With Power Trip, Venomous Maximus, Mammoth Grinder, Warmaster, Eagle Claw, Omotai, Oceans of Slumber, Transmaniacon MC and Peasant, 7 p.m. Friday, December 21, AT Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838 or fitzlivemusic.com.
If this week is really our last gasp before the Apocalypse (dumb Mayans), then you can at least bid adieu to normalcy with a giant metal show upstairs and downstairs at Fitzgerald's. Headliners Pallbearer hail from Little Rock, Arkansas, and play slow, glacial metal, and this year's five-track Sorrow and Extinction melds big guitars and acoustics for maximum drama. Be sure to check out locals Omotai, who are launching a new LP, Terrestrial Grief, next week at their Walters release show. Needless to say, you shouldn't be bored at this show and neither should your ears. Bring earplugs so you can still hear that wailing and gnashing of teeth once the apocalypse does hit.