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

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Posted: 09/10/2015 | Views: 2,400

In just two weeks, the inaugural installation of SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST -- 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)
Ashagal (New Hope, PA)
Black Table (NJ/NY)
Bridesmaid (Columbus, OH)
Cladonia Rangiferina (MD, VA)
Dendritic Arbor (Pittsburgh, PA)
Destroying Angel (Philadelphia, PA)-
Dreadlords (Philadelphia, PA)
Dweller in the Valley (Frederick, MD)
Existentium (Baltimore, MD)
Falls of Rauros (Portland, ME)
Fin (Chicago, IL)
Heavy Temple (Philadelphia, PA)
Hercyn (Jersey City, NJ)
Hivelords (Philadephia, PA)
Immortal Bird (Chicago, IL)
Iron Man (MD)
Midnight (Cleveland, Ohio)
Occultation (New York, NY)
Oneirogen (New York, NY)
Psalm Zero (New York, NY)
Sangharsha (New York, NY)
Sentience (Woodland Park, NJ)
Slagstorm (Hagerstown, MD)
Snakefeast (Baltimore, MD)
Stone Breath (Red Lion, PA)
The Day of the Beast (Virginia Beach, VA)
The Expanding Man (Baltimore, MD)
The Flight of Sleipnir (Denver, CO)
The Osedax (Leesburg, Va)
The Owls Are Not What They Seem (York, PA)
Unsacred (Richmond, VA)
Velnias (Denver, CO)
Wormreich (Huntsville, AL & Nashville, TN)
Wrath of Typhon (York, PA)
ZUD (Portland, ME)

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Pulp Free
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350 tickets? How many are band members friends?
I brought gifts
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Theres a few really good bands on this. I'd like to see how this expands over the years.
Pulp Free
52,190 Posts
350 tickets though seems super light when there is probably double that in band members playing it.

I'm really only familiar with Midnight but that doesn't mean there aren't other good bands (for the respected genres) but how is anyone making money off this? I know not everything is about money but some of those bands are driving some distance to play this. Hopefully the are compensated accordingly.
I brought gifts
17,720 Posts
Who knows. I'm also curious how I can live so close to this and didn't hear of it until this morning.

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