Today is just another day to most people. But to metalheads, June 6, 2006, is sacred. It marks the 45th birthday of Slayer's lead singer Tom Araya. And, numerically, it's the mark that evangelical Christians love to hate (666, anyone?). Today, Houston metalheads can celebrate this hellish day at Route 666 Road to Hell at the Engine Room (1515 Pease, 713-654-7846). Thrashing acts include Bowel, Erase the Virus, Morgue City and To Scale the Throne. Meanwhile, Rudyard's (2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521) will stir up some evil of its own with sets by Whorehound, God's Temple of Family Deliverance and Golden Axe. Afterward, pray for redemption and restored hearing. For tickets and information, visit www.engineroomlive.com or www.rudyards.com. Both shows are $6.
Tue., June 6, 8 p.m.