It’s time to put those horns up and rock out like never before, Baltimore! It’s time for Maryland Deathfest XVI!

In its 16th year, Maryland Deathfest XVI brings the best and most extreme underground death metal, grindcore, doom, thrash, black metal and experimental bands from all over the world to the big stage!

Maryland Deathfest XVI is one of the most successful metal music festivals in North America, and it’s coming to Rams Head Live (20 Market Pl Baltimore) and Baltimore Soundstage (124 Market Pl Baltimore) Thursday May 24 through Sunday May 27.

Ticket prices vary and can be purchased online at There are no refunds and there is a limit of 5 tickets per ticket option per person.

Never conforming to trends, or being limited by genre restrictions, Deathfest showcases what extreme music, both new and old, is capable of. With an emphasis on diversity, the festivals bring together the very best death metal, grindcore, doom, thrash, hardcore, black metal, and experimental bands from all around the world.  Since 2015, Deathfest has expanded, adding festivals in California, the Netherlands, and Quebec, along with an additional event in Baltimore, called Days of Darkness.

For a full list of the lineup for both Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage, check out

Come feel the power chords, harsh vocals and blast beats. There will be something for all Metalheads to enjoy!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.