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It's Gonna Get Sweaty: A Maryland Deathfest Preview

May 22nd, 2012

Episode 402 of 811 episodes

Once a year, we pull out our skull goblets, prepare various sacrifices and get ourselves ready for Maryland Deathfest. Now in its tenth year, Maryland Deathfest is the largest metal festival in the United States. On this episode, host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's resident metal fiend and Viking berserker, Lars Gotrich, and metal writer Kim Kelly to preview some of the doom, black metal and crust punk artists performing on this year's stages. With band names like Autopsy, Infernal Stronghold and Dragged Into Sunlight, it's going to be a dark, twisted and awesome time.Be sure to follow our two metal scribes at MDF this week as they document four days of sweaty mosh, sometimes questionable hygiene and so, so many black t-shirts. You'll find interviews and photos on Lars' Tumblr and @totalvibration, plus more coverage from @grimkim. See you in the pit.EyehategoodAlbum: Southern DiscomfortSong: Southern DiscomfortAutopsyAlbum: Macabre EternalSong: Always About to DieDragged Into SunlightAlbum: Hatred for MankindSong: Volcanic BirthSaint VitusAlbum: Lillie: F-65Song: Bleeding GroundInfernal StrongholdAlbum: Godless NoiseSong: Snorting the Ruins of SodomCoke BustAlbum: Lines in the SandSong: Forced to LiveExtermination AngelAlbum: Demo 2009 a?.?k?.?a. "Advancement Into Obscurity"Song: Whirlwind Killing SpreeHellbastardAlbum: Natural OrderSong: I Beg in BloodLearn more about this release on the band's website.Electric WizardAlbum: Black MassesSong: Black Mass

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