Friday, June 28
Cavity A.D. | Miami
9pm / $15
Formed in 1992 by vocalist Rene Barge and bassist Daniel Gorostiaga, Cavity is revered in underground circles as a pioneering force of 90's sludge metal; its past lineups alone read like a Florida punk rock roll call: members went on to play in Floor, Black Cobra, and Torche, among others. Culled from the punk and hardcore scenes, Cavity’s corps was made up mostly of musicians with an artistic bent. After more than a decade of destroying clubs by sheer volume alone and releasing albums on respected labels like Man's Ruin and Hydra Head Records, Cavity would go on indefinite hiatus in 2003, only to resurface in 2015 as Cavity A.D. after reuniting at a benefit show to assist a friend in the local Miami music scene. In 2017, the group released its first new album in 16 years, the appropriately-titled 'After Death,' followed by its follow-up album, 'Wraith,' in 2019.
Cavity A.D. features founding members Rene Barge (vocals) and Daniel Gorostiaga (bass), as well as longtime member Ed Matus (guitar), Andrew McLees (guitar) and Bryan Adams (drums).
"Cavity was a wrecking ball in the '90s. Though not an originator of sludge metal, the band pioneered an approach to the Black Sabbath-inspired, down-tuned, droning excesses of the genre with magnificent aplomb and gusto. The group left in its wake a wretched pile of carcasses beaten and abused by a creative use of feedback, gut-wrenching bass lines, tribal/ritualistic drumming, fuzzed and fucked guitars, and primal screams that would haunt children’s nightmares. Cavity was a cult unto itself." - Miami New Times