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TWBM To Play Day Of The Shred Fest

Trapped Within Burning Machinery - Moreno Valley, California's five-piece crushing doom/sludge outfit - is set to play this year's Day Of The Shred Fest on November 1st alongside Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand, The Shrine, and a whole hell of a lot more.

The band was originally a one-man project started by Zak Esparza (lead guitar/vocalist) in 2007. After recording some demos, Zak recruited close friend Geoff Jones to play drums and Juan Rodriguez to fill in on bass.

The trio wrote and recorded the band’s first demo, "Evolutionary Transmitted Disease," and self-released it in the summer of 2009. In January 2011, the band entered the studio to record a first full-length album, "The Putrid Stench of Decaying Self," this time with new bassist Ernie Ballerz and second guitarist Robert Trujillo. The band released the full-length through Black Voodoo Records on October 5th, 2012.

In early 2014, the group released a limited split tape with LA's Pigeonwing. Trapped Within Burning Machinery has also recently added a third guitarist, James Inglett, to expand its sound. As of April of 2014, TWBM just finished second full-length, "The Filth Element," recorded with renowned producer/engineer John Haddad (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia), which will be released via Midnite Collective in the near future.

Day Of The Shred takes place at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California on Novemer 1st. Tickets are available here and the show will feature Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand Elder, The Shrine, Bongripper, Radio Moscow, Ancestors, Glitter Wizard, Graves At Sea, Danava, Arctic, Hot Lunch, All Them Witches, Goya, (16), Greenbeard, and Trapped Within Burning Machinery. More...

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Cancer, More Bands Announced For MDF 2014

The recently reunited UK death metal band Cancer has been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XII. Other confirmations for the 2014 edition of the extreme metal festival include Sacrifice, Nocturnus A.D., Crowbar, and Death Toll 80K from Finland.

Maryland Deathfest XII takes place in Baltimore, MD from May 22-25, 2014 exact venue to be determined.

An updated list of confirmed bands so far is as follows:

ASPHYX (Netherlands)
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
BONGRIPPER
CANCER (UK)
CANDLEMASS (Sweden)
CROWBAR
DEATH TOLL 80K (Finland)
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
EXCRUCIATING TERROR
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND (UK)
GOD MACABRE (Sweden)
GORGUTS (Canada)
GRAVES AT SEA
HEMDALE
MACHETAZO (Spain)
MGLA (Poland)
NOCTURNUS A.D.
SACRIFICE (Canada)
SARKE (Norway)
SOILENT GREEN
SOLSTAFIR
TAAKE (Norway)
TANKARD (Germany)
ULVER (Norway)
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK)
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
UNLEASHED (Sweden)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)

http://www.marylanddeathfest.com/

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More Bands Announced For Maryland Deathfest XII

A few more bands have been announced for next year's Maryland Deathfest, the twelfth edition of the annual festival taking place over Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore:

UNLEASHED (Sweden) - Exclusive US appearance!
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK) - Exclusive US appearance!
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)

The festival organizers have been working on sorting out the venue situation for next year. More details on that are expected in September, with more band announcements coming as soon as next week.

Here's the updated list of confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest XII 2014:

AT THE GATES (Sweden)
UNLEASHED (Sweden)
GORGUTS (Canada)
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK)
TAAKE (Norway)
MGLA (Poland)
SOLSTAFIR (Iceland)
EXCRUCIATING TERROR
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
HEMDALE
BONGRIPPER
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)

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First Bands Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest

The organisers of the Maryland Deathfest have announced the first batch of bands for next year's edition of the event, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 22nd to 25th. The initial bands confirmed for the festival are as follows:

At The Gates
Gorguts
Bongripper
Taake
Solstafir
Mgla
Excruciating Terror
Diocletian

More acts are expected to be confirmed soon.

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Doommantia Benefit Compilation Streaming

The first ever Doommantia compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1," has been streaming online over at bandcamp. The anthology features over 39 bands ranging from War Injun to Bongripper, and was released to benefit Doommantia chief Ed Barnard. For those unaware, Ed has been homeless now for a couple of months but still manages to keep the Doommantia site viable online.

Ed used to have a good job until he suffered a series of two heart attacks. Those events, plus the exorbitant cost of cardial medications made paying the rent an impossibility and got him evicted from his place in Aberdeen, Washington. Now homeless, the doom and metal community has been rallying around his cause with benefit concerts and now this compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1." All proceeds from it will help the Australian Mr. Barnard regain his self-sufficiency.

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