Ghoul w/ Black Anvil and The Dirty Circus

When: Sun., Sept. 14 2014

metal, rock, alternative, 9 p.m.

The quaint European town of Creepsylvania has a rich and storied past. Its history books are lined with legendary names such as Attila the Hun, Amerigo Vespucci, and Henry Ford. However, the town’s greatest feat has to be Ghoul, a four-piece thrash-metal band who has traveled to America to take over by spilling blood and shredding solos. Fans of Municipal Waste and Agnostic Front will happily crush each other through a Ghoul mosh pit. The burlap-masked fiends manipulate the stage so well that fellow monsters GWAR took them on tour in 2011. Although Ghoul delivers a seriously raucous live show, they take to social media to deliver the funny. You can listen to their post-mortem collaboration with rock ‘n’ roll great Lou Reed via their Bandcamp page or get some of life’s hardest questions answered in Ghoul’s advice column, “Burning Questions,” on YouTube. Surprisingly metal has been banned in Creepsylvania since the ’80s. In fact, anyone found head-banging in the streets of Creepsylvania faces a stiff fine, so Ghoul plans to get it all out on this American tour. —J. Chapa SUNDAY

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