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When: Mon., May 14, 9:30 p.m. 2012

Given that Killer Moon's new self-titled, self-released album has tracks called "Lords of the Nine," "Chilam's Bidding," and "The Dark Rift," it's not hard to see the influence of Frank Frazetta—the fantasy artist famed for his van-worthy paintings of Conan the Barbarian and buxom, otherworldly cheesecake. But you might connect those dots even without such cues, because this local trio's combination of crushing doom riffage and spaced-out exotica sounds almost exactly how I imagine Frazetta's paintings would if they were metal songs. Killer Moon like to spread out—the majority of their tunes stretch past seven minutes—but they keep their arrangements interesting and throw out melodic and rhythmic changeups often enough that nothing ever feels like a slog. —Miles Raymer Creepy Band and Alma Negra open.

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