Metal acts tend to avoid Lawrence, but tonight's band Whitechapel apparently didn't get the memo. The Knoxville, Tn. band will be out in full force at the Granada, 1020 Mass., tonight as part of their Welcome to Hell tour. Like most hardcore metal bands, Whitechapel depend on the deep, throaty howl of their frontman and the crunch of some seriously thunderous guitars to get their message of murder, death and destruction across –– y'know, for kids.
Like most hardcore metal, which isn't radio- or TV-friendly enough for mass exposure, Whitechapel has instead had to depend on steady touring and a rabid, but small, fanbase to sustain themselves. Tickets are $18, all ages. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.