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Irelands Premier Metal Music Podcast. The Metal Cell Podcast sets out to promote the Irish Metal Scene by talking to the bands, promoters, artists and fans of this musical genre. I hope to interview as many generations as possible involved in the Irish Metal community from those who create the music, design the artwork, promote the gigs or simply fans of the music itself. It's one of the most exciting times ever to be a Metal fan in Ireland with so many home grown and international metal bands touring our cities and releasing incredible music. This Podcast has become a solid link in communicating our voices throughout the world wide Metal community. The bonds forged in the Metal Scene are strong, loyal and lasting. Friendships created that traverse oceans and continents linking us to Europe, the America's, The Far East and even into the Eastern Block. Thank you all for listening and for your support, Richie. #supportyourlocalmetalscene
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It was a pleasure to meet up with Luke and Keith of @dogtiredmetal to talk about their fantastic single release, a hook driven, slab of heaviness called "Feast". The lads have a busy few weeks coming up with a Bloodstock appearance and two pre-Bloodstock gigs, some tasty new merch and of course the best part, an update on new songs for an album further down the line. Dog Tired are certainly one of my favourite Scottish Metal bands and it's great to see them back with a vengeance. Irish dates will happen and it's only a matter of time till I get to Edinburgh to check out the incredible scene they have over there. Hope you enjoy the interview and don't forget to hit subscribe if you enjoyed it! Dog Tired Links: https://www.facebook.com/dogtiredmetal booking@dogtiredmetal.com https://www.dogtiredmetal.com https://dogtired.bandcamp.com 💀💀💀💀♠️💀💀💀💀 supportirishmetal #irishmetal #rockmusic #scottishmetal #headbang #studioviews_daily #heavymetalband #livemusic #metalmusic #metalfans #metalhead #metalshop #metalmulisha #heavymetal #heavymetalmusic #sludgedoom #sludgemetal #metalreviews #purerockradio #metalconcerts #heavymetalpodcast #metalpress #metalpodcast #metalradio #rocknroll #musicpress #metaltothemasses #metalcore #metal It best part an update on new songs for an album further down the line. Dog Tired are certainly one of my favourite Scottish Metal bands and it's great to see them back with a vengeance. Irish dates will happen and it's only a matter of time till I get to Edinburgh to check out the incredible scene they have over there. Hope you enjoy the interview and don't forget to hit subscribe if you enjoyed it! Dog Tired Links: https://www.facebook.com/dogtiredmetal booking@dogtiredmetal.com
The Metal Cell Forums. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Joe as we talk about the Metal Scene, review bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! This weeks show is a cracker! It's all about our favourite live Metal albums I'm sure there's plenty of them that we can all agree on! We talk about some of the best live performances captured on audio and also call out some more that were studio produced. Yes, there is a few Irish ones mentioned as well! We also discuss briefly the culture of expecting freebies in metal be it albums or merch and review five new releases by Hashmaker, SixTooLate, Tend, The Chris Rolling Squad and Hapless Wretch. Hope you enjoy and please subscribe to the show if you haven't done already. Thanks Richie. Songs featured and permission granted: Hashmaker (c) Gram Lines, 2021 all rights reserved. SixTooLate (c) Riot Police, 2021 all rights reserved. Tend (c) Boss Rush, 2021 all rights reserved. The Chris Rolling Squad (c) Trapped Inside, 2021 all rights reserved. Hapless Wretch (c) Natrium Myr, 2021 all rights reserved.
When Clang announced that a Irish heavy metal festival was being held in spring 2020 and it would feature several Metal headliners along with over 20 Irish metal bands on two stages in the National Stadium Dublin, everyone in the Irish Metal Scene started texting each other. The majority of people were fairly dubious about the whole thing and nobody knew who or what was behind Clang. As the press releases kept coming there was a growing feeling that it was going to fall flat on it's face until COVID intervened and everything was rescheduled. Some more updates followed, a new date was set for 2022 with the announcement that festival was downsized. There was still a lot of uncertainty about which Irish bands were going to play or who to approach about getting on Clang. It was therefore a pleasure to welcome Rob on the show to clear up the whole Clang drama and to cast aside some of the negativity aimed at the festival. It remains to be seen whether Clang can be a success or not but at least you'll be left with a better understanding of the aspirations of Rob and his team, as myself and Howard were. Hope you enjoy the episode and please subscribe to the show if you enjoyed it. Clang links: https://www.facebook.com/clangmetalfestival https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/clang-irish-metal-festival-featuring-candlemass-coroner-tickets-82377183373?fbclid=IwAR2P3fxMjoIANwLUOSVxPvgvhQsjq1Vo-Myt-sHqr6TChnUp-NTenuDvg contact email: info@clangmetalfestival.com
It was a pleasure to welcome Keith Fay (Guitars/Vocals) of Irish Folk Metal legends Cruachan. They are considered one of the pioneers of folk metal along with UK based Skyclad and it was fascinating to hear Keith talk about how the whole scene evolved. Cruachan despite numerous line up changes are working on their ninth album and as an original founding member Keith gives us some great insights into the band, touring and favourite stories. Hope you enjoy the episode and hit subscribe to support the channel. Thanks Richie. Band links: https://www.facebook.com/cruachanclan http://www.cruachanireland.com Songs: Cruachan(c)The Marching Song of Fiach Mac Hugh,2014,all rights reserved. Cruachan(c)Pagan Hate, 2011,all rights reserved. Cruachan(c)The Hawthorn (2020),all rights reserved.
