Stephen O'Malley & Aluk Todolo

Gateshead Old Town Hall

A double of bill of ultra-powered drone and occult rock.

Stephen O’Malley

O’Malley is a founding member ofseveral groups including Thorr’s Hammer (1993), Burning Witch (1995), SunnO))) (1998), Khanate (2000), KTL (2005), Nazoranai (2011), ÃÃNIPÃÃA (2011) and others.

He is a frequent collaborator of many outsider musicians, artists and composers in various formations, in concert and studio settings.

Aluk Todolo

The instrumental power trio have been performing Occult Rock since 2004. Their music is a methodical exploration of the powers of musical trance with rabid, obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars.

Reducing psych-improv to bare bones of instrumentation and deploying mutated guitars and bass, this is one monolithic, hypnotic band.

The name ALUK TODOLO – meaning “the Way of the Ancestors”- was brought back from a mountainous region of South Sulawesi in Indonesia – an ancient region with animist beliefs.

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