Second Annual METAL Art Show to Take Place November 14th in Hollywood

On November 14th, The Congregation Gallery will be hosting the second annual METAL Art Show, curated by Cam Rackman. Over 50 original paintings and sculptures by Vincent Castiglia, Max Cavalera, Johny Chow, Chris Peters, Nikko Hurtado, Christopher Conte, Cam Rackam, Cam De Leon, Axis, Zac Shavrick, Krystopher Sapp, Vince Locke, Joachim Luetke, and many more will be showcased.

Artists from TOOL, METALLICA, MARILYN MANSON, SLAYER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DAATH, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY, MESHUGGAH, KREATOR, KORN, AC/DC, CANNIBAL CORPSE, and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will have new work on display, as well as an array of the world’s finest talent in metal themed art.

The event, which takes place Saturday, November 14th, will feature performances from THE DEVIL’S ORCHESTRA and THE DIRTY LOUNGE. Doors open at 9:00pm. The Congregation Gallery is located at 7569 Melrose Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046.

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MNEMIC Guitarist to Develop New Interactive Performance System

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie is planning to build a new Interactive Performance System in relation to his studies at the University of Aalborg, Denmark. The project is meant to incorporate visual arts with music. Eftemie provides some background on the project:

“The project seeks to implement the artists’ visions by constructing a live performance application in order to enrich and expand the entertainment platform, but also to seek how to further establish an effective communication between performer and audience. As part of my Medialogy studies, I am simply trying to cross media platforms and create something new and innovative. I have a great opportunity to combine my academic skills and knowledge of the entertainment industry by implementing a platform and testing it with my own metal band, MNEMIC. Put in more simple terms, the band will perform with a dynamic canvas, displaying visuals manipulated by the band’s own audio signals. The style of the band will be re?ected in the choice of effects and images that will be displayed. The very first beta-test will give usability results that have to be further analyzed. MNEMIC’s future performances will become much more dynamic, and the goal is to enrich the experience beyond the regular platforms of modern stage performances.”

Testing will be conducted with help from visual artist and friend Lasse Hoile, who has been creating visuals and videos for such class acts as OPETH, PORCUPINE TREE, and many other touring bands. MNEMIC will enable imagery provided specifically by Lasse Holie for the performance.

The first beta-test of Eftemie‘s Interactive Performance System will take place during MNEMIC’s live performance at the 9th of May at the Studenterhuset, in the city of Aalborg, as part of Denmark’s Way Up North Festival.

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Los Angeles Gallery Opening for True Norwegian Black Metal Book

Zune Gallery in Los Angeles will be hosting a gallery for photographer Peter Beste‘s 216-page photo book, True Norwegian Black Metal, from November 21st to December 18th.  The gallery will be open from 7-10pm on opening day.

Zune Gallery is located at 8275 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.

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Galleries for True Norwegian Black Metal have recently taken place in Sweden and the Netherlands.

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