Swedish death metal outfit NIRVANA 2002 (a.k.a. N2002),the highly underrated yet influential band which only released a series of demos and splits during their existence through the late '80s and early '90s, has been confirmed this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. This will be the group's first-ever appearance outside of Sweden.
The festival billing is as follows:
Friday, May 28:
BIRDS OF PREY
Saturday, May 29:
TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION
FUCK THE FACTS
Sunday, May 30:
FROM ASHES RISES
CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN
The concept of Maryland Deathfest is simple: to bring to the United States the best and most extreme bands the underground has to offer. Never conforming to trends, or being limited by genre restrictions, Maryland Deathfest is a showcase of what extreme music, both new and old, is capable of. With an emphasis on diversity, the festival brings together the very best death metal, grindcore, black metal, thrash, experimental and hardcore bands from all around the world. With bands from all over the U.S. and Canada, and exclusive fly ins and rare appearances from some of the most in demand bands from Europe, Australia, and Japan, the diversity of the lineup is only surpassed by the diversity of Maryland Deathfest's rabid fan base, who annually travel from all over the world for a weekend of fun and music.
Since Maryland Deathfest's inception in 2003, festival organizers Ryan and Evan have continued to strive to bring together some of the most legendary bands in the scene and some of the most talked about up-and-coming bands in the underground for an unparalleled experience. Combining the DIY attitude of two young metal fans who are actually part of the scene instead of trying to exploit it, with a refreshing professional touch, Maryland Deathfest is year after year given high marks for being one of the best-run and most organized festivals around.
For more information, visit www.marylanddeathfest.com.