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Brazilian grindcore duo Test set to ravage Chicago following Maryland Deathfest | Concert Preview [Video]

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Bless Maryland Deathfest for providing planet earth with one of its preeminent annual showcases for dark and abrasive music. By reputation alone, its organizers are able to attract obscure but revered metal acts from distant corners of the globe to Baltimore, Maryland, where the festival takes place each Memorial Day weekend. For some bands the fest is a one-off occasion, but others take the opportunity to tour; maybe just a few days around the east coast, maybe a monthlong trek. The midwest is often lucky when it’s the latter, and this June, Test, a pummeling grindcore duo from São Paulo, Brazil, make their way from Deathfest through North America to ravage intimate venues with explosive, blastbeat-ridden screeds. The band’s most recent full-length, 2015’s Especies, expands upon its straightforward but lethal 2012 album, Arabe Macabre, incorporating ominous sound art and clipping bouts of electronics to bookend the growls and yowls …

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