2. Tampa, FL
Along with Sweden, Tampa is the most important city in the world for death metal. Bands that have come from there or moved there and called it home are: Death, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Obituary, Atheist, Cynic and Hate Eternal. Also, Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal has recorded some of the best metal albums of the last few years at Mana Recording Studio near Tampa.
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