To lift a page from the Smucker’s marketing department — with a name like Dying Fetus, it has to be good. In the realm of Death Metal and Grindcore, Dying Fetus is more than good; it’s a band that has not only survived and thrived over the past two decades, but has managed to become an enduring influence on subsequent musical generations.
Consider this: Decibel Magazine, the bible of extreme music, cited Dying Fetus’ third album, 2000’s Destroy the Opposition, as one of the decade’s Top 100 albums and this past summer enshrined it in the Decibel Hall of Fame.
It hasn’t been an easy ride for Dying Fetus. Guitarist/vocalist John Gallagher started the band in 1991 in the bustling music metropolis of Upper Marlboro, Md., and somehow managed to keep going despite near constant personnel shifts and small label inexperience and ineptitude
DYING FETUS performs Tuesday, Dec. 18 with Malignancy, Cerebral Bore, Beverly Hellfire, Fenrir, End It With a Shotgun and Soul Rot at Thompson House in Newport. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.