MARYLAND DEATHFEST: THE SONAR MUST GO ON
So the good news is, after a scare last week that the Sonar in Baltimore might be shut down and that, consequently, the revered Maryland Deathfest would need to find another venue IMMEDIATLEY, it’s looking like the Sonar will remain open after all. This means that the fest will go forward as planned, with a minimum of headaches.
That’s the good news.
The not-great news is that Death Breath have had to drop off the bill due to scheduling conflicts. That obviously has nothing to do with the almost-issue of the venue, and would have happened one way or the other; also, there’s still SO MANY KILLER BANDS playing the show (see poster above, proceed to splooge in shorts) that I kinda think, with all due respect to Death Breath, that one band more or less really isn’t gonna make much difference to attendees’ enjoyment of the show. Still, I’m sure some of you will be bummed.
But here’s something that might cheer you up: entering in the MDF MVP contest we’re doing with Relapse!!! You could win any 2 shirts, 1 LP, 2 CDs , and a mystery prize from the Relapse booth at this year’s MDF (Relapse titles only), and the contest is being judged by a who’s who of MDF luminaries: Andres Erickson (General Surgery/Sayyadina), Matt Harvey (Exhumed/Depakitator), Rich Hoak (Brutal Truth/Total Fucking Destruction), Mike Hrubovcak (Monstosity), Mike Majewski (Devourment), Matt Moore (Absu/ Rumpelstiltskin Grinder), and Proscriptor (Absu)! Go here for all details on how to enter. The contest ends next Monday, May 16 at midnight EST, so if you haven’t entered already, you’d best get crackin’!!!