The Washington Post sent an enterprising n00b reporter to prowl Maryland Deathfest, complete with a guided tour courtesy of Pig Destroyer. It's thoroughly engaging read that namechecks Napalm Death, Birdflesh, Triac and Richard Johnson/Enemy Soil along with an in depth profile of each member of the Virginia grind quartet. The only odd thing, the Post mentions Scott Hull joined a potty-mouthed Boston band whose name can't be reprinted in a family newspaper during his college years but fail to make any mention of Agoraphobic Nosebleed.
Unlike the usual "what's up with these freaks" story, this one actually tries to make some sense out of grind and death metal and actually makes all of the interviewees sound like reasonable, functional human beings. A must read.