Maryland Deathfest 2017
Cognitive, Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, Ex Dementia, Ex Dementia, Goratory, Gorgasm, MALIGNANCY
124 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
This event is all ages
Maryland Deathfest 2017
Cognitive was born in 2011 with the sole intent to create heavy, intensely technical music, while maintaining an edge of creativity that separates them from the over produced, sea of sub genres.
Cognitive's brand of brutal, technical death metal combines blazing riffs with skull crushing rhythms and all the brutal grooves your feeble mind can handle.
Rob Wharton- Guitars
Jake Iannaco-Lead Guitars
Reinstating all hope that there is still life and creativity in the realm of death metal, the members of Montreal's Cryptopsy aren't out to fool anyone with their music or songwriting. The band strives to completely indulge themselves in and explore one musical characteristic, sheer brutality. Possessing the technical aspects that most of the scene's giants can only hope to achieve, Cryptopsy heave a mighty load of harsh grind that is overwhelming to fans of noise and crust as well as death metal. Garnering an incredible underground following in the last few years, especially in Europe, these guys relentlessly search their creative realms for expansion of their devastating music, and their first two albums have set standards in this overcrowded scene. As if Cryptopsy haven't already done enough to separate themselves from the normal ranks, the band are set to unleash their third monstrous and most vital album, Whisper Supremacy. On the heels of their 4-song Ungentle Exhumation demo, the band released their Blasphemy Made Flesh debut in May of 1994 on Germany's Invasion Records. Licensed later by Displeased Records, Blasphemy... forced its way into the underground, and Cryptopsy soon became known for their highly-damaging sound and sadistically perverted lyrics. After a three-month Canadian tour in the summer of '95, Sweden's Wrong Again Records quickly signed the band, and in early '96 released their 8-song, aptly-titled second album, None So Vile. Produced masterfully by the band and Obliveon guitarist Pierre Remillard, None So Vile upped the ante for Cryptopsy and further established them as one of the most relentless and brutal bands on the planet. After another successful short tour of Canada, the band lost original vocalist Lord Worm to a stable job with a beer company, but not before Worm's hand-picked replacement Mike DiSalvo (ex-Infestation) could step in and expand the vocal extremities of the band. Mike's capabilities and on-stage presence are the perfect compliment to the band's chainsaw-like dirges, and the music's potency is now twice the level it was before. Realizing that the band and their music needed to reach a much wider and vast audience, Century Media Records signed Cryptopsy to a world-wide contract in 1998. Having the largest attendance and the most support on the Rave stage at 1997's Milwaukee Metalfest, Cryptopsy made a return appearance at this year's record-setting event (and again commanded the largest support on the Rave stage) just before the release of their Century Media debut. Recorded and produced again by Pierre Remillard at Montreal's Victor Studio, Whisper Supremacy will see a global September release to their massively-supportive following and the rest of the extreme metal world. Putting some distance between themselves and their previous outputs, Cryptopsy's latest is as technically perfect as it is harsh, and is as awe-inspiring as it is exhausting. As the current 1998 Death Across America Tour (complete with Gorguts, Oppressor and Nile) trudges on, Cryptopsy are unleashing their live show to the masses, and never has the time been more ideal for a record like Whisper Supremacy to drive a dominating spike through the cold heart of death metal. Grab onto something stable, for you've now been warned!
Decrepit Birth was formed in 2001 by Matt Sotelo - guitars, Bill Robinson - vocals, and Derek Boyer – bass. Originally the intention was to play devastating, brutal, technical death metal, mixed with influences from the early 1990's Florida death metal scene. Since Matt and Derek had at one time both played in Southern California band, DEPRECATED, it was easy for the two of them to begin collaborating on material for the first full length Decrepit Birth album "…And Time Begins".
In Fall of 2002, with the help of friend Tim Yeung on session drums, they entered Legion Studios to begin recording. Almost a year later "…And Time Begins" was released on Unique Leader Records, artwork by Dan Seagrave. The album had production issues but still managed to forge a very solid fan base in the death metal scene. The band went through a dry period of playing no shows due to the lack of a drummer. Bassist Derek Boyer got the chance of a lifetime and was offered a full time position with death metal legends SUFFOCATION. That left Decrepit Birth with out a drummer or bassist.
During 2004, bassist Risha Eryavec stepped in and not long after that, drummer KC Howard of ODIOUS MORTEM officially joined the band as well. For the next couple years the new lineup played many shows, fests and one North American tour. In 2007 the band took a break and began writing full time for the new album. They went through some lineup changes and also dealt with personal issues related to a past member. This conflicted the band, and brought about a spiritual overhaul. The result was a change in direction and sound. The new music was becoming influenced by melodic and progressive compositions. The sound was more mature and catchy, while still maintaining the brutality Decrepit Birth is known for.
In Spring of 2007 Decrepit Birth entered Castle Ultimate Studios with engineer Zack Ohren to begin recording for the sophomore album. In January 2008 the highly anticipated album "Diminishing Between Worlds" was released again through Unique Leader Records. During that same month of January, Decrepit Birth embarked upon their biggest tour yet, opening for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD, and HATE ETERNAL. With the addition of a second guitarist, Dan Eggers and bassist, Joel Horner(both of ODIOUS MORTEM) to replace Risha so he could focus on his family and job, the brand new line up played night after night of sold out shows through out the United States. Now with a new album freshly released, Decrepit Birth was able to catch the attention of Nuclear Blast Records, which was a label the band really wanted to work with for years. After negotiations, they happily signed on with Nuclear Blast in Spring of 2008. The band is currently touring in support of the new album and is also writing new music, which can only be described as an "evolved version of what we did on Diminishing Between Worlds".
BRUTAL DEATH METAL from Indiana.
Demo 1996 (Demo - 1996)
Two-tracks Promo (Demo - 1997)
Stabwound Intercourse (CD - 1998)
Bleeding Profusely (CD - 2002)
Masticate To Dominate (CD - 2003)
Promo 2006 (Demo - 2006)
new title TBA soon
Malignancy is a Yonkers, New York based technical death metal band.