Anorak News | Death Metal Band Unfathomable Ruination To Play Until They Literally Run Out of Oxygen

Death Metal Band Unfathomable Ruination To Play Until They Literally Run Out of Oxygen

by | 2nd, July 2014

Unfathomable Ruination


ROCK music is in a weird place at the moment, but thank god for metal. Metal is single-handedly dragging rock music’s lifeless body through the streets, refusing to let it die.

Despite what the Arctic Monkeys say, with their meandering dadrock, metal is the only form of rock that is eschewing all the pouting and posing and charging headlong into everyone with a windmill attack.

And death metal band Unfathomable Ruination have got just the thing to prove how serious metal takes the cause.

They are going to play a gig in an air-tight, soundproof cube until they run out of oxygen. That’s right. They’re going to play until they can’t breathe anymore and their hearts start doing weird things.

And they’re not doing it once. That’s what weaklings do. They’ll be doing the gigs for three nights a week from July 3rd until August 1st.


The shows will take place outside The Gherkin in London at 6pm every Wednesday to Friday. And, thanks to it being soundproofed, you don’t even need to like metal to watch.

The whole thing is part of an installation called ‘Box Sized Die’ by Portuguese artist João Onofre.

Onofre says: “The performance’s duration is limited to the length of time in which oxygen is expended. Outside the cube, viewers observe its strange vibrations, only viewing the band’s entrance and exit to the performance space.”

If you’re curious as to what kind of racket they make, feel free to click play on the video below. More sensitive listeners will be wishing the internet was in a soundproof box on impact.


Posted: 2nd, July 2014 | In: Music Comment | TrackBack | Permalink