Tag Archives: Belfast

DragonForce – Belfast, Limelight 2, 20/09/2014

Dragonforce in Belfast

Don’t you just love it when a “name” touring band pull into your town, picking up a local support along the way – most likely based on the philosophy that “well, they seem to have a bit of a following there, so they’ll do nicely”… only for the same opening …

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Sinate + Syphor + Axial Symmetry – Belfast, Pavilion 22/08/2014

Syphor Dan Live at Pavilion Belfast

Flying halfway around the world to play to a handful of people on your debut gig in a strange country must be entirely disconcerting and disappointing – to say the least.  But, there is an old showbusiness about the show having to go on, and despite various unexplained (and unexplainable) …

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Amon Amarth – Belfast, Limelight 1 12/08/2014

Amon Amarth by Marc Leach Photography

A little over a millennium ago, the first Viking longboats pulled up on Erin’s shores… once the initial raiding parties had departed, a few of us settled down while others returned several centuries later – this time in peace, merely seeking to make new lives.  A further few hundred years …

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Amon Amarth – Johan Söderberg interview (Belfast 12/08/2014)

Following their showstopping performance at Bloodstock, Viking conquerors Amon Amarth crossed the Irish Sea for the only headlining dates on this leg of their epic ‘Deceivers Of The Gods’ touring cycle… Being of Norse descent, it was an irresistable opportunity to climb aboard the band’s luxuriously appointed tour bus for …

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ArnoCorps – Belfast, QUBSU Speakeasy – 26/07/2014

Arnocorps - Photograph by LIVE:i/Paul Verner

Ten or 12 years ago, the sight of large groups of people dressed in full camouflage gear and sporting various guns, knives and other assorted artillery (including bazookas – and pirate swords?!) would have had the guys at the now redundant cop shop a few hundred yards from this venue …

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Sisters Of Mercy – Mandela Hall, Belfast – 8/07/2014

Sisters Of Mercy

Having had the support act cancel last minute, and with the doors opening a good 2 hours before the headliners were due to go on stage, there was a buzz in the air of the gathering audience, no-one knowing quite what to expect. Finally the pulsating beat of ‘More’ thumped …

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Comeback Kid – Belfast, Queen’s University 02/07/2014

According to those who know about such things (in this case Wikipedia), ‘metal fatigue’ refers to repeated progressive and localized structural damage that occurs when a material is subjected to cyclic loadings.  In the case of tonight’s gig, it could equally refer to the damage caused to the local metal …

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Avatar – Belfast, Oh Yeah Centre 12/06/2014

Avatar - Oh Yeah Centre Belfast- 12-06-2014

While circuses may fascinate many – either in terms of the tongue-in-cheek grotesquery of the ‘carny’ or the slapstick farce of clowns chucking water over each other – personally I’ve never quite seen the attraction.  They’re often facile and meaningless – and those which inflict needless cruelty on animals just …

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Heaven’s Basement – Voodoo, Belfast – 20/03/2014

With the bill toppers’ biggest ever headline tour winding its way across the UK, all three bands were returning to Belfast for what proved to be a damn fine evening of live rock ‘n’ roll delivered with energy by all concerned. Despite their late arrival meaning that The Dirty Youth are …

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Blazefest IV – Photo Gallery – Belfast – 08/03/2014

Stormzone by Marc Leach Photography

A collection of photographs from Blazefest IV, featuring Stormzone, Worldsend, Sandstone, Baleful Creed, Altus & Rebels By Nature, down in The Empire Hall, Belfast.  Check out our review at https://planetmosh.com/blazefest-iv-empire-music-hall-belfast-832014/ Photographs by Marc Leach Photography.

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Blazefest IV – Empire Music Hall, Belfast – 8/3/2014

Blazefest IV Poster

The rock and metal community, perhaps more than any other in the field of music, always has been known for its generosity of spirit and support for worthy causes.  For the community in Northern Ireland, few are more special or better supported than Blaze’s Appeal, which raises funds for the …

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By Conquest Or Consent/Defyed/Spittin’ Teeth – Limelight 2, Belfast – 22/02/2014 Photos

By Conquest Or Consent

@Planetmosh releases gallery of .@BCOCofficial .@defyed show @LimelightNI Gallery of photos from The distortion Project’s weekly metal showcase featuring the awesome By Conquest Or Consent, Defyed & Spittin’ Teeth. Check out Mark’s review of the entire show here:  Show Review Photographs by Paul Verner/LIVE:i photographic agency

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Krisiun – Interview with Alex Camargo

Krisiun

.@Planetmosh interviews Alex Camargo of @Krisiun in Belfast Brazilian death metal demigods Krisiun are currently laying waste to venues across Europe, alongside Kataklysm and Fleshgod Apocalypse.  PlanetMosh caught up with frontman Alex Camargo when the tour pulled into Belfast, to discuss life on the road, the health of the Brazilian …

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Black Sabbath – Odyssey Arena, Belfast – 12 December 2013

Black Sabbath – Odyssey Arena, Belfast – 12 December 2013

Forty-five years.  Forty-five fucking years.  Not only is that the length of time since Black Sabbath first unleashed their pioneering brand of heavy metal on a deeply unsuspecting world, and changed its musical landscape forever, but it also how long it has taken the genre’s founding fathers to appear on …

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