Pulling Teeth performs at Maryland Deathfest 2011. Fred Pessaro/Courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan hide caption

itoggle caption Fred Pessaro/Courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan

Maryland Deathfest 2011: Pulling Teeth In Concert

This kind of blast-beated summer thrash metal should blare from grimy front porches everywhere.

Listen Loading… 21:47
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/137304813/137375395" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Hooded Menace performs at Maryland Deathfest 2011. Laina Dawes/Handshake Inc. hide caption

itoggle caption Laina Dawes/Handshake Inc.

Maryland Deathfest 2011: Hooded Menace In Concert

Hooded Menace's death-themed, reverb-shrouded doom-metal hypnotized those in attendance at Sonar.

Listen Loading… 35:35
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/143836893/137376026" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Ben Barnett (left) and Bob Otis of Dropdead perform at Maryland Deathfest 2011. Laina Dawes/Handshake Inc. hide caption

itoggle caption Laina Dawes/Handshake Inc.

Maryland Deathfest 2011: Dropdead In Concert

Punctuated by Bob Otis' seething diatribes, Dropdead's hardcore appeals across musical lines.

Listen Loading… 24:05
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/137028958/137375225" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Hail of Bullets practically steamrolled East Saratoga St. with death metal at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore this past May. Laina Dawes/Handshake Inc. hide caption

itoggle caption Laina Dawes/Handshake Inc.

All Songs Considered

A Gift For Metalheads

Hear sets from Exhumed, Hooded Menace, Oak, Pulling Teeth and Dropdead from America's best metal fest.

Listen Loading…
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/143794359/137375459" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">