Please allow me to introduce myself - Drum Major Russell MacEwan of Black Sun Drum Korps, Glasgow, Scotland UK.
I was wondering if we would be suitable for Burning Man 2013? The Drum Korps require many industrial percussionists and cut-up text writers to complete the necessary scale required.
Black Sun Drum Korps - MacBeth
"IN A DEEP dark arch, somewhere under central station, tattered flags hang from the ceilling, filthy and bloodied. The light is dim; a group of six face-painted drummers dressed in black stand gathered around a fallen steel cupboard. As a ferocious soundscape fills the space, they begin to beat on the steel with drumsticks; the sound – including fragments of Shakespeare’s verse – is terrifying, like a solid wall of horror sweeping out through the audience.
This is the Black Sun Drum Korps’s 25-minute Macbeth, part of the second group of shows in this year’s Arches Live! festival. The show describes itself as offering highlander rhythms, dark magick and industrial witchcraft; but in truth it seems more frightening than that, a dark vision of some violent, blood-boltered Scottish past that could return to haunt us still."
Macbeth 4 stars ****
SEX, MAGICK AND BLOOD. Warpaint masks and animal skins. Light the fires.
Led by Drum Major Russell MacEwan (Ron Athey & Company) and Scottish industrial/ doom trio Black Sun.