Full Of Hell + The Body - Live at Zukunft am Ostkreuz 2019
The last time I watched Full of Hell live was a life-changing experience. They play one of the harshest mixtures of noise, grindcore and death metal that I have ever seen and they sound even better than on their albums.
Full of Hell and the body are both unique and influential forces in heavy music. Both artists welcome challenges and eschew self-promotion. Each artist seems driven to take risks and push boundaries of what is considered heavy. A clear example being that on recent tours The Body have performed without any live guitar or drums. Both artists enjoy artistic growth and music and good times that come out of collaborations. Each has collaborated often with other unique, but like-minded musicians such as Thou, The Haxan Cloak, Krieg, Merzbow, The Bug, and the list goes on.
Despite their apparent differences in songwriting, The Body and Full of Hell are unified by their shared aesthetic, catharsis through the manipulation of emotions transformed by visceral noise and fueled by an inescapable sense of dread. They have returned to collaborate again not because of their commonalities but because of their differences and what those differences yield in performance. With "Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light," The Body & Full of Hell have integrated a love for electronic noisescapes with abrasive, precise sonic assaults into a sound unlike anything either has produced before.
When it comes to the poster, I decided to play around with a concept that I used before - Pere Ubu in 2015 - with two faces in the same drawing. This time, I picked up some of the sketches I did for 2015 and decided to turn the face into something more menacing, and this is where the poster started to shape up in my head.
In the end, with the same illustration, you have two different sets of posters that can be hanged in any position.