Samothrace, Vassafor, Knelt Rote, Burials
315 SE 3rd Ave.
[EXTREME METAL] The only thing in 2012 sadder than Pallbearer’s Sorrow and Extinction was Samothrace canceling its tour with Pallbearer. Now, Portland metalheads can turn frowns upside down, since both bands grace the Rotture/Branx complex this month. While Pallbearer took the world by storm last year, Seattle’s Samothrace continued its slow-burning simmer, churning out bleak, turgid doom on the long-awaited Reverence to Stone. Before Renata Castagna’s guitar leads bring you to tears tonight, you’ll be subjected to an opening set from Burials, which now features “Fester” from Humors (née Mongoloid Village) on second axe. And did I mention Vassafor is a black-metal band from New Zealand? Bet that got your attention.
Address: 315 SE 3rd Ave.