While Conan unleashed the biggest mosh pit of the entire festival, and Toke might have been one of the top five bands I’ve seen throughout the weekend, many could feel the sense of finality and dread of returning to reality on Monday.
Arguably the talk of the entire festival was Pentagram playing a homecoming, headlining set on Saturday night.
Friday night at the Doom Fest featured bands from all across the country — from Ohio to Indiana, Dallas to Seattle…and of course, a few from Maryland, as well.
Maryland Doom Fest 2019 was the biggest edition of “the other MDF” yet, with 50 bands playing across two stages over four days. Twas also my first time in attendance…
Duuuude, I would go to pretty much every gig at this place…if it wasn’t in Detroit. As it stands, I was in town to see Church of Misery, a band that would have played Canada a few years ago, were it not for a U.S. government shutdown.
Italian progressive sludge/doom outfit Ufomammut has been around for 20 years now…and until last night, I had only seen ’em once, back in 2015.
Uncle Acid put on a pretty solid set focused on their most recent record, Wasteland. They also made full use of the former movie theatre’s setup, with a full video backdrop throughout their set…
I know it’s only February, but this might be the best bill, from top to bottom, I’ll see all year.
Coming in just under the wire, Gruesome Greg shares his top concerts of 2018.
Windhand and Satan’s Satyrs are two of Virginia’s finest exports, and I definitely don’t mind seeing them on the same stage for the second time.