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Gather the battalions, Maryland Deathfest is upon us! Your beloved Tumblr blogger, Lars Gotrich, will be taking on the four-day metal festival for the fourth year in a row (see also: Portraits Of An American Metal Festival).

You can follow me on Twitter (@totalvibration) for tweets, photos and my general decay as a sleep-deprived human being sweating it out on the Baltimore asphalt. But I’ve also left y’all with a four-hour playlist of this year’s bands playing MDF, from Swedish death metal legends At the Gates to Japanese skull-crushers Coffins to Brazilian hardcore pioneers Ratos de Porão to Portland’s Agalloch. Hails and horns!

It’s extremely extreme. See y’all in the pit.

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The Long Shadow Of Tom Warrior, Metal’s Dark Innovator
Aside from Tony Iommi, whose ingenious use of the tritone on Black Sabbath's debut album spawned an entire musical style, aesthetic and culture, no artist has had as wide-ranging an influence on heavy metal as Thomas Gabriel Fischer (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Triptykon). 

I asked basement-galaxy to write this up for NPR Music and he did a helluva thing. 

nprmusic:

The Long Shadow Of Tom Warrior, Metal’s Dark Innovator

Aside from Tony Iommi, whose ingenious use of the tritone on Black Sabbath's debut album spawned an entire musical style, aesthetic and culture, no artist has had as wide-ranging an influence on heavy metal as Thomas Gabriel Fischer (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Triptykon). 

I asked basement-galaxy to write this up for NPR Music and he did a helluva thing.