Our new podcast is up! Listen in as our special guest Jo Quail reveals music from her new album Exsolve, which came out on Friday 2nd November, as well as music from her heroes. The show’s also rammed with loads of news and music about the bands we have coming up in events this next five week period, so enjoy tunes by Au-Dessus, Benen, Boss Keloid, The Fierce & The Dead, Hundred Year Old Man, Jessica Moss, Judas Priest, Kurokuma, Kylver, Leoš Janáček, Ratt, Talons and VÄLVĒ. We said we’d finish on Wasp but then changed our minds last minute, …
Another all-day event celebrating the phenomenal and diverse range of music that’s starting to grip everyone’s imaginations, this year in the industrial setting of Electrowerkz, behind Angel tube in London. TICKETS (prices include booking fees): Super earlybirds – £11 Earlybirds – £14 1st Wave – £15.99 2nd Wave – £19 3rd Wave – £22 Final Tickets – £24.99 £30 on the door Lineup: Jo Quail – cellist and composer, premiering her new band with members of Wren Sly & The Family Drone – experimental noise, forced to cancel 8 Years Of Chaos due to a horrific road accident, but fighting fit and back …
Our final event of 2018 is also the last monthly Facemelter event we’ll host. The Facemelter has been running almost every month since April 2010 and has helped us to discover some true gems in underground music scenes in London, the UK and more recently, from around the world. As we’ve become busier with some amazing touring bands and special events, The Facemelter will be back as a rare event to showcase the best new projects around. £7 advance …
This month, Kunal was joined by Linz of Vodun, solo producer Metalogue, both of whom have gigs with Chaos Theory coming up in September, and Fluff, who’s recently collaborated with Metalogue.
In this edition, Kunal was joined by Drew and Andrea of Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster, who surprised us with an exclusive premiere of their new single “Truth Escapes”, as well as tunes by some of their influences, plus we played brand new music from some of the acts we’ve announced for the coming autumn of Chaos.
Listen below to our latest podcast, first broadcast on 199radio on Tuesday 3rd July 2018.
Host Kunal is joined by Aditya Bhatt and a few other friends, as they play music of epic proportions.
Witness a veritable FEAST of prog, psych, sludge and rock at The Lexington in Angel, as heavyweights The Fierce & The Dead play through their latest album “The Euphoric” in full and Kylver reveal material from their forthcoming release…
London legends of prog, punk, rock and devilish musicianship Thumpermonkey, launch their first album in exactly six years, via esteemed label Rockosmos!
Legendary post-metal behemoths Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster celebrate ten years of creating music!
Get a taste of some of the freshest sounds from the post-rock, post-punk and math rock scenes, with three projects fusing familiar sounds in new ways at The Black Heart in Camden.
Our latest podcast is now up for streaming! CT founder Kunal plays music from all of our upcoming gigs in May, June and July and lets you know just why you need to see these bands.
Prog rock and pronk giants The Fierce & The Dead launch their next album ‘The Euphoric’ at The Black Heart in Camden.
We’ve joined forces with promoters of avant-garde jazz, prog and all manner of genre-colliding music, Match&Fuse to present a lineup of audio oddities at New River Studios in Manor House.
Superbly intricate math rock, mindboggling prog and spacious post-rock at this month’s edition of The Facemelter at The Black Heart in Camden.
Ahead of the release of their new album, The Euphoric, The Fierce and The Dead will play their first show of 2018 at the 8 Years of Chaos Theory All-Dayer (at The Brewhouse, London). We caught up with them to find out their plans, goals and targets going into this year but, also to find out what they have in-store for those attending the event.
For our first radio show of 2018 on 199radio, Aditya Bhatt and Kunal Singhal got together in the studio to discuss why they love the music coming up at the two events to mark 8 Years Of Chaos in February.
We aired our last radio show of 2017 last Tuesday, when Dorota, Seb, Alan, Chad and Kunal squashed into the 199radio studio and played tunes by their most memorable bands from the year, plus more music from Friday’s upcoming gig and a track premiere by Archelon.
It was a huge joy to be a guest on Other Rock Show on Resonance FM on Sunday 8th October 2017. Mainly because we sat and headbanged for an hour. Listen here for an intensely fun hour of tunes…
3rd February 2018 will be exactly 8 years since the very first Chaos Theory event, so we want to celebrate with a big two-stage all day event at The Brewhouse in Hackney!
The last Facemelter of 2017! Prepare for a blowout of post-metal, math rock and odd atmospheres from three newcomers to our world.
CT founder Kunal will be providing tunes of the post-heavy variety before and between two brilliant live sets from Awooga and Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster, in a special night brought to you by label Rockosmos, at The Black Heart from 8pm.
Hosts Dorota Sagui play us the music that she illustrates to and Kunal plays more fantastic music from around the world.
Stream the latest Chaos Theory radio show below, first broadcast on 29th August 2017 on 199radio, as Kunal goes on a wayward musical journey.
Our gig booker Kunal has started having a go at making DJ sets.
Here’s his fourth one, featuring tracks by Alpha Male Tea Party, Bloody Mammals, Codices, Flies Are Spies From Hell, Lost In The Riots, Masiro, Mouse On The Keys, Only Echoes Remain, Poly-Math, Sannhet, The Physics House Band and Valerian Swing.
