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Ensiferum / Metsatöll – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 21 February 2016

“And lo, the [heathen] hordes from the East did descend up the city at the mouth of the river called the Farset… and they did lay waste onto the same with their furious vengeance and the spilling of much ancestral blood.” OK, forgive the pastiche of sub-Biblical phraseology, but it …

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The Distortion Project – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 13 February 2016

It started back on the cusp of the millennium, in the pub next door, when a group of like-minded friends came together and decided to put on a few metal shows of a Saturday afternoon.  Fifteen years later, those ‘RocKD’ sessions (they take their name from that of the bar, …

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Monsters Of Rot V – Letterbreen, 01/08/2015

The dawning of August can mean only one thing in these parts – the annual celebration of all that is best about the Irish metal scene (and, on this occasion, that from slightly further afield) that is the latest instalment of the Monsters Of Rot one-day festival of madness, mayhem …

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Last minute change to Monsters Of Rot V line up

There has been a last minute change to the line-up of this weekend’s PlanetMosh-backed Monsters Of Rot V extreme metal fest. Dublin death metallers Guttrench and hardcore troops Hollow Truth both have unfortunately had pull out.  They have been replaced by Xerosun, who will be performing their first gig with new …

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Altus – Monsters Of Rot V preview

For the second successive year, PlanetMosh is delighted to be the main media partner, and main stage sponsor, for Monsters Of Rot, the annual celebration of the best in the extreme Irish metal scene.  As part of our continuing build up to the August 1 event, we today turn the spotlight on …

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Xerath to headline Monsters Of Rot fest

Orchestral groove metal alchemists Xerath return to the island of Ireland as the headliners for this year’s PlanetMosh-backed Monsters Of Rot festival. Monsters Of Rot takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh (just outside Enniskillen) on Saturday August 1. Xerath will be joined by Gourd, the bastard doom child of Wreck Of The Hesperus and On Pain …

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Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Semi-Final 2 – Belfast, Limelight 2 02/05/2015

And so, here we are again – at the business end of the first ever Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition to be held here in Northern Ireland, and, over the course of the past nine weeks, the PlanetMosh team have counted every band in and every band out (to …

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Monsters Of Rot launches YouTube channel

Monsters Of Rot – the PlanetMosh-backed one-day extreme metal fest being held in the darkest depths of County Fermanagh on Saturday August 1 – has just launched its very own YouTube channel. The channel features footage from the previous four festivals, and over the coming weeks will be updated with …

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Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Semi-Final 1 – Belfast, Voodoo 24/04/2015

And so, after five intense heats spaced out over six weeks, we arrive at the business end of the inaugural Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition here in Northern Ireland, with the first of the semi-finals.  Twenty bands had entered the fray back in mid-February, and now we are down …

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Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Heat Five – Belfast, Limelight 2 18/04/2015

And so, here we are, at the fifth and final heat of the first ever Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition ever to be held here in Northern Ireland.  After all four previous heats had been incredibly close – the last squeakily tight, with just four percentage points between the quartet …

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Two more acts confirmed for Monsters Of Rot V

Austrian goregrind/slamdeath trio VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC and Dublin hardcore/thrash crossover merchants Hollow Truth are the latest acts to be confirmed for the PlanetMosh-backed Monsters Of Rot V one-dayer. They join Abaddon Incarnate, Aklash, Altus, Attack The Day, Axecatcher, Guttrench, Job Seekers and Okus for this year’s fifth instalment, which takes place in Letterbreen, …

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Monsters Of Rot V – first bands announced

The first bands have been announced for this year’s instalment of the PlanetMosh-backed Monsters Of Rot. The one day celebration of the best in Irish extreme metal takes place at the Halfway Inn in Letterbreen (just outside Enniskillen) on Saturday August 1. The first tranche of bands to be confirmed …

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Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Heat 1 – Belfast, Limelight 2, 21/02/2015

The freight train that is Bloodstock’s annual ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ battle of the bands rolled into Northern Ireland for the first time this past weekend, with four bands with distinctly differing styles engaged in mortal combat for a place in the semi-finals later in the Spring. With the running …

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Assault On T13 – Belfast, T13 26/09/2014

RBOTN at T13

T13 is a massive urban sports arena which takes its name from it’s former use – as one of the huge workshops which once formed part of the industrial powerhouse that was Harland And Wolff:  once the biggest shipyard in the world and famed for building the likes of HMS …

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By Any Means – Interview with Paul Anthony

Paul Anthony of By Any Means

Perceived by many in this part of the world as the godfathers of the current Northern Ireland hardcore scene, By Any Means are about to release their second EP – and celebrate with support slots with two of the genre’s most seminal acts, Negative Approach and Madball. So, that seemed …

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Defyed – Interview with Wayne Donaldson

Defyed

PlanetMosh has partnered with Ascendancy Promotions, Ramp Rage, T13 and XporT13 to bring Belfast ‘Assault On T13’ – the city’s biggest ever all-ages heavy metal gig, being stage at the gigantic T13 indoor extreme sports and skate park (and part of the set of the hit HBO television series ‘Game …

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Altus – Interview with Michael Legge

Assault on T13 poster

At the end of this month, PlanetMosh will be partnering with Ascendancy Promotions, Ramp Rage, T13 and XporT13 to bring Belfast ‘Assault On T13’ – the city’s biggest ever all-ages heavy metal gig, being stage at the gigantic T13 indoor extreme sports and skate park (and part of the set …

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Zlatenera replace Cutter on Belfast all-ages bill

Assault on T13 poster

Following the surprisely untimely demise of Cutter, Belfast riffmeisters supreme Zlatanera have been added to the bill of the city’s biggest ever all-ages metalfest, ‘Assault On T13’. Taking place in the massive indoor skate and extreme sports park of the same name, the PlanetMosh-backed gig is headlined by Rabid Bitch …

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Maverick – Belfast, Voodoo 05/09/2014

Maverick

Sometimes it is those things that are relatively unplanned – such as that impromptu meet up after work for “a couple of pints” – which turn out to be the most enjoyable.  And so it proved with this evening, which originally was scheduled to headlined by a “tribute” band, only …

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Baleful Creed – Belfast, Voodoo 13/06/2014

Rape Crisis Centre gig poster

For those of a superstitious mien, Friday the 13th is not exactly a lucky talisman – and so it proves, at least partially, for the organizers of this charity fundraiser gig (in aid of the hugely-underfunded Belfast Rape Crisis Centre) as, despite huge advance marketing and PR campaigns, other mitigating …

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