Grave, Bloodbath, Primordial and More Announced for Maryland Deathfest 2024 First Wave


After deciding to take a hiatus in 2023, legendary death metal festival Maryland Deathfest has announced the first wave of bands for the 2024 edition. Swedish death metal staples Grave, Bloodbath and Vomitory, plus Celtic metal institution Primordial, make up the largest names announced. Early bird tickets go on sale Friday, January 27 at 11am EST.

Maryland Deathfest 2024 (So Far)

1349 (Norway)
AHAB (Germany)
Apartment 213
Archgoat (Finland)
Aura Noir (Norway)
Avulsed (Spain)
Bloodbath (Sweden)
Blue Holocaust (France)
Broken Hope
Carpathian Forest (Norway)
Cenotaph (Turkey)
Coffins (Japan)
Deathhammer (Norway)
Defleshed (Sweden)
Extortion (Australia)
Fossilization (Brazil)
Grave (Sweden)
Inhume (Netherlands)
Internal Suffering (Colombia)
Mortuary Drape (Italy)
Necessary Death
Primordial (Ireland)
Ripper (Chile)
ROT (Brazil)
Sacrifice (Canada)
Severe Torture (Netherlands)
Tankard (Germany)
Vomitory (Sweden)
Vomi Noir (France)
Yacøpsæ (Germany)
Yellow Eyes

Regarding exclusive performances:

The majority of the foreign bands confirmed thus far will be making an exclusive US appearance at MDF 2024. There are a few foreign bands that will also play several additional MDF-affiliated shows in the week following MDF, so be on the lookout for more info about that in the coming months.

And venues:

Regarding venues/stages being utilized for MDF 2024, we are planning to use Rams Head, Power Plant, Soundstage, and potentially a stage outside at Market Place (near Soundstage). We will be able to follow up about the Market Place stage in the early summer, but as it stands now, we are planning on this 4 stage arrangement, all of which are contained to one general area and will reduce the amount of walking for you. This indoor/outdoor arrangement all in the same general area could be somewhat reminiscent of when the festival was at Sonar, for those who remember that.

There will be plenty of space for merch vendors around the fountain area at Power Plant and nearby sidewalks, right between the stages being used.

Organizers say they still have 40 more bands to announce and to expect 10 more to be revealed in February.

Grave, Bloodbath, Primordial and More Announced for Maryland Deathfest 2024 First Wave
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