Relapse Records, Southern Lord Records and Profane Existence are coming to town. Current Relapse artists Howl and Lord Dying, Southern Lord and Profane Existence act Wartorn and locals Hanta and Rezin Tree get serious at Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Monday, Aug. 12. Scene stalwart Howl is the natural headliner, but this media-weary editor found Lord Dying the more engaging exploration. Note to bands: When a jaded editor runs across a sentence like this—“In a time where everyone is trying to out-sludge or out-doom each other, Lord Dying gives something less than a fuck.”—on your Bandcamp profile, it totally makes you stand out. But the language geek in me has to point out that it’s a time “when” ... With earplugs, $10 cover and valid ID in hand, indulge in this 21-and-over righteous heavy starting at 9:30 p.m.