LIVING SACRIFICE10 p.m., Vino's, $12 adv., $15 d.o.s.
Whatever elusive and lab-tested formula that allows local bands to stick around forever, Living Sacrifice
has tapped into it. Since 1989, the band's evolved through many of the sub-genres of metal, like thrash, death, groove, metallic, and, hardly surprising to many of us, Christian. Indeed, this spiritual posse of seasoned pros is as every bit comparable to Slayer as Stryper is to Poison. With two original members in vocalist/guitarist Bruce Fitzhugh and drummer Lance Garvin, who also plays with Soul Embraced, today's incarnation also consists of former Evanescence drummer Rocky Gray, singing and playing guitar, and bassist Arthur Green. The band recently announced that a new album is coming sometime this year, so loyalists may get a taste of new tunes. Ashes of Augustine
and Dreading Sundown
open the show