Museum Cancels Napalm Death Show Over Fear Volume Would
Damage Buildings

March 20, 2013 | Andy Cush

In what is surely either the most or least brootal news story of the week, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum cancelled an upcoming concert by pioneering grindcore band Napalm Death, citing worries that the ensemble’s famously prodigious volume would “damage the historic fabric of the building.” It’s a shame, really: Napalm Death were slated to play through a ceramic sculpture by the artist Keith Harrison, with hopes that the piece would eventually collapse under the immense sound pressure. Had the building come down with it, the effect would have been all the more mesmerizing.

If the band can’t be the first to destroy a piece of art with their music, they can at least take solace in having written the shortest song ever recorded:

(Photo: Jinho Jung/Flickr)