The Victoria & Albert Museum has cancelled a gig by the metal punk band Napalm Death over fears the sheer volume could cause the building to crumble.
The grindcore act had been set to play an experimental one-off show at the museum after teaming up with a ceramic artist who created a sound system designed to disintegrate during the gig.
But Friday's performance was cancelled "with regret" after a safety check raised concerns that it could result in more than just the sound system deteriorating.
Artist Keith Harrison, who became interested in the band after hearing them as a teenager, created three ceramic sound systems based on the tiles used on the tower blocks of the Bustleholm Mill estate in West Bromwich, where he grew up.
The V&A said, "This [gig] was due to take place in the Europe Galleries, which are currently being refurbished, and a further safety inspection has revealed concerns that the high level of decibels generated by the concert would damage the historic fabric of the building".