Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Defiled play gig - on an iceberg

METAL band The Defiled have played possibly the coolest show ever - on a gigantic iceberg in the Greenland Sea.

The stunt was part of the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig, which sees artists put to the test as they perform in unconventional and slightly nippy conditions.

The Londoners performed to people from the nearby town of Kulusuk, who ventured out to the ice field to watch the show from an array of fishing boats and leisure craft.

Frontman Stitch D, keyboard player The AvD, bassist Vincent Hyde and drummer Needles had earlier spent time getting to meet local musicians and watching them perform their own traditional music - before playing a 30-minute set featuring tracks from their album Daggers. 

Stitch D said: “This has to be one of the most insane gigs we’ve ever played! You see these things on TV documentaries but it’s not until you get to see them in real life that you realise just how big and amazing icebergs are. Although it was cold, I don’t think any of us noticed once we got started as the stage location literally takes your breath away."

“As a group of mates we’ve shared some amazing experiences together but this has been an adventure that has bought us closer together and something that we all feel really privileged to have been part of. 

"We’ve made a lot of friends during our short stay here and donated some music equipment to the local people, so we look forward to coming back one day and playing a joint gig out here next time – maybe the first ever gig with two bands playing on two icebergs at the same time!”

Although The Defiled experienced some chilly weather, Fightstar frontman Charlie Simpson landed the Guinness World Record for the Coldest Concert in 2012 when he braved temperatures of -30˚C to perform  in Oymyakon, Siberia, again as part of the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig Challenge.

You can check out a video from The Defiled below and enjoy the band at much warmer climes by visiting

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