SHADOW FROST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, Frederick, Maryland’s exclusive indoor winter gathering coming February 21st and 22nd, 2020, announces its current lineup for its inaugural event.
Produced by Shadow Woods Productions, LLC, (the creator of Shadow Woods Metal Fest and other Baltimore and DC events), this hotel-based gala features two days of metal, rock, industrial, and punk. Headliners include Oakland’s crushing Vastum with special set from their guitarist ambient industrialist Leila Abdul-Rauf, East coast cult thrashers Deceased, Vermont’s thunderous Barishi, and Boston traditional metallers Magic Circle and Houston’s Doomstress. Also performing are heavy psych throwbacks Alms and the otherworldly Darsombra (both from Baltimore), Detroit black metalists Fell Ruin, and up-and-coming doom maestros from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Yatra.
As with all Shadow Woods events, Shadow Frost is meant to introduce fans of underground music to bands they may have never heard of but should be listening too. “It’s geared toward those who want to step outside their comfort zone and explore,” said Shadow Frost producer M A Spiro. “There is so much great music being created that totally flies under the radar in the music scene, even among people who seem to know a lot about music trends. I am not trying to host bands that you can see at a lot of other festivals, but I want to showcase a few of the best that that underground music has to offer. That has been my philosophy with every event I have done, and I don’t plan to change that.”
Baltimore and Maryland bands are strongly featured including Alms, Darsombra, Spiral Grave, Radamanthys, and Yatra. And also, perhaps because the producer is a woman, attendees may notice that more than half of the groups have members identifying as women
While previous Shadow Woods fests have been outdoors, the hotel setting provides attendees with unique opportunities to mingle. Hotel amenities include an indoor pool and game room, tavern serving traditional pub fare, and free breakfast every morning. Festivities will occur in the ballroom and prefunction area of the event center, which is attached via an indoor corridor to the hotel. No need to step outside in the cold! Shadow Frost will also host arts and music vendors, workshops, Saturday morning yoga, table games and other fun activities. The fest will have the feel of an event such as a horror or comic convention.
Alms — Baltimore Proto-metal
Arsantiqva – New York black metal
Barishi — Vermont prog-psych rock
Capitalist — New Jersey crust grind
Darsombra — Baltimore trans-apocalyptic galaxy rock
Deceased – three + decades of East Coast death metal
Doomstress – Texan heavy rock
Fell Ruin — Detroit blackened sludge
Frost Giant — Philadelphia Viking Metal
Infinite Pizza — Baltimore Pizza-themed punk/grind
Leila Abdul-Rauf — Oakland, CA dark ambient
Magic Circle — Boston, MA traditional heavy metal
Mo’ynoq — Raleigh, NC based DSBM
Polemicist — Philadelphia blackened death
Radamanthys — MD tech death
Spiral Grave — MD/VA heavy metal
Vastum — Oakland, CA death metal
Volur– Toronto, Ontario ambient doom
Witching — Philadelphia blackened sludge
Yatra –MD Eastern Shore death doom
LODGING AND TICKETS
This event is ALL AGES, however, children’s tickets (Ages 5-17) will only be available at the door with a PAID parent or guardian on-premises. Children under 5 are FREE at the door with a paid parent or guardian.
Tickets are for the concert only and DO NOT INCLUDE HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Hotel reservations should be made separately at this link
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