Greyface certainly will shake up the Metal/Alternative scene in 2021, mainly due to the music and what their image conjures up. Like something out of a Tim Burton nightmare, their goth/macabre influences comfortably sit alongside Bowie during his Ziggy days, all of which are embellished by Greyfaces infectious music. Roy/Shaye (vocals) gives myself & Danielle an insight into how the band were formed and future plans. Hope you enjoy the Promo and hit subscribe if you haven't already. Thanks Richie Song: Greyface (c) Underground Star, 2021 all rights reserved. Greyface Links: https://www.facebook.com/greyfaceofficial https://www.greyfaceband.com
It was great to welcome Carl King to The Metal Cell Podcast. Carl is a huge supporter of the Irish Metal Scene through his podcast Kingwoes Court which interviews Irish Metal bands. He is also the singer of his own band Two Tales of Woe (Doom/Sludge from Dublin) and has shared the stage with many bands from both here and abroad. Carl has been involved in many side projects as a frontman and I along my co-host Evan, were keen to get an update of his latest work for Aiséirí (The All Ireland Metal Project). Having survived a heart attack earlier this year, Carl shares his thoughts on it and the overwhelming support he received from the metal community. A family man first and foremost, with a huge love of metal, it was a pleasure to chat with Carl. I hope you enjoy the show and please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Thanks Richie. Songs: Two Tales of Woe (c) Misery, 2019 all rights reserved. Withered Fist (c) This is my mountain, 2019 all rights reserved. Carls links: https://www.facebook.com/KingWoesCourt https://twotalesofwoe.bandcamp.com
Jim (Guitars), Brian (Guitars) & Josh (Drums) talk about their soon to be released EP "Attack of the 50ft Lobsters". The EP chronicles the exploits of the 5 band members as they roam the streets of Cork during a heavy sesh. However, the night is interrupted by the attack of giant lobsters rising up from the ocean, set on destroying the earth. "Attack of the 50ft Lobsters" is a melting pot of sounds, with groove, doom, and sludge being some of the main components used to tell the fantastical tale set out by the title. Formed in 2019, the band comprises of five members: Josh Langford - Drums Adam Graham - Vocals Jim Spillane - Guitar Brian Twohig - Guitar Conor Waters - Bass Band links: https://www.facebook.com/hashmakerireland hashmakerireland@gmail.com
It was a pleasure to interview Steve (Guitars) & Luke (Bass) of Belfast based band Puresonic Outcasts. The band have just released a killer e.p called "Reflections on this Present Condition" and along with the two other members Martin (Vocals/Guitars) & Graham (Drums) are ready to bring their stoner infused punk/metal shows to a hungry audience! Frontman/guitarist Martin was born in Argentina and moved to Belfast a few years ago to form Puresonic Outcasts. His unique voice along with the blend of all the other members influences allow PSO to freely explore a wide range of styles yet compact it nicely into their new release "Reflections on this Present Condition". You can check them out in the final of Metal2themasses in Belfast on July 10th 2021. If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the channel. Thank you. Richie. Band Links: https://www.facebook.com/puresonicoutcasts https://www.instagram.com/puresonicoutcasts https://puresonicoutcasts.bandcamp.com Song: Puresonic Outcast (c) Slum Dwellers, 2021 all rights reserved.
