DEADidea, Snuff Lane and The Cube Presents
Directed by Connor Matheson, 90 minutes, Rated 18
Sun 8 July // 14:00
Tickets: £5, plus a limited number of combined tickets at £10adv which includes the following live show
Doom is a style of heavy metal that's all about crushing riffs played at sluggish tempos through huge amps, and the foundations of the genre were laid on Black Sabbath's debut album in 1970. Doom's experienced a resurgence in popularity of late, and in this documentary, local filmmaker, Connor Matheson follows the story of Holy Spider Promotions. They're a DIY collective who put on doom gigs in Sheffield but they're constantly up against it, vying for space and attention on behalf of an extreme and polarising form of music.
Through the lens of doom the film explores issues such as drug use, mental health and gentrification, and Connor speaks with luminaries from the scene, including Bill Ward (original drummer of Black Sabbath) and members of Conan, Crowbar and Primitive Man.
Following the film is an intimate show from heavy sluggish hitters featured in the film, with performances from 11 Paranoias, Kurokuma, A Horse Called War, Shrykull and Under.
The live show will start at 6 prompt, so plenty of time to have a roast after the film and then get you arse back in time for what it is all about. The live show is £8adv, £10 on the door, but there are a limited number of cheap tickets for both shows priced at £10.