Posted by Zach Shaw on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 10:39 am
Whether you’ve been watching it or not, we all know that the Republican National Convention took place this past week in Tampa, FL. Now to many fans, Tampa serves as the “mecca” of death metal. And as it turns out, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow agrees.
During a segment called “Debunktion Junction” on last Wednesday’s show, Rachel Maddow declared that Tampa is indeed the capital of death metal. While proving her point, Maddow plays a snippet of a Decide’s “Homage To Statan” video and gives a brief history on Cannibal Corpse (as well as mentions of Obituary, Hate Eternal, and Morbid Angel).
As Metal Injection points out, though, this is actually the second time Maddow declared Tampa the home of death metal. It’s also no secret that the anchor is a big Metallica fan as well. And though it’s not ideal to hear someone describe the genre as “Yay for Satan/anti-Jesus plot lines,” it is nonetheless cool to see bands like Hate Eternal and Deicide discussed on a news network (and not in the context of horrid events).
Watch death metal get a shout out on the “Debunktion Junction” around the 3:45 mark in the video after the jump.