The Maryland Doom Fest
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The oiginal lineup for the 2016 edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Doom Metal
Date(s) June
Location Fredrick, Maryland
Venue(s) Cafe 611 (2015 - Present)
Guido's Speakeasy (2019 - Present)
Years active 2015 - Present
Promoter(s) The Obelisk
Website Official Facebook

The Maryland Doom Fest is a festival held in Fredrick, Maryland, USA. The festival itself, along with hosting doom metal and traditional doom, hosts stoner, sludge and psychedelic acts.

Along with being a showcase for Maryland doom metal bands old and new, The Maryland Doom Fest has grown to become a key doom festival in the United States. Along with hosting legendary doom metal bands over the years the festival has also hosted one-time reunions and unique performances.

Lineups[edit | edit source]

2015[edit | edit source]

The 2015 edition of The Maryland Doom Fest was held from June 26 to June 28 at Cafe 611 in Fredrick, Maryland.

June 26 June 27 June 28
The Skull Spirit Caravan Iron Man
Unorthodox Apostle of Solitude Foehammer
Thousand Vision Mist Outside Truth Lord
Into The Void Valkyrie Mind's Eye
Banned From H.E.L.L. Project Armageddon Nagato
Primer Grey Foghound Mangog
Balam Faith In Jane
Slaves B.C.
Season of Arrows

2016[edit | edit source]

The 2016 edition of The Maryland Doom Fest was held from June 24 to June 26 at Cafe 611 in Fredrick, Maryland. Spirit Caravan were intended to headline the June 24 date but on February 28 Wino announced the reformation of The Obsessed, therefore changing the respective band for the date.

On April 10, an announcement was made that Orodruin were no longer able to play the festival that year. The next day, Foghound would be announced as their replacement.[1]

Notably, this is the first gig also for Internal Void since breaking up in 2013. Notably their set will span an hour and feature the "Standing on the Sun" lineup performing together for the first time in 23 years.[2]

On June 22 it was announced that Orthodox would no longer be able to play the festival and thus were replaced by Brimstone Coven.

June 24 June 25 June 26
The Obsessed Bang Mos Generator
Internal Void
Reunion
Place of Skulls Karma To Burn
Castle Blackfinger King Giant
Ruby The Hatchet Brimstone Coven Wasted Theory
Pale Divine War Injun Foghound
Demon Eye Hollow Leg Toke
Admiral Browning Wizard Eye Eternal Black
Inter Arma Spillage Seasick Gladiator
Atala Argus Doperider
Black Urn Serpents of Secrecy Flummox
Wicked Inquisition Mangog

2017[edit | edit source]

The 2017 edition of The Maryland Doom Fest was held from June 23 to June 25 at Cafe 611 in Fredrick, Maryland. A pre-show featuring Valkyrie, Beastmaker, Weed Is Weed, Borracho, Sweet Heat and Spillage was held on June 22 at Cafe 611.[3] A separate show was held at Guido's Speakeasy featuring Black Pussy, Black Dominia, Brother Ox, Thousand Vision Mist and Bailjack.[4]

June 23 June 24 June 25
Captain Beyond The Skull Black Pyramid
Lo-Pan Bang The Atomic Bitchwax
Apostle of Solitude Wo Fat Freedom Hawk
Faith In Jane Earthride Lightning Born
Beelzefuzz The Watchers Lifetime Shitlist
Wretch Hollow Leg Akris
Demon Eye Serpents of Secrecy Burn Thee Insects
Brimstone Coven King Bison Thonian Horde
Black Manta Heavy Temple Cavern
Sierra The Well Old Blood
Witches of God Horehound
Black Tar Prophet
Conclave

2018[edit | edit source]

After the 2017 edition was finished it was announced on Facebook that a 2018 edition of the festival was happening, with a full lineup announcement on Halloween. On 13 April 2018 The Midnight Ghost Train announced they were ending the band with a small final tour to close out their career, with their performance at Maryland Doom Fest confirmed to be their final live performance.

