If you can only make it to one music festival this summer, The Maryland Deathfest is definitely THE music fest of the year. The lineup is simply utterly fucking ridiculous.
Rather than trying to cover ALL of the amazing acts that will be hitting the stage in one news posting, we will be featuring a band a week that is simply a Do NOT miss.
We’re kicking off our Do Not Miss special with one our all time favorites – FROM ASHES RISE.
Formed over 13 years ago in a Nashville Tennessee basement, From Ashes Rise helped to mold a niche d-beat punk sound with bands such as Tragedy and His Hero is Gone that put an American hardcore spin on sounds originated by European d-beat pioneers Discharge and The Varukers in 80s and early 90s. Combining elements of crust punk and even thrash, the band quickly became a true underground phenomenon. Without achieving any sort of “commercial success” by industry standards, the band is regarded as one of the best all-time American hardcore punk outfits. From Ashes Rise released a standout album, Nightmares in 2003 that permanently etched the band into the history of the most important punk albums ever released. To the dismay of their cult-like following of fans, From Ashes Rise announced they would be calling it quits following a successful tour with legendary UK outfit SubHumans in 2005. After four years of time off, the band played their first show back this past February in Portland OR to a plethora of fans that trucked in from all over the US that saw the band more energetic and tighter than ever. The Marlyland Death Fest is the only date the band has scheduled for a US appearance this year. DO NOT MISS THEM.
From Ashes Rise released Live Hell on March 16, 2010 through longtime label Jade Tree. Live Hell features 13 live tracks recorded in Los Angeles in the spring of 2005 and is a limited vinyl pressing of only 500. The album can be purchased at Jade Tree