I was recently contacted by a very generous metal head in Colorado by the name of Ian MacAyeal. Months ago he purchased a Sonar compound only three day pass to Maryland Deathfest XI for Friday, May 24th through Sunday May 26th. To make a long story short, he had shit come up and rather than sell the ticket, valued at $155, he asked me to find a good home for it. To that end I talked to the heavy metal fanatics at Black Mess Records, an underground heavy metal shop in Baltimore (they’ll also have a vendor booth at Maryland Deathfest) and we came up with a cool way to give the ticket away. Starting today at Black Mess, from May 10th, through Sunday, May 19th, any in-store purchase of $25 (before tax) or more will get you entered into a raffle to win the ticket. If you purchase any item (CDs, vinyl, patches, tshirts, etc…) by any band that will be playing this year’s Maryland Deathfest you will get an extra entry into the drawing. This is a good chance to stock up on anything you might want to get signed by bands who will be hanging out in the new fan signing area at this year’s Deathfest. The winner will be chosen at 7pm on May 19th and the ticket will be held for them at will call.
If you need some help remembering who is playing at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, or you just want a handy schedule of which bands are playing when and where on each day, check out these links I made (bookmark them on your phone to use them when you’re at MDF this year too!)
Black Mess is a record store devoted to underground extreme heavy metal and we’re lucky to have such a killer record store carrying such hard to find metal in this area. They’re the real deal so even if you don’t want the ticket stop by Black Mess if you get the chance, they deserve our support! Here’s the Black Mess address and hours:
3853 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211 (map)
Wed – Thu: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fri: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm