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ROCK | Orodruin 

Orodruin will melt your face. With influences from Candlemass, Witchfinder General, Trouble, and Solstice, Orodruin is steeped in the art of blistering guitar riffs and head-bobbing dirge. Its orchestration is unparalleled, weaving beautiful melodies among thick, heavy atmospheres. It's a classic sound; epic foreboding riffs that chug along with slamming drums, creating tension that is waiting to release. Set against the music are growling vocals invoking ancient feelings of woe and dread, seemingly betrothed to a lost love or serenading some Viking funeral procession. Hints of blues and hard rock seep in, but they are used as accents, dropped in just long enough to touch an emotion before returning to the sludge. Think pyre. Think swamp. Think doom.

Orudruin will perform with Rabid, Saints & Winos, and Day of the Locust on Saturday, January 23, at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 8 p.m. $5. bugjar.com; facebook.com/orodruinofficialband.

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