Khanate/Sunn o))) guitarist Stephen O'Malley checks in on being in the UK the week of the London bombings, with a somewhat symbolic footnote to the cancellation of a show he was scheduled to play with Masami Akita (Merzbow):
"Just returned to NYC!!! Birminham festival was evacuated by the police 10 minutes before Masami and I were to play... bomb scares. The entire city center was also evacuated and they actually found and exploded 2 "suspect packages". Long night of finding a place to stay, retrieving equipment from a locked up building, etc. When we finally got back in to the venue we found Genesis P-Orridge in a room playing a white piano in full drag!!! That sort of made the entire thing seem like a remake of 'Threads'."