When: Sun., Nov. 6, 6 p.m. 2011
Former Wolfsbane front man Blaze Bayley, who also sang for a little band called Iron Maiden in the late 90s, makes the kind of soaring power metal that's been milked mercilessly for its comedic potential—and the downside of that, obviously, is that the joke is in a late-stage zombie state, with unfunny people still trying to wring a few drops out of it before finally moving on. The upside is that at this point most people's brain receptors for power-metal LOLs are all burned out, so it's possible to get through all 11 songs of Bayley's band's 2010 album, Promise and Terror (Candlelight), without so much as a smirk. In fact his quasi-operatic vocals and vaguely motivational-speaker lyrics might inspire an unironic raised fist. —Miles Raymer Man the Destroyer, Bible of the Devil, Hessler, and White Cadillac open.
Price: $15, $12 in advance