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Baleful Creed – Limelight 2, Belfast – Saturday 26 October 2013

Baleful Creed – Limelight 2, Belfast – Saturday 26 October 2013

The latest instalment of the weekly RocKD’s epic 13-year odyssey brought together another damn fine trio of bands who once again demonstrated the extremely rude state of health which the Northern Ireland metal scene is enjoying at the moment (as anyone who attended the recent Highway To Hell event in …

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Airbourne + Black Spiders @ Limelight 1, Belfast – October 21, 2013

A little month to go before their official return to the UK, Aussie hellraisers Airbourne picked the best possible place outside their homeland to do what they do best, and that is raise the aforesaid hell… with plenty of merriment thrown in, as they stopped off for almost a full …

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Argus at Voodoo, Belfast – Sunday 13 October 2013

While I’ve often bemoaned poor attendances at gigs on ‘school nights’, it always pleasing to see some shows buck the trend, as it were, and so it is a genuine pleasure to be able to report, right at the outset, that, despite it being a Sunday, there was a very …

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Zico Chain – Sound Control, Manchester, 10th October 2013

Zico Chain – Sound Control, Manchester, 10th October 2013

For the penultimate night of their sixteen date UK tour Zico Chain came to Sound Control, Manchester. The venue has different rooms and today’s gig was taking place on the ground floor. A smallish venue with, on the minus side, pesky pillars but on the plus side, a bit of …

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Trucker Diablo + Attica Rage – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill, Northern Ireland – Saturday October 5th 2013

Trucker Diablo + Attica Rage – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill, Northern Ireland – Saturday October 5th 2013

The Diamond Rock Club, buried deep in the County Antrim hills, seems to be the venue of choice for Glaswegian troupe Attica Rage to end up their tours, as this is the second such occasion they’ve chosen the best li’l rock club on the island of Ireland to host their …

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Reckless Love – Academy 3, Manchester, 1st October 2013

Reckless Love – Academy 3, Manchester, 1st October 2013

Just one month after the release of their third album – Spirit, Finnish Glam Rock band Reckless Love came over to the UK for a 9 date UK tour. The opening night conveniently (for me) being at Manchester Academy 3. Support came in the form of Australian born Laura Wilde …

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The Defiled + Glamour Of The Kill – Mandela Hall, Belfast – Friday September 13, 2013

All ages gigs, when you get to a certain ‘vintage’, can be weird affairs at best and uncomfortable ones at worst.  It’s OK if you’ve got your own sprog to keep an eye on, but when you’re there on your ownsome merely to observe the proceedings on stage, it can …

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Astralnaut + Bad Boat + Crafty Fuzz + Altus – Voodoo, Belfast – Friday September 6

Astralnaut + Bad Boat + Crafty Fuzz + Altus – Voodoo, Belfast – Friday September 6

Despite having been formed less than two years, stoned doomsters Astralnaut have become on of the most popular – and accomplished – acts on the Northern Irish metal scene:  a fact evinced by the fact that, although this is their second headline show in the city in just under a …

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Rex Shachath – Interview

Monsters Of Rot III – Letterbreen – 24 August 2013

Northern Ireland death metallers Rex Shachath made a rare live appearance at the recent Monsters Of Rot III festival in County Fermanagh. PlanetMosh took the opportunity to sit down with vocalist Dave Connolly and guitarist Andrew Pennington to catch up with events in the band camp, including the lowdown on …

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Bullet For My Valentine + Bring Me The Horizon + Gojira – Belsonic, Custom House Square, Belfast – August 21, 2013

Belsonic is what is referred to in modern parlance as a “boutique” festival:  taking place in Belfast’s Custom House Square, a man made auditorium, close by the River Lagan, with apartment blocks to the front and one side of the stage, and the imposing edifice of the Custom House from which …

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Hornets + No Spill Blood + PigsAsPeople – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast – 23 August 2013

Tonight’s gig in this former whiskey bonding house come music resource centre is somewhat appropriately branded as ‘Distillation 03’, being as it is the third in the series of special showcase events supported by sponsorship from Bushmills Irish Whiskey… well, such an synergistic association doesn’t really need to provide much …

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Monsters Of Rot III – Letterbreen – 24 August 2013

Monsters Of Rot III flyer

The car park of a country pub in what we in this part of the universe refer to as ‘the arse-end of nowhere’ may seem an unusual location for an extreme metal event, but here we are:  in a tent, in the pissing rain, at the back of a pub …

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Torche + Axis Of + Dott – Voodoo, Belfast – 22 August 2013

Over the past couple of years, Voodoo – a converted restaurant just off Belfast’s main shopping thoroughfare – has become one of my favourite venues in my home city.  Having rapidly established itself as the hangout of choice for a large proportion of the local rock and metal fraternity, it’s …

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Gama Bomb – Empire Music Hall, Belfast – Saturday August 17th 2013

Although they don’t play their native Ireland on a regular basis, Gama Bomb were tonight returning to Belfast for the second time in around eight months, this time finding themselves in the rather sedate surroundings of the Empire Music Hall:  as its name suggests, this converted church is used to …

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Maverick – Limelight 2, Belfast – Saturday August 17th 2013

Maverick

There’s a saying about a week being a long time in politics, but in the music business a year can be very short – and that can certainly be said of Belfast upstarts Maverick, for whom this return to the legendary Limelight for their second headline slot in as many …

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Lamb Of God + TesseracT – Limelight 1, Belfast – August 12th

Belfast has become something of a favourite stopping off point for US bands either going to or from the European festival circuit…  In recent years the path to this little corner of planet metal has been trodden by acts as diverse as Tesla and Metallica, Machine Head and Black Stone …

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