7 p.m. Thursday
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net
Neither a European tour in May with Metallica nor a planned fall reunion by Sleep — the staggering, swaggering stoner-rock legends with whom Matt Pike gnashed his teeth — could distract the guttural High on Fire frontman from giving Snakes For the Divine (E1), the Oakland metal trio's fifth album, its proper, punishing due. Priestess, Black Cobra and Bison open. Admission $16.