Concert preview: Rob Zombie, Mastodon and Machine Head

Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

Rob Zombie, Mastodon and Machine Head have each been through Columbus in recent years at Rock on the Range or otherwise, but this particular constellation of modern-day metal stars hasn't aligned before, and it's a doozy for anyone who appreciates heavy metal theatricality.

Friday night's show should progress from Machine Head's no-nonsense bombast to Mastodon's some-nonsense bombast to Zombie's all-nonsense bombast. Consider applying your horror movie makeup progressively.

LC Pavilion

6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9

405 Neil Ave., Arena District