Capitalist Casualties: Learn to headbang to powerviolence.
Capitalist Casualties: Learn to headbang to powerviolence.

Capitalist Casualties Headlining Speedfreek's Completely Insane 20-Band Moshpocalypse

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 capitalists that have become casualties themselves, ostensibly at the hands of torch-wielding crust punks bent on starting a class-war Moshpocalypse?

Well, this February, Miami's punk/metal/hardcore promotion powerhouse, Speedfreek, is giving us the opportunity to clear up the rhetorical incertitude once and for all.

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And while the Casualties (no, not those Casualties) are certainly the brutal-shred-destructo guests of honor, they're just one of many groups playing this 20-band mini-festravaganza.

Speedfreek's Full February Mega-Concert Lineup

-Capitalist Casualties

-Assholeparade

-No Qualms

-Knife Hits

-Panzram

-Baker Acted

-Shitstorm

-BeastPlague

-Centuries

-NunHex

-Recreant

-Devalued

-Reapermanser

-I'm an Intestine

-Terrorist

-Sacridose

-Rotting Palms

-Faith Addiction

-Primate Research

-Lifechain

What might a literal Assholeparade look like? And if meteorologists are reporting a high chance of a Shitstorm, does that hurt or help the festivities? At what point in your life do you have to take a good, long, hard look in the mirror and declare, "I'm an Intestine"?

To our ear, it sounds like hardcore may very well rival its close, less-smelly cousin -- metal -- in its ability to produce ridiculously awesome (and awesomely ridiculous) band names.

We're just waiting for someone to start a band called Moshpocalypse.

Capitalist Casualties. With Assholeparade, No Qualms, Knife Hits, and others. Presented by Speedfreek. Saturday, February 2. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. The show starts at 2 p.m. and tickets cost $20 in advance via speedfreekevents.bigcartel.com. Call 305-757-1807 or visit churchillspub.com.

Capitalist Casualties Headlining Speedfreek's Completely Insane 20-Band Moshpocalypse

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