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11th October | Thumpermonkey “Make Me Young, etc.” album launch, Memory Of Elephants, Masiro

London legends of prog, punk, rock and devilish musicianship Thumpermonkey, launch their first album in exactly six years, via esteemed label Rockosmos!

Chaos Theory radio podcast 8/5/18

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.

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11th May | Match & Fuse + Chaos Theory present: The Display Team, Magnus Loom, Ms Mercy

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.

Chad Murray enters the coven of the Space Witch

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.

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13th October | Yowie (UK exclusive) + MNHM + Vasa

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.

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7th July | The Facemelter: KHOST (album launch), Harrowed, VOID

A night of dark, industrial, hardcore and experimental metal, tipping us over the edge into unfathomable grimness at The Black Heart in Camden.

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5th May | The Facemelter: Lost In The Riots, Los Padres, Codices

Joyous math rock meets seamless prog at The Black Heart in Camden.

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1st May | Mouse On The Keys + Mutiny On The Bounty + Strobes

Extraordinary trio Mouse On The Keys are back from Japan, armed with fresh material from their upcoming album ‘Out Of Body’, out on 25th January via Topshelf Records, accompanied by Luxembourg-based math rockers Mutiny On The Bounty.

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7th April | The Facemelter: Flies Are Spies From Hell, A-Sun Amissa, Only Echoes Remain

This month The Facemelter features some truly brilliant veterans of post-rock, drone and ambient sounds, with new and seasoned projects alike. At The Black Heart in Camden as usual.

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9th March | Whispers & Hurricanes: Danielle De Picciotto & Alexander Hacke, Jo Quail

The first Whispers & Hurricanes of the year sees the return of two legendary multimedia performers, whose entire life together is an ongoing work of art.

7 Years Of Chaos: afterparty with The Monolith guest DJ

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.

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3rd February | The Facemelter 7 Years Of Chaos Special: Harbinger, Core Of iO, Masiro

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!

Father Murphy: the sound of Catholic guilt

Our week of articles about the genius artists we get to work with comes to an end with Father Murphy, possibly the most mindbending act we’ve ever worked with, before they join us tomorrow with Muscle and Marrow at New River Studios.

Loss and Love: Muscle and Marrow’s journey

We continue our week of daily articles about the experimental artists performing at our events this week.

Today we focus on Muscle and Marrow, who bring their new album tour to New River Studios on Saturday, alongside Father Murphy.

Tolerance Manoeuvre open for Father Murphy/Muscle and Marrow

Over the next few days we’ll share some news about the bands performing at New River Studios on Saturday.

We’re very glad to say that Tolerance Manoeuvre will be opening the proceedings ahead of Muscle and Marrow and Father Murphy.

29th October | The Jazz Market: Vels Trio, Adam Betts (TTT), Sneaky (Fingathing)

A serious display of talent from musicians who fuse their traditional training with technology to create modern masterpieces (aka rhythm gurus produce certified bangers).

24th September | Father Murphy, Muscle and Marrow, Tolerance Manoeuvre

A special event, featuring two projects from dark experimental label The Flenser from the USA and Italy. In the amazing artist community venue that is New River Studios. This will be a stimulating experience.

22nd September | Bitch ‘n’ Monk album launch, Survival Skills (Chris Sharkey), Peter Ehwald

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’.

3rd June | The Facemelter: HAG, The Guts, We Wild Blood

A hearty feast of live sludge, hardcore, noise and math metal from projects old and new at The Black Heart in Camden.

Interview: Jo Quail speaks with Carya Gish

Carya Gish, novelist and founder of independent publishing imprint Arcane Publishing, speaks to cellist and composer Jo Quail ahead of the launch of her new album Five Incantations at St John on Bethnal Green on 19th March.

Interview: Poppy Ackroyd speaks to Carya Gish

Carya Gish, novelist and founder of independent publishing imprint Arcane Publishing, speaks to musician and composer Poppy Ackroyd who will perform at the launch of Jo Quail’s new album Five Incantations at St John on Bethnal Green on 19th March.

6th May | The Facemelter: Bear Makes Ninja (album tour), Memory Of Elephants, Lambhorn

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’.

22nd April | The Display Team (‘Shifts’ album launch), Thumpermonkey, A Formal Horse

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’.

7th April | Vodun ‘Possession album launch’ + Limb + Casual Nun

A massive double headline bill with riff monsters Vodun, who are launching their debut album ‘Possession’, and Limb, who just released their latest album ‘Terminal’ last year.

2nd April | The Facemelter late special at OBL: Poly-Math, Theo, evillookingbird (Be) – FREE ENTRY

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