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The Iceland volcano is really twisting things up. Candlemass, The Gates of Slumber, Jesu, Shrinebuilder, Black Math Horseman, Yakuza, and Evoken have cancelled appearances at the Roadburn Festival. Severe Torture cancelled a Mexican tour. Paradise Lost cancelled a show in Malta. The Metallica/Fear Factory tour has abandoned airplanes for buses and ferries. And no doubt Britain is even more pissed off at Iceland. To quote a wise (perhaps) man, "This is some shit".

I'm curious if any of you are affected by the volcano. It's hard for me to wrap my head around it; newspaper and video images still feel abstract. Some frames in the above video remind me of the scene in Altered States that forms the cover of Godflesh's Streetcleaner.

— Cosmo Lee