Eight Gigs: Alterbeast

Sat., March 4, 8 p.m., Starlite Lounge, $10-$12

One of Sacramento’s finest technical death metal bands comes home to Starlite from a long tour, ready to liquify some faces with speedy riffs and crushing breakdowns. The band will be bringing some new tunes off of its upcoming record, and, needless to say, they probably rip. It’s not too often that Sacramentans get to see Alterbeast in a local setting, so don’t miss this if you’re in dire need of more insane shredding in your life. 1517 21st Street, www.facebook.com/