The 40 Watt Club is bringing a brutal show to our little town, featuring Napalm Death, Brujeria and Millions of Dead Cops. Napalm Death is considered by many to be the founder of grindcore, a genre adjacent to metal characterized by fast blastbeat drumming, grinding and buzzsaw guitar riffs. Napalm Death originally formed as a politically charged hardcore punk band in the early ‘80s, and although the band has evolved sonically, much of its political messages remain. In a possible nod to the band’s early years, Napalm Death will be joined by Millions of Dead Cops, a hardcore punk band which came up in the San Francisco punk scene alongside Dead Kennedys. Also playing is Brujeria, a grindcore and death metal band formed in 1989. Using stage personas of Mexican cartel members, the band lyrically embraces violence, Satanism, the drug war, the racial divide and other sociopolitical issues.
WHO: Napalm Death, Brujeria, Millions of Dead Cops
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. (doors)
WHERE: 40 Watt Club
HOW MUCH: $20 (adv.), $25
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