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September 13, 2018

Vodun “Ascend” album launch

Two and a half years after they broke into the wider consciousness with the launch of “Possession”, Chaos Theory presents the defiant fireball that is Vodun, who are back with their new album “Ascend”.

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Vodun

Towering over the foundations of of their debut album, Vodun return to the city that forged them after touring Europe, sharing the stage with bands including Amenra, Turbowolf, The Picturebooks, Steak, Orange Goblin, Witchsorrow, Masiro and Uncle Acid and the deadbeats, and taking part in Desertfest London, Hellfest, Afrompunk Festival and Desertfest Belgium.

With an ever-clearer vision and sound to respond to the ominous political shifts occurring around the globe, this is the trio’s most ferocious war-cry to date.

“A wholly unique and positively electrifying take on heavy metal-tinged, hard-charging afro-psych” – Noisey

“Consistently raising the bar” – Afropunk

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Bruxa Maria

Playing either as a trio or four-piece, Bruxa Maria hit back hard against the dismal world band leader Gill Dread sees around her, by playing politically-charged punk, sludge and noise, with a powerful focus that levels all. Featuring electronic noise generator Mark Dicker.

They’ve been well received at Supernormal Festival and when supporting Terminal Cheesecake, Hey Colossus and Casual Nun and we can’t wait to see them back again in London.

“Sublimely furious” – The Quietus

“Full of smart twists and turns.” – Echoes And Dust

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The Hyena Kill

A Manchester-based duo, playing pure hard rock, mixed in with elements of noise, groove metal and post-hardcore.

Having already secured slots at Download Festival and Portals this year, The Hyena Kill sit comfortably in lineups in the metal, doom, indie and math rock scenes, so one guaranteed to go down well with fans of tonight.

“A diversity of styles swirling in their sound” – Distorted Sound Magazine

Start: September 13, 2018 7:30 pm
End: September 13, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Oslo
Phone: 020 3553 4831
Address:
1A Amhurst Road, London, E8 1LL, United Kingdom
Cost: £9

July 27, 2018

Headline Maniac (ex Eddie & the Hot Rods) plus guests

Headline Maniac is the new band formed by members of Eddie and the Hotrods. The band released their self titled album in summer of 2016 to widespread acclaim from the music press. Many rock radio stations made it their album of the week. Festival appearances in both the UK and Europe followed in 2017 and a release of the bands first live album.

Some would say that these boys have already been there and done it having toured the world playing some of the biggest festivals and arenas with Eddie and the Hotrods, but Headline Maniac are new, bold and brash, if you like your rock music with a injection of punk attitude then check them out.

https://www.facebook.com/headlinemaniac https://www.headlinemaniac.com https://soundcloud.com/headlinemaniac https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=headline+maniac

Choking Susan Hailing from the stench filled slums of Detroits motor city, female fronted punk band Choking Susan has been perspiring and inspiring all over the world! For the past 12 years we’ve toured from coast to coast all over the USA, Canada, Spain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic and France!! If you dig punk in any definition, see us live, buy us a drink, give us a kiss, check us out! This is the real thing baby! https://www.facebook.com/ChokingSusan http://www.freewebs.com/colleencaffeine https://chokingsusan.bandcamp.com

Who Killed Nancy Johnson? Kind of punk, kind of post-punk, kind of slap in the face. WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy original punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act. “Spiked with amphetamines… a band that embraces punk’s origins as well as influences from the last four decades” – thePUNKsite https://www.facebook.com/WhoKilledNancyJohnson https://www.wknancyj.com https://wknancyj.bandcamp.com

Pulaski London based purveyors of noise and sweat. https://www.facebook.com/pulaskinoise https://soundcloud.com/pulaski-band

Start: July 27, 2018 7:00 pm
End: July 27, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
Address:
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

June 29, 2018 – June 30, 2018

Skinny Milk, Suspects, Gloo FREE ENTRY

Proudly presented by The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue and Bangers Embrace Presents

SKiNNY MiLK
No strangers to the dingy, damp and dark back room of the Fighting Cocks, the Skinny Milk double come to deliver another blast of psychedelic, fuzzed up freak out garage rock!

And they’re joined once again by our Southend two man squad, Suspects on Cool Thing Records. If you need a refresher course… imagine if QOTSA released stuff in the early 90s.

And we welcome first timers GLOO to Kingston. Bratty Britrock from the southern coast. These guys are not to be missed… take our word for it. You’ve been warned.

FREE ENTRY

Doors at 8pm

Late bar open til 1am

The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue so please bring ID to avoid disappointment.

