Death Metal Band to Play in Airtight Cube Until They Run Out of Oxygen

Unfathomable Ruination will repeat London stunt for almost a month.

Death Metal Band to Play in Airtight Cube Until They Run Out of Oxygen
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Death metal band Unfathomable Ruination are to play in an air-tight, soundproof cube until they run out of oxygen – repeating the feat three nights a week from July 3 until August 1.

As NME notes, the performances, held outside London landmark the Gherkin at 6pm every Wednesday to Friday, will be inaudible to the public and are part of an installation titled "Box Sized Die" by Portugese artist Joao Onofre.

Onofre said: "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."

London five-piece Unfathomable Ruination formed in 2011 and have released two albums, "Musical Album" and "Misshapen Congenital Entropy." The video for their song "Carved Inherent Delusion" can be seen below.

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    Reevo
    And the darwin award goes to....
    District
    wat
    westley23j
    that growl is soooo overdone its a cliche anymore. and musically it wasn't much to listen to either. a bunch of blast beats, drum fills and bunch of notes played on the low strings with some quick pinch harmonics thrown in for good measure. i bet their ENTIRE catalog sounds like that.
    Rickje
    "Baht it r needz 2 soundz br00talz'! I wouldn't say that this is garbage, but I surely won't get a stiffy from this.
    sloppyjoe24
    westley23j, you should check out Sexhavin. Completely reinvented the growl.
    Jackderipper420
    that was just funny XD even the singer's laughing his ass off i think haha. "Be-be-be-be aggressive!" Reminded me of that mObscene line from MM, Be Obscene be be obscene.
    solomonkane
    Mildly entertaining until that racist rant that was out of nowhere some of the melodies were cool sounded like scatterbrain in the background
    sloppyjoe24
    I think the point is they're purposely trying to be as despicable as possible. Hence the racism.
    link no1
    All styles of music have cliches. It's like complaining that a country singer is likely to sing in a Southern accent regardless of their real accent, or that a rapper is more likely to TALK about hoes and guns rather than SING about something worthwhile.
    Dalek300
    There's probably a reason nobody's heard of the band until this article..
    Rimfrost
    Seems a bit dangerous, especially if all the audience gets out of it is a slightly vibrating box.
    Damaged Roses
    It would be cool if people could actually hear them fainting or dying while the other members still play or die too.
    adambauman31
    not even a camera or mic in there with them? this is dumb.
    Zaqq
    They'll just sit there not doing anything and go out in an hour. Fans be like SO BROOTALZ!
    TomWhaley
    This actually might be the dumbest thing I have ever read on this site... and that's saying a lot.
    Shredder666
    That's so dumb. Sometimes, metal is just as gimmicky as pop for crap like this.
    Iommianity
    Nah, I'd say taking something an artist did and projecting it onto a genre of music like it's self aware is dumb. 'Pop' and 'metal' aren't responsible for anything, this is one guy's performance art and the bands he invited.
    raittarian
    Their bass seems to be pretty technical... again, this comes from a total airhead amateur who regards slap bass in metal a fresh thing
    the_bi99man
    Death. Trapped in a Corner. From the album Individual Thought Patterns. Slap bass in metal. 1993. There are definitely earlier examples, as well. I just really love that song.
    _-Joey-_
    I think it would be more interesting if you could see into the box, & if the box was big enough for them to perform like a standard gig/move a little. Also, I quite enjoy some death metal, but I've never understood low death growls. Mostly because I literally can't understand it, but it just sounds awful too. I do however like screaming, but low growls? Nahhh.
    theogonia777
    I'm curious to what death metal you enjoy if you don't like low death growls, which are a ubiquitous element of the subgenre.
    qrEE
    Try Cattle Decapitation's recent album. It definitely makes the case for low growls.
    link no1
    I'm guessing you like screaming more because in general, it's easier to understand what they're saying. Not saying low growls are impossible to understand, just that no matter how bad a guy screaming sounds, I've always understood what they're saying.
    scorpio2billion
    All death metal bands should do this, except for the part where they come out.
    qrEE
    you just told every death metal band to die just because you don't like their music. That's awfully Death Metal of you. Maybe you should try it first since you're so eager.
    scorpio2billion
    I didn't say that I didn't like their music, and nothing I said can be construed as me saying that I'm "eager" to try it. Your conclusions are erroneous.