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Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Semi-Finals A and B – Belfast, Voodoo – 15/16 April 2016

It could only happen in Northern Ireland… yes, only here could we actually have THREE semi-finals for this year’s instalment of the annual Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition, as the battle to earn a place at the UK’s premier heavy metal fest released its intense final stages.  But, such …

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Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland – Heat One Overview

It’s funny how little phrases stick with you… I remember spending many early Saturday evenings in my youth sat in front of my grandmother’s television, watching a bunch of grown men and women, who really should have known better, running round huge inflatable obstacle courses while other, invariably bigger, grown …

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Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland – Heat One Preview

The Northern Ireland leg of the annual Metal 2 The Masses competition – which, for those of you unfamiliar with the concept, offers an unsigned band the opportunity to play at Bloodstock – kicks into action this coming Saturday (30 January). The first gladiators to enter the arena that will …

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War Iron – Belfast, TBWNN 15/05/2015

It’s the middle of May and spring is supposed to have sprung with summer allegedly around the corner – but, guess what?  It’s feckin’ freezin’ and it’s sheeting it down – so, there’s nothing else to do but forsake the backyard barbecue for another weekend, plunge out into the night …

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Poser Holocaust – Lisburn, Alexander’s Bar 09/05/2015

Still hungover and bleary eyed from the previous evening’s final of the Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition, the PlanetMosh team were up and about at a ridiculously early hour to catch the mid-afternoon train for one of our all-too-rare forays out of the big smoke for a ten band …

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Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Final – Belfast, Voodoo 08/05/2015

As, a few hundred yards away, Belfast joins the rest of the country in marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day, five of Northern Ireland’s finest groups of metallians have come together in a darkened city centre venue to see which of them will secure just as momentous – to …

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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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Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Heat Five – Band Interviews

PlanetMosh continues its support for the Northern Ireland leg of the annual Metal 2 The Masses competition – which gives the winners a slot on the New Blood stage at Bloodstock – by interviewing the participants in the fifth and final heat, which takes place at Belfast’s Limelight 2 on …

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Cursed Sun – Belfast, Limelight 2, 01/11/2014

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Sometimes I feel like I live in Belfast’s most famous music venue rather than five minutes ’round the corner, given the amount of time I spend there… this was my something like my 26th or 27th gig here this year so far (a that’s not counting the amount of evenings spent …

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Pursuit Of Ruin – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

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PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up to the …

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Cursed Sun return with new EP

Cursed Sun - The Fall And Rise artwork

Northern Ireland metallians Cursed Sun return to action this summer, with a new EP, ‘The Fall And Rise’ (artwork pictured right). The band will precede the release with a pair of new videos.  The first of these, for the song ‘Unleashed’ – from the band’s debut album, ‘Premonitions’ – will …

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By Any Means – Limelight 1, Belfast 19/04/2014

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Birthdays and anniversaries are important milestones, often forgotten at peril (which probably partly explains why my ex-wife is just that!), and so Belfast hardcore heroes By Any Means decided to mark five years together with a suitably celebratory bash at the city’s most famous rock venue. Chosen to open proceedings …

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Parricide – Auntie Annie’s Belfast – Thursday February 21st 2013

Given the size of Northern Ireland’s Polish population – and the assumption that a healthy proportion of them should be heavy metal fans – it is somewhat surprising that, outside of tonight’s headliners and their entourage, every accent in the room is a local one (in some shape or form) …

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Zombified + Red Six + Cursed Sun + Ceaseless Blight @ Limelight 2, Belfast – Saturday February 2nd

If there is ever something which can be honestly described as an institution on the Belfast metal scene, then it truly is RocKD.  Started up almost a decade and a half ago by James ‘The Nicest Man In Metal’ Loveday as a Saturday afternoon showcase for the best in local …

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Absolva @ Voodoo, Belfast – Friday November 30th

It confounds me. No, it really annoys me. Actually, it makes me really fucking angry. OK, I know there’s a recession on and all that, but for four damn fine bands – including one who have travelled since the wee small hours to play the gig – to play to …

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Gargantuan + The Obscene Machine + Stand With Heretics + Cursed Sun @ Voodoo, Belfast – Thursday September 6th 2012

When the census did its rounds last year, I filled in the section marked ‘Religion’ with two very simple words – Heavy Metal. For that’s what metal is… a lifestyle choice, at times a religious experience. And, so it is that, for the second time in a little over 24 …

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