Irish metal fans have truly been spoiled this week, having already welcomed Gojira just a few nights ago, tonight we have the master of “low mid-tier prog metal” Mr. Devin Townsend.
An album born out of Seether vocalist/guitarist Shaun Morgan’s desire to bring rock music back to the alternative genre of music. The bands seventh full length album brings back the heaviness and sincerity that’s been missing on their most recent releases, making Poisin the Parish the bands most essential release in years. Let You Down
underOATH in their prime were one of the biggest metalcore/post-hardcore bands going, releasing several acclaimed albums before calling it a day in 2013. Fortunately for fans, the band re-united in 2015 and welcomed back long time drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie to the fold. Since last year the band has been embarking on their ‘Rebirth’ tour for which the band are performing arguably their two biggest records, They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line, now the tour has brought them over the ocean for their first ever Irish headline show.
While it’s become a somewhat common sight to see the bigger, older bands announcing tours to celebrate those monumental and influential albums (think Fear Factory’s Demanufacture which turned 20 years old in 2015 or Anthrax celebrating 30 years of their classic Among the Living), it’s still a commodity for younger bands. However, these bands quickly remind us that they aren’t those young kids anymore with more than a handful of noughties bands starting to celebrate 10 years of their ‘classic’ albums.
Anathema formed in 1990 under the name Pagan Angel by the three Cavanagh brothers, Vincent, Daniel and Jamie, drummer John Douglas and vocalist Darren White. A part of the ‘Peaceville Three’, together with My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost, Anathema helped to define the death/doom/gothic genre.
The last in our series of ‘Best of’ features for 2016, here we take a look at the best live releases.
My path in writing first took off with some Irish bands which opened me up to a an exciting rock and metal scene that was happening right under my nose. Even with starting this site that intrigue of Irish music still remains and its only right that I put the spotlight on that which got me started.
A look back at our top picks for the albums we loved in 2016.
With the band gearing up to perform at their official release show for debut EP Found Footage we thought we’d get you up to speed with Irish band Screaming Giants and why you should check them out.
Italian rockers Lacuna Coil rolled into Glasgow tonight on their current run of hugely successful UK dates in support of their latest album Delirium. With the band receiving some very strong reviews for the album it was no surprise that the venue had quickly filled with excited fans eager to catch the band performing the new tracks.
While many may know Arizona rockers Jimmy Eat World by their breakthrough hit ‘The Middle’ released back in 2001, the more hardcore fans have been following the band beyond that right up to the release of their ninth studio album Integrity Blues in October.
There are many milestones to be reached when you’re starting out in a band, from your first show to music videos or releases. Since forming last year, the young guys in Pain in Vain have been working towards this day, the day they release their very first EP Leave Me.
Here is a collection of the latest and greatest music videos and tracks from a whole range of bands both big and small alike.
After selling out arenas all over Europe with their acclaimed 360 stage show, English rockers Muse bring their Drones tour to Dublin’s 3Arena for one of the most anticipated rock shows of the year.
Welsh metalcore titans Bullet for my Valentine make their long-awaited return in Dublin’s Olympia theatre to promote their new album Venom. Supporting them on their European tour are Sheffield juggernauts While She Sleeps and Japanese rockers Coldrain.