As the sun set over Millvale this past Saturday the Funhouse at Mr. Smalls filled with witches, ghouls, goblins, steam punks and more otherworldly beings. What was the impetus for such gathering you may ask? Why, none other than the latest collaborative effort by The Crucible Project and Twist of Fate Productions.
The all ages event was a Halloween themed show that saw four bands perform for costumed fans young and old. Opening the show were Stroudsburg rockers The Crowning. The three piece came out of the gate strong and gave a performance that set the bar for the night quite high. Following The Crowning were Pittsburgh punk rockers Hahn Drive. The band, all in full costume, gave forth a ripping set which included a few good laughs between songs and a stellar cover of the Motorhead classic “Ace of Spades”.
Following Hahn Drive came heavy metal outfit Conflict Cycle. This was the band’s first show to feature new bassist Jason Small. Conflict Cycle kept the momentum set by the previous acts rolling and delivered an equally entertaining performance. Their sound was tight and as a unit the band worked together like a well-oiled machine showing their new member was more than up to the task at hand.
Rounding out the night were headliners Silence Follows. This group also had a new member debuting at the show. Guitarist Scott Hernishin displayed a level of skill and showmanship that matched his new band mates perfectly. The group was aware of how the other bands had performed and kept the streak going, closing the night with a fourth and final set that was entertaining and full of energy.
In total this show was another fantastic offering from The Crucible Project and Twist of Fate Productions. The diversity of styles offered matched with the lack of age restriction provided an event that had something for everyone who enjoys live music. If you have the chance to catch the next Crucible Project show, or any of the bands that performed you are in for great treat.
Main image and article by Matthew Morton
Photo Galleries by Jana Lee Macheca