Sponsored by Fireball UK

Start: June 29, 2018 8:00 pm
End: June 30, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The FIghting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

June 15, 2018 – June 16, 2018

Dog of Man / Ham Legion / Crystal Piss

Dog of Man bring the sound of the filth stricken basement, fizzing electric accordion and angular guitar together in a glorious cacophony of bitcrushed, ambient and melodic acid-punk that will leave your jaw hanging beside your pasty white ankles. https://dogofman.bandcamp.com/

Ham Legion play a collision of beaming up beat power pop, with grinding grungy outbursts, dramatic changes of mood, tonnes of vocals, sudden passages of twistingly epic prog then moments of restrained delivery and somber reflection. https://ham-legion.bandcamp.com

Crystal Piss: Local band playing garage punk. Piss to the wall, fuck em all! https://crystalpiss.bandcamp.com/releases

Hemming Tong: Bromley contingent reject plays garage punk/punk rock/post punk/new wave on vinyl!

Free before 9pm, £3 after

Instagram: @foxandfirkin | Twitter: @FoxFirkin
www.foxfirkin.com | 316 Lewisham High St, SE13 6JZ

Start: June 15, 2018 8:00 pm
End: June 16, 2018 2:00 am
Venue: Fox & Firkin
Address:
316 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, SE13 6JZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

May 11, 2018

Chaos Theory/Match& fuse present: The Display Team, Magnus Loom, Ms Mercy

Genre-fluid promoters of the weird and wacky Chaos Theory join forces with promoters of avant-garde jazz, prog and all manner of genre-colliding music Match&Fuse, to present a special lineup of audio oddities.

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The Display Team

Two years after Chaos Theory had the sheer giggly joy of working with this supergroup on their sold out album launch show.

Containing members of Nøught, Gong and Knifeworld, this prog-punk orchestra creates a heavy assault of surprisingly upbeat, melodic nonsense, resulting in something like a cross between The Specials and Mr Bungle.

“A beast with 24 limbs, and 6 brains fused into a sympathetic matrix of heady harmonies, ballistic brass, romping-stomping riffs and more “wonk” than a bad hedge.” – Sputnikmusic

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Magnus Loom

A heady mix of almost indefinable sounds, utilising heavy electronics, light-fingered instrumentation and falsetto vocals to result in a medley of experimental pop and punk. Of sorts.

“A cornucopia of brightly burning pitches and rhythms.” – Folk and Honey

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Ms Mercy (launch gig)

A new noise project of total chaos, rock, metal, noise, prog, punk and more, featuring members of WorldService Project. A brilliant FNM/SOAD/Bunglesque experience.

Start: May 11, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Phone: 07794 450127
Address:
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

May 4, 2018

The Facemelter at NRS

This month, Chaos Theory’s long-running event is in a different venue for a change! And all for an immense display of jawdropping math rock glory.

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Memory Of Elephants

A trio from Bristol who are insanely brilliant at making technically perfect math rock sound like noise and making noise rock sound like progressive perfection.

They blew us away at when playing with Zolle last year and with and at The Facemelter the year before. Come and wrap your noodles around this sound.

“A psychedelic, noisy twist on their math-rock sound.” – Atom Smasher Music

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Codices

A band we saw playing with Lost In The Riots last year, and one who’s made a strong start to their career with their debut EP ‘Illuminations’.

Sitting between exciting and pacey math rock and instrumental post-rock, they’re a hit with fans of any type of rock music.

“Reaching back into a time when math-rock and post-rock were closer than they are now” – Echoes And Dust

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A Werewolf!

A frantically awesome guitarist-drummer outfit playing what can only be described as a cacophonous mix of math rock and grindcore, with the party attitude of slam death metal.

Truly awesome stuff.

“Throws the listener around like a rag doll and is as majestic as it is uncomfortable.” – Louder Than War Magazine

Start: May 4, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 4, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Phone: 07794 450127
Address:
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

April 12, 2018

CLUB GEOFF at The Windmill

Club Geoff presents a new night of experimental alternative sounds with The Infinite Three (hypnotic psychedelic post-punk cosmic idiocy from ex-members of Cindytalk and GOD), Nasty Little Lonely (industrial post punk noisy stuff from Bristol) and Electric Elizabeth (investigative sounds from metal buckets, field recordings and beyond).

Start: April 12, 2018 7:30 pm
End: April 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: The Windmill
Address:
22 Blenheim Gardens, London, SW2 5BZ, United Kingdom
Cost: 4