• Our Black Heart 2 - 3 Greenland Place London, England, NW1 United Kingdom

Chaos Theory presents a night of psychedelic and prog rock with satisfyingly quirksome riffs.





A truly thunderous modern prog band, driven by heavy organ and bass sounds, vast soundscapes calling back to classic 70s progressive rock, yet maintaining a distinctly modern sound that remains very much their own.


We've been fans for many years, having seen them perform crushingly heavy sets at small gigs in London and at ArcTanGent some years ago, and they've shared the stage with legends such as Mugstar, Trans Am, Chrome Hoof, Thought Forms and Bardo Pond.


We continue to play their extraordinary albums 'Centurionaut' and 'The Tree That Bears The Equine Fruit' to this day, but they serve only as a reminder of the velvetine cosmic textures delivered as a hammer blow to the soul that ANTA are capable of when in front of you on stage.


A genuine experience and we can't wait to hear some new material that they're recording as we speak...


“...explores sonic spaces, rhythmic symmetry and the spiritual singularity that can only be reached via the repeated application of an unabashedly muscular riff.” – The Quietus


“It’s as if King Crimson sat in a room for a week watching horror and sci-fi movies then got Television’s Tom Verlaine over for a jam.” – Prog


“...mammoth-sized but nimble keyboard and guitar riffs, spiralling rhythmic tricks and the glory of generous gong strikes, but with a terra-bound emphasis on metallic muscle rather than nebulaswallowing cosmic sagas.” – Rock-A-Rolla Magazine



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A 4-piece heavy psychedelic rock band from Edinburgh, most recently described as "out of the box, out of your mind, psychedelic stoner sludge" as well as "Scottish".


Following the global success of their 2nd album, 'Cuddles' in 2012, they released an EP entitled 'I'm Fun' last year, to international rapture.

As writing new material for their next album is going so well, they're taking a break to travel down and play for you southerners.


"Dynamics that you don’t typically find in such riff led music" - Blank Slate Creative - Photo and video





A hugely acclaimed band who've spent years arguing between themselves about whether to play prog, punk or art-rock, and never seem to have quite settled.


After a hugely successful show with them supporting The Display Team during their album launch, we are super uber mega stoked to have them grace the stage of The Facemelter.


"...King Crimson like angularity and dissonance, the blissful pop dynamics of the Cardiacs, and the esoteric post-hardcore audacity of Shudder to Think" - Prog

“…deliciously, fiendishly inventive rhythms, big-boots guitar noise, and a mellifluous tenor, redolent of a young Peter Gabriel…” - Rock-A-Rolla Magazine

£6.00 adv.

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