When the Canadian band Shaft Bottom Boys performed this past Saturday, all of the songs were truly deep cuts.
That’s because the Sudbury, Ontario-based group performed a 50-minute concert 6,213 feet below sea level in Creighton Mine.
In the process, the four-man group set a Guinness World Record for “deepest concert.”
It’s a fitting honor since the band dresses in mining gear and describes itself on its Facebook page as a “novelty band” that is celebrating Sudbury’s deep mining history.
Vocalist Steve Atkins says the whole performance was a high point in his life.
“It was quite emotional when we went off the cage, and kind of just reflecting off of what happened. It was just surreal for us. I know that’s how I felt,” he told local radio station CICS-FM on Monday.
The record was also a point of pride for Sudbury, which was home to the record for a few months in 2007 before a heavy metal band named Agonizer broke the record by performing at a depth of 4,169 feet, 11 inches, in Finland.
The record attempt was part of a fundraiser for summer science camps and a charity called Miners for Cancer, according to Sudbury.com.