The grindcore veterans were slated for a gig in one of London's top museums, but organisers realised at the last minute that vibrations from their performance would damage priceless artefacts.
Posted on Mar 19, 2013 03:23 pm
Napalm Death were scheduled to play a show in one of London's poshest museums until staff realised that vibrations from their brand of hard n' fast grindcore would probably destroy their priceless artefacts.
The gig had been organised by one of the ceramicists who works at the V&A Museum in London, who is apparently a big fan of grindcore acts like Napalm Death.
"It is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the one-off Napalm Death performance in collaboration with our ceramic artist in residence Keith Harrison," said the organisers in a statement (via Metal Hammer).
"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 performance would damage the historic fabric of the building.
"The V&A is committed to an exciting programme of exhibitions and events but the safety of our visitors and building remains our priority at all times."
The V&A houses some of the rarest artefacts in the world and is one of London's premier tourist attractions.
If you think it's a shame that Napalm Death won't be rocking out between pots and pans from yesteryear, get this: it was going to be free entry too. Oh, the loss.
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