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First Bands and Dates Announced For MDF 2015

The first round of band confirmations have been made for Maryland Deathfest 2015. The thirteenth edition of the festival will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015.

The bands confirmed so far are as follows:

Aeternus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Arcturus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Aura Noir (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Bulldozer (Italy) - exclusive US appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Einherjer (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Impetuous Ritual (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Lock Up - exclusive US appearance
Lycanthropy (Czech Republic)
Melt-Banana (Japan)
Metal Church
Portal (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Serpentine Path
Skepticism (Finland) - exclusive US appearance
Suffering Mind (Poland)
Triptykon (Switzerland) - exclusive US appearance
Tsjuder (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Twilight of the Gods - exclusive US appearance
Ufomammut (Italy)
Vallenfyre (UK) - exclusive US appearance
Vulcano (Brazil) - exclusive US appearance
Wolfbrigade (Sweden) - exclusive US appearance

Dates that each band performs and running times will not be set until closer to the festival dates.

The organizers are satisfied with the venue situation this year and have decided to use the same set up next year. This means that Maryland Deathfest 2015 will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for the two main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Place) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.

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Dragged Into Sunlight Announces Headline Tour

Mysterious U.K. extreme metal act Dragged Into Sunlight has revealed plans to embark on a first-ever headlining tour across Europe. Full dates for the tour, which kicks off in April, can be found listed below or in the tour trailer below.

Since the release of latest album “Widowmaker," Dragged Into Sunlight has been holed up writing material for a brand new album, details of which will be revealed in due course.

Surfacing prior to that will be a split with Gnaw Their Tongues, about which the band comments: “The collaboration with Gnaw Their Tongues sees Dragged Into Sunlight adorn yet another new flesh and takes the auditory madness to new levels of suffocating, visceral, aggression.”

4/26 Camden, UK – Desert Festival 2014 @ Underworld
4/27 Braunschweig, DE – Nexus
4/28 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
4/29 Dresden, DE – Chemiefabrik
4/30 Bologna, IT – Freakout Club
5/1 Milan, IT – LoFi
5/2 Brussels, BE – DNA
5/3 Paris, FR – Stoned Gatherings @ Glazart
5/4 Bristol, UK – Temples Festival @ Motion More...

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Behexen And Woe Added To Incubate Fest

Behexen and Woe have been added to the already extensive lineup for the Dutch Incubate festival, which takes place this coming September. Full details and tickets can be found at this location.

Other bands playing Incubate include Immortal, Mayhem, Gehenna, Khold, Tulus, Chaos Invocation, Dragged Into Sunlight, Brutal Truth, Worship, and many more. The currently announced lineup is:

Friday September 20th

Gehenna (NO)
Chaos Invocation
Dragged into Sunlight
Brutal Truth
Sonne Adam
Terzij de Horde
Verbum Verus
Neige Morte
Serpent Noir
Iron Witch
Dead Existence
Downfall of Gaia
Age Of Woe More...

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Dragged Into Sunlight Announces New Shows

U.K. extreme metal act Dragged Into Sunlight has just been announced to play at this year's Incubate Festival in Tilburg, NL this September alongside acts including Immortal, Mayhem, Brutal Truth, Neige Morte and more. The appearance will follow the band’s recently announced U.K. tour with Bossk throughout May in support of the 2012 release, “Widowmaker."

Furthermore, Dragged Into Sunlight has announced the band will be hosting a Reddit AMA - “Ask Me Anything” chat on May 7th at 7:00 pm GMT (12 pm Pacific/ 3 pm Eastern).

5/24 Dublin, UK – The Pint
5/25 London, UK – Birthdays #
5/26 Manchester, UK – Alter Ego #
5/27 Glasgow, UK – Audio #
5/28 Leeds, UK – The Library #
8/30 Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
9/2 Tilburg, NL – Incubate Festival @ 013
# with Bossk More...

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Dragged Into Sunlight Posts Tour Trailer

Following the success of 2012's "Widowmaker," Dragged Into Sunlight is again ready to grab the metal underground by the throat with the announcement of tour dates this May in the U.K.

This will mark the first time the band has toured the U.K. in three years. Joining the group will be experimental juggernaut Bossk. The band has unleashed the following trailer in anticipation of the tour: More...

