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New Jersey Deathfest Day Two: New York Takes Over Again

MorticianOct. 17′s show took place in Clifton’s Dingbatz. The venue’s younger brother, Dingo’s Den, housed merch tables across the street. Deathgasm Records and Ibex Moon Records were just two of the many distros that could be found in the bright room.

“‘Neglected Rejection.’ This one pretty much sums up our career,” Malignancy vocalist Danny Nelson said. Nelson is not exaggerating, either. A New York City death metal band could receive no less love than the veterans who occupy Malignancy. Formed in 1992, ex-members currently occupy Mortician and Incantation — two bands that also played N.J. Deathfest.

New England Death metallers Composted greeted Dingbatz dressed in various food costumes. Their song ‘Ovaries Overeasy’ was just one of many songs that referenced female organs that weekend. Two bands later Necrotic Disgorgement, which includes former members of Ohio’s Regurgitation, announced, “This song is about pussy and blowtorches.”

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New Jersey Deathfest: Day Two
Day Two: Sunday October 17, 2009
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Day two marked a seriously diverse bill with grind to doom to slam to old-school brutal death metal. Evoken was the first band to slow things down. Later that evening, Gravehill‘s bloody vocalist Mike Abominator called the New Jersey bred doomsters, “death doom gods.” Also a fun note, Gravehill was the one band to be dressed in blood and provoke a galloping, old-school black metal sound that made everyone raise fists and horns toward the disco ball above their heads.

Putrid Pile‘s Shaun LaCanne proved that there is nothing boring about a one man show. The former Lividity guitarist still made the crowd move, shake and headbang madly.

Following Goreaphobia, Mortician ended the night with their 20th anniversary set. The horror movie obsessed men introduced each song with film samples that were longer than any of their dark death-grind songs. I don’t think I had ever seen a group of grown men mosh to a movie clip before that night.

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