British band breaks record rocking out on iceberg off Greenland coast


British industrial metal group The Defiled are the holders of one of the newest Guinness World Records for one of their recent concerts, and will now be included in the 2016 edition of the famous book for playing the first concert on an iceberg.

The four-piece group actually performed the Greenland-adjacent gig in 2014, playing a 30-minute set list. A short documentary, that you can see below, shows the efforts the band went to in order to rock out on the open sea, with the music starting at the 18:00 mark.

According to music site Metal Hammer, the set will now go down in the record books as the world’s first ever concert on an iceberg.

“Breaking records certainly makes an interesting change from making them,” the band’s keyboardist, who goes by the name The AvD, told the site.

International music acts rarely, if ever, make the trip to Greenland while on tour; the autonomous and self-governing member of the Kingdom of Denmark has a population of just 57,000 and a whopping landmass of 2.2m square kilometres, making it the largest and most sparsely populated island on Earth.

Even less common, given the record just made, are iceberg concerts. But with Greenland's ice sheet rapidly melting, the opportunities for other artists to perform on ice may become rarer and rarer.



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