Black metal is a spiritual music for people who like to call forth Satan. Kult Ov Azazel's founding member Xaphan is a true believer, and will prove it tonight at Churchill's Pub for the first annual Black Kvlt Metal Fest "with 2 infernal stages, and 11 Kvlt bands." Here are Xaphan's top ten Flori ... More >>
Last week, New Times reported on a bill in the Florida Senate that may criminalize bongs and other common marijuana paraphernalia sold everywhere, from smoke shops and record stores to an increasing number of gas stations. And then yesterday, we followed up with an emergency survival kit to help ou ... More >>
Cannibal Corpse Grand Central, Miami Thursday, December 6, 2012 Better Than: Cardboard gun shop. Stuck precariously in the middle of Miami's yearly ascension to the international spotlight of artistic and cultural relevance (AKA Art Basel Miami Beach week) was a Cannibal Corpse tour date.
Sure, we like to pretend the week of Art Basel Miami Beach (AKA Miami Art Week) is all about the glorified flea market happening either side of the causeway. But you just want to party. You can't afford to pay $10,000 for a bike covered in Saran Wrap and called "Untitled." But you can afford the cov ... More >>
Halloween is that time of the year when it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See als ... More >>
See 305 Fest's full lineup and set times -- plus Crossfade's interviews with Speedfreak Presents, Torche, and Dropdead. Tampa, Florida is home to a long tradition of phlegm-throated snarling and buzzsaw shredding. In the '80s and '90s, the Gulf Coast industrial metropolis was a petri dish of brutal ... More >>
Courtesy of Mitchell LunaIn the late '80s to early '90s, Florida's music landscape was ravaged by a brutal bulldozer known as grindcore. Inspired by death metal, thrash, and classic hardcore, and driven by the DIY ethos of punk rock, groups emerged like locusts. They played faster than everyone e ... More >>
Look at all that local love!The never-old argument of South Florida's geographical isolation is null and voided from what I've been witnessing via social networking sites (Facebook, et al) as of late. Still, as much as I'd like to sit here and spout holier-than-thou bullshitisms, I can't deny the ... More >>
William Murderface, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Nathan Explosion, Pickles, and Toki WartoothLate Generation X'ers and Gen Y blasted the notion that cartoons are only for kids. Maybe we didn't want to grow up, or maybe we just didn't want to trade creativity and imagination for the drudgery of eve ... More >>
Last year marked the inauguration of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival tour, a summer package from the creators of Warped Tour that featured heavier acts. There were some pretty surprising bands on the bill: besides Miami's Black Tide, performers included Mastodon, Underoath, and Of course, if you're a S ... More >>
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Distaff of Life
Rejecting young talent in favor of dinosaurs with proven track records, classic rock radio rakes in the ratings and the cash A along with a severe case of geezer burn
Music industry flacks bombard dizzy critics. Now it's your turn.