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SONAR? MARYLAND DEATHFEST DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ SONAR!

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The Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland has been shut down due to an expired liquor license and a subsequent dispute amongst several of the people who run the venue.

“So?” you may be thinking. “Venues get shut down all the time. Such is life. Why should I care?”

Well, this particular venue was supposed to host Maryland Deathfest (plus two sold-out Deftones/Dillinger Escape Plan shows) at the end of this month. Which means the MDF, one of, if not the, most revered extreme music festivals in North America, only has a few weeks to find a new venue.

But don’t fret! According to Metal Underground, “The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.” So it looks like the festival is going forward as planned, which is obviously a major relief. It would be a serious tragedy if the festival had been derailed because somebody couldn’t keep track of an important date.

The final line-up for the fest, as well as set times for each band, is after the jump, although please note that it’s all subject to change once the new venue is announced.

In the meantime, don’t forget that you still have ’til Monday, May 16 at midnight EST to enter the awesome MDF MVP contest we’re doing with Relapse. You could win any 2 shirts, 1 LP, 2 CDs , and a  mystery prize from the Relapse booth at this year’s MDF (Relapse titles only), and the contest is being judged by a who’s who of MDF luminaries: Andres Erickson (General Surgery/Sayyadina), Matt Harvey (Exhumed/Depakitator), Rich Hoak (Brutal Truth/Total Fucking Destruction), Mike Hrubovcak (Monstosity), Mike Majewski (Devourment), Matt Moore (Absu/ Rumpelstiltskin Grinder),  and Proscriptor (Absu)! Go here for all details on how to enter.

And now those set times…

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

MAIN ROOM
WITCHAVEN – 4:45 – 5:15
SHITSTORM – 5:30 – 5:55
NOISEAR – 6:10 – 6:40
MIASMAL – 6:55 – 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST – 7:45 – 8:20
FLESH PARADE – 8:35 – 9:10
EXTORTION – 9:25 – 10:00
BUZZOV*EN – 10:15 – 11:00
TRAGEDY – 11:15 – 12:00
CATHEDRAL – 12:15 – end

Friday, May 27th
Entrance opens at 3 pm

MAIN ROOM
PULLING TEETH – 4:00 – 4:30
NAILS – 4:45 – 5:15
HATRED SURGE – 5:30 – 6:00
MACHETAZO – 6:40 – 7:20
CRIPPLE BASTARDS – 8:25 – 9:05
KYLESA – 10:45 – 11:25
EXHUMED – 11:40 – 12:25
MARDUK – 12:40 – end

OUTSIDE STAGE 1
AURA NOIR – 6:00 – 6:50
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – 7:20 – 8:20
NEUROSIS – 9:10 – 10:45

OUTSIDE STAGE 2
NOCTURNAL – 4:25 – 5:00
FUNEBRARUM – 5:15 – 5:55

Saturday, May 28th
Entrance opens at 12 pm

MAIN ROOM
MASAKARI – 12:30 – 12:55
INNUMERABLE FORMS – 1:10 – 1:35
CREATIVE WASTE – 1:50 – 2:20
MAMMOTH GRINDER – 2:35 – 3:05
CRETIN – 3:20 – 3:55
THE KILL- 4:10 – 4:40
BLOOD FREAK – 4:55 – 5:30
DROPDEAD – 6:25 – 6:55
DOOM – 7:10 – 7:55
DEFEATED SANITY – 9:55 – 10:30
ACID WITCH – 10:45 – 11:25
HOODED MENACE – 11:40 – 12:20
INQUISITION – 12:35 – end

OUTSIDE STAGE 1
CIANIDE – 4:35 – 5:10
IN SOLITUDE – 6:10 – 6:50
IMPALED NAZARENE – 7:55 – 8:45
VOIVOD – 9:45 – 10:45

OUTSIDE STAGE 2
AVULSED – 3:50 – 4:30
NUNSLAUGHTER – 5:30 – 6:10
HAIL OF BULLETS – 6:55 – 7:45
EXHORDER – 8:50 – 9:40

Sunday, May 29th
Entrance opens at 1 pm

MAIN ROOM
VISCERAL DISGORGE – 1:15 – 1:45
OAK – 2:00 – 2:30
NIGHTBRINGER – 2:45 – 3:20
BAD ACID TRIP – 3:35 – 4:10
DEAD CONGREGATION – 4:25 – 5:05
REPUGNANT – 5:40 – 6:20
SKINLESS – 6:45 – 7:30
BASTARD NOISE – 8:15 – 8:55
CITIZENS ARREST – 9:50 – 10:30
WORMED – 10:45 – 11:25
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY – 11:40 – 12:15
GHOST – 12:30 – end

OUTSIDE STAGE 1
GRAVEHILL -3:45 – 4:25
MALIGNANT TUMOUR – 6:00 – 6:45
LOCK UP – 7:30 – 8:15
CORONER – 9:20 – 10:50

OUTSIDE STAGE 2
NOKTURNEL – 5:00 – 5:40
ORANGE GOBLIN – 6:45 – 7:30
NUCLEAR ASSAULT – 8:20 – 9:10

-AR

 

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