Artist of the day: Silas
St. Pete prog-metal act Silas is all about the tricky time signatures, high-tech guitar fury and vocal-chord-twisting vocals -- or at least, that used to be the case.
Alas, the band is calling it quits this weekend with a farewell show Saturday at the Orpheum. "No real reason, just the scene is kind of dying here, and we have all lost our interest in that style of music," said guitarist Nate Schmidt. "Thought it was best to move on and go on to better things."
Schmidt, vocalist Mike Chadwick, bassist Austin Peterson, drummer Matt Poynter and keyboardist Wil Fady will offer up one more screamtastic show of throat-searing metal before Silas calls it quits.
The show is Saturday (12/26) at the Orpheum with Oceana, My Captain My King, Stella and Von Wolfe. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Head over and wish Silas' members all the best as they go their separate ways in 2010.