MDF Memories



MDF Memories

We’re just days away from Maryland Deathfest 2010, which will take place from May 28-30 in 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, memories of a jam-packed day from Tomas Lindberg of Disfear (and At the Gates), how Pete Benumb of Agenda of Swine got swindled, John from Weekend Nachos’ memories of the Bolt Thrower show, and today’s final entries, a double-shot from Dan Lilker of Autopsy, Brutal Truth and Nuclear Assault fame, and Marc from Fuck the Facts. Have fun at MDF!

I am definitely looking forward to this year’s MDF for a very good reason – I will be playing bass for Autopsy there.

I’ve had the pleasure of playing MDF a couple of times with Brutal Truth and once each with Nuclear Assault and Venomous Concept, but even with all that in mind this will be a special one for me due to the honor bestowed on me by Chris and the guys by asking me to fill in on bass. As most people know, Autopsy has not performed live since the early 90s, so this will be the first show in a very long time for a band that was “kult” before that word was intentionally misspelled by a bunch of message board members.

I hope all you motherfuckers come down to witness a little death metal history!!

– Dan Lilker / Autopsy, Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault

Seeing as I have never been to MDF I can’t really speak for any of its greatness. But I can speak for this: Mims is awesome. So awesome that we listen to “This is Why I’m Hot” everyday (not in its entirety due to the song sucking). As I sit here in Lansing Michigan at Mac’s Bar, I swear we will listen to as much of this song as we can every day in honor of the Fest of Death in Maryland. If anyone else out there thinks that they have the guts to join us, feel free, but be warned: the mediocrity of this song makes it un-enjoyable on multiple levels. Best of luck…

– Marc from Fuck The Facts

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