Posted in metal | music | pictures on May 25, 2012

by BBG

Eric Cutler of Autopsy
Maryland Death Fest

Bullet belts, flip flops, studded gauntlets, chicken suits... yep, its Maryland Deathfest time again. Though it was milder this week, in true MDF fashion the first of the four day Baltimore music festival (on 5/24) kicked off with high temperatures, humidity and unrelenting sun, making for a strong contrast to the pitch black indoor room at Sonar. Luckily, escape from the sun also meant catching some of the best heavy music out there.

The day started with sets by Extermination Angel and Die Pigeon Die, both of which I missed unfortunately, so the "opening" set by Needful Things was a fierce blast of grind that was a great perk-me-up for the rest of the day's activities. For the most part, a lot of the bands on Thursday I had seen in recent months: Eyehategod at A389 (dudes, please... we need new songs... the set is getting tired), Absu and Agalloch at Inferno, and Autopsy at Inferno and in Brooklyn. All delivered excellent, though familiar (to me) sets with the exception of Agalloch whose focus was on their earlier material (no Marrow of the Spirit here). Excellent way to cater to the crowd and make it special.

Of the remainder of the bands, Dying Fetus's death metal-slam style has never been my cup of tea but Rorschach... that's another story. Rorschach's unique noise/metal/hardcore sound was the clear winner for favorite set of the day for me, coming out with unmatched energy and playing their cover of King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man" as well as material from their Protestant/Remain Sedate release (which was available in exclusive colors just for this show)(wow). I remember being floored when I saw them at Santos and The Charleston way back when, but this might have been their best set yet. I could watch them play forever, but I'm guessing there's a short window of time left for this band... don't miss them. Rorschach pictures are HERE.

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Comments (80)

Massage sausage fest. I bet it smelled like a barnyard in there. Disgusting.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 4:02 PM

Why is BV covering a pizza delivery convention?

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 4:08 PM

THREE DIFFERENT DUDES IN THAT FIRST BAND WEARING FLIP-FLOPS

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 5:03 PM

"Massage sausage fest. I bet it smelled like a barnyard in there. Disgusting."
better than the smell of dried menstrual blood at a tuneyards show

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 5:07 PM

Yeah, tuneyards is an abysmal joke, but you sally sausage are a laughing stock and you don't even know it. You should see the tears of laughter that you evoke.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 5:46 PM

ugh. what happened to the post-punk, alternative music blog that once existed?

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 5:56 PM

"Yeah, tuneyards is an abysmal joke, but you sally sausage are a laughing stock and you don't even know it. You should see the tears of laughter that you evoke."

you keep stroking your chain waiting for "watch the throne II" and fuck off...

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 6:00 PM

^ Ha Ha ha fucking cock-drunk sausage, and stupid too! What the fuck are you babbling about? Ha ha ha - keep taking the bait, and I'll keep slapping you like a bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 6:04 PM

I love metal shows, cause troll douches like 4:02 don't go and try them damnest to be cool, end up getting to drunk and then go home alone.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 6:18 PM

Absu has some very pretty Zanadu outfits.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 6:23 PM

6:04, the voice of today's semi literate youth. what hath odd future wrought? wolf gang=juggalo

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 6:25 PM

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 6:47 PM

I love metal shows, cause troll douches like 4:02 don't go and try them damnest to be cool, end up getting to drunk and then go home alone.

2012 6:18 PM

Uh oh! Pizza delivery guy wants to meet you in the parking lot outside school. That language is straight out of some 80's movie like Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 8:58 PM

I love metal shows, cause troll douches like 4:02 don't go and try them damnest to be cool, end up getting to drunk and then go home alone.

2012 6:18 PM

Uh oh! Pizza delivery guy wants to meet you in the parking lot outside school. That language is straight out of some 80's movie like Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 8:58 PM

got a bro's foot fetish 5:03? ugh.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 10:55 PM

Headed down tomorrow for the last two days.

ELECTRIC WIZARD > BANDS BV MADE FAMOUS

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 11:25 PM

Maximum Sausage MOTHERFUCKER

Dude, I was there, even Matt Pike from High On Fire played a solo!

Posted by Sam | May 25, 2012 11:28 PM

Fat, drunk and sausage is no way to go through life, son

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2012 11:49 PM

oink oink oink

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2012 3:51 AM

bearded, tattooed, douchebag sausages. GRRRRR!

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2012 10:52 AM

"Every Dollar Kills a Beiber Fan"

Wow! Nothing sadder than grown men who care about something that's specifically made for and marketed to 10 year old girls. Grow up, dorks, and maybe learn to spell.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2012 1:12 PM

Vgggg

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2012 3:33 AM

Maybe they're concerned fathers. Someone should care. aha.

Sounds like you were just looking to get offended though. Have some fun.

Posted by Roger | May 27, 2012 3:56 AM

i thought only BV comment dorks wore flip flops....very very un-metal

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2012 11:34 AM

1:23- Jimmy Bower has been making great music and a great living in several bands for the last two decades. I am sure he is broken up by your assessment.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2012 8:45 PM

gross

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 3:50 AM

meow

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 9:56 AM

Ha, that is a lot of losers in one place.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 11:10 AM

11:10
i think you meant to post that on the sasquatch article...

