Shadow Woods Metal Fest


Tickets go on sale Dec 2 at 5 pm
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History of Shadow Woods Metal Fests

Established in 2015, Shadow Woods Metal Fest was a multi-day outdoor music festival presented by Shadow Woods Productions LLC and organized by volunteers and a few paid professionals. We sought to present the best music the underground music community has to offer from many different genres, not just metal. The lineup was curated from the current underground musical landscape. These are not the bands everyone is already listening to but the bands everyone ought to be hearing.

The festival occurred in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 at Camp Hidden Valley in White Hall, MD. For the time being, all future Shadow Woods Metal Festivals are on hiatus, possibly never to return. Repeat: there are no plans to host SWMF again at this time. We are grateful for all the support we received during that time from the bands, from fans and from those who gave of their time and money to make this happen.

Shadow Woods Productions LLC continues to book smaller shows in the DC and Baltimore area in brick and mortar venues. If you would like to contact Shadow Woods Productions to book your band in the Washington, DC or Baltimore area, send a message to

Here is a list of bands who have performed live at each festival. This list may differ from lineups that appeared in news stories about SWMF, because sometimes bands would drop off at the last minute and others would be added. This is the the most accurate list of bands that ever played:

2015: Anicon, Ashagal, Black Table, Bridesmaid, Cladonia Rangiferina, Dendritic Arbor, Destroying Angel, Dreadlords, Dweller in the Valley, Existentium, Falls of Rauros, Fin, Heavy Temple, Hercyn, Hivelords, Iron Man, Midnight, Occultation, Oneirogen, Psalm Zero, Sangharsha, Sentience (now Sentient Horror), Slagstorm, Snakefeast, Stone Breath, The Day of the Beast, The Expanding Man, The Flight of Sleipnir, The Osedax, The Owls Are Not What They Seem, Unsacred, Velnias, Wormreich, Wrath of Typhon, ZUD

2016: A Sound of Thunder, Athame, at the Graves, Acid Witch, Blood Storm, Bound by the Grave, Cemetery Filth, Cemetery Piss, Coffin Dust, Corpse Light, Darsombra, Destroyer of Light, Faith in Jane Featuring Wino, Frosthelm, Genevieve, Ghost Bath, Grave Gnosis, Haxen, Helgamite, Helleborus, Heron, Horseskull, Lotus Thief, Myopic, Sadgiqacea, Sadistic Vision, Sapremia, Surgeon, Teloch Vovin, Temple of Void, Tengger Cavalry, T.O.M.B., Tombs, Torrid Husk, Vorator, Xeukatre, Zud

2017: Sept 14 – THURSDAY 6:30 – Take to the Woods (P), 6:50 – Dee Calhoun (P), 7:45 – Green Elder (P), 8:35 – Nechochwen (P), 9:25 – Aerial Ruin (P), Sept 15 – FRIDAY 12:00 – Unhallowed (F), 12:30 – Fiakra (W), 1:00 – Mome (H), 1:30 – Sloth Herder (F), 2:00 – Foehammer (W), 2:30 – Elagabalus (H), 3:00 – Night Raids (F), 3:40 – Dark Water Transit (W), 4:20 – Erlkonig (H), 5:00 – Hellbutcher (F), 6:00 – Heavy Temple (W), 6:40 – Voarm (H), 7:20 – Dead in the Manger (F), 8:00 – Castle (W), 9:00 – Human Bodies (F), 10:00 – KYOTY (H), 11:00 – The Owls ANWTS (H), Sept 16 – SATURDAY, 12:00 – Percussor (F), 12:30 – Seasick Gladiator (W), 1:00 – Bearstorm (H), 1:30 – Cut the Architects Hand (F), 2:00 – Hexis (W), 2:30 – Toke (H), 3:00 – Earthling (F), 3:40 – Black Table (W), 4:20 – Infera Bruo (H), 5:00 – All Hell (F), 5:40 – Obsidian Tongue (W), 6:20 – Withered (H), 7:00 – Woe (F), 7:50 – Panopticon (W), 9:00 – Vastum (F), 10:00 – Worthless (H), 11:00 – ZUD

(H)2018: THURSDAY PAVILION 6:00-6:25 Earendel, 6:40-7:15 Bound for the Ground, 7:30- 8:00 Skulsyr, 8:15-9:00 Goblin Hovel, 9:15-10:00 On The Water, 10:15-11:00 Xasthur – acoustic/unplugged FRIDAY PAVILION 12:20-12:50 Witch Hazel, 1:20-1:50 Haze Mage, 2:20-3:00 Hepatagua, 3:40-4:20 Windfaerer, 5:00-5:40 Dysfigure, 6:20-7:00 Heavy Temple, 7:40-8:20 Rozamov, 9:00-10:00 Aether Realm HALL 1:50-2:20 Ferus Din, 3:00-3:40 Forest of Legend, 4:20-5:00 Sluagh, 5:40-6:20 Husbandry, 7:00-7:40 God Root, 8:20-9:00 A Sound of Thunder, 10:00-10:40 Barishi, 11:00-11:40 Destroyer of Light SATURDAY PAVILION 2:20-3:00 Sickdeer, 3:40-4:20 Destroying Angel, 5:00-5:40 Black Mass, 6:20- 7:00 Hubris, 7:40-8:20 Malphas, 9:00-9:45 Athame HALL 3:00-3:40 Yuckmouf, 4:20-5:00 Bound by the Grave, 5:40-6:20 Wolf King, 7:00-7:40 Imperial Triumphant, 8:20-9:00 Replicant, 9:45-10:40 Abigail Williams, 11:00-11:40 Enthauptung, 12:00-12:40 Voarm

As an entertainment company, Shadow Woods Productions LLC is committed to creating an environment at its programming where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. At our events, on our websites and social media platforms under the Shadow Woods banner, we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. If you wish to contact the organizers of Shadow Woods you may do so via email at Shadow. Woods.LLC

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