LIVE REVIEW: Cruachan at The Voodoo Lounge (Aug 20th 2016)

I can’t think of a more fitting place where the tagline “The Gods of Celtic Metal together on one stage” is more appropriate. Ireland is probably one of the best breeding grounds for folk metal than any other country. We have an abundance of mythology and folklore to take as inspiration, as well as a whole host of traditional instrumentation to be used, and tonight three of them join together for a fun night of music.

LIVE REVIEW: Epica at The Garage

Over the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to see many of my favourite bands performing here in Dublin, with many thanks to our multitude of small and large promoters. However, there are times when bands, for one reason or another, don’t make the trip over here and you can be forced to go abroad to catch them.

LIVE REVIEW: Eluveitie at The Button Factory

The last time Eluveitie graced our shores they played a support slot to Swedish power metal band Sabaton, 2 years later they have returned to treat us to a headline show. They’ve also brought with them some friends, Russia’s pagan metal band Аркона (Arkona) and Skálmöld, viking metal from Iceland.