In Raleigh, North Carolina, the metal community has banded together to pitch in to help local metal haven The Maywood avoid permanent closure, a real possibility for many live music venues amid the affects of COVID-19. Across the US, independent venue owners, promoters and bookers are facing the dire prospect of never re-opening without an infusion of funding.
Brenna Leath , the powerful singer for North Carolina riff-metal band Lightning Born and bassist for stoner doom outfit Crystal Spiders , has assembled a digital Bandcamp compilation featuring exclusive new tracks, covers, and rare demos from a number of NC metal bands. All proceeds will benefit the continued existence of The Maywood venue.
The compilation, titled Maywood Mayhem, Vol. 11 , features 25 songs from 25 bands, all of whom are local to Raleigh and practice at the club, which has been shut down for months due to the pandemic. It will be released on October 2 via Bandcamp for their next no-fee Friday, with preorders available at this location and all proceeds going to the Maywood relief fund. Those interested in contributing directly can also do so here .
Maywood Mayhem, Vol. 11 will encompass a variety of heavy genres such as doom, death metal, grindcore, stoner rock, black metal, thrash and more, and feature notable North Carolina metal bands including old school death metallers Eldritch Horror , power metal favorites Mega-Colossus , and the acclaimed black metal of Mo'ynoq . Bring in the star power of ‘70s riff worshippers Lightning Born (featuring legendary Corrosion of Conformity bassist Mike Dean ) and thrashers Blatant Disarray and you can feel the power of the genre-crossing support for this venerable venue.
Maywood Mayhem, Vol. 11 Track listing:
Bedowyn - “Of Sentient Spirit” 05:23
Blatant Disarray - “Monomaniacal” 05:05
Chaosmic - “Invocation” 06:56
Crowley's Inquisition - “Into the Light” 05:51
Crystal Spiders - “Molt” 03:37
Darth Kannabyss - “All Tacos No Sides” 04:12
Eldritch Horror - “Feeder Planet” 05:34
Eyn - “Bedridden” 05:21
Few Good Things - “Nothing At All” 01:54
Goatchoker - “Egypt Mountain Road” 01:57
Grohg - “Familiar Stench” 03:02
Gross Reality - “The Incomplete” 03:24
KIFF - “Most Likely to Succeed” 06:30
Knightmare - “Sea of Deception” 05:55
Leachate - “Where's Benny” 0:22
Lightning Born - “Silence” 04:52
Mega-Colossus - “Highwayman” 04:15
Midnite Sun - “Psycho Girlfriend” 02:50
Mo'ynoq - “These Once Tranquil Grounds” 04:45
NightQuill - “Spiritual Beating” 04.42
Noctomb - “Zombie Fungus” 02:24
RBT - “Dual Eyed Hellride” 04:07
Sardonic Smile - “Zaux” 02.11
The Hell No - “Nuclear Holocaust” 3:57
Witchtit - “Silver Tongue” 06:54
Once again, the Bandcamp link.