The best in testosterone fueled experimental whisky tasting is coming to Denmark.
TASTE THE DOOM from Berlin – Dec 14th in AARHUS and Dec 15th in COPENHAGEN.
Here we present our view on the matter and a short interview conducted with the guys behind Taste The Doom.
In a rare case of entertaining whisky innovation two guys with backgrounds in extreme music have come up with one hell of an idea. Why not play doom metal at a whisky tasting – and present both with as much enthusiasm as is humanly possible for a misanthropic European?
Over the course of a Taste The Doom session 7 increasingly intense whiskies are presented in a line-up where a selection of diverse doom metal master pieces are chosen to fit each whisky in some way or another.
After six completely sold out sessions in Berlin and some hype from the local press, Taste The Doom has now been taken on the road with the two Danish dates as the first outside Berlin.
It all goes down at:
- Trøjborg Beboerhus, Aarhus on December 14th, 21:00 – 0:00
- Mayhem, Copenhagen on December 15th, 21:00 – 0:00.
The limited amount of tickets is available exclusively from the Route66 record stores in Aarhus and Copenhagen and priced at 222 dkr. We suspect both sessions will sell out fast, so stay up-to-date about the ticket situation on the Taste The Doom site.
Needless to say, we’ll be there.
Here’s what Lars & Peter had to say to us about Taste The Doom
W: What goes on at a Taste The Doom event?
Typically we greet the lucky attendants and then we present the line up consisting of seven excellent whiskies that will be enjoyed with seven excellent mixes of doom/sludge/stoner/drone metal. In between the servings quirky facts about distilleries, production and whisky in general as well as info about the bands that play are given to the audience in a lively manner that seem to sit well with the crowd.
W: Why does doom metal and whisky go so well together?
There seems to be a mysterious link between whisky and music, that can’t be explained as such but only ascribed to the nodness-factor. A factor which, odd as it is, can’t be deciphered but only vaguely explained as a principal correlation that can be expressed as an inverse proportion between the PPM and the BPM.
W: How did you come up with this wonderful idea?
It was a beautiful summers eve on the balcony of Peter’s, in the quickly gentrifying Neukölln area of Berlin where we enjoyed the Ardbeg Allligator Committee Release with Buried At Sea at a decent volume, when the thought arose: If we enjoy this, then chances are that in a city such as Berlin someone else must enjoy this as well. So we set forth to find out if this was the case, and after six very successful events we must conclude, that there is a lot of interest in an event such as Taste The Doom – even from the media, both serious newspapers, hipster magazines and TV!
It may seem odd or at least the contrast is somewhat striking, that two people enjoying a high level of input/output in most aspects of life have found it suitable to join forces in presenting some really slow music at a whisky tasting, a thing that still has a ring of old man and contemplation to it. But that’s all changing…
Backgrounds: Both have some 15-20 years of experience in the music-scene and are behind such things as the first techno raves in Austria, Wasted breakcore events in Berlin, founding of the legendary organization Noisejihad, co-curators at music-festivals and art events. Both are “currently mostly focused in the digital domain be it death ambient or soundart” behind monikers such as Pure, Heart Chamber Orchestra, Wäldchengarten or simply just sound-art as Lars Lundehave Hansen.
The PPM vs. BPM theory
As any peathead will know, PPM is an abbreviation of “Phenol Parts per Million”, which means the higher PPM the more peaty the whisky is.
Respectively, BPM is a music-related abbreviation of “Beats Per Mintue”, which means the lower BPM the slower the music is.
What is doom metal?
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