Myself and my co-host Howard were delighted to spend an insightinsightful hour or so in the company of Brad Boatright mastering engineer and the owner of Audiosiege Studios. He’s best known for his work with Skeletonwitch, Nails, Obituary, Sleep, Stranger Things, and many more. He has also worked with some fantastic Irish Metal bands as well. The likes of Bailer, Nomadic Rituals, Swallowed by the Sun, Abaddon Incarnate to name but a few have all benefited from his mastering skill sets. We delve into Brads creative elements in mastering, talk about when mastering engineers should involve themselves in bands decisions and the benefits of technology to lower the barrier to entry. There's also plenty of tour stories, vinyl collections and plenty of laughter as well. Hope you enjoy it and please subscribe to the show if you haven't done so already. Thanks Richie. Brad Boatright links: https://audiosiege.com https://www.instagram.com/audiosiege https://twitter.com/audiosiege
The Metal Cell Forums. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Joe as we talk about the Irish Metal Scene, review bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! This weeks show is a fairly busy one. We have a discussion about how relevant the Metal Scene is at the moment, especially seeing a rock band from Italy win the Eurovision. The main topic of the night was Irish Metal bands that split up yet made a significant contribution to our lives listening to their songs. We review five new releases by New Mud, Requiem, Coscradh, Meniscus and Auld Blue Eyes. Hope you enjoy and please subscribe to the show if you haven't done already. Thanks Richie. Songs featured and permission granted: New Mud (c) L'appel Du Vide, 2021 all rights reserved. Requiem (c) Mind Rape, 2021 all rights reserved. Coscradh (c) Plagues of Knowth, 2021 all rights reserved. Meniscus (c) This Game, 2021 all rights reserved. Auld Blue Eyes (c) The Dog won't hunt, 2021 all rights reserved.
We jump back in time with Clive Bolger (drummer of Tasc), Brian Bowell (bassist of Worn Out), Dave Cleere (bassist of Bailer) and Dave Longan (guitarist of Aponym) to discuss the Waterford Metal Scene that sprung up in the 80's right up to a few years ago. When I heard that Def Leppard played to a packed pub in Tramore before they flew off to Donnington, it certainly made me sit up. The Waterford music scene has a rich history of music/concerts but I always thought it was more dance orientated or favoured trad based bands. Clive Bolger grew up in the eighties and played drums with many bands along with getting support slots to Def Leppard and Mama's Boys. He was also a promoter in the city until he finally left for Madrid. Another musician and promoter was Dave Cleere who both played in The Great Ocean Divide and set up Murphfest. Brian also played in Dave's band, was involved with setting up gigs and was very active in the scene. Dave Longan, who grew up in Dungarvan gave us some interesting insights into the student culture and the role that the Central Arts played in hosting Metal gigs. We also discuss pirate Metal shows on the local radio, different festivals and try to figure out how the scene slowly finally fizzled out. It was great to sit in on this with the lads and if you enjoyed it please hit that subscribe button. Thanks Richie.
Nomadus are a three piece metal band based in Belfast, formed in 2016 mixing Thrash, Groove and Melody. Consisting of Fredy (Guitars & Vocals), Neil (Guitars) and Carl (Bass) they are one of the most exciting metal bands to come out of the Northern Ireland Metal Scene in a long time. Having just released these two killer songs: Dawn of Darkness and Silent Dusk, it showcases the bands strengths, in both composition and heaviness. Check out their links here: https://www.facebook.com/nomadusni https://nomadus.bandcamp.com/
NORTHERN IRELAND METAL PART 2. I was delighted to welcome two absolute stalwarts of the Northern Ireland Metal Scene, James Loveday @thedistortionproject & Wayne Donaldson @twkommedia. This is part two of a two part episode where myself and my co-host Evan talk about the vibrant metal scene in Northern Ireland. As the restrictions are being lifted across our island, James has come out with a series of gig announcements over the summer running into autumn. Will Northern Metal fans eventually get to see some of their favourite bands sooner than expected? We discuss that and many more topics related to Metal on this show. Links: https://www.facebook.com/thedistortionproject https://www.facebook.com/TWKOMmedia
NORTHERN IRELAND METAL PART 1. I was delighted to welcome two absolute stalwarts of the Northern Ireland Metal Scene, James Loveday @thedistortionproject & Wayne Donaldson @twkommedia. This is part one of a two part episode where myself and my co-host Evan talk about the vibrant metal scene in Northern Ireland. As the restrictions are being lifted across our island, James has come out with a series of gig announcements over the summer running into autumn. Will Northern Metal fans eventually get to see some of their favourite bands sooner than expected? We discuss that and many more topics related to Metal on this show. Links: https://www.facebook.com/thedistortionproject https://www.facebook.com/TWKOMmedia
Myself and Evan interview Alex (Guitars/Vox), Conal (Bass) & Brasko (Drums) of The Last Vinci. It was great to catch up Alex and Brasko both of whom travelled across to Liverpool to begin recording their newest album with Liverpool producer Tom Peters (who produced bands like Alpha Male Tea Party, Bicurious, God Alone, and many others). The lads were only a few days in the studio and we get a run down of what they've recorded so far. The bass parts were recorded in Cork as Conal was unable to travel. This was only one of the many obstacles the lads had to overcome to get to this stage of the process. The Last Vinci are working on something special and it could be their biggest release to date. Hope you enjoy the episode and please hit "SUBSCRIBE" to support more of these Podcasts. Thanks Richie. Last Vinci links: https://www.facebook.com/TheLastVinci http://www.thelastvinci.com
I was delighted to welcome Ren Marabou, Jack Penders of Rotlaust & John Murphy of For Ruin to the show. These talented musicians have all released brilliant solo albums/eps this year and it was fascinating to hear about their creative processes during a pandemic that effectively wiped out live music for the last year. Ren has released Valhalla Waits, Jack under the guise of Rotlaust released Covenant and John released For Ruins new e.p Relapse. All of their music is different but they all share common trait of being passionate about their Metal, take a really professional approach to their music and are proud to fly the flag for Irish Metal. Here are the links to their music and thanks for listening to the show. Richie. https://www.facebook.com/RotlaustMusic https://www.facebook.com/renmarabou https://www.facebook.com/ForRuin Tracks featured: The Surface (c) Rotlaust. 2021 all rights reserved. The Wanderer (c) Ren Marabou. 2021 all rights reserved. In Vain (c) For Ruin. 2021 all rights reserved.
