Yatra – Blood of the Night (2020)

YatraBlood of the Night (STB Records, 31 January 2020)

 

Hello again! If you were here yesterday, you would have noticed we shared the news about the Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival coming up later this month in central Maryland.

One of the acts scheduled to perform at that event is Yatra, doom-drenched trio from the extreme eastern part of that state, whose second album — just released last week — we will be studying today.

 

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Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival (February 2020, Frederick MD)

 

Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival IV

Friday 21 February through Saturday 22 February 2020

at Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, 5400 Holiday Dr, Frederick MD 21703

Weekend pass $89; single-day tickets $30-60 each; hotel stay not included in ticket prices.

 
So you keep reading about the annual Shadow Woods Metal Fest, that huge outdoor festival held at a Maryland summer camp, and you’d love to attend except you’re completely averse to camping and summertime and anything outdoors. What a quandary!

But not to worry, the Shadow Woods folks have got you covered — with an indoor gathering in the relative luxury of a hotel’s ballroom, right in the dead of winter! Shadow Frost will feature a selection of bands from the local region as well as all over North America, plus art/music/craft vendors, and lots of games and activities, aiming for a similar vibe to a comic con or horror con type of event.

See below for lineup of bands; updated 16 February to include set times.

 
More details: website | Facebook event page | Twitter | Instagram
Tickets | Merch | Hotel Reservations

 
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The Maryland Doom Fest (22-24 June 2018, Frederick MD)

 

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018

Friday 22 June through Sunday 24 June 2018

at Cafe 611, 611 N Market St, Frederick MD 21701

3 day weekend pass $79 (tickets here)

Friday $35 (tickets)

Saturday $35 (tickets)

Sunday $30 (tickets)

 
Starting ONE WEEK from today, the annual “weekend of doom in its purest form” will be taking place once again in the middle of Maryland. Check out the list of bands below, then click on those ticket links above!

For more details, visit the official website or this year’s Facebook event page.
 

 
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Shadow Woods Metal Fest IV (September 2018, White Hall MD)

 

Shadow Woods Metal Fest IV

Thursday 13 September through Saturday 15 September 2018

at Camp Hidden Valley, 4722 Mellow Rd, White Hall MD 21161

Weekend pass $130; single-day tickets $30-60 each; tent or cabin camping available for an additional charge.

 
Shadow Woods Metal Fest, the Mid-Atlantic’s only open-air camping heavy metal gathering, is back for a FOURTH year, featuring “over 40 of the underground’s leading bands, representing many genres and subgenres of heavy metal, folk, rock, experimental, and noise” on three alternating stages with no overlap.

After the fate of the festival was up in the air for a while following the sale of the summer camp that has been its home for the past few years, and (apparently) some issues ironing out details with a new venue, the folks at Shadow Woods are pleased to announce they will be returning once again to Camp Hidden Valley. Full line-up for the three-day fest can be found below.

 
More details: website | Facebook event page | Tickets

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John Frum – A Stirring in the Noos; Dying Fetus – Wrong One to Fuck With (2017)

John FrumA Stirring in the Noos (Relapse Records, 12 May 2017)

 

Dying FetusWrong One to Fuck With (Relapse Records, 23 June 2017)

 

Hey boys and girls. To start off the week right, I’m going to call your attention to a couple of recent Relapse releases. Presumably Dying Fetus (whose new album we previewed a little while back) will already be familiar to everyone reading this, but I’ll just take a moment to introduce John Frum.

Named for the messianic figure of a particular religious sect from the south Pacific nation of Vanuatu, John Frum combines guitarist Matt Hollenberg of Cleric (who has also played with John Zorn), bassist Liam Wilson of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Derek Rydquist from Bereft, (who was also with The Faceless for their first couple albums) on vocals, and Eli Litwin (the mastermind behind one-man band Intensus) on drums.

These two bands may have strikingly different takes on death metal, but both albums are definitely worth taking the time to check out!

 
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Shadow Woods Metal Fest (September 2017, White Hall MD)

Shadow Woods Metal Fest

Thursday 14 September through Sunday 17 September 2017

at Camp Hidden Valley, 4722 Mellow Rd, White Hall MD 21161

21+ ONLY

Weekend pass (includes on-site tent camping) $175; cabin bunks available for an additional charge; single-day tickets also available.

 
Shadow Woods Metal Fest, the Mid-Atlantic’s only open-air camping heavy metal gathering, is back for its third year featuring 39 bands from all genres and subgenres of heavy metal spread out over three days and four stages, tucked away in a summer camp in eastern Maryland.

Performers will include a few that we’ve written about before (like Castle, Green Elder, and Hexis), some we haven’t quite gotten around to YET (including Panopticon, Dead in the Manger, Foehammer, Nechochwen, Sloth Herder), and literally dozens more!

 
More details: http://shadowwoodsmetalfest.com
Tickets: http://shadowwoodsmetalfest2017.bpt.me

 
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The Maryland Doom Fest (June 2017, Frederick MD)

The Maryland Doom Fest

Thursday 22 June through Sunday 25 June 2017

at Cafe 611, 611 N Market St, Frederick MD 21701

 

All Ages | 3 day weekend pass $69 | Friday or Saturday single ticket $35

Sunday single ticket $20 | Thursday Pre Fest Party $30 ($10 with weekend pass)

“A 4 day weekend of doom metal in its purest form.”

 
THIS WEEKEND, starting with a pre-fest party Thursday night, will see the return of DOOM to central Maryland — featuring quite a few bands we’ve written about in the past (Pilgrim, Brimstone Coven, Black Tar Prophet, The Atomic Bitchwax, Lifetime Shitlist, Borracho, Apostle of Solitude, and Hollow Leg) along with a few others we’re big fans of (including Cavern and Pittsburgh’s own Horehound), plus TONS more!

More details: http://www.themarylanddoomfest.com
http://www.facebook.com/events/1794418777500202/
Tickets: https://www.themarylanddoomfest.com/tickets

 
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