Death Comes Ripping

It starts with the ritual slaughter of a virgin goat. Its blood flows off the edge of a machete forged in a fire stoked with biblical passages. Hunks of dismembered body parts stolen from local graveyards are demonized with evil passages from ancient thrash texts. The crowd passes a blood-filled cup till their teeth run red. And then the show begins.

When More Metal!!! impales Churchill’s Pub (5501 NE Second Ave., Miami) Sunday at 9 p.m., you can be sure of murder, mayhem, and total annihilating destruction — of your eardrums. It’s actually just a bunch of kids — and old people who act like them — having fun with loud, fast music. Witchaven from Los Angeles will play alongside the Panix, Music Hates You, Gorilla Pussy, To Be Hated, Slashpine, and Hellmass. Expect growling, screeching, distortion, a mosh pit, beer, whiskey, smoke, and a good time. Call 305-757-1807, or visit
Sun., March 21, 9 p.m., 2010

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Jacob Katel