Article By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor
October 31st brought the official reveal of The Maryland Doom Fest 2019 lineup of bands. Early Bird Weekend Passes for the event go on sale Monday, December 17th. Riff Relevant is once again quite honored to help sponsor the festival for the 2019 Fifth Anniversary events.
It’s a goddoomed doozy, too. I mean, would you just look at this insane lineup? LOOK.
Year Of The Cobra + Lo Pan + Freedom Hawk + Warhorse + Pale Divine + Apostle Of Solitude + Kings Destroy + Solace + Foghound + Beelzefuzz + ZED + Wasted Theory + The Age Of Truth + Atala + Toke + Backwoods Payback + Weed Is Weed + Forming The Void + Sixes + After The Sun + Shadow Witch + Faith In Jane + Clouds Taste Satanic + Pale Grey Lore + Knoxxville + Devil To Pay + Eternal Black + Thonian Horde + Kingsnake + Greenbeard + Interitum + Benthic Realm + Horehound + Funeral Horse + Thousand Vision Mist + Deer Creek + Crooked Hills + Stone Dust Riders + Thunderchief + Wolf Blood + The Druids + Atomic 26 + Dead Sisters + Seasick Gladiator + Electric Age + Temptations Wings
The festival poster this year was a collaboration between Kyle Stratton of American Art Tattoo Studio (main illustrator, as well as the guitarist / vocalist for Atala), and Bill Kole of Billy Diablo Designs (who coincidentally did our original Riff Relevant logo). The Maryland Doom Fest will take place once again at Cafe 611 and Guido’s Speakeasy in Frederick, Maryland, with next year’s events happening June 20th through 23rd (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
We waited a bit to share the MD Doom Fest 2019 news, to have a special sponsor contribution included with our own announcement. I created a couple of playlists for you potential fest-goers to grab an earful of what you’ll be in store for at The Maryland Doom Fest 2019. The MD Doom Fest 2019 Spotify Sampler (bottom of the article) was shared on Halloween, but today we have a brand new MD Doom Fest 2019 YouTube Video Sampler below! This playlist includes 48 different video selections from most of the roster and runs as close to the current four-day full lineup schedule order as possible. Enjoy!
Riff Relevant has shared much info on prior years’ events (past MD Doom Fest related articles here), and we’ll be tempting you further with more details, including the ticket links and some highlight features over the course of the year. We want to see you all at MD Doom Fest 2019! The original October 31st announcement from JB Matson (founder/organizer) is below, then read on to check out the current lineup for each day:
“DOOMSTERS, GRUNGERS, SLUDGERS, STONERS, & PAGANS –
We are extremely pleased to present to you… The Maryland Doom Fest 2019 lineup!!! 50 of the heaviest, most talented bands to grace the stage. We bring you INTERITUM from Tasmania, CONAN from England, PENTAGRAM from our own soil, and an additional 47 top performing USA acts traveling from all across the continent!!
As if that’s not enough, the MDDF Pre-Fest Party will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the SHoD (Stoner Hands of Doom) Festival with a spectacular lineup of bands who have performed at the great SHoD fests in years past!! The Pre-Fest / SHoD 20th Anniversary Celebration will be monumental in countless ways!!!!
Please support the Doom scene and share this epic event with your comrades and we will see you at #4daysofdoom!!!! EARLY BIRD Discounted ticket sales start Dec. 17th, 2018 – for two weeks only.
This astronomical lineup and the 2019 festivities are dedicated to my very good friend and prior MDDF partner from 2015 – 2018, Mark Cruikshank!! 🎚🤘🎚 DooM!!! ~ JB”
Full Event Lineup:
PRE-PARTY / SHoD 20th Anniversary Celebration
+ Thursday, June 20th + Cafe 611 +
DAY ONE: Friday, June 21st
DAY TWO: Saturday, June 22nd
DAY THREE: Sunday, June 23rd
Early Bird Discount Tickets will be open from December 17th-31st, 2018. The discount is only for Weekend Passes ($74). On January 1, 2019, all regular price ticket options will be available. Weekend Passes ($89). Weekend Pass holders can attend Pre-Fest/SHoD Anniversary for $15 at the door, all others $30. Single Night Tickets: Fri. $35 / Sat. $40 / Sun. $35.
The Maryland Doom Fest 2019 partners:
Media Sponsors & Fest Exhibitors:
American Art Tattoo Studio + Atomic Music + The Depot + The Obelisk + Ripple Music + Benzotti Live Metal Radio + Oliver Brewing Company + Baltimore Tattoo Museum + Mettle Media PR