In a city full of heshers—heck, even the Mayor blasts Slayer and Metallica before his speeches for crissakes—there’s no doubt a band like Michigan’s Mobile Deathcamp will do well at the box office when they invade Launchpad (618 Central Ave. SW) on Thursday, Jan. 16. Nonetheless, here’s the heads-up on what is sure to be one heck of a headbangers’ ball. Encyclopedia Metallum refers to the music made by this trio as the “Holy Grail of thrash” and tuneage like “Offensive Release” and “The Buffalo Song” proves that “sweet, rippin’ jams” are still a thing. That plus guitarist and lead singer Todd Evans portrayed Gwar’s Beefcake the Mighty until 2008. Of course the dude uses Orange amps and cabinets. Duh. Metal maniacs Holocaustic, Destroy to Create and Undying Evil provide support for this trip into the abyss. Be there or burn up in the inferno whilst trying. 9pm • $8 advance, $10 door • 21+.