June 22 June 23 June 24
The Obsessed Windhand Weedeater
Zed Castle The Midnight Ghost Train
Final Performance
Unorthodox Earthride Duel
Thousand Vision Mist The Watchers Caustic Casanova
Disenchanter Cavern Backwoods Payback
Lightning Born Foghound Curse The Son
Bailjack Switchblade Jesus Hawkeyes
Geezer Las Cruces Book of Wyrms
Horseburner Doomstress Witchhelm
Shadow Witch Bedowyn
Molasses Barge Gateway To Hell
Electropathic

2019: Doom Hawg Day[edit | edit source]

In late December the people behind The Maryland Doom Fest would announce a one-day marquee event known as Doom Hawg Day. This event would happen on 2 February 2019 at Cafe 611 in Frederick, Maryland.[5]

  • Pale Divine
  • Kingsnake
  • Faith in Jane
  • The Age of Truth
  • Horehound
  • Stone Dust Riders
  • Seasick Gladiator
  • Freedom Hawk
  • Shadow Witch
  • Thonian Horde
  • Thunderchief
  • Dee Calhoun

2019: The Maryland Doom Fest[edit | edit source]

On 15 October 2018, The Maryland Doom Fest confirmed that the fifth annual fest was set for 20 - 23 June 2019, with a full lineup to be announced on Halloween as per Maryland Doom Fest tradition. On 31 October the entire lineup would be announced as a three-day event. As a special bonus, a fourth day would be added in observance of the 20th anniversary of Stoner Hands of Doom and featuring several bands who performed at the festival. A second venue would be added in Guido's Speakeasy for the 2019 edition.

It would also be confirmed that Belzefuzz's appearance at the 2019 edition will be their last performance.[6]

June 20
Stoner Hands of Doom 20th Anniversary
Earthride
Warhorse
Reunion Performance
Solace
Wasted Theory
Devil To Pay
Deer Creek
Weed Is Weed
Freedom Hawk
After The Sun
June 21
Cafe 611
June 21
Guido's Speakeasy
Mothership Clouds Taste Satanic
Pale Divine Benthic Realm
Lo-Pan Dead Sisters
Year of The Cobra Funeral Horse
The Age of Truth
Backwoods Payback
Kingsnake
Interitum
The Druids
June 22
Cafe 611
June 22
Guido's Speakeasy
Pentagram Electric Age
Apostle of Solitude Pale Grey Lore
Foghound Thunderchief
Beelzefuzz
Final Performance
Seasick Gladiator
Atala Crooked Hills
Sixes
Forming The Void
Knoxxville
Atomic 26
Eternal Black
Greenbeard
June 23
Cafe 611
June 23
Guido's Speakeasy
Conan Temptation's Wings
Zed Wolf Blood
Kings Destroy Stone Dust Riders
Toke
Thousand Vision Mist
Horehound
Faith in Jane
Shadow Witch
Thonian Horde

2020: Doom Hawg Day[edit | edit source]

On 1 January it would be announced that the bookers behind The Maryland Doom Fest would once again be hosting Doom Hawg Day, with the second edition taking place on 1 February 2020 at Cafe 611 in Fredrick, Maryland.[7]

  • Faith in Jane
  • Bailjack
  • Galactic Cross
  • Wrath of Typhon
  • Cavern
  • Knoxxville
  • Strange Highways
  • The Age of Truth
  • Et Mors

2020: The Maryland Doom Fest[edit | edit source]

On Halloween the 2020 Edition of The Maryland Doom Fest would initially be announced for 18 - 21 June 2020.[8] Along with four days like the previous edition the festival would announce it's most extensive lineup to date. On 4 May 2020 it would be announced that the festival would be moved to 29 October - 1 November due to The CO-VID19 Pandemic, maintaining the same lineup at the time of announcement.[9] However on 16 September 2020 it would be announced that the 2020 edition would be canceled due to the pandemic, among other reasons.

2021: The Maryland Doom Fest[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Facebook postAccessed 11 April 2016
  2. The ObeliskMaryland Doom Fest 2016: Internal Void to Perform as Standing on the Sun Lineup for First Time in 23 Years, accessed 20 May 2016.
  3. the Maryland Doom Fest FacebookAccessed 25 August 2017
  4. The Maryland Doom Fest FacebookAccessed 25 August 2017
  5. Facebook Event
  6. The Obelisk
  7. The Obelisk
  8. Maryland Doom Fest Facebook
  9. The Maryland Doom Fest Facebook
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