For one night only, 6pm GMT this Thursday, 27th November, Abhorrent Decimation follow in the footsteps of fellow UK death metal upstarts Unfathomable Ruination as they enter João Onofre's 'Box sized DIE' which is located outside The Gherkin in London, UK.
After a hugely successful summer run, which featured Unfathomable Ruination, this one-off performance celebrates Onofre’s solo exhibition, Tacet, held at Marlborough Contemporary.
Abhorrent Decimation vocalist Ashley Scott comments, "The lads in Unfathomable Ruination put an incredible amount of work into the project earlier this year and made the stop in London such a success. We are delighted to step in for a single guest appearance this Thursday at 18:00. So if any of you are able to come down to the Gherkin and check it out, please feel free to do so. We will be doing just one performance in the box, only playing NEW material from our debut album in the soundproof box before it is shipped away to another destination."
'Box sized DIE' is the work of João Onofre and consists of a large hermetically sealed soundproof steel cube in which the Portuguese artist invites a local death metal band to play inside of. The band perform inside the cramped space with all their equipment both with the door open, and then with it closed. When opened an audience can hear and see the band perform but when closed the audience cannot hear nor see them. The interesting part is that the band are limited to the performance length because when closed oxygen eventually runs out forcing the band to escape the box for air. According to Onofre, the installation, which is situated in the heart of the business district in London, is meant to symbolize the office buildings that surround the box, filled with cubicles, impossible to know what’s going on inside from the exterior.