It's always great to see local bands do big things. And for Miami-bred technical grind masters, Maruta, signing to Relapse Records, a titan among extreme genre labels, has been a long time coming. The group, currently composed of Mitchell Luna, Eduardo Boria, Mauro Cordoba, and Daniel Morris, has ... More >>
Better Than: Karaoke night with your co-workers. Retribution is a beautiful thing. And after nearly 28 years of pumping out tough riffs and churning circle pits, punk legends Slapshot finally brought Boston hardcore to Miami. The show (which many in the scene considered a gift after so many years o ... More >>
Yo, for real ... WTF?! Our stupefied disbelief refers to the latest announcement from Speedfreek, Miami's leading connoisseur of metal, hardcore, and every combination of every permutation of both genres and their extended, interwoven family trees. Just yesterday, we were crapping our Amebix butt- ... More >>
Way back in 1987, when the members of Capitalist Casualties -- one of California's most revered first-wave powerviolence crews -- were coming up with a name for their band, what do you think was the inspiration? Are they talking about victims of capitalism? Or is the moniker a reference to ca ... More >>
Fang With No Fraud, Powerhouse, To Be Hated, Out of Sorts, and FWA Presented by Idle Hands Churchill's Pub, Miami Saturday, December 22, 2012 Better Than: An Xmas weekend spent with anything besides loud abrasive music and old friends, reminiscing about those who are no longer here, in a sea of col ... More >>
After a few months spent dabbling in bottom-heavy sludge and tension-and-release death metal, South Florida extreme music promotion powerhouse Speedfreek is living up to its name like never before. Six days before the alleged Mayan Apocalypse ends the world as we know it, Richmond, Virginia grind f ... 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.
When it comes to metal (be it heavy, hair, stoner, black, gluten-free), there is only one color ... Extra-dark black. We can already hear the posers whining, "But black is a pigment!" Do you think grindcore savages Pig Destroyer gives a hot fuck about the absorption of all color in the visible spe ... More >>