Madness is plaguing Baltimore yet again, as the Maryland Deathfest curators have announced their first batch of bands confirmed for next year. At The Gates, Gorguts, Taake, Solstafir, Mgla, Excruciating Terror, Bongripper, Hemdale, and Diocletian have all been confirmed for 'Maryland Deathfest XII'.
If this is just the beginning, I cannot wait to see who else is planning on terrorizing MDF XII. Here's the full list of confirmed bands, so far:
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
Holy fuck! Maryland Deathfest XII will be the only North American dates for At The Gates, Taake, Solstafir, and Mgla. To make things even more nuts, the MDF curators posted on Facebook that Carpathian Forest would liking be confirming soon.
We have a feeling many of you will ask what's going on with Carpathian Forest, so here's what's going on. We had preliminary discussion with them right after MDF XI and all parties understand what needs to be done for them to come to the US next year, but since our contact person for the band has been on vacation with no access to e-mail, we have to wait until he's back before confirming that officially. So, as of now, they are NOT confirmed, but chances are likely that they will confirm sometime soon.
Maryland Deathfest never ceases to provide a solid lineup, so I cannot wait to see who else will be joining the bill.