Ellen OD

I love metal which is probably obvious as this is not a Backstreet Boys appreciation website :) I love going to gigs and festivals, pretty much anything to do with metal and I'm there with bells on! Some of my favourite bands include Carcass, Death, Meshuggah, decapitated, obituary, testament, Anthrax,Absu, Cannibal Corpse, Machine head,....There's a lot, too many to name them all..!

Death Of A Salesman – Vutures, new mini E.P.

Belfast five piece, Death of a Salesman, have recently released a mini E.P entitled, Vultures. Death of a Salesman have carved a niche right in the centre of the Dublin scene (as well as many other places I’m sure) making them a household name and acquiring a significant fan base. …

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Paradigms – Dichotomy’s New Release.

Dublin metal band, Dichotomy, are due to release their eight track album, Paradigms, this coming Saturday 2nd March. This band has a great reputation when it comes to live performances both at local venues and around the country. A reputation that has seen them land support slots for big bands …

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Carnage Metal Club, Warpath, Xenocide, Atheos. Dublin 22/2

Considering all the disappointing news in metal over the past week or so; from Lombardo getting thrown out on his arse (it’s nothing to do with the money, Kerry King overheard him saying ‘I guess Jesus is an ok dude’ – straw that broke the camel’s back) and Adam Duce …

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Redemption Festival Feb 2013, The Button Factory, Dublin.

As the tourists from near and far trudged through the winding streets of temple bar, taking pictures of themselves as Leprechauns and buying Irish souvenirs made in china, there was something else about to erupt just a stone’s through away – Redemption Festival. A true demonstration of Irishness and tradition …

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Seasons Beatings 2, Dublin. 2 December 2012

Saturday 1st December was the second year Dublin was to be subjected to a beating. The dealer of this beating was Robbie McCabe of Eye Hate Tony Promotions. Seasons Beatings 2 was an all day gig with a long line-up of a variety of Irish metal bands. So, let me …

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Sodom. The Button Factory, Dublin.

Saturday 17th of November was the second date of the Dublin Thrashathon hosted by DME (Dublin Metal Events) and held in the Button Factory. Thrash Kings Sodom took over Dublin for one evening and showed us all how thrash should be done! Gospel of the Horns were a great support …

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Evile Interview

How has touring been going so far? Matt: Surprisingly good so far, people are still showing up so that’s good. Ol: There’ve been more people than we would have expected so can’t complain there. Matt: In Belfast people were saying ‘aw Belfast not the best for gigs and there aren’t …

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Wolf interview with Richard “Raptor” Holgren

I managed to catch up with Wolf Drummer, Richard “Raptor” Holgren in the Pint and he shared the bands future plans and told me exactly what he thinks of the Metal scene nowadays. So you’re back on tour with Evile how have you been finding it? It’s been great so …

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Evile,Wolf and Animator review, 21st October, Dublin

For some people Sunday is a day of rest – the Sabbath if you will. A time to go to mass and light a few candles and throw a wink up to God so that nobody ever finds out about that one time…we all have that one time. Well, Sunday …

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Guitar Universe Tour, Dublin, The Village 13 Oct

The Guitar Universe Tour came to Dublin on 13 October and took over the Village venue. Not just about promoting the new releases of the artist’s, this tour was more about bringing something new and different to the masses. While Marty Friedman had Bad DNA and Tokyo Jukebox 2 to …

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Marty Friedman Interview, The Village, Dublin 13 Oct

I had the pleasure of catching up with Marty Friedman before he took to the stage at The Village in Dublin.   What has it been like being back on tour again? Great, it’s been so busy because all three bands are together. I’m used to being by myself so there’s like …

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Yossi Sassi interview, The Village, 13 Oct

I was lucky enough to catch up with Yossi Sassi on the Dublin leg of the Guitar Universe tour and chat to him about all things guitar.   So, Yossi it’s early days in the tour, Dublin Being the fourth of fifteen gigs on the tour, how has it been …

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The Devil Wears Prada – Dead & Alive DVD

The Devil Wears Prada is a band that has been on the metal scene since 2005. Hailing from Ohio, they’ve managed to branch out and make a name for themselves outside of the US and have gained a solid, loyal fan base. Style-wise they tick all the boxes required to …

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The Womb to Waste Tour, Dublin, 22 September 2012

For one night only, Dublin Metal Events (DME) turned The Pint into a den of debauchery for Dying Fetus’ Womb to Waste tour. DME have always been able to deliver the goods when it comes to getting some of the most sought after bands to play in Dublin; so it …

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Molten Battle of the Bands, 16th September, The Pint, Dublin

Sunday 16th September was the fourth heat of Molten Magazine’s Battle of the bands. The fourth stage of the competition was held in The Pint, Dublin. In each heat four bands will battle to win prizes and opportunities that most people would sell their mother for. Prizes for the winners …

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Fibber’s Monthly Massacre, Fibber Magees, Dublin, 14 September.

Fibber’s monthly massacre was the first endeavour by new Rock and Roll promotions to provide the people of Dublin with a fun metal gig.  Hosted by Dan Keogh (Vile Regression) and Lar Bowler (Two Tales of Woe) it was a great night with a decent turnout to go on top …

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CarnageFest , The Pint, Dublin, August 25th

For the general public, Saturday August 25th in Dublin was all about gawking at the flagships but for the metal lover, Saturday was all about CARNAGEFEST 2012. So, while the rest of Dublin was down by George’s Dock, admiring the flagships and (let’s be honest) the sailors there was one …

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