Wed May 2, 2018, 8:30 pm 21+
Recommended by Ben Salmon
That rumble you’ve been hearing? That’s the mighty Electric Wizard rolling up the West Coast on a rare US tour. The English doom lords last played Portland in 2015, and before that… well, let’s just say Satan was in diapers back then. Scarcity is one reason tonight’s show is sold out, and another is that they’re one of the heaviest bands on the planet, the kind whose sound is so big, deep, and loud, it actually feels like they’re sucking the air out of the room. Over the past 25 years, Jus Oborn & co. have conjured up a particularly sinister brand of doom metal by combining chest-caving guitar riffs, glacial rhythms, and lurid tales of sex, drugs, and murder. In Electric Wizard’s world, there is nothing else.