Three Shows for Brujeria: Brujeria is a death metal supergroup that may or may not also be Mexican gangsters. Probably not, but still, their albums are intense so expect an insane couple of nights in Long Beach and one in L.A. Goatwhore and Unidad Trauma also play.

Brujeria have courted controversy ever since their classic 1993 debut album Matando Güeros, which featured a real severed head on the sleeve. The band members ended up calling the head Coco Loco and using it as a mascot.

Meanwhile, they wear masks and bandanas on stage to hide their identities because, they say, they’re on the run from the authorities due to their gang activities that involve drug trafficking and satanic rituals. OR, and bear with us here, it’s because they’re in other bands such as Napalm Death and they don’t want people to recognize them. The fact that Napalm bassist Shane Embury has a mop of hair that spills over his bandana might give it away.

Three Shows for Brujeria: The event takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at Alex’s Bar; then at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 8 at 1720.



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