It’s almost a year away from now, but you can add another major name to next year’s Maryland Deathfest lineup. It was confirmed this past weekend that Godflesh will be performing at next year’s festival.
Last Summer marked the first time the English industrial metal group performed together since disbanding in 2002. Though they’ve performed at festivals like France’s Hellfest and England’s Supersonic, their Maryland Deathfest appearance will mark the first time they’ve played the States since reforming. This comes just a few months after Justin Broadrick revealed to Decibel Magazine that Godflesh were working on new material, saying:
“It’s something we’re discussing all the time, and I do have bits and pieces of material. But it’s something we’d really like to develop. It’d be quite easy to knock out eight to 10 in-character songs and release it as quickly as possible to capitalize on the popularity of the group, but it would feel entirely wrong. If it’s another two years until another Godflesh record, so be it. The most important thing is making a record that stands up with the rest of the back catalogue. I do have this in me again, though.”
Godflesh’s appearance at next year’s Maryland Deathfest is also being promoted as their only North American appearance, though it’s unclear as to which date they’ll be performing on. This new addition shows that festival organizers are making damn sure that their 10th year is also their biggest. Next year’s Maryland Deathfest will be held from May 24-27 at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD.