Eight Gigs: Fallujah

Mon., March 9, 6 p.m., The Boardwalk, $10

San Francisco's Fallujah has certainly not been sitting idle since the release of its latest record, The Flesh Prevails, on Unique Leader records. The quintet's been touring incessantly over the winter and looks to finish up its run near the close of March. Fans of technical, atmospheric death metal should enjoy the many tempo changes and attention to detail found on standout tracks like “Starlit Path” and “Levitation.” Unlike many of the bands on Unique Leader that sound similar to Deeds Of Flesh (the label's most popular catalog seller), this group finds itself in league with such company as Nocturnus, Pestilence and other progressive-leaning metal bands. 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale, www.facebook.com/fallujahofficial.