With Hellyeah, In Flames and Sylosis, 7 p.m. Thursday, December 6 , at Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas (Bayou Place), 713-230-1600 or www.bayoumusiccenter.com.
This year self-respecting metal fans everywhere found themselves alternately transfixed and heartbroken by Lamb of God lead singer Randy Blythe's situation. Accused of being liable for the death of a fan during a 2010 Prague gig, Blythe was incarcerated in a Czech Republic prison for a month before being released and extradited back to the United States. While Blythe awaits trial back in Europe, he and his band are out on the road playing shows and thanking the "Free Randy Blythe" online supporters who had his back (digitally) while he was locked up. Expect plenty of hugs and blood-curdling fan favorites.