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Maryland Deathfest

Dec 20, 2011 — Exhumed gleefully puts the "death" in death metal, and Sonar was crammed during its show.
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Dec 20, 2011 — This kind of blast-beated summer thrash metal should blare from grimy front porches everywhere.
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Dec 20, 2011 — Hooded Menace's death-themed, reverb-shrouded doom-metal hypnotized those in attendance at Sonar.
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Dec 20, 2011 — Punctuated by Bob Otis' seething diatribes, Dropdead's hardcore appeals across musical lines.
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Dec 20, 2011 — To witness the doom-metal band live is to hear the sickness of a city rendered in feedback.
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Dec 20, 2011 — Hear sets from Exhumed, Hooded Menace, Oak, Pulling Teeth and Dropdead from America's best metal fest.
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May 13, 2011 — Like an H.P. Lovecraft short story realized by David Lynch, director David Hall's live video for claustrophobic death metal band Portal is a visual and aural assault.
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Apr 26, 2013 — The skin-crawling, multi-sensory set from the experimental U.K. metal band gets the horror film treatment on Maryland Deathfest: The Movie III.
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May 31, 2012 — At Maryland Deathfest, a community of decibel-shattering catharsis thrives and headbangs. Meet four people who headbanged and high-fived at Maryland's Deathfest Memorial Day weekend.
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May 22, 2012 — Prepare your skull goblets: Bob Boilen gets a doomy, crusty earful of the metal bands at Maryland Deathfest. With names like Extermination Angel, Autopsy and Eyehategod, it's going to be a dark, twisted and awesome time.
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