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Black Sun Drum Korps Give Macbeth A Metal Reworking
Laurie Tuffrey , August 28th, 2012 09:11

Black Sun to collaborate with Drum Major Ron MacEwan to collide Shakespeare's tragedy with black metal at Glasgow's Arches LIVE festival

Glaswegian industrial trio Black Sun will be joining forces with Drum Major Russell MacEwan of Ron Athey & Company to bring out the black metal in Shakespeare's Macbeth.

The live event will be part of Arches LIVE, the festival of cutting edge art held at Glasgow's Arches venue from September 18-29.

As well as featuring the pretty awesome headgear above, the event promises "highlander rhythms, dark magick and industrial witchcraft combine to create a primal, visceral and very loud experience only for the strong of heart", reinterpreting the famous tragedy through William Burroughs's famous automatic writing/cut up technique.

Get tickets for the event here, and have a look at the rest of the Arches events here.

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