Bloodbath, 1349, Coffins, Broken Hope, Skinless, Sacrifice, Carpathian Forest, Tankard and More are Booked for Maryland Deathfest 2024!

As promised, Maryland Deathfest has shared its first announcement of bands for its 2024 festival return. Bloodbath, 1349, Coffins, Broken Hope, Skinless, Sacrifice, Carpathian Forest, Tankard, and more head up a killer lineup so far with many US-exclusive appearances. On hiatus for 2023, the festival is scheduled to take place May 23rd to 26th, 2024 in Baltimore, Limited early-bird tickets for the event will be available via the fest’s ticketing partner Eventbrite on Friday, January 27 at 11 AM EST.

The festival commented:

The majority of the foreign bands confirmed thus far will be making an exclusive US appearance at MDF 2024. There are a few foreign bands that will also play several additional MDF-affiliated shows in the week following MDF, so be on the lookout for more info about that in the coming months.


Regarding venues/stages being utilized for MDF 2024, we are planning to use Rams Head, Power Plant, Soundstage, and potentially a stage outside at Market Place (near Soundstage). We will be able to follow up about the Market Place stage in the early summer, but as it stands now, we are planning on this 4 stage arrangement, all of which are contained to one general area and will reduce the amount of walking for you. This indoor/outdoor arrangement all in the same general area could be somewhat reminiscent of when the festival was at Sonar, for those who remember that.


There will be plenty of space for merch vendors around the fountain area at Power Plant and nearby sidewalks, right between the stages being used.


We still have at least 40 more bands to announce, and the next round of 10 or so confirmed bands will be announced during the month of February. We are holding off until late spring/early summer to potentially announce a few of those bands, as there are still some obstacles in the way for them to enter the US.


We hope to see you again next year for the return of Maryland Deathfest on May 23-26, 2024!


The announced lineup is in alphabetical order (via

1349 (Norway)

AHAB (Germany)

Apartment 213

Archgoat (Finland)

Aura Noir (Norway)

Avulsed (Spain)

Bloodbath (Sweden)

Blue Holocaust (France)


Broken Hope

Carpathian Forest (Norway)

Cenotaph (Turkey)

Coffins (Japan)

Deathhammer (Norway)

Defleshed (Sweden)


Extortion (Australia)

Fossilization (Brazil)

Grave (Sweden)


Inhume (Netherlands)

Internal Suffering (Colombia)


Mortuary Drape (Italy)

Necessary Death

Primordial (Ireland)

Ripper (Chile)

ROT (Brazil)

Sacrifice (Canada)

Severe Torture (Netherlands)



Tankard (Germany)

Vomitory (Sweden)

Vomi Noir (France)

Yacøpsæ (Germany)

Yellow Eyes