Tues, Nov 16, Watain
The Boardwalk, 7:30 p.m., $15-$18
Orangevale, CA 95662
Just when you thought the black-metal diaspora had thoroughly exhausted itself, Watain prove there is more life therein. Hailing from Sweden, these blaspheming bad boys have been causing quite a stir since 2007’s Sworn to the Dark. Not a band to mince words, its live show pummels from start to finish with elements of thrash, black and death metal melded into one vitriolic concoction. Thankfully, it’s doing a proper, stateside tour to promote Lawless Darkness, a surefire candidate for any metalhead’s top 10 list. Shit will hit the proverbial fan. With Goatwhore, Black Anvil and Killgasm. 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale, www.templeofwatain.com.