Inaugural East Coast US Open Air/Camping Metal Fest Just Two Weeks Away

The new mid-Atlantic, open-air, camping-based metal fest -- kicks off, the gathering running from September 25th - 27th, 2015, in White Hall, Maryland, about thirty minutes north of Baltimore.
At the debut SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST, thirty-six bands will perform over Friday and Saturday, with lead performances from Midnight, Falls of Rauros, Occultation, Velnias, Iron Man, The Flight of Sleipnir, Dweller In The Valley, Dreadlords, Stone Breath, and many more. SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST will also be the first live performance for the surviving members of Wormreich since their tragic vehicle crash in April. The gathering showcases underground black, doom, death, and noise and experimental metal bands on three alternating stages all day Friday and Saturday. Camping and workshops on topics such as runes, guitar maintenance, yoga and more will be offered and are included in the ticket price. Artists and record labels will be vending alongside several onsite food stands.
Ticket purchasers will be given the exact street address.  There will be ZERO ticket sales at the gate for SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST -- advance presales to those 21 years of age and older is the only way into the fest, which is also BYOB. Tickets go off sale at 9 am on Friday, September 25th, the official time the gates open. There are only 350 tickets in total to be sold, and three-quarters have already been snapped up. For complete details and links to tickets and the fest merch store with exclusive art prints and t-shirt designs, go to
The bands chosen to perform SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST reflect the diversity of the underground music scene in the mid-Atlantic region plus a few from across the country. Official sponsors for the fest include Grimoire Records and Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Email for details.
SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST is a production of of Baltimore, with promotional support from Lokvlt Productions in Philadelphia, WinterForge Promotions in Pittsburgh, Leftover Pizza Productions in Frederick, Maryland and Slimehole/Strange Matter in Richmond, Virginia. 
SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST 2015 Alphabetical Lineup:
Anicon (New York, NY)
--black metal
Ashagal (New Hope, PA)
--Ritual folk
Black Table (NJ/NY)
--Experimental metal
Bridesmaid (Columbus, OH)
--Instrumental Doom-Sludge
Cladonia Rangiferina (MD, VA)
-- ritual black metal, doom, acid rock
Dendritic Arbor (Pittsburgh, PA)
--metal; Grimoire Records
Destroying Angel (Philadelphia, PA)-
--Folk music for exorcisms
Dreadlords (Philadelphia, PA)
--Ritual black metal blues; Not Just Religious Music
Dweller in the Valley (Frederick, MD)
--Black, death, doom; Grimoire Records
Existentium (Baltimore, MD)
--melodic technical death metal
Falls of Rauros (Portland, ME)
--folk/atmospheric black metal; Bindrune Recordings
Fin (Chicago, IL)
--black metal; Behold Barbarity
Heavy Temple (Philadelphia, PA)
--psychedelic doom; Vàn Records
Hercyn (Jersey City, NJ)
--atmospheric black metal/post-rock
Hivelords (Philadephia, PA)
-- experimental psychedelic black doom; Anthropic Records
Immortal Bird (Chicago, IL)
--black/death metal; Broken Limbs, Manatee Rampage
Iron Man (MD)
--doom metal/heavy rock; Rise Above Records
Midnight (Cleveland, Ohio)
--Black heavy metal; Hells Headbangers Records
Occultation (New York, NY)
--doom metal; Profound Lore Records
Oneirogen (New York, NY)
-- dark, doom, drone; Denovali, Shinkoyo
Psalm Zero (New York, NY)
--experimental black doom; Profound Lore Records
Sangharsha (New York, NY)
--blackened hardcore; Alerta Antifascista Records
Sentience (Woodland Park, NJ)
--death metal
Slagstorm (Hagerstown, MD)
--prehistoric doom thrash
Snakefeast (Baltimore, MD)
--jazz metal sludge; Grimoire Records
Stone Breath (Red Lion, PA)
--experimental folk; Hand/Eye Records
The Day of the Beast (Virginia Beach, VA)
--blackened death metal
The Expanding Man (Baltimore, MD)
--solo improvisational electronic soundscapes
The Flight of Sleipnir (Denver, CO)
--black metal; Napalm Records
The Osedax (Leesburg, Va)
--black doom; Dullest Records
The Owls Are Not What They Seem (York, PA)
--experimental ritual soundscapes; Eleventh Key
Unsacred (Richmond, VA)
--savage black metal; Forcefield
Velnias (Denver, CO)
--blackened folk/doom metal; Eisenwald
Wormreich (Huntsville, AL & Nashville, TN)
--black metal; Moribund Records
Wrath of Typhon (York, PA)
--heavy metal; Eleventh KEY
ZUD (Portland, ME)
--bluesy outlaw black metal


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