The state of Florida has always been associated with the vibrant metal scene of the '80s, thanks to recording studios like Morrisound, as well as bands like Death and Morbid Angel, which catapulted this wasteland into international consciousness. There have been metal outfits formed in every corne ... More >>
Miami's Torche remains one of the most unique heavy bands ever, melding catchy, melodic vocals with a bludgeoning, slack-stringed guitar assault and drumming that has more in common with the sounds of a mortar assault than rock music. The resulting sounds are as potent as they are unique, which ma ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Our must-see picks for this year's edition.
Dillinger Escape Plan are sort of like a band of vikings, blazing through a town in a maelstrom of chaos that leave the feeble shivering in a puddle of their own secretions. Think noise, destruction, flames -- literally, frontman Greg Puciato has been known to shoot fireballs from the stage between ... More >>
MoCA salutes Cologne's heyday as a cultural hive