words & photos by BBG
After a day of heavy music that culminated in the last US set from Cathedral, the second day of Maryland Deathfest was marked by sets from Neurosis, Aura Noir, Corrosion of Conformity, Funebrarum, Marduk, Exhumed, Kylesa, Machetazo, Cripple Bastards, Pulling Teeth, Nocturnal, The Impalers & Nails. Save for the latter two (and COC), I was able to catch all of them... with my favorite sets of the day going to Neurosis, Cripple Bastards, Funebrarum, and Exhumed.
Neurosis's set touched on songs from their latest Given To The Rising and reached back as far as Souls at Zero for "The Web". The band closed with "Through Silver In Blood" which, considering I had met the album's producer Billy Anderson earlier in the day, had a special meaning and power on top of the band's already considerable weight. Favorites like "Locust Star" and "A Sun That Never Sets" also made an appearance during the band's incredible set. The full setlist is listed below. A picture of Exhumed's is down there too.
A ton more pictures from Friday, below...
MARDUK Seven Bowls Of Wrath North American Tour 2011
w/ Aura Noir, Black Anvil, Panzerfaust, HOD:
5/27/2011 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD (MARDUK, Aura Noir only)
5/29/2011 Cafe Campus - Montreal, QC
5/30/2011 Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
5/31/2011 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
6/01/2011 I-Rock Nightclub - Detroit, MI
6/02/2011 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
6/03/2011 Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
NEUROSIS - MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2011 SELIST
A Sun That Never Sets
At the End of the Road
Given to the Rising
Water Is Not Enough
Distill (Watching the Swarm)
Through Silver in Blood