Sacramento, Calif. doomsters Chrch (they hadda knock the vowel outta their name last year because big labels still have big influence, not to mention legal recourse) play Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Thursday, June 2. Prophets of the end times as well as gearheads who rock Sovtec Mig heads, Orange Rockerverbs and plenty of Marshall and Peavey 4x12s, Chrch features a female vocalist named Eva who can call up spirits from the vasty deep with a stunning precision that beats the hell out of most of her male metal counterparts. It’s all evident on their latest release Unanswered Hymms, a three tune recording that begins with the ironically titled, epically dark dirge “Dawning.” Chrch is touring with the sludgy and oppressively animalistic Canuck trio Dopethrone and Phoenix, Ariz. stoner group Goya. Local louche legends Roñoso, Jagged Mouth open; Endorphins Lost from the great Northwest are also on the bill. This 21+ headbangers ball begins at 9pm and costs only 10 bones.