Written by: Alex Green
Fronted by the dynamic Melissa Mari (Death Under Fire) and rounded out by guitarist Colin Davis (Vile), bassist Stephen Paul Goodwin (Vicious Rumors) and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory), the 01 Experience play a textured blend of dark metal that’s punctuated by prowling rhythms, melodic vocals and ethereal choruses.
The band has been gearing up for their debut since the release of last year’s EP The Code and their live show will undoubtedly match the intensity of their recorded output. Not only that, but Mari is their ace in the hole–a deliciously bewitching presence, she’s a charismatic and beguiling combination of high metal priestess and philosophical sage, issuing warnings and portents with cosmic ease. A compelling singer who can move from throaty fire to a dreamy purr, Mari not only sings with muscle and grace, she’s one of those performers whose home is clearly on the stage.
Dubbed A Night of Metal Alchemy For The Winter Solstice, the event will be an immersive and comprehensive affair, with intense symbolic visuals, on-stage improvisation and an open artist collective, which invites artisanal hands to set up, paint, sell and create.
The night will also feature the heavy metal concept band From Hell and the dubstep prog metal outfit Energy Alchemist on the bill.
Doors open at 7:30 and the band is encouraging audience members to dress up as their own character, with the theme of Death and Resurrection in mind.