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

Southern Darkness Fest / Destroyer Fest

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.,


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