Eight Gigs: Mayhem

Sun., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Ace of Spades, $25

Some bands have drama—the singer quits because the bassist snorted his coke, that sort of thing. Then you have bands like Mayhem, where one of the former band members straight up murdered a bandmate. Mayhem was one of the most important bands in the early black metal scene, and despite missing a few members due to standard black-metal shenanigans such as murder and suicide, it's still solid enough to wreck Ace of Spades alongside Rotting Christ and Watain, a bunch of theistic Satanists with a habit of flinging pig blood at shows. Don't wear your favorite shirt. 1417 R Street, www.thetruemayhem.com.