Eight Gigs: GOZU

Sat., April 15, 8 p.m., Starlite Lounge, $10

Tim Bugbee

GOZU is a four-piece heavy rock band that planted roots in Boston eight years ago. If you listen, even for a moment, to the slurred drudging riffs, you’ll be able to tell that the group is heavily influenced by the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, but with a twist of metal straight from the heart of early Sabbath. The sometimes gravely, sometimes ethereal wails of singer Marc Gaffney tread the line between psychedelic ’90s grunge and doom metal. You can bang your head to the slow drone beats, but you won’t go home with a bangover. 1517 21st Street, www.facebook.com/GOZU666.