by Ian Chainey
The final round of bands for Maryland Deathfest 2015 was announced and a stacked lineup was stacked even higher. The highlights are numerous, including Agoraphobic Nosebleed's first live set, Amorphis playing their classic Tales from the Thousand Lakes in its entirety, Inverloch jamming out tunes from their former incarnation diSEMBOWELMENT, super-deathers Bloodbath playing an exclusive US show, and ripping speed-metallers (and suddenly influential) Razor making their first appearance in the States in over two decades. The full list of bands featuring other big names -- YOB, Obituary, and Cephalic Carnage to name a few -- appears below.
In addition to the adds, MDF XIII also announced the stages the bands will be playing, including Thursday pre-fest shows filled out by YOB, Ufommamut, Internal Bleeding, Origin, and others. The exact schedule will be pinned down at the end of August. All ticket options will go on sale September 5 at 3 PM. The early bird sold out in record time, so be on the ball for that one.
The third round of bands along with the stage rundowns appears below.
MDF XIII - Third Round of Announced Bands
AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED - First ever live performance!
AMORPHIS (Finland) - Playing the 'Tales from the Thousand Lakes' album in its entirety. Exclusive US appearance!
BEVAR SEA (India)
BLOODBATH (Sweden) - First time in the US and first live performance in 5 years! Exclusive US appearance!
CEPHALIC CARNAGE - Playing songs from the first 3 albums!
CHAINSAW TO THE FACE
CONAN (UK) - Exclusive US appearance!
ENTRAILS MASSACRE (Germany)
FLAGITIOUS IDIOSYNCRASY IN THE DILAPIDATION (Japan)
FULL OF HELL
GRIN AND BEAR IT
INVERLOCH (Australia) - Playing a diSEMBOWELMENT set! Exclusive US appearance!
RAZOR (Canada) - First time in the US since 1992! Exclusive US appearance!
MDF XIII - Pre-fest/Stage Rundowns
Thursday, May 21st @ Rams Head Live:
Thursday, May 21st @ Ottobar:
Friday - Sunday @ Edison Lot:
Inverloch (playing a diSEMBOWELMENT set)
Twilight of the Gods
Friday - Sunday @ Rams Head Live:
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Dragged into Sunlight
Friday - Sunday @ Soundstage:
Chainsaw to the Face
Full of Hell
Grin and Bear it