Maryland Deathfest, arguably one of many greatest loss of life steel festivals around the globe, is likely to be wrapping issues up. Based on competition organizers, there will likely be no 2023 version and a 2024 version is questionable given how the state of the world is. This sadly contains the California, UK, and Netherlands iterations of the present as effectively.
This 12 months’s (and possibly closing) Maryland Deathfest contains Carcass, Obituary, Dismember, Deicide, the Cavalera brothers taking part in Sepultura, and extra. Maryland Deathfest will happen between Could 26 and 29 in Baltimore, MD and tickets can be found right here.
“STATEMENT FROM THE FOUNDERS OF MDF:
“Whereas we proceed to work diligently on the long-awaited 18th version of MDF that can lastly happen subsequent month, we would prefer to share some ideas with you about the way forward for MDF.
“We’re sorry to tell you that we are going to not be organizing any festivals in any respect in 2023, together with Maryland Deathfest. There’s an opportunity that 2022 may very well be the final version of MDF, however we’re unable to find out that proper now a method or one other. What we will say now could be that we’re happening hiatus and we’ll resolve throughout this a lot wanted break if the competition will return in 2024. There are various variables at play that can influence the choice to probably carry it again in 2024, together with the state of world and if now we have the flexibility to place different issues in our private lives on maintain to provide the occasion the form of consideration it has at all times wanted and obtained.
“Once we got down to plan the primary version of MDF 20 years in the past, we might have by no means imagined that we would nonetheless be doing all of it of those years later. Now we have dedicated a lot time and vitality into making MDF what it’s, by no means as soon as taking a break. Contemplating the grassroots nature of the occasion, it looks like a miracle that we have made it this far. On prime of the everyday stresses and challenges over time, these final 2 years particularly have added so many further parts of shock and uncertainty which have added to the exhaustion of all of it and led us to this resolution of happening hiatus. Merely put, our minds and our bodies want a break, and we hope that everybody can perceive and respect this resolution.
“We perceive how a lot this occasion means to so a lot of you and understand that this information might be fairly disappointing, however on the similar time, we hope that we have offered you with numerous optimistic reminiscences and an opportunity to develop new friendships whereas attending MDF over time. We admire each single person who has ever supported and attended the occasion, as with out you, there is no manner we might have made it this far. We’re simply a few guys that acquired into excessive music 25+ years in the past in center/highschool that needed to help the music we love, by no means imagining that MDF would flip right into a cultural establishment that has seen over 700 bands from practically 40 nations hit the stage.
“Based mostly on this information, you must positively soak in your expertise at MDF this 12 months greater than you have been already planning on. In the event you have been on the fence about going, maybe now could be the time to fall on the facet of attending, as the longer term is unsure.
“We sit up for lastly assembly you all once more subsequent month and will likely be following up quickly with extra details about this 12 months’s occasion.”
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