Band: Metal Christmas Eve-Eve
Date: Saturday, Dec. 23, 8 p.m.
Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St., www.theblindmule.net
Tickets: $5 (21+)/$10 (18+), available at the door

Before leaving the cookies and milk out for Santa, DeltaSwamp Productions invites the public to come celebrate the night before Christmas Eve with a metallic collection of Azalea City bands.

D.R.E.A.D. will be dealing out an onslaught of Southern-fried metal. One of the most prolific and long-running metal bands in the local scene, D.R.E.A.D. will be performing songs from its latest effort, “Test of Time.” The band’s artistic growth can be witnessed in the album’s title track as well as “Aim to Please” and “Bring the Rain.” This trio of songs thrive through arrangements that are both musically and emotionally versatile.

Curse the Flesh will provide a black Christmas filled with its trademark metal fury. Considering the band’s 2016 release “Black Majesty,” Curse the Flesh will pummel the crowd with rapid-fire metal blasts and epic black metal grandeur. This lineup will also feature newcomers to the local metal scene, Beyond My Control.