It's Gonna Get Sweaty: A Maryland Deathfest Preview : All Songs Considered Prepare your skull goblets: Bob Boilen gets a doomy, crusty earful of the metal bands at Maryland Deathfest.

It's Gonna Get Sweaty: A Maryland Deathfest Preview

It's Gonna Get Sweaty: A Maryland Deathfest Preview

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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.

Maryland Deathfest, A Full Metal Preview

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Southern Discomfort

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Eyehategood

  • Song: Southern Discomfort
  • from Southern Discomfort
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Always About to Die

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Autopsy

  • Song: Always About to Die
  • from Macabre Eternal
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Volcanic Birth

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Dragged Into Sunlight

  • Song: Volcanic Birth
  • from Hatred for Mankind
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Bleeding Ground

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Saint Vitus

  • Song: Bleeding Ground
  • from Lillie: F-65
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Snorting the Ruins of Sodom

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Infernal Stronghold

  • Song: Snorting the Ruins of Sodom
  • from Godless Noise

Learn more about this release on Bandcamp.

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Forced to Live

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Coke Bust

  • Song: Forced to Live
  • from Lines in the Sand
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Whirlwind Killing Spree

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Extermination Angel

  • Song: Whirlwind Killing Spree
  • from Demo 2009 a​.​k​.​a. "Advancement Into Obscurity"

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Black Mass

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Electric Wizard

  • Song: Black Mass
  • from Black Masses
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Hellbastard

  • Song: I Beg in Blood
  • from Natural Order

Learn more about this release on the band's website.

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