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Bolt Thrower
Bolt Thrower

Maryland Deathfest added a bunch of big names to the 2009 lineup, but debatedly none are as massive as Bolt Thrower. It will be the band's first show in the US in 14 years! SMNews caught up with the band who offered a statement:

"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small.... we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. BOLT THROWER will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD.

Also, in a few weeks time we will be announcing the only European festival show we will be playing next year. We'll keep you posted on both shows as soon as we have more info."

It was subtle, but you might have caught it.... "one-off show". Let's hope they don't mean it. Enslaved, Mayhem, Atheist, Pestilence, Marduk, Immolation, Brutal Truth, Hail oF Bullets, Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound, and sooooo many others are also playing the deathfest. Full lineup below.

Enslaved recently dropped their new record Vertebrae, AND announced dates for a North American Tour in 2009 with Swallow The Sun and Keep Of Kalessin! The tour will last through the month of May. The NYC date is May 24th a the Blender Theater. Tickets for all shows are on presale at until Nov 26th. After that check Ticketmaster. All dates below...

Bolt Thrower - "The Killchain" LIVE in 2006

Maryland Deathfest 2009 Lineup:

Bolt Thrower (England)
Mayhem (Norway)
Pestilence (Netherlands)
Asphyx (Netherlands)
Atheist (Florida)
Enslaved (Norway)
Marduk (Sweden)
Immolation (New York)
Brutal Truth (New York)
Hail of Bullets (Netherlands)
Abscess (California)
Absu (Texas)
General Surgery (Sweden)
Today is the Day (Tennessee)
Swallow the Sun (Finland)
Pig Destroyer (Virginia)
Birdflesh (Sweden)
The Red Chord (Massachusetts)
Keep of Kalessin (Norway)
Victims (Sweden)
Rotten Sound (Finland)
Phobia (California)
Devourment (Texas)
Sayyadina (Sweden)
Flesh Parade (Louisiana)
Jig-Ai (Czech Republic)
Trap Them (New Hampshire)
Antigama (Poland)
Splitter (Sweden)
Grief (Massachusetts)
Agenda of Swine (California)
Entrails Massacre (Germany)
Kill the Client (Texas)
Magrudergrind (Washington DC)
Lair of the Minotaur (Illinois)
Crowpath (Sweden)
Man Must Die (Scotland)
Gnostic (Georgia)
Unearthly Trance (New York)
Maruta (Florida)
Car Bomb (New York)
Weekend Nachos (Illinois)
Catheter (Colorado)
The Endless Blockade (Canada)
Pretty Little Flower (Texas)
Hero Destroyed (Pennsylvania)
Complete Failure (Pennsylvania)
Drugs of Faith (Maryland)
Triac (Maryland)

May 01 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
May 02 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
May 03 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms
May 04 - Regina, SK - The exchange
May 05 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
May 06 - Calgary, AB - Warehouse
May 07 - Vancouver, BC - Plaza Club
May 08 - Victoria, BC - Sugar
May 09 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
May 11 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
May 12 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club
May 13 - San Marcos, CA - Jumping Turtle
May 15 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
May 16 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
May 18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 19 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth
May 20 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 21 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
May 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar - Maryland Deathfest
May 23 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
May 24 - New York, NY - The Blender Theatre at Gramercy
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Électriques
May 26 - Toronto, ONT - Opera House
May 27 - Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
May 28 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 29 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
May 30 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave

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