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4th May | The Facemelter at New River Studios: Memory Of Elephants, Codices, Rad Pitt

This month, we leave Camden to enjoy DesertFest, and put on a display of jawdropping math rock glory at London’s best DIY venue, 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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5th May | The Facemelter: Lost In The Riots, Los Padres, Codices

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

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!

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’.

5th August | The Facemelter: Massacres, DKH, Captive

This month we get to go wild to a bunch of new hardcore, punk and metal bands.

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.

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’.

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

Friday 4 December | The Facemelter: The Day Of Locusts, Casual Nun, VODUN

It’s the last Facemelter, and Chaos Theory gig, of the year! Join us for one final bash of sludge, metal, doom, noise rock and heavy psych.

6th November | The Facemelter: Krysthla, Colours To Shame, Zephyr

We’ve been neglecting you fans of brutal groove and tech metal at The Facemelter lately, so here’s a lineup of some absolute beasts from all over the country.

4th September | The Facemelter: Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster, Opensight, Sumer

We present a triple feature at The Black Heart, with both underground post-metal behemoths Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster and devastating prog band Opensight launching their albums, hoisted up on the pillar of rock that is the mighty Sumer. £6 advance                                                                             secret discount tickets £8 on the door ————— Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster​ (album launch) A brilliant atmospheric post-metal band who’ve risen early in …

3rd July | The Facemelter: Shiver, The Fierce And The Dead, Alex’s Hand

A night of insane math rock, prog, jazzcore and experimental riffs from some of Europe’s finest.

5th June | The Facemelter: Alright The Captain, Iran Iran, Porshyne

Three heroes of math rock, alternative and post-rock travel from different corners of the UK to unite and form this amazing lineup at The Black Heart in London. £5 advance £7 on the door ———————– Alright the Captain​ Masterfully combining virtuosic instrumentalism with unabashed musical experimentation, Derby-based trio ATC have effortlessly established themselves as a sonic force to be reckoned with, thanks to their increasingly inimitable, uniquely imaginative brand of math-rock. Their sprawling and varied career has seen them sharing stages with post-rock luminaries including Mono, toe, 65daysofstatic, Pelican, Tera Melos, ASIWYFA, Maybeshewill, Adebisi Shank (RIP), This Will Destroy You, …

2nd April | The Facemelter at OBL: Polymath, Lost In The Riots, Pocket Apocalypse

A special version of CHAOS THEORY‘s monthly night The Facemelter. This time in Shoreditch, as a joint venture with epic promotion Old Empire. £5.50 at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/302819 £7 on the door ———————— Polymath Growing stronger with every single release and gig, the Brighton-based trio have blown audiences away at every respectable prog, post-rock and math rock festival and gig in the UK and, after teasing fans with a few online single releases, smashed their crowdfunding campaign to record and release their debut EP on Lonely Voyage Records, who also organised their joint UK/European tour with Lost In The Riots. Nobody who’s …

6th March | The Facemelter: Silent Front, Zero Absolu (Fr), Death Pedals

Tonight we bring together post-hardcore, punk and post-rock in this lineup for fans of riffs, moshpits and pure, raw DIY fucking music! £5 at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/302738 (includes booking fee) £6 on the door ——————– Silent Front A trio who’ve been sweating over audiences for 15 years as they’ve repeatedly brought their special brand of energetic post-punk rock to basement bars all over. It’s no surprise that they share members with mayors of miyazaki, were included in Procurement Records’ Top 10 noise albums of 2014 and in Mowno‘s top 50 albums of the year! http://silentfront.bandcamp.com/ “Music that thrives on the uncomfortably intimate …

Humour, explosive riffs and “subconscious jazz”: The genius behind Alright The Captain

With sharp burst of energy, explosive humour and tight no-nonsense songwriting, Alright The Captain are completely unique for a band coming out of the post-rock scene. Gone are the long spells of introspection and ten-minute track epics. These guys can take you on an emotional fairground ride in the space of three minutes, and you still feel exhausted. The trick with these guys seems to be not taking it all too seriously. The music is experimental in many ways – it takes a lot of risks, and from what they told us about their writing process, they are not averse to …

YGODEH – voicing the disintegration of society

We managed to send some questions to Piton, guitarist and synth programmer for experimental death metal band YGODEH, to find out more about their recently released second album, Inside The Womb Of Horizonless Dystopia, before they open at The Facemelter this Friday 8th August at The Black Heart. Photo by Magda Wrzeszcz ———————————————— You have been around for a few years now. How has the band changed and evolved? More importantly what hasn’t changed? What’s the the concept, idea or value system that sustains and unifies the band? We’ve been active in the UK for approximately 2 yrs and with …