Some of the finest metal created south of the Mason-Dixon line is currently confined to one thrilling tour. Corrosion of Conformity rep North Carolina with hard, sludgy riffs that grasp a newfound intensity on their new, self-titled disc. With bassist Mike Dean taking over vocal duties from now-departed Pepper Keenan, the lineup is back to what it was when the band started shredding 30 years ago. Opening up is the equally heavy Miami-Atlanta crew of Torche, who lighten the mood only slightly with singer-guitarist Steve Brooks's humor, and the occasional Guided by Voices cover. 18+.
Thu., March 8, 7 p.m., 2012