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 11:13 AM

Wow the stench at this sausage fest must have over powering.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 11:20 AM

11:20-re-dun-dant

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 11:46 AM

11:10
I think you meant to say in "there are a lot of losers in this thread."

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 4:20 PM

Just got back — what an incredible time. Every year this fest makes me happy to be part of the metal community. Thanks to everyone!

Posted by Owen | May 28, 2012 5:49 PM

It must have smelled like a zoo in there. What is wrong w/ these man-boys?

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 6:22 PM

"What is wrong w/ these man-boys?"
the irony of this question is outstanding...

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 8:43 PM

gawd could you imagine if one of these idiots was your dad?

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 9:08 PM

One would normally have to go to shop class to find a collection of humanity this devoid of self awareness and shame.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 9:51 PM

the sausage community has a lot to answer for.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 11:08 PM

so much rage behind the limp wrists typing all this vitriol...

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 11:21 PM

Can you imagine e what the tour vans smell like? I imagine some combination of BO, Cheetos & failure.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 11:44 PM

@9:08 Much worse would be if a loser like you was there son. Betcha' can't wait for the next time Fesit, Crystal astles or Of Montreal rolls into town!

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 11:48 PM

I feel sorry for the people of Baltimore. I can empathize. I live in Greenpoint so I have to put up with the sausages that frequent the DL pick up spot, masquerading as a music venue, known as St. Vitus.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2012 11:59 PM

11:59: Leave. I am sure Dayton misses you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 1:33 AM

All the spikey bracelets and Juggalo makeup in Greenpoint can't make a fat dude wearing shorts look tough.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 1:34 AM

Maryland heavy metal parking lots in 1986 > Maryland heavy metal parking lots in 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhRCVm-1r2k

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 1:38 AM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/marylanddeathfest/2012/day1/126.jpg

bwhahah....


the song titles...

dying

bwhahahah....

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 1:47 AM

@1:34 well at least I don't wear flip-flops, like a closeted queen bwahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 8:51 AM

it's refreshing to see audience shots and not one person wearing a fucking headdress or anime costume. i hope to hell that ugly smelly crowds like this poison your little portland style pussy group hug fests.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 9:39 AM

everyone is complaining because a bunch of people who like a style of music dress similar. strange people who like the same thing gathering to hang out. crazy! this is the case in all genres. I have gone to metal shows and i have gone to shows that fit into that broad category of "indie". guess what? the crowd looks the same there too. and in case you missed the photos there are fat people in indie bands too. get over yourselves and each to their own.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 9:51 AM

sorry to break it to all you whiners, but real metal bands don't look like liturgy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 10:00 AM

No, we are "complaining" because you sausages take everything so fucking personally and you are so easy to offended. It's like a cat playing with a mouse. You notice that when it's sunny and warm out that you sausages are the only ones posting, right? That's because we're all out having fun in the sun, something by the look of these pictures you lot could use a bit of hee hee

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 10:34 AM

oh neck tats are so cool. wish i didn't have a job so i could get one too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 10:41 AM

uh..no 10:34 it because we are at these things called jobs and they are not at pizza shops. got lots of sun this weekend. it was great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 10:42 AM

looks like 10:41 has nothing to do at the internship today. don't worry i am sure some filing will come along.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 10:44 AM

10:42 is correct. Some sausages are known to work at gas stations as well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 10:53 AM

10:42 and 10:44 really needs to finish that ESL course

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 11:17 AM

some of us can't live off of mommy and daddy's trust funds like 10:34 or 10:53

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 11:36 AM

^unleaded. fill er up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 11:43 AM

looks like some of you sausages could live off no food for a couple three months though

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 11:48 AM

11:43
"i'm an artist, at least i am until daddy makes me head of HR at the firm"

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 11:52 AM

11:52
"i'm a sausage, i'll suck you off for a ticket into the Necrotic Flesh show"

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 12:21 PM

12:21
"yo nigga, nigga, swag. bitch. nigga, nigga. swag! swag!"

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 12:47 PM

^typical racist sausage

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 1:52 PM

^typical butthurt juggalo

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 2:47 PM

The sausages are calling other people juggalos? How delusional is that? Wake up and smell the corpse paint clowns.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 3:04 PM

almost as delusional as you trust fund fucks' absolute belief that daddy's money can buy you an art career or that pressing shuffle on your ipod makes you a DJ

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 3:40 PM

^this poor dude is throwing hay-makers in the air at nothing. Stupid sausages.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 3:45 PM

truth hurts eh nancy boy?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 3:55 PM

flip flops?????!!!! GTFOTS!!!!

Posted by ugh | May 29, 2012 5:06 PM

After looking through these pictures I have concluded that there are some things in this life that I really don't need to do before I die.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 8:08 PM

^haha, yeah Maryland Deathfest goes on the reverse bucket list.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 8:14 PM

the only bucket list for you turds is the one you keep under your couch to piss in because you're too obese to move.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 11:10 PM

^ fucking sausage logic never disappoints

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2012 7:31 AM

10:34 AM: - cat and mouse? Bad analogy. It implies superiority. The only thing that you have that is greater than the people you (attempt to) mock, is a viral load.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2012 12:35 PM

Eric you are godly at metal. I love your bread. I want a bread like that.

Posted by ontario honey | October 24, 2012 6:39 PM

long breads are so cool.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 2:17 PM

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