The Skinny: On July 29, 2014 the Summer Slaughter Tour came to the State Theatre located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Coincidentally, this year’s headliners were local boys, Morbid Angel. With 30 years on their resume, they’ve helped to create and redefine the foundations of death metal as we know it. That night, song after song, (including “Rapture,” “Where The Slime Lives” and “Existo Vulgoré”) they crushed the rest of the fest’s line up which included bands of the caliber of Dying Fetus and Origin, to name a few.

There was simply no match for the menacing darkness exuded by frontman, David Vincent, guitarist Trey Azagthoth and their bandmates. No doubt, such display of obliterating power will stay forever in the minds of those who were there that night… this was a real feat of Floridian might and madness.

The Gear: Nikon D90, Nikkor lenses 18-135 mm