Posted in metal | music | pictures on May 31, 2011

words & photos by BBG

Neurosis
Maryland Death Fest

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.

Marduk
Maryland Death Fest

Marduk, Aura Noir, Black Anvil, and Panzerfaust are on a tour that hits Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 3rd. Tickets are still available. Their full list of dates is below.

A ton more pictures from Friday, below...

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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

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NEUROSIS - MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2011 SELIST
A Sun That Never Sets
At the End of the Road
Given to the Rising
The Web
Three
Locust Star
Water Is Not Enough
Distill (Watching the Swarm)
Through Silver in Blood

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Comments (30)

5,000 sweaty taint sausages and one fish pie.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 1:34 PM

sausages in matching outfits. nerd alert.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 1:46 PM

Some of these bands are playing non pointy guitars. Not allowed. I need my BC Rich stock price to stay up.

Posted by katy tittyball | May 31, 2011 1:48 PM

What's the deal with the singer from Kylesa? When she is at the annual Prosthetic records softball game, what team does she bat for?

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 1:54 PM

a bunch of sweaty and hairy dudes. grrrrrrrrrr!

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:22 PM

LOL at that pic of Justin from Mind Eraser/Innumerable Forms watching Funebrarum. Dude always looks pissed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:22 PM

Crossed Out t-shirt for the win.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:25 PM

Is Three a new Neurosis song?

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:26 PM

alot of angry sausage

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:27 PM

lame tattoos and crappy uniforms. A lot of self marginalization masked as anger. yawn...

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:36 PM

grrrrrrrrrrrrr. i am fucking pissed!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:44 PM

Is it me or is the lead vocalist of Nocturnal kinda hot-metal-chick-that-will-whoop-yer-ass hot?

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:49 PM

I was at Sonar last night and saw the incident that's been described above first-hand. The end of the night came - Ghost finished their set. It was close to 2 AM, which in Maryland is time for the bar to close. The staff started telling folks to leave the building. Once everyone was clear, things were fine; people were hanging for the last few minutes of the night, grabbing some grub at the food stand and finishing their drinks before leaving MDF. Then a few drunk guys tried to walk back into the bar. They were immediately pushed back out by the Sonar security. One of these drunk guys decided to punch one of the security guys. (NEVER a good idea, especially when you're 1/3 the size of the guy you're punching.) Baltimore is a no-nonsense sort of town. I'm not saying it couldn't have been handled a little differently, but if you're going to swing on a security guy at a venue, you're going to have to accept the consequences of your actions. The guy who punched the security staffer got punched a few times and thrown to the ground. A crew of his friends saw this and started to go after the security guys. And that's when things got out of hand. It appeared that they were trying to attack the security guys. Eventually, they were all pushed out into the parking lot and were told to leave by security and by Baltimore city cops. The guy who punched the security dude had his injuries tended to by other staff members and was then taken to the on-scene EMS for a cut over his right eye. His friends continued to taunt and fight the security guys. So, Baltimore city police stepped in and maced them. The only guys with mace were cops. They each had an "OFFICER" vest on -- so no Sonar staff had or sprayed mace, that I saw. (And Baltimore city police aren't just going to hand their mace cans over to people who don't also have badges.) The security staff pushed all the rest of us out as well to prevent any more incidents and to get the night over with. The lesson here: don't try to fight venue staff/security. The outcome won't be in your favor.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:50 PM

I'll never understand the hate that metal gets on here. All this "they all have on the same uniform" BS could be said for a Vampire Weekend show. Different strokes for different folks. You don't like metal? Don't click on the metal tab and just carry on. I don't see any of the non metal posts here cluttered up with people badmouthing. Grow up and just listen to what you like.

BV does a great job covering metal for NYC so show some respect for the work they do even if it isn't your thing. Some awesome photos here from MDF as well. As usual it was a great time!

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:52 PM

"I don't see any of the non metal posts here cluttered up with people badmouthing."

da fuck? Apparently you don't read BV?

I'll go Vampire Weekend fans over metal dorks any day on grounds of hygiene alone.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 2:58 PM

love how much dude from Neurosis looks like V. I. Lenin in the first picture

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 3:00 PM

"da fuck? Apparently you don't read BV?

I'll go Vampire Weekend fans over metal dorks any day on grounds of hygiene alone."

I generally only read posts about bands I'm interested in. I'd recommend you do the same and stop posting about things which you clearly know nothing about and aren't interested in learning about.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 3:07 PM

metal dudes...soap & shampoo...look into it!

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 3:10 PM

There was plenty of girls there..trolls such as the first post in this thread should go away..

Posted by Jim | May 31, 2011 3:28 PM

Good posts, 2:50 and 2:52. The others can piss off.

Also, there was no way I was able to go to this show, but I would have loved to have seen Neurosis.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 4:40 PM

Neurosis is the only band that matters here

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 4:47 PM

more terrible beards and tattoos. it looks like someone puked on their arms.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 4:52 PM

I'd like to hear what the negative commenters prefer to listen to. Yeah, I think I already know the answer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 5:10 PM

you don't know what i listen to. 99% of the bands i listen to aren't on this site.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 5:15 PM

Then why are you on here if you don't like the bands?...

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 6:13 PM

5:15 = ironic hipster comment?

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 6:27 PM

pretty sure it's just 1 no-life anon commenter trolling over and over.

sorry i missed this. cheers to bv for the always excellent metal support and coverage.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 7:14 PM

great pics which make me even more regretful about not going. how good were neurosis?

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 7:50 PM

please next time I wanna see the mighty band TRIGGER from Germany at MDF!! It's a great band!!! and also Romittho (side project of Enrico -aka the ''ufet''- from Trigger!!)
TRIGGER TRIGGER UFET UFET UFET TRIGGER TRIGGER UFET UFET ROMITTHO!!!! ROMITTHO!!!!! UFEEEEEEETTT!!!!

Posted by ufet | June 1, 2011 3:12 AM

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