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Black Cobra, Gaza, Earthen Grave 

When: Sat., June 30, 10 p.m. 2012
Price: $15, $13 in advance
California-based sludge duo Black Cobra drive me to a cliche: It's really hard to believe there are only two guys making all that noise. Last fall's Invernal, their fourth full-length and second for Southern Lord, is a concept album of sorts, set in a poisoned, malignant Antarctica—think H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, except during a nuclear winter. It's an aggressive monster, a terrifyingly agile mutant that runs shockingly, sickeningly fast once it turns its evil, beady eyes on you. Drummer Rafael Martinez (who once played bass in Acid King) sets a punishing pace, and guitarist-vocalist Jason Landrian (formerly of Cavity) lays down the riffs that double for the grotty roar of the beast. This is a band whose reputation is built on live shows—the record is something like a movie trailer. —Monica Kendrick Gaza and Earthen Grave open.

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