Monday, October 26, 2009

Tampa gettin' some props

Great scene for a time. But they always end as quickly as they seem to begin.
Seattle has grunge, and the Bronx has hip-hop but Tampa lays claim to the cradle of hardcore death metal.

Iconic bands like Death, Deicide, Morbid Angel and Obituary — all of whom rank among the world's top-selling death metal bands — came out of the Tampa Bay area in the early 1980s. Cannibal Corpse moved their home base from New York to Tampa just to be part of the emerging scene. Worldwide, the style born here pushed the limits lyrically, vocally and musically, directly influencing artists like Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Hatebreed and Korn.


Kath said...

Oh. How, uh, really, really, uh, charming??

Wek said...

A little sarcasm there, Kath?