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Dragged Into Sunlight Announces UK Tour Dates

Following the success of 2012's "Widowmaker," Dragged Into Sunlight has announced a series of tour dates this May in the UK and Ireland. This will mark the first time the band has toured the UK in three years. Joining them will be experimental juggernaut Bossk, themselves touring the UK for the first time in six years. Here are the latest tour dates:

5/24 The Pint, Dublin, Ireland.
5/25 Birthdays, London, UK.
5/26 Alter Ego, Manchester, UK.
5/27 Audio, Glasgow, UK.
5/28 The Library, Leeds, UK.

The band has unleashed the following trailer in anticipation of the tour:

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Dragged Into Sunlight Streaming Full Album Online

The UK-based extreme metal act Dragged Into Sunlight has premiered the new album "Widowmaker" in North America via Exclaim.ca. Check out the full album stream at this location.

"Widowmaker" is set for a November 6th release on CD and MP3 through Prosthetic Records and a November 13th release on vinyl. The album consists of three tracks, simply titled "Part 1," Part 2," and "Part 3," that combine into 40 minutes of "pure aural debauchery." More...

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Dragged Into Sunlight Reveals Album Artwork

The album artwork for "Widowmaker," the new album by U.K. extreme metal band Dragged Into Sunlight, was completed by Norwegian occult artist Sindre Foss, and its imagery creates a foreshadowing of what you can expect to hear on the new release.

For those who can't wait, Dragged Into Sunlight has teamed up with Decibel magazine to give you a sneak peek of the entire album's artwork paired with over three minutes of new music. Check it out through Decibel here or below.

"Widowmaker" is set for a November 6th release on CD and MP3 and a November 13th release on vinyl and consists of three tracks that combine into 40 minutes of pure aural debauchery. The album was produced by Tom Dring in three sessions spanning the past three years and has been described by the band as "complete misery, depression, and isolation" akin to "snapping the bones of the weak and crushing their shrunken skulls." More...

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Dragged Into Sunlight Announces New Album

The new release by the elusive U.K. extreme metal act Dragged Into Sunlight has finally come to fruition. "Widowmaker" – which, the band stresses, is not to be considered a follow-up to the 2010 debut "Hatred For Mankind" (reissued by Prosthetic in 2011) – is set to be released on November 6 in North America, November 5 in the U.K. and November 9 in Germany.

"Widowmaker" was produced by Tom Dring during three recording sessions over the course of two years and includes additional guitars by an unnamed member of U.K. cult metal band Bossk. The grueling 40-minute, three-track album has been described by the band as "everything heavier and everything louder than everything else" with "an oppressing overtone of complete misery, depression, and isolation."

The members of Dragged Into Sunlight keep their idenities hidden by appearing masked in photos and playing with their backs to the audience in near-total darkness. More information on "Widowmaker" will be revealed in the coming week

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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Dragged Into Sunlight Announces New Tour Dates

The mysterious U.K. doom metal band Dragged Into Sunlight has announced an appearance at this year’s Maryland Death Fest. The three day metal festival will start on May 24th and will see the band featured alongside the likes of Godflesh, Morbid Angel, Electric Wizard, and many more.

Following the completion of the festival, Dragged Into Sunlight will embark on a tour running from May 28th to June 14th that includes dates with Cough and Wolvhammer. Prepare to be annihilated, as the band has stated: "We anticipate consuming the East Coast state-by-state. Expect nothing less than total carnage. See you there."

Dragged Into Sunlight's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

ARCHGOAT (Finland)
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Evile Confirmed For Damnation Festival 2011

The organizers of Great Britain's Damnation Festival, which will take place on November 5th at Leeds University Union in Leeds, England, have announced four more additions for this year's edition of the event. British thrasher Evile will be performing at the festival, as will new confirmations Turisas, Xerath and A Man Called Catten.

You can check out a poster featuring the updated lineup below. More...

