|The Maryland Doom Fest|
The oiginal lineup for the 2016 edition.
|Venue(s)||Cafe 611 (2015 - Present)|
Guido's Speakeasy (2019 - Present)
|Years active||2015 - Present|
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|
|Balam||Faith In Jane|
|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.
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.
|June 24||June 25||June 26|
|The Obsessed||Bang||Mos Generator|
|Place of Skulls||Karma To Burn|
|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|
|Black Urn||Serpents of Secrecy||Flummox|
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. A separate show was held at Guido's Speakeasy featuring Black Pussy, Black Dominia, Brother Ox, Thousand Vision Mist and Bailjack.
|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|
|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|
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|
|Zed||Castle||The Midnight Ghost Train|
|Thousand Vision Mist||The Watchers||Caustic Casanova|
|Lightning Born||Foghound||Curse The Son|
|Geezer||Las Cruces||Book of Wyrms|
|Molasses Barge||Gateway To Hell|
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.
- Pale Divine
- Faith in Jane
- The Age of Truth
- Stone Dust Riders
- Seasick Gladiator
- Freedom Hawk
- Shadow Witch
- Thonian Horde
- 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.
Stoner Hands of Doom 20th Anniversary
|Devil To Pay|
|Weed Is Weed|
|After The Sun|
|Mothership||Clouds Taste Satanic|
|Pale Divine||Benthic Realm|
|Year of The Cobra||Funeral Horse|
|The Age of Truth|
|Apostle of Solitude||Pale Grey Lore|
|Forming The Void|
|Kings Destroy||Stone Dust Riders|
|Thousand Vision Mist|
|Faith in Jane|
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.
- Faith in Jane
- Galactic Cross
- Wrath of Typhon
- 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. 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. 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]
- Facebook postAccessed 11 April 2016
- 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.
- the Maryland Doom Fest FacebookAccessed 25 August 2017
- The Maryland Doom Fest FacebookAccessed 25 August 2017
- Facebook Event
- The Obelisk
- The Obelisk
- Maryland Doom Fest Facebook
- The Maryland Doom Fest Facebook