I have to admit that I’d never heard of Space Witch before seeing that they were playing a show with Chaos Theory; they’re very fucking good. I wouldn’t completely lock them into the doom metal bracket but, if you’ve not heard them, they’re definitely very, very bong-friendly.
A tornado of math rock, prog and technical metal from three jawdropping instrumental bands, with a brand new album being previewed by the Brighton-based scene legends, at The Black Heart in Camden.
A huge extravaganza of talent in a UK exclusive event, as three internationally renowned bands descend upon London in a flurry of math rock, prog, psychedelia, noise and jazz at The Brewhouse in Hackney.
The merry band of loony prog heroes that is Thumpermonkey returns to greet us with a brand new EP at The Black Heart, and we welcome them with open arms! Joined by internationally acclaimed prog legends The Fierce & The Dead, and Brighton-based newcomers Ham Legion.
A night of dark, industrial, hardcore and experimental metal, tipping us over the edge into unfathomable grimness at The Black Heart in Camden.
A night of spleen-pulverising galactic doom, as Space Witch launch new album Arcanum.
Joyous math rock meets seamless prog at The Black Heart in Camden.
All ticket-holders for The Facemelter can head ten minutes down the road with us to the basement of Farr’s School Of Dancing, almost opposite Dalston Junction station, where Simon Clark of The Monolith and Kunal will share DJ duties for a few hours.
It’s our 7th birthday! So we thought we’d celebrate seven years of gigs by having a gig.
This one’s in the slightly bigger venue Birthdays, so we can keep the price the same and fit more of you in, because we fucking love you!
Our events curator Kunal has started having a go at making DJ sets.
Here’s his first one, featuring tracks by Core Of iO, Latitudes, Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster, Earth Moves, Conjurer, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Opeth, Gojira and Ephel Duath.
Another year of The Facemelter comes to an end, and what a seriously awesome bunch of bands we’ve had! This is the last one of 2016 and we’re racking up stoner, blues, psych, sludge and doom bands that we’ve wanted to work with for ages.
A mindcrusher this month at The Black Heart, with stoner, psychedelic, progressive and post-rock, sludge and metal from three bands converging at The Facemelter from around England.
This month at The Black Heart, we can’t wait to hear some mindblowingly progressive bleak sounds from three groundbreaking metal bands.
A special collaboration between ourselves and Tina Edwards of Jazz Standard, one of London’s best promoters of contemporary jazz, Rich Mix, one of London’s hottest hotbeds of contemporary creativity, and daringly experimental duo Bitch ‘n’ Monk, as they launch their new album ‘We Are Peering Over’.
A night of psychedelic and prog rock with satisfyingly quirksome riffs.
We’ve teamed up with the forward-thinking management at BrewDog Bar Shoreditch, to bring you a monthly free-entry music night in their brand spanking new basement. With guest DJ Mike Woodman of Thumpermonkey.
Chaos Theory founder and DJ Kunal Singhal will be sharing DJ duties with Tom Moody of Optical Radio between the bands at The Lexington on Saturday 2nd July, to celebrate the launch of crazy, experimental prog-punk-pop Melvins-esque band Yes Men’s new album ‘You Can’t Stand The Sight Of Me’.
A night of live prog metal from some new names and previous heroes of The Facemelter.
We’ve teamed up with the forward-thinking management at BrewDog Bar Shoreditch, to bring you a free-entry monthly music night in their brand spanking new basement.
We’re back at The Black Heart in Camden for a big ol’ bunch of fun-packed, wild and sweaty math and prog bands from all around the UK. Includes the London launch show for Bear Makes Ninja’s new album ‘Shenanagrams’.
A frenzied night of prog, punk, ska and rock madness, with bands hiding immense technical prowess under gloriously unhinged music, as local heroes The Display Team launch their latest album ‘Shifts’.
It’s that time of year when we seem to put on a special event for all of you loyal Facemeltees, and hopefully tempt a few new faces to join us.
This one is a FREE ENTRY, late night extravaganza of bands and DJs in Shoreditch’s most iconic venue.
BANDS 11ish to 1ish
Mark Angel Brandt, editor of metal, punk and rock review website Broken Amp, asked Latitudes about their new album ‘Old Sunlight’, before they launch it at The Facemelter on Friday 5 February at The Black Heart.
We kickstart 2016 with some of the mightiest post-metal bands we’ve worked with in the past, with the launch of a brand new album from Latitudes, plus new material from Telepathy and PSOTY.
Opensight have established themselves as stalwarts of London’s progressive music scene. Having played in the Metal 2 The Masses competition on several occasions, and with numerous studio recordings under their collective belt, these accomplished musicians create a sophisticated blend of rock, metal and a hefty dose of the cinematic. Their latest EP represents something of a departure from previous recordings, though it retains the theatrical flourishes and classic metal undertones that fans will recognise as signatures of the band. ‘Ulterior Motives’ also has the rather dubious accolade of being the only music that doesn’t cause my cat to leave the …
A night of insane math rock, prog, jazzcore and experimental riffs from some of Europe’s finest.
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