Late last year, when longtime Casbah booking agent Steve Gardner left the venue, area fans of the heavy stuff worried that his crowning achievement at Casbah, Bull City Metal Fest, was done. Instead, in year three, it's better than ever before. Diverse and loaded, this lineup keys on the epic arches of classic revivalists Dawnbringer and the red-eyed vitriol of Weedeater. Fight Amp's punky menace adds weight, while one-man death metal riot Bloodsoaked adds speed. FRIDAY–SATURDAY, FEB. 1–2, AT CASBAH. $15/7 p.m.