Preview of Saturday for 2013 Maryland Deathfest


(the) Melvins love you.

Are you ready for the longest day of you life? That’s Saturday at the 2013 Maryland Deathfest. You’ve barely had a chance to recover from Friday night’s mayhem and debauchery when, whoops!, the bands get going again at the crack of noon. Entrances open at 12:00 pm

I don’t know why the video of Baltimore’s Asthma Castle is so bad, but the audio is pretty decent.  See them in real life by getting to the festival early. Just keep in mind that their vocalist is  kinda intimidating, and their drummer claims to play for both Pig Destroyer and Misery Index. Yeah, right. Welcome to Saturday. 12:30 – 1:00 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

Disciples of Christ christen Saturday’s shows at Baltimore Soundstage with their DIY brand of hardcore. 12:30 – 12:55 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Wake has some Canadian grindcore for ya, eh.  1:10 – 1:35 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Get your gasmask ready for Kommandant, those storm troopers of blast beats. 1:15 – 1:50 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

Like Rats, presumably named for the Godflesh song, play sludge hardcore.  This klean cut krew kills.  1:50 – 2:20 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Slowing things down a bit is Anhedonist with their doom-flavored death metal.  2:05 – 2:45 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

Do you like hardcore bands named for comic book characters? Go watch Eddie Brock. Note: the video takes a while to get going but the sound is representative. 2:35 – 3:05 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Loss say they are disappointing live. I don’t believe them. This is beautiful.  3:00 – 3:45 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

Iniquity is Danish technical melodic death metal. It does not need any more adjectives. Love the shaky cam. 3:30 – 4:15 (Sonar Stage 2)

Weedeater wants you do know that they do not participate in gossip. That’s refreshing. Here’s a studio clip so you don’t have to think about it. There will be a guy from the band Whore filling in on the drums for MDF.  4:15 – 5:00 (Sonar Stage 1)

Vinterland does not have a lot of live videos that I can find, and I think they only ever made one record. So enjoy some lovely melodic, ambient black metal and this pretty picture. 5:00 – 5:40 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

Massgrav sounds like how I remember punk rock sounding in the 70s and 80s. And that’s a good thing. Wish I could be in two places at once. 5:00 – 5:45 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Everyone I know is obsessed with Wino and The Obsessed.  Wino is one man who seems to be able to spread his musical seed far and wide.  5:45 – 6:45 (Sonar Stage 1)

Weekend Nachos cram a lot of aggression and musical drama into 90 seconds. Plus they taste great with beer. Delicious.  6:45 – 7:25 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Do you enjoy French black metal for the discerning palate? Aosoth is served with a side of corpse paint. 6:50 – 7:35 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

Expect brutal old school death metal from Broken Hope. 6:45 – 7:35 (Sonar Stage 2)

Quirky, heavy, visual and lots and lots of drums. I love (the) Melvins. Do not miss. 7:35 – 8:35 (Sonar Stage 1)

Once Ihsahn played in a black metal band called Emperor. Now he plays in a band that headlines at the ProgPower USA Fest in Atlanta. He’s an icon and an excellent musician no matter what genre he plays.  8:40 – 9:45 (Sonar Stage 2)

The Canadian war black metal band Revenge rarely tours. You decide how you want to live your life.  8:40 – 9:30 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

Something missing from your musical diet? You probably need some hardcore from Vitamin X. Watch out for that boot to the back of your skull.  8:50 – 9:40 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Down  is likely the most “mainstream” group to perform at this year’s MDF.  But maybe you like a little Southern infused stoner/sludge metal led by former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo. Ain’t nothin’ really wrong with that. 9:50 – 11:00 (Sonar Stage 1)

If some of the people in Antaeus look familiar it’s because you saw them earlier today in Aosoth. Which one will you like better? 11:00 – 12:00 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

I will probably get my punk fix for the night with Finland’s legendary Terveet Kadet. Tight.  11:20 – 12:00 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Saturday closes with powerviolence pioneers Infest. Here, hold my beer and watch this.  12:15 – 1:15 (Baltimore Soundstage)

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About Mary Spiro

science and heavy metal blogger

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