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The Crawling release new single ‘Rancid Harmony’

The Crawling are a doom/death metal act from the concrete maze of Northern Ireland. The closure of 2018 saw the release of their sophomore album, ‘Wolves And The Hideous White’.  An exploration of the human desire to belong. Their latest single ‘Rancid Harmony’  focuses on formation and breakdown of relationships, …

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Screaming Eagles Release New Live Album ‘Live At Bonfest’

Screaming Eagles Live at Bonfest

Screaming Eagles will release their new live album ‘Live At Bonfest’ on March 29th 2018. The album will be released on CD and digitally with pre-orders available from March 16th  2018. ‘Live At Bonfest’ captures the bands raw and energetic performance at one of their favourite festivals – the internationally renowned Bonfest …

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The Graham Bonnet Band – The Limelight 2, Belfast – 19-11-2016

“Since you’ve been gone, since you’ve been gone; I’m outta my head…” Who? What? Where? Sorry! Got a little distracted there for a minute. What can I say? When you’ve grown up listening to the iconic British rock band Rainbow then you were probably excited when the news of the …

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Fireland – Fireland III: Believe Or Die

On the 17th October 2006, my 16 year old self walked into the Mandela Hall in Belfast to watch none other than the kings of cheesy, power metal; DragonForce. It was on this night that my teenage ears were also introduced to the support band who were none other than …

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Status Quo – The SSE Arena, Belfast – 28th October 2016

In music history there were not too many bands that could get away with wearing double denim. 90s Irish pop group B*witched count as one but no one was able to rock the look more than British rock legends Status Quo. The Quo boys have always been highly regarded and respected …

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Indominus – Legion Within

There’s nothing that excites a reviewer more than when a new band appears on the music scene with some fresh material. That can be said about Indominus, a death metal band hailing from Northern Ireland, forming at the beginning of 2016 and features members of the late ForChristSake. With such …

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Drakonis – As They Rot

It’s been a long day at the office, you get home, put your feet up and breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the day is over. While you are nice and relaxed you decide to put on some music, only instead of the soothing sounds of Mozart you are …

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Elder Druid – Magicka EP

You would think with a name like Elder Druid this band had been sacrificing goats to some other worldly God these past few years.  Not so, once you find out that it is a group of former school friends and sometime students from Ballymena in Northern Ireland who have embraced …

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Mastodon – The Limelight 1, Belfast – 14th August 2016

Summer time. To some it’s about sun and holidays, to others it’s heading to festivals, enjoying music and getting muddy. Every year thousands gather to a field in Walton-on-Trent, England for the annual Bloodstock festival.  This year the festival attracted acts like Gojira, Slayer and Twisted Sister (for their final U.K. …

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Biffy Clyro – Belsonic Festival, Belfast – 25th June 2016

History was made over the past week as millions of people took to the polls to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in the European Union.  With the votes counted and the results in it had been decided that we were to leave. Those who voted to remain were …

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Stormzone To Release Fifth Album “Seven Sins”

Northern Irish heavy metal sensations Stormzone have just released news of their upcoming fifth instalment entitled ‘Seven Sins’. The band released the following statement via Facebook: “And so it begins! There’s no movie trailer to this new release, but if there was one it would have been made by Carlsberg! …

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Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Heat Five – Belfast, Limelight 2 18/04/2015

And so, here we are, at the fifth and final heat of the first ever Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition ever to be held here in Northern Ireland.  After all four previous heats had been incredibly close – the last squeakily tight, with just four percentage points between the quartet …

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Sentinel – ‘Mutually Assured Destruction’

When I first came across young Armagh metallians Sentinel, opening a charity gig in Belfast, I must admit that I wasn’t overly impressed:  but then, as I said, they are young (drummer Jordie Kelly is still only 15!) and it was only their third ever live performance… Move the clock …

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Selene to release new EP

Selene - Paradise Over artwork

Northern Ireland symphonic metallers Selene are to release their second EP, ‘Paradise Over’, on October 17. The band recently recruited Darkest Era drummer Cameron Åhslund-Glass and Sandstone bassist – a move which guitarist John Connor says gives Selene a “new heavier sound”. http://www.selene-theband.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/SeleneNI

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Conjuring Fate – House On Haunted Hill

Dear recipient, you are cordially invited to an experience brought to you by 5 hallions from Northern Ireland known as the “House On Haunted Hill.” Enter if you dare, you have been warned! This 3 track EP from Northern Irish Metal band, Conjuring Fate has been a long awaited piece …

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Mojo Fury – The Difference Between

Mojo Fury - The Difference Between

@planetmosh reviews The Difference Between by .@mojofuryband out on .@graphiterecords Following on from 2011’s ‘Visiting Hours Of a Travelling Circus’ Northern Irish indie-rockers Mojo Fury have released the much-anticipated ‘The Difference Between’. This second full-length album is available now on Graphite Records. Safe in The Arms is a perfect song …

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Kashis – ‘I Welcome You’

Kashis Artwork

Northern Ireland’s Kashis originally planned to call this EP ‘The Monarchy Is Set To Kill’.  Now the lead off track, the former titular it is a pleasant blend of post-grunge, stoner and nu-metal which sets up the rest of the release nicely. ‘We Are The Blend’ has some beautiful, poppy …

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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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