Top 10 Bands Performing at Maryland Deathfest 2016


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1VenomVenom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.
2Nuclear AssaultNuclear Assault is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed after bassist Dan Lilker left Anthrax in 1984. After releasing five full-length albums and touring relentlessly throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Nuclear Assault split up in 1995. They briefly reunited in 1997 and again more.
4ExciterExciter is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 1978. They are widely considered to be one of the first speed metal bands and a seminal influence of the thrash metal genre.
5Paradise LostParadise Lost are a gothic metal band that formed in 1988 in Halifax, England and are considered by some to be one of the pioneers of the death/doom genre and of the gothic metal genre.
6Jungle Rot
8WeedeaterWeedeater are a stoner metal band formed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1998. The group's most recent album, Goliathan, was released on May 19th, 2015.

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11MayhemMayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene.
12IncantationV1 Comment

Lesser known black metal band, but they turned out to be one of the fan favorites from the weekend - ryanrimmel

15Putrid Pile
16Severe TortureSevere Torture is a death metal band from the Netherlands, formed in 1997 by drummer Seth van de Loo and bassist Patrick Boleij.
18MitochondrionMitochondrion is a Canadian death metal band from Victoria, British Columbia, formed in 2003. The band has undergone some line-up changes, but since 2006 Mitochondrion was solidified as a power trio with Shawn Haché, Nick Yanchuk and Karl Godard.
20The Haunted
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