Napalm Death’s Music So Loud It Could Damage London Museum

ShaneEmburyNapalmDeathbymjcuevasCould this be the ultimate compliment for a metal band: their planned gig at the venerable Victoria & Albert Museum in London has been canceled as the museum is worried that their music is so loud it could damage the building, reports Reuters:

London’s famed Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has canceled an experimental concert by extreme metal band Napalm Death, fearing the noise level could damage the 104-year-old building.

Ceramic artist Keith Harrison from the V&A, the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, collaborated with Napalm Death on a set to be played through a sculptural sound system which would disintegrate under decibel stress.

But museum officials said the one-off performance, scheduled for Friday in the V&A’s Europe Galleries, had been canceled out of concern it was not only the intended sculpture that would be damaged.

“A further safety inspection has revealed concerns that the high level of decibels generated by the concert would damage the historic fabric of the building,” a museum statement said…

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  • emperorreagan

    Grindcore shows in general are the sort you go to and can feel the music reverberating in your chest.

    I would like to see this performance, though, so that next time I go to a show I can have the mental image to help imagine that people’s ears are melting.

  • ParanoidCoast

    Sorry, doesn’t hold a candle to Disaster Area!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqvYNlUIx8Q

  • Matt Staggs

    More like “Napalm Deaf” AMIRITE? FELLAS? EH?

    • I_abide

      I up-voted only because this made me face palm.

      • Matt Staggs

        Mission accomplished.

        • echar

          I down voted because the phantom down voter is slacking.

  • InfvoCuernos

    They should put that on their t-shirts -” So loud we are destroying the historic fabric of the British Empire!”

  • echar

    I didn’t even know they were still around. I prefer Death over Napalm Death anyhow.

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