Catch Fire in the Cave For FREE Tonight After Earth! by orlandooom407

Don’t forget that TONIGHT you can catch Fire in the Cave for FREE with a valid wristband and/or ticket stub from the Earth show happening at Will’s Pub!

Last I heard there are still tickets available for the show at Will’s tonight featuring Earth, Stebmo, and Holly Hunt. 


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– Jared Oates Haggard


Earth Joined By Holly Hunt For Only Florida Show In 2012 by orlandooom407

My excitement has been in the red zone since I heard Earth was playing a Florida show, and in my own town none the less. The god fathers, hallmarked and validated by Nirvana icon Kurt Cobain, have undergone a myriad of musical journeys through the catch all classification of ‘drone’. Whether you like your entrancing to be malevolent or more mystical there’s probably something in an Earth set for your ears. The show’s support includes the wacky piano enthralled jazz music of Steve Moore under the moniker Stebmo and the tectonic refrains of Miami’s loudest (drone) duo Holly Hunt. To help better explain the importance of this head hammering hat trick billing I spoke candidly to Holly Hunt earlier this afternoon. For those unaware of the pulverizing power of Holly Hunt their presence on stage is nothing short of sonic savagery akin to an eternal over exposure to CO2. Holly Hunt attributes their attention ‘riff length’ to “…a feel. Instinct.”. Gavin elaborated saying that “some deliberation occurs sometimes with some riff/tracks/compositions, mostly though it’s a gut feeling. We try and stay as present and aware as possible when writing.”

It’s no secret that Gavin and Betty are proud mega fans about Earth’s music. Gavin claims that their attractions to the band are the “…raw, mediated energy. The tone is sick, dark, entropic. The slow tempo perfectly illustrates the grind of life.” When asked them both what their favorite song was, they both simultaneously answered with ‘Ouroboros Is Broken’ (which you can jam below).

Make sure to grab your ticket now, because I hear they’re going fast and this show should be a sell out. You can purchase ticket by clicking here.

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– Jared Oates Haggard

Swamp Abyss Sorcery Fest – Saturday 10/13 @ BACKBOOTH by orlandooom407

Salutations readers. Our inactivity ends today. I went over to the fuse box this morning, flipped the switch and proceeded to breath in the gaseous dusty internet tumbling through the air. Not only has the blog been resuscitated, but we plan to begin hosting shows in Central Florida once again starting in December. I think all ya’ll will find yourselves presently surprised at the lineup for our comeback show.

But, before we get ahead of ourselves here’s a much more immediate means to satisfy the heavy appetite. This year, and month in particular, have been rife with new releases from the likes of big leaguers like Converge, Trash Talk and even those sci-fi dorks Between the Buried and Me. I’ve had the pleasure of attending three delicious festivals myself: Maryland Deathfest X, 305 Fest and Scion Rock Fest 2012. If you buy all this apocalypse garbage I’d say this year would qualify as a grand finale for any heavy enthusiast. Now, Orlando, yet again, gets to throw in to this gargantuan pile thanks to Ninety Proof Productions. Hopefully this next image jogs some memories:

If you haven’t snagged this yet, do your ears the favor. This compilation offers tracks from the best in Floridian extreme metal bar none. While the upcoming fest doesn’t feature every single band included there’s inarguable representation. Fast, slow, you name it you’ll hear it. Orlando’s representation includes the blackened humidity of Fire In The Cave, the tombstone ridden deathdoom hypnosis of Druid Lord and the apocalyptic doom country anthems of Hollow Leg. The Miami hat trick of Shroud Eater, Holly Hunt, and Orbweaver stand to stake their claim as our unconditionally loved cousins of the glades. Don’t forget St. Petersburg and Gainesville either, represented by the drunken metal punks flyingsnakes and midnight (pun intended) riders Hot Graves. Click the flier above for more details and some gut busting comments.

Now, one last order of business. We are actively accepting sample submissions for writers who want to contribute. If that sounds like you please contact Orlandooom407@gmail.com for more details.

Don’t forget you can always keep up with us on FACESPACE and TWATTER (@Orlandooom).

See ya’ll Saturday.

– Jared Oates Haggard

Wizard Rifle – Speak Loud Say Nothing by orlandooom407

“Zpeak Zappa Zay Notingz”

Fuck the republican primary. Today is the real super Tuesday! I started today out with Sigh‘s newest operatic contusions and now I’m met with yet another progressively minded powerhouse, but they’re a duo, and anyone who’s ever seen me react to Olde Growth or Holly Hunt knows I fucking love duos. Wizard Rifle doesn’t seem very well known on the internet for as talented as they are, yet I have a feeling that will change in the coming months because Speak Loud Say Nothing corrupts and enhances traditional progressive rock and metal. After pressing play I found myself amidst an ASG style stoner rock chorus that gravitated my fist into the air sitting at my desk sporting business casual. It didn’t take long for that sentiment to change, because several seconds later I was hurled into a math rock tornado that could easily rival the honesty of bands like Hella. Their range of stylistic motion doesn’t falter, but proliferates with each additional listen. Certain tangents even relate to Clutch style southern rock half time jam downs. Sharing vocals duties was the best decision these dudes could’ve ever made, and it never compromises instrumentation. I’d kill to see these guys play a show with Carnivores at Grace.

