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Extra Extra: Napalm Death is too loud for a museum

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Napalm Death at Gramercy, Oct 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Napalm Death

News flash: Napalm Death are loud. The Bringham grind legends are apparently so loud that The Victoria & Albert Museum in the UK is cancelling their free appearance there as part of an exhibit:

The free gig was to be a collaboration with The Victoria & Albert Museum’s ceramic artist in residence, Keith Harrison, and the band were to play through a clay PA system, which would eventually “explode” due to the noise.

But, as The Times reports, the museum released a statement blaming the band’s extremely loud metal music for the cancellation, amid fears that the vibrations could damage priceless artefacts and dismount other exhibits from walls and ceilings.

The statement said: “It is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the one-off Napalm Death performance.

“This was due to take place in the Europe Galleries which are currently being refurbished and 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.”-[Telegraph]

Judge exactly how loud Napalm Death is when they hit the road for a string of dates in June as part of the Decibel tour. Look for that to hit non-museum Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 5. Tickets are still available.

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