The plutonic aftermath of a world gone metal will be on exhibit at Launchpad (618 Central SW) when The Skull visits on Friday, Sept. 25. Comprised of former members of doomsters Trouble, The Skull has a guitarist named Lothar, dudes. Listening to output such as For Those Which Are Asleep has an effect akin to immersion in boiling lead; it’s that hot, heavy and mind-melting. Joining The Skull on their rampage will be Nuevo MexicanoHanta, infamous for a tremulous and growling record known as Unsanitary Coral Extraction. Sandia Man, a proto-metal Duke City ensemble whose caveman rock features fiery granite stones transformed into stunningly sludgy riffage is also on the night’s agenda. Prey For Kali, a terror-inducing trio from Burque opens the show with the darkly intricate invocations of guitarist Eric Paulk. Their rhythm section, Josh Vigil and Reuben Castillo, have been known to scare the bejesus outta Shiva himself, which is no mean feat. Tickets to a scene similar to that envisioned by Dante and guided by Virgil cost a mere $10. You gotta be 21+ and overwhelmed by sin to enter. The gate yawns wide at 8pm and the music begins at 9:30pm.