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MP3 of the Day: "The River took Dee Snider" by Vultures are Wolves, playing Hot Topic and Vulturama at Homebase

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If the current South Florida thrash scene were a rotting animal carcass, then Vultures are Wolves would be the three-headed scavenger beast sent forth from, as the band describes it, the "disgusting swamps of Miami" to clean up the mess. (Well, maybe I shouldn't say clean up so much as devour/ digest/expel.) And, extending the metaphor, V.A.W.'s recent self-titled album -- rife with bowel-destroying bass, hardcore guitar chug, growls, hell screeches, and demon-beaten drums -- would be the terrifying sonic record of that bloody-faced feasting ... Oh, did I mention that these guys are also very funny?

Now naturally, despite the very real danger posed by the twisted, joke-loving psychos of V.A.W., you'd like to become better acquainted with their violent metal-punk thrust, right? Well, lucky you, the New Times has made your highly inconvenient trip to Satan's Lair CD Emporium totally unnecessary, offering up a free download of the band's hilariously titled "The River took Dee Snider." It's two minutes and three seconds of hysterically smiling insanity which should be enough (perpetually looped) to satiate your hunger for dead flesh.

Huh? Still not happy? Well, god help you, but maybe it's time to meet

the unblinking freaks of V.A.W. face-to-face. Tomorrow, the band will

inexplicably materialize for a Hot Topic in-store at the Falls. But

that's just a teaser for Saturday's megalithic night of mayhem,

Vulturama!, a warehouse party in honor of the aforementioned S/T

record. Your only problem? There's no exact address for the party, so

you only got one way to get there ... Follow these cryptic directions accompanying this convoluted, hand-drawn map

and eventually you'll reach a dark, abandoned industrial space where a

party may or may not be taking place ... Uh, yes, this does seem like

the set-up for a real-life horror movie. But WTF? Live a little before

you die.

MP3: Vultures Are Wolves - "The River Took Dee Snider"

Thursday, September 10. Hot Topic at the Falls, 8888 SW 136

St., Palmetto Bay. Show starts at 6 p.m., and admission is free. All

ages. 305-256-3840; hottopic.com

With Dissever. Saturday, September 12. Vulturama at Homebase, SW 137th St. & 131st Ave., Kendall. Show starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free. Ages 21+ with ID. 305-910-7704; myspace.com/vulturesarewolves

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