Kitty may be shitty, but that doesnt mean other maidens shouldnt take on metal. Labei Ritual which were guessing is the plural form of labia is an all-dame death metal band thats everything fans of the genre (read: mostly dudes) dream about (read: hot chicks who play metal). Lead singer/bassist Kristal Ritual belts out low-key, monstrous vocals that seem too dark and scary to come from such a pretty face. Shes backed by her cute cohorts, who deliver tunes fueled by fast guitar riffs and even quicker drums.
But these girls arent just a good--looking gimmick theyll knock you out of your combat boots with their music, which their MySpace page says is inspired by the deepest, brutal, extreme metal!!!! And classical music! Well, its nice to know they have a softer side. 8 p.m. Walters, 4215 Washington. For information, call 7138622513 or visit www.4215washington.com. $10.
Sat., Feb. 9, 8 p.m., 2008