Preview of Friday for 2013 Maryland Deathfest

Carcass has the best hair.

Friday at the 2013 Maryland Deathfest sees the beginning of outdoor stage shows at the Sonar Compound as well as the first night of punk, crust and hardcore shows at Baltimore Soundstage. The two venues are about a 5 minute walk from each other (or more like 7-8 minutes if you are me), so plan accordingly. The videos below are all live, unless I just could not find a decent live upload.  Entrances open at 3:00 p.m.

I went ahead and uploaded this live video of Baltmore’s Old Lines so you could see what they looked like. But the sound is not ideal as you cannot hear the vocals. Take the extra two minutes and google a studio song off their debut album because it is really great.   3:30 – 3:55 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Ambassador Gun. Fast, crusty grind.  3:50 – 4:15 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

Heartless. Angry, fast, break your neck music.  4:10 – 4:40 (Baltimore Soundstage)

How to describe Ahumado Granujo? Weird, fun techno dance music blended with grindcore. Yup. Must be seen to be believed. 4:30 – 5:05 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

Full of Hell put on an impressive display of agression at the A389 Fest back in January. I expect nothing less this time around.  5:00 – 5:30 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Convulse will give you  heavy, growly, old school death metal.  5:05 – 5:50 (Sonar Stage 2)

Ingrowing means deathened grindcore in Czech.  5:40 – 6:15 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

Benediction passes out old school death metal with tea and biscuits.  6:15 – 7:05 (Sonar Stage 1)

Everyone tells me that Sete Star Sept from Japan are amazing. If I make it over to their set I will find out. Chaos. 6:40 – 7:00 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Pig Destroyer.  Grindcore you know and love. They have a hot dog (both a regular and a vegan version) named after them.  7:10 – 7:55 (Sonar Stage 2)

Evoken is slow. heavy funeral doom. Kill yourself.  7:10-7:55 (Stage 3)

Hellshock. Straight up crust punk from Portlandia before it was overrun by coffee drinking hipsters. No, that’s not true. There have always been hipsters in Portland. 7:15 – 8:00 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Repulsion provided the stem cells that spawned grindcore. Blazingly fast and aggressive.  8:00 – 8:45 (Sonar Stage 1)

Righteous Pigs. Crisp, clear vocals make it apparent this proto-grindcore death metal outfit has some issues.  8:50 – 9:40 (Sonar Stage 2)

Ringworm. Touted as Cleveland hardcore, whatever that is, this band is known for biting lyrics and catchy guitar riffs too. I dig ’em. 9:00 – 9:30 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Carcass is a grindcore band from the UK that grew up to be a melodic death metal band.  9:50 – 11:00  (Sonar Stage 1)

By the time Pelican comes on, you will be ready to listen to wordless post-metal. Engaging and fascinating soundscapes. 11:00 – 12:00 (Sonar Stage 3/Inside)

I love Rotten Sound of Finland. I am not the biggest grindcore fan but, jeebus, they are fun watch and listen to. 11:25 – 12:15 (Baltimore Soundstage)

Tragedy plays super catchy, head-banging crust punk. If you grew up on punk or like bands such as Social Distortion  and Hellbastard, you will appreciate their hard-edged take on the evolution of this genre.  A nice closer for Friday night. 12:30 – 1:30 (Baltimore Soundstage)

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