Bowling gets heavy metal makeover from Bompas & Parr

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They have filled the Albert Hall with a Courvoisier boating lake, constructed a chocolate climbing wall and vaporized breathable cocktails. Now “Jellymongers” food architects Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have launched heavy metal bowling, with a BBQ smoked on the drumsticks of legendary metalheads. Sam told us more.

Metro: Why does bowling need this makeover?

Bompas: Some guys who run a bike shop in London have these nights, where instead of horrible, too-loud pop songs they play the music they love. I had been looking for this sort of thing in South London dungeon clubs, so we ended up collaborating, and then I found out we could get genuine drumsticks from legendary metal bands.

Are you worried about what crowd might show up?

A little because we made a custom bowling ball with a pentagram of a goat’s head for a prize. But then we discovered it was the logo of the Church of Satan and could not be used without their permission, so there might be a troupe of angry Satanists on the night. I hope the venue has good security.

The only weapon should be a sword we have for the highest scorer, which is a replica of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s one from Conan the Barbarian.

Whose drumsticks have you got?

Iron Maiden’s drumstick has just arrived. It’s one they chucked in the crowd but it’s signed. I’ve got bids for loads on eBay and there’s an open competition for any band to submit a stick and BBQ recipe to win the Satan ball.



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