Arts and Entertainment
Published: September 22, 2010
There is nothing else in North America like the Maryland Deathfest. Three days, three stages, 14 hours a day of death metal, black metal, hardcore, crust, thrash, and all the stuff in the gaps, with no filler whatsoever. There’s a good reason thousands of people from all over the world travel—by airplane or boxcar—yearly to Baltimore: sonic brutality in its purest forms. Maybe extreme metal isn’t your bag—just take heart that it’s certainly the genre of music with the most fervent, rabid followers. And Deathfest has made Baltimore their Mecca.