Tag Archives: Belfast

Enthroned – Voodoo, Belfast – Wednesday February 27th 2013

Life is full of disappointments, and it must be said that this evening was one of the more disappointing in my life as a rock critic. Derry four piece Mourning Of The Heretic made a decent fist of their opening slot, with their brand of gothic death metal mixed with …

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Enthroned + Support – Photo Gallery – Belfast – 27-2-2013

A collection of photographs of Enthroned’s (Belgium) show in the Voodoo Bar, Belfast. Support from Ceaseless Blight (N.I.) and Mourning Of The Heretic (N.I.). Photographs by Marc Leach Photography – http://www.marcleachphotography.com             %%wppa%% %%cover=557%%

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Grand Magus + Support – Photo Gallery – Belfast – 23-2-2013

A collection of photographs of Grand Magus’ (Sweden) show in the Stiff Kitten, Belfast.  Support from Primitai (U.K.) and Terminus (N.I.). You can read Mark Ashby’s review of the show here. Grand Magus Website: http://www.grandmagus.com/ Primitai Website: http://www.primitai.com/ Terminus Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/terminusni?fref=ts Photographs by Marc Leach Photography – http://www.marcleachphotography.com/.     %%wppa%% %%cover=556%%

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Grand Magus – Stiff Kitten, Belfast – Saturday February 23rd 2013

I must admit to having been somewhat sceptical about the location for the Belfast leg of Grand Magus’ first UK headlining tour – a nightclub in the city centre more used to hosting spide-crammed ‘dance’ events (or ‘raves’ in old money) than brutally loud heavy metal gigs… OK, I know …

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Black Magician – Voodoo, Belfast – Friday February 15th 2013

Belfast’s doom heads were out in force for this evening bringing together three of the finest exponents of the art on the local scene, with headliners Black Magician having headed over from England for the start of a brace of gigs on this side of the Irish Sea. Dublin trio …

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Interview with Sebastian “Zeb” Nilsson in Belfast 20th January 2013

Ahead of their debut show in Belfast, I had caught up with  with founding member Zeb (lead guitar)  from Aeon. We discussed where Death Metal is now positioned compared to when the band formed, inspirations, writing processes and influences amongst other things. A fierce band that are sure to keep …

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AEON (Swe) – Voodoo, Belfast Sunday 20th January 2013 (Supports The Obscene Machine (NI), Warpath (IRL), Ageless Oblivion (UK), Dyscarnate (UK))

There are fewer things more miserable than a cold, wet January Sunday evening in Belfast city centre. Tonight, in the warm surroundings of Belfast’s Voodoo which is a premier up and coming music venue and provides a traditional style bar downstairs for rabid metal heads to stock up on beer …

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Screaming Eagles – From The Flames

Over the years rock ‘n’ roll has seen many great acts being born, from Led Zeppelin to AC/DC.  Northern Ireland has helped contribute to this process with home-grown bands such as Sweet Savage, The Answer and many more.  And now, in 2012/13 a new star is rising into the sky …

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Interview with Whit Crane and Klaus Eichstadt of Ugly Kid Joe

Did you know that cult surf-rockers Ugly Kid Joe possibly played an improbable role in the Northern Ireland peace process?  Well, they did – and you can find out how when PM’s Ireland editor caught up with frontman Whit Crane and guitarist Klaus Eichstadt during their stopover in Belfast (just …

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Sinocence – ‘No Gods, No Masters Volume 1’

There are moments in life when you have to set friendships aside:  no matter how dear you hold camaraderie, a bond, you have to step back, look objectively at the situation in which you mutually find yourselves, assess the situation, calmly and in a collected manner and tell things how …

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Rex Shachath – ‘Sepulchral Torment’

As noted in our recent review of their debut hometown gig last month, Rex Shachath, as an entity, may be a new name to many but, individually, the various members are highly experienced and veterans of several stalwarts of the Belfast scene, such as Overoth and Condemned. And, just as …

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Firewind + Leaves’ Eyes @ The Limelight, Belfast – Sunday September 16th 2012

What is the collective noun for a group of guitarists? In this case, may we proffer forth the description ‘an audience’ – as nearly every other person assembled for this Belfast stop-off on Firewind’s ten date UK and Ireland tour appeared to be a six-string slinger from one local metal …

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Interview with Liv Kristine of Leaves’ Eyes – Belfast, September 16th 2012

Many countries jealously guard their culture and heritage – but when a band such as Leaves’ Eyes openly defy national boundaries, not only in terms of their membership but also in their lyrical inspiration, cultural identity becomes secondary to the new cultural infusion of symphonic heavy metal which draws its …

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Interview with Andrew and Dave of Rex Shachath @ Voodoo, Belfast – Friday September 7th

On the day of the release of their debut album, ‘Sepulchral Torment’, and minutes before they hit the stage for their debut hometown show, Planet Mosh’s Ireland editor sat down with Andrew and Dave, guitarist and vocalist respectively with Belfast based death metallers Rex Shachath. Battling against the background noise …

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Thin Lizzy – Belsonic, Custom House Square, Belfast – 18 August 2012

The setting for this evening’s unofficial ‘homecoming’ – and Thin Lizzy’s first outdoor festival gig in Belfast – is a man made auditorium, close by the River Lagan, with apartment blocks to the front and side of the stage, the density of which looms over the normally imposing edifice of …

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Sepultura – The Limelight, Belfast – August 12 2012

There’s been something of a trend this year, with some of the top metal bands popping over to Belfast to play exclusive one-off headline shows will pounding their way across Europe’s festival circuit. Machine Head and Lamb Of God respectively sandwiched Download into triumphant appearances at Download, and this time …

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Red Six – ‘Nausea’ EP

When Belfast’s Red Six – there’s only five of them and, no, it’s not just you, we’ve never been able to figure it out either – released their debut EP, ‘Devour’, a little over a year ago, it immediately not only garnered them heaps of critical acclaim but also, coupled …

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Ministry – Mandela Hall, Belfast 17 July 2012

The irony was not lost on many present. It was two days short of being exactly four years since industrial metal titans Ministry had played what frontman Al Jourgensen had insisted would be the band’s “last ever” live show – just 100 miles down the road in the Irish capital …

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