Halloween really is the most special time of the year for many, but for most metal fans, the holiday takes on a uniquely special glow. There's an indelible connection between heavy metal's cartoonish nature and shock values and Halloween that can be difficult to pin down, but exists as a constant regardless. Horror films and heavy metal are the peanut butter and jelly of entertainment, really.
Whatever the case may be, If you're too old or have too much pride to trick or treat, there's a veritable cornucopia of party options for South Floridians this evening, and while those may be overwhelming, we suggest the area's metal fans head over to Nectar at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek to catch a show by one of the most authentic Black Sabbath tributes ever, War Pigs, which features a former member of Sabbath and Deerfield Beach resident, Dave Spitz.
Dave "The Beast" Spitz has really seen it all over his years in heavy metal. The bassist came up in the same New York metal scene that birthed the East Coast's answer to California's thrash revolution in the '80s. He's been a member of underground thrash/hardcore heroes Nuclear Assault, his kid brother, Dan Spitz, is the former (and most important) lead guitarist Anthrax ever had, and Dave was also previously a member of White Lion and Great White when they were both at their peaks of success.More »