Slaughtbbath Credit: Claudio Higa

South American metal fans have been enjoying this Chilean monster for 15 years, and it’s time for the U.S. to catch up: Slaughtbbath have been releasing a stream of vile and vicious black metal via demos and EPs, only once slowing down enough to grind out a full-length, 2013’s Hail to Fire. But hot on the heels of the past few years’ worth of blistering split sides with the likes of Vultur, Ill Omen, and Hades Archer, they’ve just dropped a filler-free compilation, Contempt, War and Damnation (Hells Headbangers), that’s as good a place to start as any. This show is the second half of a two-night stand booked by Metal Threat that showcases several great South American acts—not just Slaughtbbath but also fellow Chileans Communion (who just dropped two killer self-releases) and Colombian thrash band Witchtrap (on Friday).   v