Under the leadership of fascist prime minister Hideki Tōjō, the Japenese military during World War II was not to be crossed. Remember, these are the crazies who invented the kamikaze, the famed suicide crash landings that the air force started to employ toward the end of the war.
A particularly twisted corner of the Empire's wholistic and insane approach to warfare was a secret biological-slash-chemical warfare development branch of the Japanese army that conducted all sorts of sick experiments, including human vivisection, infecting prisoners with STDs, and injecting horse urine into people's kidneys.
Officially known as the Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department of the Kwantung Army, this group of totalitarian mad scientists was known to insiders as Unit 731, AKA Maruta.
It's that kind of sick fuckery that Miami's own Maruta plans to unleash (at least sonically) at Churchill's Pub this Saturday.
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While maintaining a cult following at home, the undefeated grindcore-slash-death-metal champs have been taking the international scene by storm, scoring coverage in Decibel and the Swedish metal blogosphere alike. Not to mention the crew has been straight-up road doggin' it with Singapore shredders, Wormrot, and as part of the Scion Metal Matinee.
So, come Saturday eve, prepare for highly precise blast-beats, nastily speedy guitar, and gutural monster vox as Maruta set out to conduct depraved experiments on your eardrums.
Maruta with Capsule, Knock Em Dead, The Panix, Kalakai, Secret Arms, Guerilleros de Nadie, and Super Mutant. Saturday, August 6. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and cover costs $5. Call 305-757-1807 or visit churchillspub.com.