The Maryland Doom Fest
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The oiginal lineup for the 2016 edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Doom Metal
Date(s) June 2016
Location Fredrick, Maryland
Venue(s) Cafe 611
Years active 2015-present
Promoter(s) The Obelisk
Website Official Facebook

The Maryland Doom Fest is a festival held in Fredrick, Maryland, USA. As expected from the title, the festival mainly is a showcase of Doom Metal with some Stoner Metal and Sludge Metal in the lineup as well. The name of the festival itself is likely a play on Maryland Deathfest, a popular festival in Baltimore, Maryland.



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
Primer Grey Foghound Mangog
Balam Faith In Jane
Slaves B.C.
Season of Arrows


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.

On April 10, an announcement was made that Orodruin were no longer able to play the festival that year. The next day, Foghound would be announced as their replacement.[1]

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.[2]

On June 22 it was announced that Orthodox would no longer be able to play the festival and thus were replaced by Brimstone Coven.

June 24 June 25 June 26
The Obsessed Bang! Mos Generator
Internal Void (Reunion) Place of Skulls Karma To Burn
Castle Blackfinger King Giant
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
Atala Argus Doperider
Black Urn Serpents of Secrecy Flummox
Wicked Inquisition Mangog


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.[3] A separate show was held at Guido's Speakeasy featuring Black Pussy, Black Dominia, Brother Ox, Thousand Vision Mist and Bailjack.[4]

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
Belzefuzz The Watchers Lifetime Shitlist
Wretch Hollow Leg Akris
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


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
The Obsessed Windhand Weedeater
Zed Castle The Midnight Ghost Train
Unorthodox Earthride Duel
Thousand Vision Mist The Watchers Caustic Casanova
Disenchanter Cavern Backwoods Payback
Lightning Born Foghound Curse The Son
Bailjack Switchblade Jesus Hawkeyes
Geezer Las Cruces Book of Wyrms
Horseburner Doomstress Witchhelm
Shadow Witch Bedowyn
Molasses Barge Gateway To Hell

External LinksEdit


  1. Facebook postAccessed 11 April 2016
  2. 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.
  3. the Maryland Doom Fest FacebookAccessed 25 August 2017
  4. The Maryland Doom Fest FacebookAccessed 25 August 2017
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