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Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced 45 more acts for the 2016 edition of the annual Memorial Day festival bash. Among the list - U.K. doom metal legends Paradise Lost, U.S. doom metal upstarts Crypt Sermon, the reformed Swedish death act Centinex, U.K. legends Discharge, U.S. thrash legends Hirax, soon to be defunct legends Nuclear Blast, U.K. classic metal legends Satan and the mighty Bay Area thrash act Testament.
Tickets for the event will be available soon. Head over to this location for more information.
The freshly named act list is:
The Afternoon Gentlemen (UK)
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin (Italy)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Gets Worse (UK)
I’ve only heard half-remembered memories about this festival. I really had no idea what to expect about the stage lay-out, the area of town, the people, or the bar situation. As I walked down the hill to Sonar, I gradually saw the small bunch of metalheads walking in to see the first band Witchaven. I entered the main hall and followed the crude, hand-written signs explaining where the stage was in the dark, labyrinthine building. Entering into the main room for the first time was like stepping into a metal dream; coming from the hot, sunny outdoors to a cold, pitch black massive room with seemingly no end and seeing an awesome band already in progress with ultra bright flashing lights interrupting your vision and furthering the illusion of this chamber. More...
The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."
As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.
The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."
As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.
Here's the updated flier: More...
The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. 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.
Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:
Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm
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 More...
Sludge mongers Buzzov•en today announced their third tour installment since reuniting early in the year. Hitting all new markets throughout the Southern and Southeastern US this time, the band will hit the old dusty trail again in early February with Virginia's Cough providing direct support. The dates are as follows:
2/04/2011 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Cough
2/05/2011 The Jinx - Savannah, GA w/ Cough
2/07/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Cough
2/08/2011 Walters on Washington - Houston, TX w/ Cough
2/09/2011 Trees - Dallas, TX w/ Cough
2/10/2011 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR w/ Cough
2/11/2011 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Cough
2/13/2011 Southgate House - Newport, KY w/ Cough
2/15/2011 Canal Club - Richmond, VA w/ Cough
2/16/2011 Casbah - Durham, NC w/ Cough
North Carolina sludge merchants Buzzov*en are currently touring the U.S. West Coast this week. The remaining tour dates are as follows:
12/16/2010 Dante’s – Portland, OR
12/17/2010 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
12/19/2010 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
As with the band's October tour dates, Buzzov*en's reunited 1998 "At A Loss" LP lineup of Kirk Fisher on guitar and vocals, “Dixie” Dave Collins (Weedeater) on bass and vocals, and Ramzi Ateyeh (Sourvein) on drums, now also includes Sleepy Floyd (also of Sourvein) on second guitar. The band is also currently in the process of lining up more live shows.
The final line-up of days and bands has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest will take place between May 26th to May 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.
Thursday, May 26th:
LACK OF INTEREST
Friday, May 27th:
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
Saturday, May 28th:
HAIL OF BULLETS
Sunday, May 29th:
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
BAD ACID TRIP
Buzzov*en has announced a six date west coast mini-tour that kicks off on December 13th and includes stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Denver. The dates are as follows:
12/13/2010 The Ruby Room - San Diego, CA
12/14/2010 Ultra Violet - Los Angeles, CA
12/15/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
12/16/2010 Dante's - Portland, OR
12/17/2010 Funhouse - Seattle, WA
12/19/2010 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO
Sweden's Death Breath is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Festival. Next year's festival will take place from May 26th - 29th, 2011. Further details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
North Carolina-based metal act Buzzov*en have announced a small batch of tour dates set take place across the U.S. later this fall. This is the first tour from the band in over eleven years after having reformed.
Buzzov*en U.S. tour dates:
Sep. 25 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Sep. 29 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
Sep. 30 - New York, NY - Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard the Temptress
Oct. 01 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Oct. 02 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Buzzov*en's, Kirk Fisher, alludes to reissues of out of print Buzzov*en albums in an interview with exclaim.ca. Fisher also talks about wanting to tour as Buzzov*en again and properly releaseing "Revelation: Sick Again." Here's an excerpt of the interview on that topic:
What happened to the band after …At a Loss? I heard that Revelation: Sick Again wasn't released because the guy at Off the Records would sue you or something. Will Revelation: Sick Again ever be released properly? Will Buzzov*en ever reunite and tour again? If so, what's your price?
As for Revelation I plan to talk with Hydra Head in the near future about its official release, especially if things come together to do some shows with that line-up. As for Off the Records, fuck that dude! That's all I say there, not gonna waste my breath. We'll see about the tour, and I'd love to do a new album. It's not about price, but I'm not goin' out on the road to not make any money like the old days. We'll see.
Read the full article at Exclaim.ca.
BUZZOV*EN will see the release of five previously unreleased tracks this coming January as "Violence From The Vault." These unearthed tracks were recorded in 1995 with the original "Sore" line-up and would prove to be the last recordings with that line-up.
"Violence From The Vault" will see a January 5th North American release date and is available for pre-order at this location. In addition to the digipak CD, this release will also be available digitally and on 12” vinyl.
Violence From The Vault’s complete track listing is: “Mainline,” “Paintake,” “Breed,” “Nod,” and “I Never.” Audio samples taken from BUZZOV*EN’s previous works can be heard now via the band’s official MySpace page.