Yep, just a bit earlier today the organizers of Maryland Deathfest announced the initial list of bands confirmed to play at MDF XII, which will be held May 22-25, 2014. Here you go:
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
This may be too much information, but I thought I’d mention that I wet myself when I saw this list. And of course more names will be coming. MDF also announced that At the Gates, Taake, Solstafir, and MGLA will be making exclusive US appearances at MDF.
This note also appeared on the MDF Facebook page:
We have a feeling many of you will ask what’s going on with Carpathian Forest, so here’s what’s going on. We had preliminary discussion with them right after MDF XI and all parties understand what needs to be done for them to come to the US next year, but since our contact person for the band has been on vacation with no access to e-mail, we have to wait until he’s back before confirming that officially. So, as of now, they are NOT confirmed, but chances are likely that they will confirm sometime soon.
And finally, early-bird tickets are going on sale tonight. For more info, visit the new MDF web site:
UPDATE: From the MDF FB page the evening after I posted this:
“Early-bird ticket postponement:
If you’ve been trying to order an early-bird pass within the last hour, accept our apologies, as this host is not handling the traffic the way we expected it to. You can stop compulsively trying to order a ticket, and if you had alcoholic beverages calling your name, go ahead and enjoy them now.
We’ll post a new date/time for the early-bird sale either later tonight or tomorrow.”