Museum fears for sculptures and cancels Napalm Death show.
They probably should have thought about this before booking one of the noisiest bands to tread the boards to play, but the V&A in London have finally gotten cold feet and cancelled the forthcoming Napalm Death concert that had been scheduled to take place this Friday (March 22, 2013).
In a statement posted by the V&A they said "This was due to take place in the Europe Galleries, which are currently being refurbished, and a further safety inspection has revealed concerns that the high level of decibels generated by the concert would damage the historic fabric of the building.” Continuing, they added "The V&A is committed to an exciting program of exhibitions and events but the safety of our visitors and building remains our priority at all times."
They were probably mostly likely spooked by this quote made by Napalm Death front man Mark Greenway before the show, with Sky News quoting him as saying "Sound as a weapon - or a weapon of change - is a very interesting concept and I think that the whole process of our sound gradually degrading clay sculptures is captivating." A safety check has subsequently confirmed that some of the sculptures and even the gallery itself could be prone to damage thanks to the huge scale of the noise the ‘Death were planning. So with the visitors safety in mind, the show has been pulled.