The best local metal band in Maryland are called Anubis Unbound. As incredible as they are I always thought that was the dumbest name and I asked them why the "unbound" part and they said they tried to trademark just Anubis and several bands blocked them. It's cool to at least see one of the bands is decent and making a name for themselves.
Back in my day the best MD band was Wrathchild and they have to become Wrathchild America because of some shitty ass punk band in England. Talk about blasphemy
9/27 - Clutch
10/24 - Judas Priest & Steel Panther