11th Annual Cleveland Metal Holiday Show feat. Priscilla
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WJCU's 11th Annual Cleveland Metal Holiday Show is set to take place Saturday, December 14 at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern in Cleveland.
A reunion of Cleveland 80s glam metallers Priscilla, who scored a commercial radio hit on WMMS back in 1989 with "Wake Up The Neighborhood" and had three songs chart on the popular heavy metal satellite radio station Z-Rock, will be one of many highlights at this year’s concert.
"Amazing how quickly 30 years flies by", says Priscilla vocalist Brad Slitt. "On December 16, 1989, during one of the greatest periods for hard rock and heavy metal in this country, Priscilla made our debut to a packed house at the old Peabody's Downunder in the Flats, and we couldn't think of any better place than Bill Peters' Holiday Benefit Show that we would rather perform for our 30-year reunion, almost to the day. We're going to party like it's 1989!"
Other bands performing include underground death metal legends Nunslaughter, Chemikill, Olathia, Hostile Omish, Vandallus, Kurnugia, Dead Earth, Sparrowmilk, Vadiat, Dying Desolation and Iron Maiden tribute Maiden Voyage. Chemikill and Vandallus both have new album releases they will be celebrating (“Edge Of Wasteland” and “Outbreak” respectively), while newcomers Vadiat featuring Brian Sekula from Terror will be making their live debut. Chris Emig does double duty returning as show MC and fronting Olathia. "Our charity event showcases a diverse musical lineup of local heavy metal talent", says event organizer and WJCU Metal On Metal DJ Bill Peters. "I'd like to thank all the bands for donating their time to play our benefit this year."
Fans attending the concert are encouraged to bring food and cash donations for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Friends Of The Cleveland Kennel and recently added Alzheimer's Association. Peters' wife Wendy was diagnosed with the fatal disease for which there is currently no cure. Last year Cleveland metal fans donated over $4,600 and 5,500 lbs. of food to the three non-profit organizations. “Please make a difference and support the good causes of this benefit show”, adds event co-sponsor Iron Ingo Stührenberg from Germany. “Enjoy a great night with rockin´ live music and meet up friends and good people who are also giving a little bit to help a lot! To say it with the wise words of Winston Churchill: We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Doors open at 4. Show starts at 5. Admission is free. The Beachland is located at 15711 Waterloo Rd. in Cleveland. Visit beachlandballroom.com for more information.
Presented by WJCU, The Exchange and Iron Ingo Stührenberg.
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH, 44110