Lovely new posters…

Eyehategod – what a gig!

What an amazing show this was! Thanks to all who came down and helped to make it a superb night. Eyehategod had a great time and were more than a bit impressed by the insane Birmingham crowd.

Support came from Stinky Wizzleteat – who were pretty stoked all night to be supporting their favourite band

and San Francisco’s Totimoshi


(Thanks to Gobinder Jhitta for these photos)

There are more disgustingly good Capsule shows planned including Chrome Hoof, Wolves in the Throne Room, Acid Mothers Temple and tons more, so see you soon.


Support your local record shop – this Saturday!

This Saturday, 17th April Polar Bear Records are celebrating International Record Store Day – an awareness-raising campaign to flag up the unique allure of your local record shop.

Polar Bear invite you to come down and check out the exclusive releases they will have for 1 day only as part of the campaign from Sonic Youth, Neu!, Harmonia, Flaming Lips and many more.

Store opens at 10am, get down early as last year they sold out of the exclusives by lunchtime.

So make like this little guy and get shopping…

Saturday 17th April

International Record Store Day @ Polar Bear Records

York Road

Kings Heath


B14 7RZ


Home Of Metal off to Roadburn Festival


We are are once again off to spread the word about our amazing Home of Metal project, we are delighted to be have been invited to Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands.

Holland’s very own Roadburn Festival has become Europe’s leading underground festival for psychedelic, avant-garde, doom or any other variation of leftfield sonic pleasures that push the boundaries of music.

Home of Metal will be hosting a Q & A with Justin Broadrick of Godflesh/Jesu/Final and of course a founding member of Napalm Death, he will be interviewed by Jonathan Selzer of Metal Hammer UK Magazine. We’ll be sure to take loads of photos and upload the interview on our return.



Capsule & Birmingham Jazz bring you…

14th April 2010
Humcrush + Leverton Fox
@ Hare and Hounds
£8 adv

The combined curatorial powers of Capsule and Birmingham Jazz bring you this exciting show – featuring members of Food and Supersilent, Humcrush are a dizzying force combining jazz, electronica and free sounds.


Supersonic Festival 2010

Folks it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for…

22 – 24 OCTOBER 2010
Birmingham, UK


Tickets on sale now from:

To launch the 2010 edition of Birmingham’s acclaimed annual Supersonic Festival,  Capsule are over the moon to announce that Michael Gira’s massively influential NYC band SWANS will headline this year’s festival, which takes place from 22 – 24 October 2010. Tickets are now on sale! Their appearance at Supersonic Festival 2010 will be their first British show since they disbanded in 1997.

The recent reactivation of the band – with the line up of: Michael Gira; guitar, voice, mendicant friar act  (original Swans), Norman Westberg: guitar  (original Swans),  Christoph Hahn: guitar  (mid-period Swans and most Angels of Light ), Phil Puleo; drums, percussion, dulcimer etc etc  (final Swans tour and most of Angels of Light), Chris Pravdica: bass and gadgets  (Flux Information Sciences / Services/ Gunga Din) and Thor Harris: drums, percussion, vibes, dulcimer, curios, keys,  etc… (Angels of Light, now also with Shearwater) – promises to be as formidable as the early, brutal and growling noise albums they made their mark with.

This rare and exceptional performance by SWANS mark the start of a series of line up announcements for Supersonic 2010, with many more exciting acts and artists to be revealed in the coming weeks and months.

Moving from its previous July weekend date to October from 2010 onwards, Supersonic will once again take place in and around the Custard Factory in the heart of Eastside of Birmingham, utilising converted factory warehouses and art galleries and offering up-close, intimate settings to showcase some of the most exciting music out there. Capsule’s passion for genre bending sound and performances is at the heart of all their events – there are not many places where you can listen to funeral doom, prog, folk, avant jazz and grindcore in one weekend.

For further info on hotel deals/travel/volunteers check :

This is what Supersonic 09 was all about – we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy 2010 even more.


Chrome Hoof in Birmingham!

We’ve been desperate to have Chrome Hoof back since their amazing show at Supersonic 2007 and it’s taken a while – last year’s scheduled show was cancelled due to those unforseen circumstances that do crop up now and then. But now they’re coming! Along with their platform heels, glittered freak outs and metallic heavy riffs.

Features CATHEDRAL bassist Leo Smee who has brought together a veritable orchestra of musicians decked out in futuristic monk’s robes kicking it like some unholy hybrid of SUN RA, GOBLIN, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC and BLACK SABBATH, complete with choreographed dancers, actors taking vaudeville interludes, and a twelve foot tall metallic ram dominating the dance floor.

Thursday 20th May 2010
Chrome Hoof + guests @ Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath
8pm doors
– £10 adv

But before that –

Friday 9th April – Eyehategod + Totimoshi + Stinky Wizzleteat @ The Asylum. Tickets £12.50 adv

Wednesday 14th April – Humcrush (feat. members of Supersilent and Food) + Leverton Fox @ Hare and Hounds. Tickets £8

Please spread the word far and wide!


Better late than never

Welcome to the third edition of Capsule’s very own zine where you will find a variety of articles, reviews and rants, doodles, recipes and listings as well as a bit of info on what Capsule are up to. This was meant to come out the weekend of Flatpack festival but unfortunatley there was a problem at the printers, so expect to see the printed version of this beauty in various pubs/ what’s left of our independent record stores and at our gigs. Enjoy!