NWC News Desk

Rock and heavy metal on campus Feb. 7

Posted January 29, 2007

P O W E L L, W y o. - Live rock and heavy metal come to Powell Wednesday, Feb. 7, when Midnight to Twelve and Settled in Silence perform back-to-back in concert at 8 p.m. in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

Since its inception in 1999, Midnight To Twelve has toured across the United States, from Los Angeles to the middle of Georgia. They hit the big time with their very first single, "SLAM," and have since signed a multi-album deal with the same producers who brought other breaking rock bands to the forefront - Tool, System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Slayer, to name a few. The group's live performances have been called "high energy" and their songs "raw and powerful."

Settled in Silence, a Powell-based heavy metal band, starts off the evening. The four-member group features Tim Schoessler, who calls himself a "pianist by day and heavy metal guitarist by night;" his wife, Lindsey, who handles keyboards and synthesizer; drummer Kyle Hinshaw (also known as "stix") from North Pole, Alaska; and Mitch Skiles of Colstrip, Mont., who's heavy on bass. The foursome started playing metal together in November 2005 and so far has one CD laid down with eight songs they call "hard-rockin'."

Both groups can be found on My Space to get previews of their sounds and a close-up look at their profiles.

The Feb. 7 concert, sponsored by the Northwest College Student Activities Board, is open to everyone. General admission is $4; NWC students pay $2.