What to Do Tonight: Hypocrisy

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Who ya callin a hypocrite?
  • "Who ya callin' a hypocrite?"

Hypocrisy’s latest album, A Taste of Extreme Divinity, came out in November, and the Swedish band had plans to tour around the time of its release. But frontman Peter Tägtgren’s visa problems forced a last-minute cancellation of shows. Things are settled now, and the group is cranking out their brand of riff-happy, sci-fi-obsessed modern-day death metal across the country. In a way, Hypocrisy are in the U.S. supporting two albums: In 2008, they re-recorded 2002’s Catch 22, an album many fans hated in its original, nü-metal incarnation. Tägtgren promises a 90-minute set that will encompass the band’s entire career. And even though Children of Bodom guitarist Alexi Laiho, who was supposed to join the band on tour the first time around, is absent, Immortal drummer Horgh will be there to crush the skulls of patient fans. Hypocrisy, with Scar Symmetry, Hate, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle plays Peabody's at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance, $17 day of show. —Phil Freeman

Review the show at clevescene.com/concertscene

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