SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST, the Mid-Atlantic’s only open-air camping heavy metal gathering, is pleased to announce the complete lineup for the 2017 festival, which runs from Thursday, September 14th through Sunday, September 17th at White Hall, Maryland’s Camp Hidden Valley. For the third year, the festival will host 39 of the undergrounds leading bands, representing all genres and subgenres of heavy metal.

Over three days, the four stages of SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST will come to life inside the woodsy landscape of Camp Hidden Valley.  “Every year has been special, but I am just particularly stoked about what we have curated”, says Mary Spiro, organizer of Shadow Woods Productions LLC.  “I am extremely honored to present the lineup this year because I think it reflects the best of the underground metal scene as well as some of the personal favorites of the festival organizers. Several of these bands, I have been trying to host at the fest since the first year and I am happy to finally have them play.”

Beginning on Thursday night, the Pavilion stage will light up and set the tone to the weekend with all-acoustic and intimate performances with Texas dark-folk maudit AMIGO THE DEVIL, Portland’s dark-folk soloist AERIAL RUIN and West Virginia’s Appalachian folk duo, NECHOCHWEN.  Friday includes exclusive performances by Oregon’s haunting black metal band UADA and Georgia’s tortured blackened death quartet WITHERED.  On Saturday, as darkness falls over the Woodland Stage, atmospheric blackened folk giants PANTOPICON will play an exclusive, 70-minute set under the backdrop of the stars. Brooklyn black metal titans WOE, Rhode Island sludgy-doom foursome CHURCHBURN, mysterious blackened grind band DEAD IN THE MANGER (one of two east coast shows), and San Francisco extreme death quintet VASTUM (one of two east coast shows), will all deliver exclusive performances to SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST.

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST is proud to be sponsored this year by Moxie Bookkeeping and Tridroid Records and to receive promotional support from Grime Studios, Leftover Pizza Productions, and Perfect World Productions.


Complete Lineup (in alpha order):

Aerial Ruin – Portland, OR (Ritual folk)

All Hell – Asheville, NC (Crusty black metal)

Amigo the Devil – Spicewood, TX (Dark folk) **

Bearstorm – Richmond, VA (Blackened southern death-prog)

Black Table – NY/NJ (Progressive black metal)

Castle – San Francisco, CA  (Heavy doom metal)

Churchburn – Pawtucket, RI  (Blackened sludge) **

Cut the Architect’s Hand  – Richmond, VA (Death metal)

Dark Water Transit – Baltimore, MD (Instrumental heavy rock)

Dead in the Manger – coast to coast – (Blackened grind) **

Dee Calhoun – Frederick, MD (Acoustic; vocalist of Iron Man)

Earthling – Richmond, VA (Thrash metal)

Elagabalus – Baltimore, MD (Experimental metal 2-piece)

Erlkonig – Baltimore, MD  (Blackened death metal)

Fiakra – Freehold, NJ (LARPower metal)

Foehammer – Annandale, VA (Sludge)

Green Elder/Paul Ravenwood – Johnson City, TN – (Nature folk)

Heavy Temple  – Philadelphia, PA (Psychedelic-doomed rock)

Hexis  – Copenhagen, Denmark (Hardcore/black metal)

Human Bodies – Boston, MA  (Crusty blackened hardcore)

Immaculate Deception – Baltimore, MD (Death metal)

Infera Bruo – Boston, MA (Black metal)

Kyoty – Dover, NH – (Instrumental post metal)

Mome  – Portland, ME (Power psych rock)

Nechochwen “unplugged” – Wheeling, WV (Appalachian acoustic folk metal) **

Night Raids – Philadelphia, PA (Thrash/grind)

Panopticon –  KY/MN (Black folk metal) **

Percussor – PA/DE (Old school death metal)

Seasick Gladiator – Washington, DC (Experimental doom prog)

Sloth Herder – PA/VA/MD (Sludge grind)

Take to the Woods/Jo Cosgrove – Baltimore, MD (Dark folk)

The Owls Are Not What They Seem – York, PA (Ritual noise)

Toke – Cape Fear, NC (Stoner doom)

Uada – Portland, OR (Black metal)  **

Vastum – San Francisco, CA  (Death metal) **

Withered -Atlanta, GA (Black/death metal) **

Woe – Brooklyn, NY (Black metal) **

Worthless- NY/NJ (Black metal) **

ZUD – Portland, ME (Black and blues metal)




Camp Hidden Valley

White Hall, Maryland

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Price: $175 Full weekend package (Thursday evening-Sunday morning) including all musical events and camping

Cabins: $20 bed (shared cabin)

Shadow Woods Metal Fest is 21+

Food & beverage vendors: Various food, beverage, and alcohol vendors will be on site with both vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore selections. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Marketplace vendors: Multiple record labels, distros, and artisans will be located in the Hall. For more information on becoming a vendor, contact