Clubs & Concerts

Loincloth, Solar Halos, Demon Eye, Tomas Phillips

When: Sat., Jan. 19, 9:30 p.m. 2013

The four-piece Loincloth lineup you'll see onstage is different from the trio configuration that recorded the band's 2012 debut of mathematic metal maul, Iron Balls of Steel. Raleigh's Tomas Phillips has replaced Cary Rowells on bass, while longtime area shredder Craig Hilton now supplements Tannon Penland's kinetic intricacy on guitar. Essentially, Loincloth has added more force to an already brutal formula, giving Loincloth's swiftness new and necessary thwack. On a recent West Coast tour with drone giants Sunn O))), Loincloth sounded masterfully pugnacious. Chapel Hill's excellent Solar Halos opens with headlong, sludgy ire, as well as the paragon metal of Raleigh's Demon Eye. Phillips, who doubles as a composer interested in brooding abstractions, starts with a solo set. —Grayson Currin

Price: $8-10

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