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Anyone else going to Hell in the Harbor?   There is no MDF this year so it looks like Soundstage organized an MDF-lite.  I am all booked to go.

To be honest, I actually like the Milwaukee Metalfest lineup a bit better, but there is still a lot of good bands on this lineup and I didn't see MM announcement till after I booked.




readable lineup:
Full Lineup:Cannibal Corpse, High On Fire, Dying Fetus, Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Hulder, Deadguy, Cephalic Carnage, Dwarves, Misery Index, Goatwhore, Undeath, Acid Witch, Sanguisugaboog, Spectral Wound, Inter Arma, Escuela Grind, Spirit Adrift, Visceral Disgorge, Internal Bleeding, Deaf Club, Jarhead Fertilizer, Necrofier, Vomit Forth, Cloak, Cloud Rat, Deceased, Outer Heaven, Demiser, Sadistic Ritual, Cemetery Piss, Inoculation.

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2 hours ago, AlSymerz said:

I want to hear the next instalment of "Doc listens to..." The last instalment 20+ hours ago was alright let's see what the next instalment brings!


I get distracted and forget to post, but I'm always listening to something. It's not always metal though. There will be another instalment later this morning...or after lunch...or sometime today.

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  • 3 weeks later...

LMK if you are going Surge and I'll say hi, maybe grab a beer.  A lot of your picks are mine as well.   I've never seen CC live, so even though I've never been a fan I am a bit intrigued to see at least part of their set.  



Vomit Forth


Spectral Wound (last time I saw them the mix was awful, all vocals no guitar, so want to see it better)


curious to see 'Bogg live

last time I saw Napalm Death I quite enjoyed them

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  • 4 weeks later...

Seen the set times are listed now.



Hell Stage (Baltimore Soundstage)
5 p.m. doors
6:00-6:25 p.m. Total Maniac
6:40-7:05 p.m. Bastard Cross
7:20-7:50 p.m. Withered
8:05-8:35 p.m. Kontusion
8:55-9:40 p.m. Devil Master
10:00-10:45 p.m. Warhorse
11:15 p.m.-12:45 a.m. Candlemass


Harbor Stage (Market Place)
12 p.m. doors
2:00-2:45 p.m. Visceral Discharge
3:15-4:00 p.m. Escuela Grind
4:30-5:15 p.m. Sanguisugabogg
6:15-7:00 p.m. Cephalic Carnage
7:30-8:30 p.m. Dying Fetus
9:00-10:30 p.m. Cannibal Corpse

Hell Stage
12 p.m. doors
2:50-3:20 p.m. Cemetery Piss
3:35-4:05 p.m. Outer Heaven
4:20-4:50 p.m. Deceased
5:05-5:35 p.m. Cloak
5:50-6:20 p.m. Necrofier
6:35-7:10 p.m. Black Tusk
7:25-8:00 p.m. Jarhead Fertilizer
8:15-9:00 p.m. Dwarves
10:50-11:40 p.m. Acid Witch
12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. Deadguy

Angels in Hell (Angels Rock Bar)
9 p.m. doors
9:00-10:30 p.m. Cloak LP listening party
10:30-11:00 p.m. Restless Spirit
11:20-11:50 p.m. Castle Freak
12:10-1:00 a.m. Tombs


Harbor Stage
12 p.m. doors
2:00-2:45 p.m. Internal Bleeding
3:15-4:00 p.m. Goatwhore
4:30-5:15 p.m. Misery Index
6:05-7:00 p.m. Pig Destroyer
7:30-8:30 p.m. Napalm Death
9:00-10:30 p.m. High on Fire

Hell Stage
12 p.m. doors
2:50-3:20 p.m. Innoculation
3:35-4:05 p.m. Sadistic Ritual
4:20-4:50 p.m. Demiser
5:05-5:35 p.m. Cloud Rat
5:50-6:20 p.m. Vomit Forth
6:35-7:10 p.m. Spirit Adrift
7:25-8:00 p.m. Spectral Wound
8:15-9:00 p.m. Inter Arma
10:50-11:40 p.m. Undeath
12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. Hulder

Angels in Hell
9 p.m. doors
9:00-10:30 p.m. DJ Candy Corn
10:30-11:00 p.m. Ninth Realm
11:20-11:50 p.m. Sonja
12:10-1:00 a.m. Tower



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  • 4 weeks later...

just as a follow up.  I'd say Soundstage's trial on doing a fest inside and outside the club in the block off street was a pretty big success in my opinion.  Beats the hell out of having to walk up and back to the Edison lot and allows for in and out so you can get food where you want.  There was also shade in various places to be had outside.  I often sat in the bar tent on the provided folding chairs sipping a beer, especially when I was only mildly interested in who was playing.

Saw 23 sets in all.  Some major highlights for me were Outer Heaven, Hulder (who killed it as the closer), S'bogg, Spectral Wound and Dying Fetus (sounding better than I'd heard them before).    Lots of bands were  first for me, and some surprises were Cloak, Devil Master (fun despite me having to laugh at their capes).

Plenty of other sets I enjoyed, but may not rush to see again.  I missed a few I wished I caught (e.g. Tombs), but I'm old and there is only so much I could last.

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