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10Dec/090

Metal Salute: Auburn Records celebrates 25th Anniversary

For those of you that have been in the dark (and we might be talking about Metal Church), you'll want to be aware of THE metal event happening this weekend in Cleveland on Saturday at the Beachland Ballroom.  Local metal impresario Bill Peters celebrates the 25th anniversary of his record label Auburn Records with a FREE  show featuring a good chunk of the Auburn roster (both past and present) performing live.

Auburn Records

Highlights?

Look at the lineup above, and take your pick!

Some of our favorites:

- A reunion performance from Shok Paris for the first time since 2004.

- Destructor performing the Maximum Destruction debut vinyl album in its entirety for the first time ever!

Peters commented on the anniversary:

"Auburn Records has always been a label for the fans, from the fans. I operate the label on a part-time basis, with a limited budget, out of my love for the music and run it more like a family than a business. I always try to look at the long-term forecast, as opposed to the short-term one that is sadly so prevalent in today's business environment. The dedicated and talented people around me are the ones that have helped keep the label going all these years and allowed me to overcome many obstacles and challenges."

"Some industry peers have said I am too generous with my bands but I am still here after 25 years so I must be doing something right! I've been working with the same group of bands, production people and recording engineers from when I first started the label back in 1984. That's unusual in this industry and a true testament to our Team Auburn concept and family bond. It's a unique and positive way to doing business."

The show is free, and fans are encouraged to bring cans of food to the concert where WJCU and Auburn Records will be sponsoring a food drive. All food collected will be donated to a charity to help those in need this holiday season.

Doors are at 3:30pm, and you can view set times for all of the bands performing right here.