God bless (damn?) whoever pitched this story on death metal in Tampa, Florida to the editors at Reuters:

When they convene in Tampa to nominate Mitt Romney for president next week, Republicans will not hear a note from the city’s most notable musical exports: death-metal bands such as Deicide and Obituary.

“It’s just like they’re all coming home anyway,” he said. “Down here every other block it’s churches and strip bars. It’s nothing new for us, man.”

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