Click here to stream Speak Loud Say Nothing in it’s entirety thanks to Invisible Oranges.

Click here to purchase Speak Loud Say Nothing from Seventh Rule Recordings.

I was pleasantly stunned that Wizard Rifle just sniped by Favorite for March of 2012 spot. So this brings my list of favorites for 2012 to:

(January)  Alcest Les Voyages De L’âme

(February)  BIIPIIGWAN Nibaak EP

(March) Wizard Rifle Speak Loud Say Nothing

Honorable Mentions:

Dodecahedron S/T

Sigh In Somniphobia

These are subject to change now that March is in full swing, and should the rifle dudes find themselves dethroned they’ll still earn an honorable mention.

– Jarad Oates Haggard

In Somniphobia

Swamp Abyss Sorcery – A Guide to Floridian Metal Circa 2012 by orlandooom407

I sincerely apologize for the lack of updates over the past few days. Combined with sending this grotesque chimeric bastard’s likeness to many of the blogs and forums that I frequent I’ve been heavily preoccupied by life, Fire in the Cave writing sessions and other writing projects. His name is THROMBIBULOUS and he exemplifies what happens when Rick Scott reveals his true form, except well, his flamingo penis is probably significantly smaller. He’s the newest mascot for several of us Florida people who decided to compile our songs together for this FREE COMPILATION entitled Swamp Abyss Sorcery. Satanik Recordings and HOT GRAVES compiled and released this free digital compilation on Valentine’s Day equipped with lore and artwork by Jean Saiz:

To help consolidate all necessary free time for the sake of enjoying the music I’m going to provide a series of one sentence matter of fact explanations of each band:


Shroud EaterA  malevolent and equivocally dissonant stoner metal trio armed with a PhD in savagery.

Holly Hunt – Armageddon flavored instrumental drone doom duo with an enamoring gazey trim.

Orbweaver – Deranged psychedelic death metal hurdling through space at speeds that make The Milennium Falcon look like your little sister’s moped.


Druid Lord – Tomb smashing death-doom quartet smelt together by ancient witchery and venomous rhythms.

Fire in the CaveI don’t critique my own band. Grim Kim Kelly did though.

Tampa / St.Petersburg:

flyingsnakes -Explosive blackened crust that eviscerates boundaries between metallic and anarchic.

FatalUnabashed thrash that will trash your entire hash stash to fuel their toxic lashed dash.

Party Time – Hyper active hardcore punk in less than two minutes or your punishment’s free.

Jacksonville / Gainesville:

Hollow Leg – Ravenous Floridian cult classic doom quartet that’ll have you saying “WHAT?!” for days.

Extremely Rotten – Red herring gore grind brutality with vocal tones so low that if plumbers had spidey sense it would violently tingle against the subconscious.

HOT GRAVES – Menacing blackened thrash burning a glorious Midnight inspired homage straight through your mind’s eye.

If you haven’t already, CLICK HERE to download the entire compilation for free.

– Jared Oates Haggard

Holly Hunt – Maraschino by orlandooom407
November 26, 2011, 3:48 am
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Yes, Maraschino, like the cherry. The album cover looks like it could either be a distorted photo of a fire, or maybe a super close up labia. While I digress, Holly Hunt has successfully stolen my heart. This single song release only lasts about four minutes, but I just kept playing it over and over again for the purposes of writing this review. For those who are unfamiliar with Holly’s Hunt this band features Betty from Miami’s shoegazey sludge slammers: Floor providing the earth shaking percussion and her husband Gavin wielding his dual channel powered ax.  These two played one of the Orlandooom Halloween parties this last Halloween weekend, and we thought the walls were going to crash down around us. Do not see this band without earplugs no matter how tough you think you are.

While they are loud, this Miami based duo cranks out waves of groovy drone in similar style the hybrid fusion of shoegaze that Floor implements. The main aspect that sets the Hunt’s apart from the many bands that pay homage to Floor is the lack of vocal distraction and the emphasis on spacing out riffs and feedback. It feels so natural, inhaling and exhaling like a pair of untainted adult lungs. It weaves and curves through itself, giving and taking as the beast of a riff sees fit. The drums provide some incredibly tasteful passage to the riffs that bend to and fro. Nothing flashy here, just a driving heartbeat to give energy to the hearth of this song. All in all, if you like your mellow mixed with your heavy, Holly Hunt is the band for you to spend the next four minutes of your life on. You won’t regret it and whine about wanting them back like some self-indulgent keyboard whore either.

Stream Holly Hunt’s new single, Maraschino, for FREE on their Bandcamp page.

Check out Holly Hunt on Facebook. 

– Jared Oates Haggard