Discordia is one of those acts that you only ever hear about, that you don’t understand until you see it happen. Composed of four attractive females with a fire fetish, Discordia’s act is a mixture of fire-breathing and eating, grind sets and cabaret. The group was put together by Rae Gentry and Cheryl Bergenstein as a way to show off their talents while bringing something unique to the table. As they developed their act, they brought in Chelsea Mueller and Jessica Stitchedupdoll (at least, that’s how she’s listed on Facebook) to round out the group. The girls all have artistic backgrounds, from a history of dance and theater, to makeup, clothing design and choreography. They combined those backgrounds to produce a unique act that can work as its own, as part of a variety show or as a supporting act for another performer. They’ve performed on stage with Mushroomhead, The Cleveland Burlesque Company and a variety of others. Currently, they’re hoping to open for none other than Guns ‘N’ Roses when they play the Covelli Center on December 7. A Facebook page has been set up by Ghoul Mansion, a haunted house in Sharon, PA, that Discordia performs at annually, for people to add their voice to the clamor so that the girls can get on stage and grind away. The girls are most well-known for their fire-breathing and fire-eating act, simply because it is the most recognizable and apparent part of what they do, but the beauty of their performance really shines with the choreographed grind sets. They use custom steel accessories straight from a Mad Max repossession lot to cover their bodies, then use angle grinders and other tools to create a light/spark show that is impossible to forget. Even if Discordia doesn’t get the GNR gig (we’re still keeping our fingers crossed), their act will be easy to catch. They have two performances already set for Cleveland in December: they’ll be at The Spitfire on December 3 and the Roc Bar for a New Year’s Eve bash. And they’ll be performing at Barley’s in Youngstown on December 10, for those that don’t like to travel far.