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“Opening band, Dharmata, kicked off the night and introduced us to the hardcore metal sound to come. Though the majority of the crowd was anticipating Nonpoint, Dharmata made sure their name was known, getting the crowd to chant their name and emphasizing the lack of the pronunciation of the "h."”

“A full slate of metal was on display at Revolution Live: (clockwise from left) Nonpoint, Dharmata, Simplekill and Beauty to the Moon. (Tony Ozegovich / Rhythm Scene) | Click here for more photos For this holiday season, a date was set for homegrown metal to come together and throw down for one hardcore metal show, at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Dec. 26. The night started off with the closed curtains slowly opening and smoke pouring off the stage to reveal the West Palm Beach native Dharmata. The lead singer Jay Slim thrashed his dreads with the rest of the group and quickly got the crowd’s adrenaline flowing. Soon there after, “the mosh pit” started rumbling and proved that this night was just warming up. Formed in 2007, Dharmata is quickly rising out of the garage band scene.With performances like this, it’s easy to see that the talent pool in South Florida is ever growing.”

“I truly believe these guys are about to blow the f@#% up.”

“The high-energy manic mix of Dharmata If it's sweat, forceful frets and flying dreadlocks, Dharmata is on stage. The five-man, West Palm Beach-based band has been rocking its way through the local club scene since forming last year. Lead vocalist Jay Slim describes their sound as manic.”