Death Metal Band to Play in Soundproof Iron Box Until They Suffocate

By Jay Tilles

British death metal band Unfathomable Ruination will squeeze themselves and their instruments into a sealed iron cube and play an “intense and brutal” set until they run out of air.

The performance art is part of internationally recognized Portuguese artist João Onofre’s touring sculpture titled Box Sized Die.

“In each location the sculpture travels to, Onofre invites a local death metal band to play, on this occasion Unfathomable Ruination,” says the City of London’s official website. “The box is soundproofed, determining and restricting the performance’s duration to the length of time in which the oxygen is expended. Outside the cube, viewers observe its strange vibrations, only viewing the band’s entrance and exit to the performance space.”

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