Incantation is celebrating 25 years of mind-blowing, eye-popping death metal. Since 1989, when the band was co-founded by John McEntee, the sole original member, Incantation has had somewhat of a bumpy ride, with more than 30 musicians rotating through the lineup over the years. In June the group released Dirges of Elysium — a work that aptly leaps between sludge and speed — more than proving they‘ve gotten/kept it together. Show up at their upcoming Hop! event if you’d like to be ensnared by the depths of hell.
Incantation with Funerus, Rutah, Xingaia, In Defiance • Thu, Jan. 8, at 7:30 pm • $13 • All-ages • The Hop! • 706 N. Monroe • thehopevents.com • 368-4077
— Laura Johnson