Tag Archives: metal

Goatess – Goatess (Svart)

Goatess arrived on the scene in 2009 from Stockholm and since then there has been a steady buzz building around them. There really is no way to window dress this album, it has taken the Sabbath plagiarism to such a degree that is just sounds ridiculous. The first track “Know …

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Wintersun & Darkest Era – The Limelight 2, Belfast – 20th July 2013

Wintersun & Darkest Era – The Limelight 2, Belfast – 20th July 2013

This year the United Kingdom has been blessed with a proper summer, with temperatures escalating to over 20 degrees and people whipping out their BBQs whilst attempting to catch a tan. However, on Saturday night, Belfast venue “The Limelight” saw the local metal crowd forego these leisurely pursuits in favour …

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Sandstone – Delta Viridian

Following the release of their third album “Cultural Dissonance” and a lengthy tour around Europe, it was time for the Northern Irish, melodic metal band; Sandstone to release this fourth release entitled – “Delta Viridian”. After the instrumental introduction, the lads thunder their way into the album the wall shattering …

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Primus – Sailing The Seas Of Cheese

“Primus sucks!” remains the backwards compliment paid by fans to the band, because the first thing to note about these veteran Bay Area, California musicians is that they sure don’t suck. Their sophomore effort, Sailing The Seas Of Cheese, had it’s original heyday and review cluster back before genres like …

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Altus – Non Omnis Moriar

Altus are a band very new to the Northern Irish metal scene, and have only been together since late last year. The band members were brought together sharing experiences from being in previous bands. I have seen them perform only once at their debut performance at this years inaugural Helfast …

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Helfast ’13 Gallery

A selection of photos from the Helfast ’13 one day festival in Belfast’s Limelight. Photos By Paul Verner. www.livei.co.uk

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Procession – To Reap Heavens Apart (High Roller Records)

This is the second full length from this Chilean band now based in Europe. Procession offer up Doom in the tradition of bands like Solstice and Candlemass –  epic , melodic and with plenty of weight. The band knows when to apply the pressure and when to hold back and …

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ZOMBIE Inc. – Resurrection Guaranteed (Massacre Records) (digital single)

This single is taken from the second album by the death metal outfit ZOMBIE INC. The Band originated in Austria and features former Pungent Stench vocalist Martin Schirenc. There is no reinvention of the wheel here but everything is in its place, the guitar sound is reminiscent of the likes of …

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Les-Fest 2013 – the final band announcement!

Dave Richie -And so it comes to pass that we complete the line up in this our 6th announcement for Les-Fest 2013. The final additions take us to 62 live acts over 2 stages. With no clashes on Friday and no clashes after 6pm on Saturday or Sunday. First up …

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Cultes Des Ghoules – Henbane (Hells Headbangers Records)

Black Magic, ancient rituals, demonic possession and witchcraft are the lyrical themes and signed to Hells Headbangers. Hailing from Poland Cultes Des Ghoules discharge a potent mix which channels the likes of Mayhem, Venom and Hellhammer but provide a denser sound and a wider range of ideas. Opening track “Idylls …

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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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Howl – Bloodlines

Howl are an extreme metal quartet from Providence, Rhode Island. The band formed in 2006, so they are fairly ‘new’ or ‘young’. Howl signed with Relapse Records in 2009, releasing their first full-length effort, Full of Hell, in 2010. Their second album, Bloodlines, is slated for release by Relapse Records …

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Stryper – Second Coming

Since the release of their eighth studio album “Murder By Pride” in 2009, Stryper – the kings of Christian metal – have been teasing their fans about bringing out new material.  Their ninth release “The Covering” featured a wide range of classic rock cover songs that inspired the band over …

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Enslaved + Support – Photo Gallery – Belfast – 17th March 2013

A collection of photographs of Enslaved’s show in the Limelight 2, Belfast. Support from Winterfylleth and Ancient Ascendant. http://www.facebook.com/enslaved?fref=ts http://www.facebook.com/pages/Winterfylleth/232057463509264?fref=ts http://www.facebook.com/ancientascendant?fref=ts Photographs by Marc Leach Photography – http://www.marcleachphotography.com/.     %%wppa%% %%cover=568%%

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