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Electric Wizard Announced For Maryland Deathfest X

ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK) will be making an exclusive U.S. appearance at Maryland Deathfest X. Also newly confirmed for the festival, slated to take place May 24-27, 2012, are CONFESSOR, HAEMORRHAGE (Spain), and OCTOBER 31. The confirmed bands so far are:

ANVIL (Canada)
MORGOTH (Germany)
DEMIGOD (Finland)
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
NAUSEA (California)

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Maryland Deathfest X Initial Bands Announced

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have confirmed the first batch of bands for next year's edition of the event, which will take place from May 24-27, 2012 at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland. The first names for the festival are as follows:

Morbid Angel
Saint Vitus
Church of Misery
The Devil's Blood
Negura Bunget
Today Is The Day
The Day Everything Became Nothing
Dragged Into Sunlight
Agents Of Abhorrence
Bloody Phoenix

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Prosthetic Records Releases Summer Sampler

Prosthetic Records has launched a new downloadable sampler on their Facebook page. The free sampler features new songs by The Greenery, Scale The Summit, Book of Black Earth, Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire, Last Chance To Reason and Black September in addition to tracks from some of Prosthetic's best-known heavy-hitters. Here's the complete tracklisting:

1. Holy Grail - "Call of Valhalla"
2. Scale The Summit - "Whales"
3. Animals As Leaders - "CAFO"
4. Last Chance To Reason - "Upload Complete"
5. The Acacia Strain - "The Hills Have Eyes"
6. The Greenery - "Crimewave"
7. Trap Them - "The Facts"
8. Book of Black Earth - "Cross Contaminated"
9. Neuraxis - "Asylum"
10. Black September - "The Forbidden Gates Beyond"
11. Withered - "Extinguished With The Weary"
12. Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire - "Lower Than Life, High As The Sky"
13. Dragged Into Sunlight - "Boiled Angel"
14. The Funeral Pyre - "Seeking Flesh and Bone"
15. Skeletonwitch - "Submit To The Suffering"
16. Mercenary - "The Follower"
17. Antagonist - "Sasha Grey"

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More Bands Announced For Damnation Festival

The organizers of the Damnation Festival have checked in with the following update about adding more bands to the lineup:

"Reformed industrial metal pioneers Godflesh head up the latest bookings for Damnation Festival 2011. Joining them at Leeds University Union on Bonfire Night, Saturday, November 5 will be post-rockers God is an Astronaut, who top the third stage and the atmospheric black metal their fellow Irishmen Altar of Plagues.

"The three bands expand on the already diverse bill for 2011's finest UK metal event, so far boasting Ulver, Decapitated, Doom, Amplifier, Shining, Dragged Into Sunlight and Astrohenge, with main stage headliners amongst the many more still to be announced."

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Dragged Into Sunlight Announces European Tour

Prosthetic Records first U.K. signing, Dragged Into Sunlight, has announced a European tour with Rwake. The trip runs from April 17th - 25th and includes dates with Weedeater, Today Is the Day, and Soilent Green. The track "Boiled Angel," from the band's debut "Hatred For Mankind," which will see its North American debut via Prosthetic Records on January 18, is also now streaming at Brooklyn Vegan. The upcoming Dragged Into Sunlight tour dates are as follows:

4/17 Geneva, Switzerland- L'usine
4/18 Bologna, Italy- Sottotetto Clu
4/19 Vienna, Austria- Arena
4/20 Prague, Czech Republic- Exit Chmelnice, (w/ Today is the Day & Soilent Green)
4/21 Hamburg, Germany- Astra Stube
4/22 Copenhagen, Denmark- Beta
4/23 Bremen, Germany- Treue
4/24 Ghent, Belgium- Decadence (w/ Weedeater)
4/25 London, UK- Underworld (w/ Amenra)

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Dragged Into Sunlight Signs To Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records has signed the U.K. act Dragged Into Sunlight to a worldwide recording contract. This marks the first signing of a U.K. band for the label, which will re-release the Dragged Into Sunlight's album "Hatred For Mankind" in April, 2010. The album, recorded by Tom Dring and Billy Anderson, was originally released in 2009 by Mordgrimm Records.

The band, who appear masked in photos, play in near total darkness and smoke and do not publicize their individual names. Dragged Into Sunlight commented about today's heavy music scene: "A few blastbeats, a scrawled logo and people accept it, regardless of the reality. Dragged Into Sunlight is a concept, we've taken the time to come up with our own understanding and presentation of what we want to see associated with extreme metal in 2009 and beyond."

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