Home of Metal Open Day – Walsall


Thursday 6th November : New Art Gallery Walsall 6pm – 9pm


The New Art Gallery

Gallery Sq, Walsall, WS2 8LG

01922 654400

For further info and to check out the archive – www.homeofmetal.com

Home of Metal is a brand new project aimed at creating the first digital archive of metal music, memorabilia and fans stories, to tell the story of this unique moment of Midlands’ musical heritage.

Fans are encouraged to bring memorabilia along with their personal stories to the gallery to be recorded – all of which will go towards the new digital archive, which aims to tell the true story of the birth place of metal. – Think antiques roadshow for Metal fans!

We have a specially commissioned performance by Einstellung who will pay tribute to Black Sabbath – Einstellung are proud to have the opportunity to pay homage to Sabbath and thank them for allowing four like minds to meet. For this special evening Einstellung will be performing a Sabbath inspired piece. If you listen carefully within the simplistic motorik beats and slabs of Sabbath inspired riffage you may well be raising those metal fists in the air to some monstrously well know Sabbath gems.



Dead Meadow + Einstellung

Dead Meadow’s unique marriage of Sabbath riffs, dreamy layers of guitars fuzz bliss, and singer Jason Simon’s high-pitched melodic croon have won over both psychedelic pop/rock and stoner-rock fans alike. Although the band’s members met while attending all-ages punk shows in and around Washington D.C.’s punk/indie scene, the trio’s sound draws more of their sound from such classic rock legends as Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath. The trio formed in the fall of 1998 out the ashes of local indie rock bands The Impossible Five and Coulour by singer-guitarist Jason Simon, bassist Steve Kille, and drummer Mark Laughlin. The three members set out to fuse their love of early 70’s hard rock and 60’s psychedelia with their love of fantasy and horror writers J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft.

They released their six-song debut album in 1999 on Fugazi bassist Joe Lally’s Tolotta Records and a joint vinyl release on D.C. indie label Planaria Records. Then in 2001 the band released its second and third albums, Howls from The Hills and Dead Meadow, on Tollotta Records. In a reasonably short period the D.C. trio received offers to tour with everyone from local D.C. hipsters The Make-Up to seedy psychedelic rockers Brian Jonestown Massacre; eventually, they landed the opening slot for high profile indie veterans Guided by Voices. The group was also invited to record live for long time cutting edge British radio personality John Peel for BBC Radio One. Got Live If You Want It! arrived in 2002; that year, the band lost Laughlin and found a new drummer in Stephen McCarty. The band moved to Matador for 2003’s breakthrough Shivering King and Others. Cory Shane joined the band in time for 2005’s Feathers. Their fifth studio album Old Growth followed in 2007. ~ Rick Kutner, All Music Guide


From the deepest depths of the industrial heartlands of Middle England comes a small ray of light. Since late 2003 a warm glow has steadily grown into what can only be described as a fireball. From this point on let this gentle fireball be known as Einstellung.
Blending glorious monotonous Krautrock with melodic tones and heavy slabs of Sabbath riffage, whilst finding time to declare sonic warfare on those tinnitus victims who have passed the point of no return.




Æthenor + Einstellung


Æthenor summon the most somnolent examples of Bernard Parmegiani, Organum, Nurse with Wound, Klaus Schulze, Igor Wakhevitch, Coil, Iancu Dumitrescu and Charlemagne Palestine. Acousmatic drones drift into crackling and bubbling sonic clusters. Lulling piano motifs and lamenting chants shimmer into distant lunar horizons while oscillators spin and drove serenely into unchartered audial regions. Sometimes as calm as a silvery sea, so that every gentle cat’s-paw and lapping wave is deafening, sometimes as tempestuous as a fuming lava beach, spitting and popping at the surface. The invocational aspects of Æthenor are of course to be expected when looking at the previous output of its individual members. Except here, the bombast is contained and a much more delicate approach is employed. Æthenor have unlocked a chamber of arcane and auroral sound that is as incandescent as it is magnetic. Like the moons pull.

Stephen O`Malley – Sunn 0))) / Khanate / KTL / Burning Witch /
Kristoffer Rygg – ULVER main man / Arcturus / Borknagar / Head Control System
Daniel O`Sullivan – Guapo / Mothlite / Miasma & the Carousel of Headless Horses / Chrome Hoof
Vincent de Roguin – Shora


1 of 3 exclusive UK shows.

In its early years, Einstellung acted as an outlet for its four members from the day to day trawl of 9 to 5 living. A mutual appreciation of all things warm, loud and hypnotic initially lead to a 28-minute piece entitled Sleep Easy Mr Parker. The result was far too pleasing to be ignored and with a new found momentum the band moved from what was an idyllic escape, to a full steam locomotion assault. Members of Godflesh and sludge titans, Sally in a powered up shoegaze band. This is blissed out pop with nods to MBV, Mary Chain, as well as post rock flourishes and the odd bit of Sister era Sonic Youth. Nice intricate time changes with nods to 20th century composer Steve Reich but with a sense of urgency missing from most so called post rock bands.

Feat ex members of Sally, Katastrophy Wife, Cable Regime, Godflesh, Grover

This show also features a surprise performance from Head of David.

Poster by Ben Javens