The Rev. Aaron Pepelis is a veritable heavy metal institution in the Northeast. His long-running radio show Return to the Pit -- transmitted from WUNH in Durham, New Hampshire and streamed here -- is about as solid as tru blackened grind industrial death rock radio gets. He is a consummate and tireless photographer whose work, cataloged at Return to the Pit, has appeared in publications ranging from Spin, Rolling Stone and Alternative Press to Metal Maniacs, Zero Tolerance, and, of course, Decibel. And, now, he's dipping a toe in the realm of digital video with predictably awesome results. Here are a few samples from last week's Maryland Death Fest:
A couple more videos after the jump. Be sure to visit Pepelis' YouTube page for the whole onslaught, follow Return to the Pit on Twitter, go be hated on in its forum, and more generally just get onboard with one of the scene's most unheralded heroes and a genuinely good egg. Hail, Rev!