Metal-lovers rejoice. The New Direction scheduled a gaggle of up-and-coming acts for Tuesday with doors opening at 6:30.
Cold Blue Mountain, Pretty Girl Problems, Artifice and Support Unit are on the performance docket.
Artifice is a new local Metalcore band comprised of college students with a range of skillful singing, guitar soloing and fast pace rhythms.
Pretty Girl Problems and Support Unit are two separate groups but have a lot in common. Both are solo acts applying harsh abrasive rhythms and tones that will chill and unsettle you pleasantly.
This show will be the kick off date of their tour. Remember ear protection, but if you don’t have any the New Direction has your back.
Ending the night will be Cold Blue Mountain, natives of Chico, California. These down-tempo, doom metal titans set themselves apart with droning riffs, hard hitting drumming and a range of intense vocal prowess.
Drummer, Daniel Taylor, offered context to the band’s name and what can be expected from performances.
“We were just going for something that sounded heavy as eff. Nothing is more bleak than a cold blue mountain,” Taylor said, “A lot of people think it has something to do with Coors Light, which is also extremely bleak, but we don’t drink Coors Light around these parts.”
Although the performances have raucous tendencies, the band expressed a disconnect between their on-stage persona, and actual personalities.
“We’re really generally pretty jovial, upbeat people. We play pretty (upsetting) music, but if you’ve ever seen our videos, that’s not some laughing gas-induced moment. We really are that silly in real life,” Taylor said.
This all-age show welcomes the most well-seasoned metal lovers, as well as newbies.
What: Cold Blue Mountain, Pretty Girl Problems, Artifice and Support Unit performance
Where: The New Direction, 14 Roberts St. N
When: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30-11 p.m.
Price: $6 cover charge
Additional Info: visit Facebook event page