MDF Memories



MDF Memories

We’re just a couple of weeks away from Maryland Deathfest 2010, which will take place from May 28-30 in (duh) Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s edition of the annual fest promises to be the best one yet, with a line-up that includes Gorguts, Autopsy, Obituary, Entombed, Sodom, Repulsion, D.R.I., and a ton of other kick-ass bands. In anticipation of the event, we thought it would be fun to get some recollections of past MDFs from artists who were there. So we’re teaming up with Relapse Records to do just that! Read the raucous inaugural entry by Matt from Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, and the latest from Tomas Lindberg of Disfear (and At the Gates) below. We’ll continue to post more MDF Memories from other metal dudes as the event draws closer. Enjoy…

In 2008 it was time once again for us happy chaps in Disfear to get the chance to (as Kevin Sharp recently put it) “do our song and dance at the MDF.” We had a good time there a couple of years earlier (2006), even though we had to rush out to play a show in Philly the same night (with our friends in Tragedy/ Forward/ Warhead). Great times! This time the scene is somehow similar; we have a show booked in Philly later on in the evening, in the same club even. We play with Kylesa, Trap Them, Straightjacket Nation and Thrones (!!!), so once again we have a long day ahead of us (and no room for hotel thrashing/late night sessions in Baltimore).

A couple of years ago we had a barbecue/hangout at the awesome local record store Reptilian Records to enjoy before the show. The weather gods were smiling upon us as we dove into our vegan burgers and ice cold PBR’s. I bought the BEAT BEAT BEAT album too and the reissue of THE PAGANS pink album (!!!). Another surprise was Tony Foresta, our old friend, showing up — which always gets me in a good mood! So it was a few breakfast/lunch beers in the cozy backgarden of Reptilian (great hosts, great store — go there if you have the time!), a few cold ones watching from the Relapse stall, the almighty Coffins played (after our set), a few hugs with old friend Dino from Dystopia (he was drumming for Ghoul that night) then into the van for Philly (which of course, is a whole story itself:). It was a great day, but god were we feeling it the day after (wherever we were then; hehe).

– Tomas Lindberg, Disfear

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