Buzzoven (typeset Buzzov•en) is a sludge metal band from North Carolina, formed in 1991. The band was known for being one of the founders of the sludge genre (after Eyehategod), and also for their out-of-control and violent live shows.

Neurosis

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.

Rwake

Rwake is a Southern sludge metal band from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, that began as a jamming four-piece in 1996. The band was originally called Wake.

Noothgrush

Noothgrush is a sludge/doom metal band from Oakland, CA.  The band name is a reference to the Dr. Seuss book "There's A Wocket In My Pocket", 1974, where a "noothgrush" appears annoyingly on the main character's toothbrush.  Noothgrush will be performing at Maryland Deathfest for the second time in 2014/

Eyehategod

Eyehategod (also abbreviated and referred to as EHG) is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans who formed in 1988. They have become one of the most well known bands to emerge from the NOLA metal scene. .

Eyehategod have noted Melvins, Carnivore, The Obsessed, Discharge, Black Flag, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost, Confessor and Saint Vitus as key influences to their sound. Heavy, detuned, and bluesy guitar riffs dominate the band's discography. They are combined with walls of feedback and tortured vocals to create a harsh misanthropic vibe. 

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