If one were to employ an extended metaphor that compared South Florida's extreme music (see also: metal) scene to a secret pagan cult, then Shroud Eater
would be the guy wearing goat horns and dangling a human sacrifice over the Hearth of Eternal Doom.
That is to say, the brutish trio of guitarist/vocalist Jean Saiz, bassist Janette Valentine, and drummer Felix Torres, play an important role in the region's appreciation of righteous riffs and cookie monster vocals.
Parallel to the ascendancy of their practice space clubhouse -- Beelzebub's Cave -- as a DIY music hot-spot, Shroud Eater is a beacon of productive brutality. They throw a seemingly never-ending stream of quality, cheap live music events. They release their own records. And they don't blink when tapped to open for heavy legends like Corrosion of Conformity. We spoke with Saiz and Valentine about the particulars of the band. More »