Thrash Metal

Solstice

Solstice is an American death metal band from Miami, Florida. They were formed in 1990 by drummer Alex Marquez and guitarists Rob Barrett and Dennis Munoz.

Nekrofilth

Nekrofilth is a death metal/thrash/hardcore punk crossover band from Cleveland, Ohio.

Spazztic Blurr

Spazztic Blurr is a grindcore band from Portland, Oregon.

Razor

Razor is a Canadian thrash metal band formed in 1984 at Guelph, Ontario. The band dissolved in 1992, but reformed in the late 1990s to record another album, titled Decibels, in 1997. The band dissolved again, and reformed in 2005, and are currently planning to record another studio album. Guitarist and primary songwriter Dave Carlo has been the only permanent member in the band's 27-year history.

Razor will be making their first US appearance since 1992 in an exclusive appearance at Maryland Deathfest in 2015.

Excel

Coming straight from the beaches of Venice, California, Excel mix punk and heavy metal. Excel cite influences from both genres, including Black Flag, the Germs, Slayer, and Cryptic Slaughter. The resulting sound would be the perfect surfing, skateboarding, or desert-driving soundtrack. Their contemporaries include Cryptic Slaughter, Suicidal Tendencies, and Megadeth. Excel are known for tagging venues, resulting in a myriad of logos. Excel broke up in 1995, but have been active since 2012. This is their first MDF appearance, after they cancelled in 2015.

Vulcano

Vulcano is an extreme metal band from Santos, São Paulo, Brazil. Founded in 1981, it is one of the first Brazilian heavy metal bands of note.

Metal Church

Metal Church is an American heavy metal band that is credited as a formative influence on the thrash metal sub-genre.

Bulldozer

Bulldozer is an extreme metal band from Milan, Italy, that was active from 1980 until 1990. They had reunited as of 2008.

Dark Angel

Dark Angel originally formed in 1981 in Downey, California (outside Los Angeles), around the time the San Fransisco thrash movement began to blossom. Their distinctive, over-the-top sound - always a beat faster than their contemporaries, with lengthy songs punctuated by extended instrumentalizations - earned them the nickname "L.A. Caffeine Machine".  Throughout the 1980's and early 1990's Dark Angel released four full length albums and toured extensively, gaining noteriety in a thrash scene that was quickly growing in popularity.

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