Metal Monday: Foxbat, Taken Lives

An institution of the local heavy music community, Metal Monday has continually highlighted bands and acts that you should be paying attention to. Metal Monday returns on the first week of the new year with Foxbat — a versatile band that crunches together different eras of metal on their new record, Due South — and Taken Lives, an intense metalcore band that goes hard but can still mix in a melodic chorus. —Scott Recker 

Monday, Jan. 2

Highlands Taproom
9 p.m. | Free