Extreme Metal Blooms In The Underground
An article on underground death metal bands from Las Vegas has been posted on Las Vegas City Life:
Drainage X. Guttural Secrete. Sutured Esophagus. Soiled Carnage. Angryhead. From the Grave. Avenger of Blood. Draconium. Hemlock. The Weirding Way.
These are the names of the most recent crop of Las Vegas death-metal bands itching to carve their own desolate paths to glory across the international underground. And when I say "death metal," I'm not talking about the hyper-emotional bloodletting that passes for aggressive music these days, particularly in the form of nü-metal acts like Godsmack, or emotional hardcore like the Used, or even the artier metal-flavored punk doled out by more sensitive acts like Vegas' own Curl Up and Die. I'm talkin' 'bout death metal, which is all about killing your mother and raping your father ... before getting into some really sick and twisted shit.
Vegas' community of deranged metalheads seems poised to join the ranks of cities like New York, L.A. and San Francisco. Why? Because our underground is starting to enjoy "success." In addition to the House of Blues bringing extreme-metal shows to the Strip, a new venue has sprouted up on Boulder Highway, the Roadhouse Casino, which booked shows every weekend throughout the fall and plans to offer even more sonic carnage in the spring. Add to that the increased exposure of a local metal radio show/Website MetalReigns.com and the recent indie-label signings of European-style thrash-metal quartet Avenger of Blood and gore-grind duo Guttural Secrete, and suddenly you've got the momentum necessary for the creation of a "scene."
Source: Las Vegas City Life
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