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Grohg, Whatever Brains, Left Outlet 

When: Sun., Oct. 30, 10 p.m. 2011
Price: $6.66

Taking its name from the Aaron Copland ballet inspired by F.W. Murnau's silent-horror classic Nosferatu, Grogh is, by name, perfect for a Halloween party. But the quartet, which makes its public debut at Kings' All Hallows celebration, matches the holiday's darkness and hedonism with an ambition that bolsters its dense, atmospheric metal.

"When I see a band that plays well, it's wonderful," says founder, drummer and singer Will Goodyear. "But when I see a band that plays well and challenges you visually, there's just nothing better than that." In addition to crafting the Grogh's songs, Goodyear, an alumnus of Between the Buried and Me, has helped his new collaborators—The Love Language's Stu McLamb and BJ Burton and Bright Young Things' Mark Connor—shift gears from bright pop-rock to ominous metal. Meanwhile, he has been filming pieces to complement the set. With a draped fabric screen and floor lighting to augment the display, the band hopes to captivate its audience with surreal lights and shadows. But that shouldn't take away from the music, a heady sort of doom built from murky guitars and shifting rhythms. "The music is definitely brutal," Goodyear affirms. Whatever Brains and Left Outlet open. —Bryan C. Reed

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