Best Rock Club Miami 2011 - Beelzebub's Cave
Enter Beelzebub's Cave. It's the underground home of local heavy-tuneage heroes Jean Saiz, Janette Valentine, and Felipe Torres, a threesome otherwise known as Shroud Eater. They sleep here. They practice here. And as the Cave's official Facebook page says, they "throw parties and call them shows." It's a bare-bones, BYOB situation where you'll get mashed and mangled by local doom crews such as Masticator, Slashpine, Hollow Leg, and Ether — not to mention the gatekeepers themselves and a whole cast of marauding heavy-metal highwaymen from all over these dark, dangerous United States of America. Above the entryway, a pair of skeletons stripped clean of human flesh holds a banner bearing the words of William Shakespeare: "Hell is empty and all the devils are here." And slapped onto the backside of the main gate is a poster of a skull wearing sunglasses and smoking a cigar. It's emblazoned with the warning: "No assholes, dicks, or pussies allowed!" In other words, this is a hard-core spot. So don't show up unless you're prepared to head-bang your way into a coma.