Established in 2009, the Malta Doom Metal festival (MDM) returns on October 21 and 22, 2016 at Chateaux Buskett, Rabat, Malta for its eighth edition. The festival has grown from strength to strength since its first edition, which was headlined by Italian legends Dark Quarterer, and is now a regular annual appointment for doom and old school metal acolytes in Malta and beyond.
Ever since the festival’s inception, the MDM team have demonstrated an unflinching commitment to host the very best that the doom and old school metal scenes have to offer, as each of the previous MDM editions attest, and this year’s behemoth edition is no exception, with a mammoth, mouth-watering line-up to die for. From the molten godly epic doom of Monasterium (Poland), Desolate Pathway (UK), and Trinakrius (Italy) to the primal Hellhammer worshippers Warhammer (Germany), the ritualistic sludge attack of Barabbas (France) and on to the arcane, majestic doom of Canada’s Cauchemar, the savage black-thrash onslaught of trailblazers Bunker 66 (Italy) and the doom-laden grooves of Sweden’s Mortalicum, this year’s MDM is indeed a must for all those initiated in the purity of the path of olde.
Further undisputable quality is added to this year’s killer edition with the pure cult prog-folk doom of Northwinds (France), the seminal doom-death Dutch gods Phlebotomized and Brazilian legends Mythological Cold Towers. We shall be further entertained by Men Of Mayhem's sizzling stoner doom and Malta Dio Disciples’ most apt tribute to the masterful Ronnie James Dio.
Could this already blistering line-up of poser-decapitating bands have been topped you might ask? The answer is yes, as this year’s headliners – doom gods Place Of Skulls and old school death metal elite vanguards Master - add even more immensity to this year’s colossal line-up. One of Malta’s leading metal DJs, Toty will be spinning an old school metal set while the proceedings on stage unfold. Let the head-banging and true metal worship commence! MDM is here again!