Continuing in our new mode of recording live from venues, we move to Leyla’s in Hyattsville, MD. Amazingly, Steve Harris joins us AGAIN while we prepare to see Dutch death metal masters Pentacle, along with Sathanas, Sacrificial Blood, Extermination Angel and the beer can throwing monsters Maximum Oversatan.
Our other guests are Mike Keller of Sacrifical Blood, the members of Maximum Oversatan and Extermination Angel. We had some laughs, ordered beer and pupusas and heard some inappropriate jokes. We also decided that Steve probably needs to move from Chesapeake, VA to Maryland.
There is quite a bit of background noise so keep your headphone volume down low. I didn’t take too many photos because I was enjoying the music! Pentacle and Sacrificial Blood were a highlight!
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Here’s our final installation of our Maryland Deathfest podcasts. We made it and no one died! We determined that Derek won MDF with most bands seen (47); most merch purchased, out latest, at the rail or in the pit for most bands seen and most unshowered (honorary crust award). William came in second with most bands seen and most merch purchased. He also wins the straight edge award.
Sam V wins for worst and weirdest shaped sunburn and also for loudest snoring. He was also the funniest on the podcast! Go Sam. Woodford wins for best death metal growl and most ladies talked to. I win for best white vest and most selfies taken with crowd members and I also win for most people who came up and bowed down before me (I can’t explain this).
This was by far the most fun we have had at Deathfest. Staying in a hotel within closest walking distance of the venues was the best idea. I love my friends. I would not have wanted to try this with anyone else. Hail CampMDF.
We stayed up till 3:30 a.m. making this podcast about the events of Maryland Deathfest XII from Wednesday to Friday. This needs no introduction. Just listen to it. We spent a lot of time on not editing this at all. Everything you hear is true.
Guests include: Mary Spiro, Derek Beam, Sam Vietmeier and William Harnish. Christorpher Woodford slept through this, somehow.
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In order, we talk about the following:
Exhumed – Necrocracy (death metal)
Inquisition – Obscure Verses for the Multiverse (black metal)
Kylessa – Ultraviolet (sludge)
Skeletonwitch – Serpents Unleashed (blackened thrash metal)
Red Fang – Whales and Leeches (heavy metal)
Corrections House – Last City Zero (experimental drone)
Iron Man – South of the Earth (traditional heavy metal)
In Solitude – Sister (hard rock)
We also talk about Halloween, but we don’t reveal our costumes! You’ll have to come out and find us on the streets of Baltimore.
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.