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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Friday To-Do: Living Sacrifice

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:29 PM

click to enlarge Living Sacrifice plays at Downtown Music Hall Friday.
  • Living Sacrifice plays at Downtown Music Hall Friday.

 Well, dang. This one was cancelled too. 

7 p.m. Downtown Music Hall. $10.

Veteran thrashers Living Sacrifice, one of Arkansas's longest-running metal bands, have, aside from a five-year hiatus last decade, spent years churning out increasingly complex math-y metalcore. It there's another more widely critically respected Christian metal band, then I've never heard of them. This is a release show for "Ghost Thief," the band's eighth studio album.

The title is "a reference to the personification of Death," co-founder and guitarist/vocalist Bruce Fitzhugh recently told metal news site Blabbermouth. "Depending on the circumstance, death can be greeted as an enemy or a friend. We have a few songs that deal with the suddenness and finality of death. 'Ghost Thief' and 'Sudden' both are inspired by people who died suddenly and unexpectedly. Friends of ours or family members that we were close to."

Heavy subject matter indeed. It's definitely worth noting that this will be one of a handful of the last shows ever at Downtown Music Hall. Owner Samantha Allen announced last month that the all-ages venue would be closing. It's definitely a bummer for the metal, hip-hop and dance music communities, as Downtown Music was a vital hub for all of those scenes. But it looks like the venue will go out with a bang.

Also performing at this show will be psych-metal overlords Rwake, hardcore maniacs God City Destroyers, Fayetteville prog-thrashers Terminus and Little Rock metalcore crew Descended from Wolves.

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