Days of Darkness
Days of Darkness.jpg
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.).

2017[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Saturday 28 October[edit | edit source]

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

Sunday 29 October[edit | edit source]

2018[edit | edit source]

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 October[edit | edit source]

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 October[edit | edit source]

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

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V·T·E Festivals
Defunct Temple of Doom Festival
Active Acid Mothers Temple Festival
Defunct Doom Age Festival
Active Doomsday FestivalArmageddoom
Marquee When The Bong Breaks
Active Aqua MariaAPF Records ShowcaseBlowupDesertFest • (AntwerpBerlinLondon) • Dome of RockDoom in Bloom/Psych in BloomDuna JamDutch Doom DaysEsbjerg FuzztivalFreak Valley FestivalFuzz FestivalHammer of Doom FestivalHeavy Psych Sounds FestHøstsabbatKeep it LowKristonfestLake on Fire FestivalLiverpool International Festival of PsychedeliaPsyka FestivalRed Smoke FestivalRiff FestRippleFestRoadburn FestivalStoned From The UndergroundSonicBlast MoledoSonic WhipStonebaked FestivalUp In SmokeUnder the DoomVoid Fest
Defunct Desertfest AthensDoominationDoom Shall RiseEindhoven Psych LabFuzzFestHeavy Days in DoomtownInto The VoidSeeds of Doom FestivalStoner Hands of DoomTemples FestivalTerrastock
Marquee All Hallows FestivalDesert HelThe Johnny Morrow Tribute
North America
Active Descendants of CromDesertfest New YorkDoom City FestDoomed & Stoned FestivalDunaJam MXEarth Rocker FestivalElectric Funeral FestGrim Reefer FestHeavy Psych Sounds FestHipnosisMonolith on The MesaMuddy Roots Music FestivalNew England Stoner and Doom FestOttawa Psych FestPsycho Las VegasRippleFestStoned and DustedThe Electric HighwayThe Maryland Doom FestThe Power of The Riff
Defunct Born Too LateCropped OutDays of DarknessDays of The DoomedDoominationDoomslangEmissions from the MonolithEye of the Stoned GoatMaine StonerfestScion RockFestStoner Hands of DoomStoned Meadow of Doom FestTemplars of DoomTerrastockVultures of Volume Fest
Marquee Born To Be DoomedClairvoyanceCleavage of DoomDoom Daze of SummerDoom or Be DoomedThe Obelisk All-DayerStonerRockChick FestivalTemple of Dendur: Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013Wretched Fest Lex
South America
Active Festival Viaje de AguaHocus Pocus FestivalStoned Fest
Defunct Concrete Jams Festival
Marquee South American Sludge FestStoned Lucifer Festival
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