Toledo Death Fest


What's New:

The Toledo Death Fest, organized by Keith Wampler, is set to return on June 3rd at the Mainstreet Bar in Toledo, OH. The festival will be headlined by OCEANO and will also feature performances by The Convalescence, VCTMS, Incite, and other metal bands from the American Midwest. The festival has become a significant event for fans of extreme metal in surrounding states like Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The festival has grown from featuring local bands in small venues to a two-stage festival with bands from around the country. Wampler expresses his gratitude to everyone who has supported the festival and looks forward to seeing everyone again in June.

Tickets are available at (General Admission, VIP Packages)

The Toledo Death Fest has an impressive lineup of metal bands, headlined by Oceano, known for their heavy breakdowns, growling vocals, and metalcore screams. The Convalescence, another top act, recently toured Europe and Japan, and their latest single "No Survivors" has garnered a lot of attention. VCTMS is a versatile metalcore group that blends different styles and has released three albums to date, with their third reaching #25 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. INCITE from Phoenix, AZ is a veteran band that draws inspiration from trailblazing architects like Pantera and Slayer. Their fifth album, "Built to Destroy," released in 2019, is a raw and modern take on metal, produced by Steve Evetts and mastered by Zeuss.
Toledo Death Fest 2023 Full Lineup:​
Oceano (Chicago, IL)
The Convalescence (Toledo, OH)
VCTMS (Streamwood, IL)
INCITE_Heavymetal (Phoenix, AZ)
HIVE (Chicago, IL)
WoR (Raleigh, NC)
Within Chaos (Fort Worth, TX)
The Dood (Sarasota, FL)
Squidhammer (Watertown, WI)
Filth Spewer (South Bend, IN)
Ignominious (Norwalk, OH)
Cephlic (Toledo, OH)
Death Hex (Toledo, OH)
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Sponsors: Fultztron Entertainment, Bloodlust Media, Dedfish Productions, Inverted Realm Designs, and Lost In The Dark Podcast
Vendors Onsite: Peril Hot Sauce, Creature Feature Spoo-Tique, and Hostile Creations
About: Toledo Deathfest was created in 2009 as an opportunity for bands in the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan region to come together and showcase their music to the local scene. Since then, it has become an annual festival that features a mix of local, regional, and underground touring artists. Festival promoter Keith Wampler (The Legend Agency/The Convalescence) decided to expand the festival to multiple stages and feature larger artists in 2021. Plans are in place to continue to grow the festival each year, with Jungle Rot headlining in 2021, Malevolent Creation headlining in 2022, and now Oceano set to headline in 2023.