Article By: Leanne Ridgeway

October 31st brings the annual reveal of The Maryland Doom Fest upcoming lineup of bands. For 2020, the official roster of all the confirmed bands scheduled to perform over the four days next June is far beyond imagination.

The Maryland Doom Fest will take place once again at Cafe 611 and Guido’s Speakeasy (although Guido’s may have a new name and ownership by June 2020) in Frederick, Maryland, with next year’s events happening June 18th through 21st (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday). There is no “pre-party” for 2020, the festival is now a full #4DaysOfDoom in Frederick.

Riff Relevant is once again extremely honored to co-sponsor the festival for the 2020 events and if you attend, you’ll likely see at least one or two of us roaming around the venues and merch tables. There are a LOT of bands to see in these four days, this year will top all previous years at over fifty bands. Pace yourselves…

A few words from JB Matson, founder and organizer of The Maryland Doom Fest:

“I simply could not be more excited about the fifty-plus band roster for the Maryland Doom Fest’s 6th annual show in 2020!! This will be a splendid #4daysofdoom!!!”

My reaction to this list of acts is succinct: The Maryland Doom Fest roster for 2020 is absolutely outrageous… have at it.


June 18th – 21st, 2020  +  Frederick, MD

Maryland Doom Fest brings both U.S. and international artists from all over the map into Frederick, MD for a full four days of mayhem, featuring the legendary Cirith Ungol and Blood Ceremony, to Speedealer and Mondo Generator set to headline the four nights of top-shelf doom metal and heavy underground sounds! This year includes more than fifty bands to cover every dark and dank corner of metal subgenres across every inch of the stage from start to finish each night.

We invite all to become part of the family at the Maryland Doom Fest 2020 weekend events! Please support the Doom and Heavy Music scene and come share in this epic event with us. We will see you at #4daysofdoom!!

Along with the Maryland Doom Fest 2020 roster news, we have a special sponsor contribution included again this year. Since our MDDF 2019 playlists seemed to be enjoyed by many last year (and may be still), I created a 2020 version of the Spotify playlist for you potential fest-goers to grab an earful of what you’ll be in store for at The Maryland Doom Fest 2020. The MD Doom Fest 2020 Spotify Sampler is streaming below… see you at the fest!

Facebook Event:   THE MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2020



Sponsors & Exhibitors:

Riff RelevantThe ObeliskMettle Media PR + Benzotti Live Metal Radio

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