Update: Unfortunately, this Friday’s show has been canceled.

Take note, metal fans, because there’s a hell of a celebration going on November 30th at DNA Lounge when Deafheaven, Bosse-de-Nage, and Wreck & Reference take the stage together. Ostensibly a record release show for the new Deafheaven/Boss-de-Nage Split EP — which we wrote about here — the show represents one of the few times we’ve seen three top metal acts from the Bay Area and Sacramento all gathered in San Francisco at one time. Purchase the EP here via Flenser Records.

Based in San Francisco, Deafheaven write black metal songs that pull from post-rock influences. Their 2011 debut album Roads to Judah moves from raw black metal to piano and guitar interludes with a melodic ease. Bosse-de-Nage, also from the Bay Area, operate on a heavier wave length with deeper screams and guitars and have become rising stars with the release of their iii LP on Flenser Records.

The Sacramento/Los Angeles duo Wreck & Reference are the relative outliers here as their 2012 LP Youth incorporates influences from black metal, shoegaze, noise, and industrial music. The band use no guitars during their live performance, instead utilizing the advanced sound manipulation available from a sampler pad played alongside Ignat Frege’s hard-hitting drum attack.

Deafheaven, Bosse-de-Nage, Wreck & Reference
DNA Lounge
November 30, 2012
9pm, $10