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Best Sign That Tampa Bay’s Reclaiming Its Metal Capital Title: Southern Darkness Fest / Destroyer Fest

Best Sign That Tampa Bay’s Reclaiming Its Metal Capital Title

Southern Darkness Fest held its inaugural event last August and brought 27 crushing acts to three venues in Tampa. Destroyer Fest followed a mere three months later in St. Pete with nearly a dozen local and Florida-brewed acts of varying heaviness joined by nationals Weedeater, Full of Hell and Lazer/Wulf. Both culled the best and mightiest sounds from most metal sub-genres and hardcore branch-offs, making for two intriguing bills with surprisingly little overlap. facebook.com/southerndarknessfest, facebook.com/destroyerfest

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