Eight Gigs: Death Angel

Sat., Apr. 9, noon, Cal Expo, $25

What started with the listing of a couple of well-known acts at the NorCal Tattoo & Music Festival has turned into three solid days of local, regional and national acts. The event’s biggest draw is Saturday night’s headliner, Death Angel. The Bay Area band will be releasing its eighth studio album on Nuclear Blast records, titled The Evil Divide, in late May and will more than likely be debuting a couple of tunes. For the self-proclaimed metalheads who don’t own any DA albums, start with The Ultra Violence (1987) and Frolic Through The Park (1988). 1600 Exposition Boulevard, www.deathangel.us.