The Mill — Sat., Mar. 12, 8 p.m.
A furiously explosive supergroup, Rangda, brings the combined power of its members’ decades of experience to The Mill in advance of a new album due out early this year. The term “rangda,” an ancient Javanese word for widow, is often associated with the devilish, Kali-like, child-eating witch leader of that name in Balinese mythology. Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasny and Chris Corsano play with as much intensity and ferocity as that image conjures up (though with decidedly less cannibalism).
These alums of such acts as Sun City Girls (Bishop), Six Organs of Admittance (Chasny) and Björk’s touring ensemble (Corsano) will be headlining a show that also features local heavy-hitters Hot Tang and Samuel Locke Ward.