Doom, stoner metal and sludge seem to be what the kids wanna hear these days. So this time on the podcast, we talked to Hasan and Dan about the fall fest Autumn Screams Doom, October 25 and 26 at The Ottobar. Specific details of the fest can be found on the Facebook event page here. There is even a matinee Saturday upstairs at the Ottobar, featuring a screening of the movie “Last Days Here,” which is a documentary about Bobby Liebling, vocalist for Pentagram. Details about the day event can be found here.
I have seen only seen four of the bands slated to play, so much of this music will be new to me.
Philadelphia’s Wizard Eye puts on an unforgettable performance. I’ve seen them only one other time. Who doesn’t love a band that features the theremin? They open up the show on Friday, so don’t be late.
One of the most interesting bands playing is Saturday night’s headliner, Loss. This band fascinates me because, although their lyrical themes are very dark and despondent, they also seem to project a sense of hope in their music. In general, I am not a fan of depressing music, but Loss is different. Can’t wait to see them again. It will be the third time for me this year. Read a previous interview I did with vocalist Mike Meacham prior to their show at the 2013 Maryland Deathfest.
Listen to our podcast here and then check out a few videos from some of the bands that will play. We welcome your feedback on the podcasts. We drink a lot along the way and sometimes things get a little weird. Well, mostly I just get weird.
Autumn Screams Doom promises blues inspired, doomy heaviness with a good dose of “hey brothers” and high fives all around. Simply put, it will be two days of freaky, crushing madness. Tickets are $15 for each night (so $30 for the weekend) and the Saturday Matinee is $8. Tickets can be purchased at the ASD website.
|LOSS photo by Diana Lee Zadlo|
Jay LeMaire – drums
Tim Lewis – guitar
John Anderson – bass
Mike Meacham – guitar/throat
What do you consider to be one of your band’s most essential
recordings? And why?
How does your band feel about playing Maryland Deathfest? What
have you heard about this festival?
What other bands playing MDF do you hope to see perform?
Will you be doing other shows as part of your stop at MDF or is this appearance exclusive?
Will there be any unusual or special merchandize you will be selling while at MDF?
Is there anything else you hope to do while you are in Maryland?
Is there anything else you want people to know about your band?
Any new records coming up?