Roseland Ballroom (CLOSED) , Midtown West Friday February 15 2013 20:00
Photograph: Anthony Dubois

Neck-snapping Swedish extreme-metal juggernaut Meshuggah, which recently celebrated 25 years of "musical deviance," plays in support of its eighth full-length, The Violent Sleep of Reason. Unlike previous super-polished, post-processed albums, this release was recorded live, so expect the new songs' full-throttle energy to translate well to the stage. Support comes from one of the most acclaimed metal bands of the past decade-plus, High on Fire. There’s nothing particularly surprising about the trio’s meat-and-potatoes doom-thrash, but nevertheless, it remains a headbanger’s dream.

Venue name: Roseland Ballroom (CLOSED)
Address: 239 W 52nd St
New York

Cross street: between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Transport: Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St
Price: $34.75