by Jeff Niesel
For the fifth year in a row, locally based Auburn Records has teamed up with WJCU 88.7 FM and German metal writer Iron Ingo Stührenberg present the fifth annual Cleveland Metal Holiday Food Drive. The two benefit concerts that take place on Dec. 6 and 7 at the Beachland Ballroom will raise money for the Cleveland Foodbank, Friends Of the Cleveland Kennel and Lake Humane Society. Friday’s line-up includes Dark Arena, Soulless, Embalmer, Fuck You Pay Me, Vulgar Devils and Alternate Reality while Saturday will feature Shok Paris, Global Warning, Ground Zero, Black Death Resurrected, Slitt and Scum Park Hooligans. Black Death Resurrected and Vulgar Devils will be making their live debuts. Foxy Playboy model Daniella Dior will host Friday’s concert while the burlesque troupe the Red Hot Heathens will do the honors on Saturday. Both shows start at 7 p.m. and tickets are free but fans should bring non-perishable food times and/or cash donations. Organizer Bill Peters called the event a "labor of love" and notes that "donation totals keep increasing significantly each year."