Just as entertaining as you'd expect a band called Goatwhore to be, the members of the New Orleans extreme-metal squad wear studded leather gauntlets, bullet belts, and practically anything else that's as threatening and black as they claim to feel inside. Despite their campy look, their take on death metal pays tribute to '80s scene leaders such as Celtic Frost and Bathory. Conversely, co-headliners and Crucible fans Abigail Williams sound like keyboard-laden Hot Topic black metal, i.e. Cradle of Filth or Dimmu Borgir, but dress like any other band in their native Phoenix. With Daath, Abysmal Dawn, and SWWAATS.
Thu., July 23, 7:30 p.m., 2009
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