Days of Darkness
Days of Darkness
Poster for the first edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Traditional Doom, Post-Metal, Sludge Metal, Heavy Metal, Hip-Hop, Electronica
Date(s) October
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Venue(s) Ram's Head Live
Years active 2017 - Present
Promoter(s) Maryland Deathfest
Associated Events Maryland Deathfest, California Deathfest, Netherlands Deathfest
Website Maryland Deathfest on Facebook

Days of Darkness is a two-day festival organized by the same people involved with Maryland Deathfest. Held at Ram's Head Live in the fall, Days of Darkness holds a greater emphasis on doom and stoner bands than it's predecessor (Which has also hosted a great deal of stoner & doom acts on it's own accord.).


On 10 February 2017 Maryland Deathfest would announce their spin-off festival slated for October, with the initial bands announced being Neurosis as one of the headliners, along with Manilla Road, Elder, GosT, Unearthly Trance, Warning, Bongripper and Dälek.[1] Eventually Om would be announced as the second Headliner along with the full-lineup and pre-show lineup.

Friday 27 October (pre-fest)Edit

Saturday 28 OctoberEdit

  • Neurosis
  • Manilla Road
  • Captain Beyond
  • Perturbator
  • Elder
  • Cavity
  • Dance with the Dead
  • Dälek
  • Computer Magic
  • Crypt Sermon
  • Alms

Sunday 29 OctoberEdit


On 17 November 2017 a second edition (Days of Darkness Part 2) was announced just weeks after the first edition.[2] On 6 March the first seven bands were announced, including Blue Öyster Cult as the headliner.[3] By May many more bands would be announced, including Goblin performing Suspiria.[4]

Saturday 27 OctoberEdit

Rams Head Live Soundstage
Alcest Bell Witch
Earth Statiqbloom
Front Line Assembly Heavy Temple
Die Krupps Crowhurst
Controlled Bleeding Crazy Bull
Earth Electric Electropathic
Rougemarine Pale Spring
Black Pyramid

Sunday 28 OctoberEdit

Rams Head Live Soundstage
Blue Öyster Cult Rome
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin
Performing Suspiria
Anna Von Hausswolff Satan's Satyrs
Acid Witch Child Bite
Dan Terminus Ecstatic Vision
Earthride Pale Divine
Lazerpunk John Haughm
Alms Crud

External LinksEdit


  1. The ObeliskAccessed 23 June 2017
  2. Days of Darkness Facebook
  3. Facebook
  4. Days of Darkness Facebook
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