pesco at June 30th, 2014 17:00 — #1
laynesk at June 30th, 2014 17:32 — #2
And then...they die?
Where can I go to vote on which band goes in the box next?
capnmarrrrk at June 30th, 2014 17:35 — #3
glitch at June 30th, 2014 17:42 — #4
Yeah, something doesn't add up. They clearly aren't committing suicide, so the oxygen is clearly not going to be allowed to run out.
Maybe they mean they'll stop when the oxygen gets "rather low", which is around the point you'd stop being able to perform strenuous physical activity because you'd be weak and light headed.
Either way, if the box actually -is- soundproof, why even perform? It's not like anyone can tell the difference between you just sitting in there relaxing if it is.
But wait - how do they power the amp(s) and the electric instruments? Better question - how do you soundproof such a small room against the traditionally high decibels of Death Metal? Would being inside such a small room with such loud music hurt the occupants, especially if sound is unable to escape due to soundproofing and instead reverberates around inside?
Has anyone even heard of these guys before? And why is the Gherkin skyscraper (presumably) allowing and/or endorsing the stunt?
mikethebard at June 30th, 2014 20:12 — #5
Now, that's thinking
outside the box.
mrharley at June 30th, 2014 20:29 — #6
voxinspatium at June 30th, 2014 22:29 — #7
Plastic bags over their heads would be much more expedient, although more likely to disturb the building's occupants ... before and after the artwork's conclusion.
kermeel at June 30th, 2014 22:45 — #8
Oh man have I got some box envy, I could really use that thing for my PhD project. Not for asphyxiating people, also for art.
boundegar at June 30th, 2014 22:46 — #9
Did you ever try to hold your breath until you die? You can't... you'll pass out first. And most of us, self included, won't even get that far. Panic wins.
Suffocation isn't a sudden event - it's a slow process. I imagine they'll get punchy after a while, and then sleepy, and then the show's over. Or maybe they're doing a Penn & Teller on us.
mikethebard at June 30th, 2014 23:19 — #10
I suspect that they intend to play until they collapse, at which point someone will let them out.
And then they can tell people they're so hardcore they rocked out until they almost died.
pjcamp at June 30th, 2014 23:23 — #11
If it is soundproofed, how do they know when the oxygen runs out?
bobo at July 1st, 2014 00:20 — #12
Playing metal until you die? THAT IS THE MOST BRUTAL THING EVER!
dloburns at July 1st, 2014 00:53 — #13
glitch at July 1st, 2014 04:36 — #14
Holding your breath doesn't work because there's still oxygen available to breathe. Sealing yourself in an airtight, soundproof box "until the oxygen runs out" is hardly comparable.
Also, did you not read past the first paragraph of the post you quote? The very next line is:
You don't need to educate me on suffocation. Do we have to educate you about reading comprehension?
ulysses at July 1st, 2014 08:57 — #15
boundegar at July 1st, 2014 12:07 — #16
jandrese at July 1st, 2014 13:17 — #17
Yes, if there is anything that Death Metal bands are concerned about, it is preserving their hearing though judicious use of appropriate volume levels.
If you're asking "why", the answer is "Because it's fucking metal!!!"
glitch at July 1st, 2014 15:52 — #18
Whether or not they already damage their hearing normally, what I'm interested in is if being in a cramped soundproof metal box would enhance the problem in any way.
jandrese at July 1st, 2014 23:34 — #19
Probably, and that makes it even more metal.
pesco at July 5th, 2014 17:00 — #20
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