Maryland Folk Metal Fest IV

Maryland Folk Metal Fest IV

Helsótt, Winter Nights, Sekengard, Goblin Hovel, URN, Wandering Oak, Ferus Din, Ashen

Sat · August 18, 2018

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

$25 advance

This event is all ages

Patrons under 21 years of age pay $2 surcharge at the door

Maryland Folk Metal Fest IV
Maryland Folk Metal Fest IV
Maryland's premiere Folk Metal Fest!
Helsótt
Helsótt
Pagan Death Metal!
Winter Nights
Winter Nights
Winter Nights is a Melodic Death Metal band from New York City, founded in 2007. Deriving from the Old Norse Vetrnætr, it was a specific time of year in medieval Scandinavia. Their lyrics are mostly associated with apocalyptic endings, death, the afterlife and survival during the seasons harsh conditions.

Their journey is endless as they intend to infect this dying world with vast amounts of Melodies.
Sekengard
Sekengard
World Fusion Folk Metal
Goblin Hovel
Goblin Hovel
Founded in 2010 with the hiatus of the first Meadville Gnome Folk Metal band Gnome Hut, Goblin Hovel is the solo project of Goblin. This project continued along the same lines as Gnome Hut, but with more emphasis on the folk influence. The live band consists of various musicians. The music is predominately based on scandinavian and eastern european folk music, although recent songs incorporate chinese, african, and brazilian influence as well. Prominent lyrical themes are goblins, ghosts, shamanism, alchemy, melancholia, and mythology.
URN
URN
The U.S.-based dark metal band URN® is one on a musical journey exploring the darker aspects of both the conscious mind and the unconscious soul. The band has been captivating audiences across multiple genres and have been establishing themselves as one the more energetic live acts to see. The band has drawn comparisons by national trade media to such artists such as Type O Negative, Lacuna Coil, Amorphis, Nightwish, My Dying Bride and other similar acts that tend to find a certain beauty in darkness. URN’s line-up is consisted of well-traveled veterans of various national and international acts.

The band released the “Desecrated Ashes” EP in 2003 and was met with great success and acclaim. The album received strong airplay support via college and internet stations all through the United States as well as in Mexico and Canada. URN has also done a several simulcasts with internet radio stations such as IPM Radio and Metal Works Radio.

URN signed with Rotting Corpse Records in the fall of 2005 and released their full-length LP “Dancing with the Demigods” with major chain-store distribution through Century Media, Synergy Distribution and Azure Green in July 2006. The album has received rave reviews in many major trade magazines such a Pit Magazine, Explicitly Intense, New Witch, Dark Realms, The Ninth Gate, Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, and many more.

As a result, URN toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada, highlighted by being the support act for To/Die/For and Virgin Black for a full North American tour, also did support for regional legs for U.S. tours with Moonspell, Katatonia, Daylight Dies and Finntroll. In addition the band also shared the stage with honored acts such as, Type O Negative, Trail of Tears, Trouble, Novembers Doom, The Dayglo Abortions, Celtic Frost, Unexpect, Bile, Bella Morte, Echoes of Eternity, Seraphim Shock, The Dave Brockie Experience, and many notable others.

The band has also appeared at many high-profile conventions throughout North America such as Ancient Ways in Chicago, KiNvention North in Toronto, Endless Nights in New Orleans, Radio Active in Detroit, GenCon in Indianapolis, The International Body Art Expo in Columbus, Paganstock in Michigan, Doomsday Metal Festival in Milwaukee and the Long Black Veil in New York.

URN has ongoing collaborations with artists of other mediums such as Michelle Belanger, noted author of the Psychic Vampire Codex and actor Don Henrie of Sci-Fi Channel’s Mad, Mad House was able to get their music to appear in television programs such as A&E Biography’s “The Secret Life of Vampires” and has been filmed by the Sci-Fi Channel for potential upcoming programs. Both of these esteemed friends appear in URN’s video for their “Shadow Dancer” single which is being nationally distributed to many medium channels and is available on the album as well.
Wandering Oak
Wandering Oak
Influences:

An insurmountable amount to list, but basically, the entire spectrum of heavy metal, as well as much rock music,Celtic and Germanic folk music, neo-folk, classical music, jazz, and beyond...
Ferus Din
Ferus Din
Band Interests
Classical, medieval, renaissance, baroque, progressive, volcanology, global history.

Influences
Immortal, Taake, Moonsorrow, Emperor, Enslaved
Ashen
Ashen
Blackened Hardcore from Pittsburgh, PA
Venue Information:
Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
http://www.theottobar.com/