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Gloom and Doom • Malachi's Metal Message

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Gloom and Doom

Neo-classical doom rock, drum-and-bass duo PussyGutt is BW's own Blake Green on drums, and classically trained violinist Brittany McConnell on bass. They create monster rock ... but the monsters are ones that hide under floorboards of old farmhouses by day and come out only under the cloak of night. Their last double album contained four tracks; a live show consists of two; their new release She Hid Behind Her Veil... at 45-minutes long, just one.

Sans vocals, the music can be difficult to grab on to at the outset. But like a fine orchestral performance, in time, it reveals a musical experience unlike any other.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m., FREE. VAC, 3638 Osage St., visualartscollective.com.

Malachi's Metal Message

Local progressive melodic metal band Malachi is set to release Mourning Days, Volume 1.

Steeped in Christian themes, Mourning Days is a dreamy, guitar and keyboard-heavy creation that snakes around soaring bridges leading listeners in one direction before shifting to another. The album shows real growth since the band's beginnings and, assuming their live performance has progressed to match, it will definitely be worth seeing.

Friday, Nov. 14, with Abrupt Edge and Heibarger, 8 p.m., $6. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., bo.knittingfactory.com

—Amy Atkins