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WEDNESDAY

God may hate us all, as the title of its new album tells us, but I suspect She has a soft spot for Slayer: The Huntington Beach headbangers have been praising Satan for almost 20 years now, and despite the warnings of Falwell, Robertson, and all their hateful friends, God has yet to smite them. Could this be because the Almighty digs death metal as much as any doom-obsessed adolescent? Or is She too busy listening to Nick Drake? In any event, I urge you to catch Slayer while you can, because with war upon us, I hear that Uncle Sam is considering converting the band into a military asset: When Geraldo aired a special a while back on kids who kill, all of the featured teens listed Slayer among their favorite bands. Dance with the devil, and Chimaira, at 7:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 393-0930. (ML)

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