UPDATE: Due to travel issues related to Hurricane Matthew. Black
After the underwhelming collection of wind and rain South Florida was calling Hurricane Matthew, the city could use an adrenaline boost. Thankfully, the fourth-annual Black Kvlt Festival is upon us.
"I'm not a Satan worshipper, but I like the dark, evil shit," Ira
For the metal novices out there, here's a quick explanation: Black metal is a fast tempo, theatrical brand of heavy metal where the musicians often paint their faces to look like corpses and sing of the devil and other supernatural beings. Doom metal, to contrast, has a slower tempo and focuses on lyrics of despair and dread. After reading these genre descriptions, one can't help but wonder where a nice guy like
After visiting black metal festivals in Europe, Pennsylvania, and Chicago, Ochacher stared thinking he could put together one in Miami. "There's a lot of Latino black metals that we've supported over the years," he says. Among the Latino black metal bands is this year's headliner, Inquisition, whose members hail from Colombia but currently reside in Seattle. Also on the bill are FIN, a two-piece black metal outfit from Chicago; South Florida black metal legends Kult of Azazel; and other Miami black metal dabblers like Reapermanser and
"There's going to be a lot of songs about blasphemy, hate, and depression,"
Ochacher is already crossing his fingers that he can put on Black Kvlt Festival 5 next year. "It depends on the turnout," he says. "We'll see about future shows. Right now, we have an awesome, well-known main band with underground bands not everyone has heard of that people can discover."
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