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, 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.
Here’s a podcast of the latest Chaos Theory radio show on 199radio, aired on 13th February 2018. Kunal of CT is joined by Stef, Charles and Mark of Strauss, who launch their EP Falena The Facemelter at on 2nd March. Click below to hear their influences and more about their new sound.
Ahead of their gig at The Black Heart in Camden with Darkher and Soden this Friday 2nd February, Aditya Bhatt had a conversation with Caroline and Bill of Dystopian Future Movies about all the things that make them what they are.
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.
We hail the return of post-metal favourites and new discoveries with fresh sounds.
A night of heavy noise, math metal, electronica, hardcore and allround incredible musicianship at The Black Heart in Camden.
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!
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.
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.
This month we get to go wild to a bunch of new hardcore, punk and metal bands.
Stream The Guts’ debut single ‘Neckless’ below and get ready for their debut show at The Facemelter in June!
A night of live prog metal from some new names and previous heroes of The Facemelter.
A hearty feast of live sludge, hardcore, noise and math metal from projects old and new at The Black Heart in Camden.
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’.
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
A feast of sludge, hardcore, post-metal and math rock! We’ve got bands reforming and album launches from previous performers at ArcTanGent and Baba Yaga’s Hut.
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.
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.
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.
More energetic post-rock, with Vasa and Mountains Under Oceans heading down from Glasgow, and rising stars Lost In The Riots headlining.
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 …
Sumptuous instrumental and electronic post-rock from ex-Glastonbury and ArcTanGent Festival performers, plus a UK debut.
A night of insane math rock, prog, jazzcore and experimental riffs from some of Europe’s finest.
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, …
Calamitous doom in all of its ugly forms from three unique bands.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …