Live Bands

F--- the Facts, Cold Blooded, the Vatican, Rot Monger

When: Wed., Sept. 9, 8 p.m. 2015

Canadian grindcore zealots F--- the Facts might swap band members nearly as often as one of their ornate tunes changes time signatures, but that hasn’t kept the (now) quintet from becoming one of the more respected crews among experimental metal fans over the course of nearly two decades. Topon Das, guitarist and founding member, trades a bloodcurdling series of screams, grunts and howls with fellow vocalist Mel Mongeon, giving the Ottawa crew a boy-girl dynamic out front that helps them stand out in their noisy crowd. The band’s new Desire Will Rot album is the first released on their own label and 10th overall, and songs like the rapid-fire thrash of “Storm of Silence” and the (relatively) prog-rocking “Solitude” showcase a band with serious instrumental chops. As you mosh and bang your head at next week’s show, don’t forget to look up once in a while to see those chops on display.

Dan Nailen

Price: $8