The Metal Cell Forums. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Joe as we talk about the Irish Metal Scene, review bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! This weeks show is a fairly busy one. We have a discussion about an exciting project that is slowly coming to fruition called Aiséirí - All Ireland Metal Project. Aiséirí means resurrection in Irish and it involves artists all over this great island contributing/collaborating to record one album with 15 - 20 tracks. All profits go to the charity of choice. The main topic of the night is One Hit Wonders of Metal...those bands that briefly lit up the charts, MTV playlists, Headbangers Ball, Kerrang and Metal Hammer. We review five new releases by BRUIT, Blurred Reality, Cynic Cult, For Ruin and Strangers With Guns. Hope you enjoy and please subscribe to the show if you haven't done already. Thanks Richie. Songs featured and permission granted: For Ruin (c) Devout , 2021 all rights reserved. Cynic Cult (c) Intimator, 2021 all rights reserved. Strangers With Guns (c) F#ck the American Dream, 2021 all rights reserved. Blurred Reality (c) The End of Attrition, 2021 all rights reserved. BRUIT (c) The Machine Is Burning And Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again, 2021 all rights reserved.
It was a pleasure to interview Jude, who is one of the most talented guitarists on this great island of ours. Acid Age play an exciting brand of Thrash/Technical Death Metal which is mixed with Jazz Fusion and a few other styles as well. The trio released a brand new album in 2021 titled "Semper Pessimus", which is a concept album based around Nero, the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Acid Age have a strong back catalog of releases dating back to their first E.P in 2013 and are really looking forward to touring "Semper Pessimus" around Ireland and further afield. My co-host Joe from Gama Bomb and Jude have shared stages together so there was plenty of stories about the Metal Scene both here and in the North. Hope you enjoy the interview and please subscribe to the channel if you enjoyed the interview. Thanks Richie. Band links: https://www.facebook.com/acidagethrash https://acidage.bandcamp.com Songs featured and permission granted: My Wretched Tomb (c) Acid Age, 2021 all rights reserved. The Shameless Lyre (c) Acid Age, 2021 all rights reserved.
It was a pleasure to talk to the Quinn and Farrow brothers that form the uniquely brilliant Corr Mona. The band was formed in 2009 and sing as Gaeilge. Despite the fact that both Martin and Robert Farrow are now living in Canada, they have still managed to release their brilliant new album called "Abhainn" which is Gaelic for "river". Each of the tracks has been given the title of a river in Ireland and the musical course of the album also follows that of a river. From the initial trickling spring, to the river growing in speed and weight as the body of water grows, to the final torrent that flows to the sea in peace. There is plenty of black, death and doom metal feeding into beautiful Irish melodies and time signatures to create an album that is both majestic and compelling. I hope you enjoy the interview and please subscribe to the show if you enjoyed it. Thanks Richie. Band links: https://www.facebook.com/corrmhona https://corrmhonaband.bandcamp.com Songs featured and permission granted: An Fheoir (c) Corr Mona, 2021 all rights reserved. An tSionainn (c) Corr Mona, 2021 all rights reserved.
Myself and Danielle were delighted to welcome Nomadic Rituals, Craig (Bass/Vocals) & Mark (drums) talk about their fantastic new sludge/doom release "Tides". The three piece, signed to Cursed Monks Records, formed back in 2012 and have released one of the best Irish albums this year. Craig & Mark talk us through the songs and the recording of "Tides" along with an insight into their band. Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed talking to the two lads. If you haven't already please subscribe to the show. Thanks Richie. Nomadic Rituals Links: https://nomadicrituals.bandcamp.com/album/tides https://www.facebook.com/NomadicRituals Songs featured and permission granted: Cassini-Huygens Part 2 (Last Transmission) (c) Nomadic Rituals, 2021 all rights reserved. Tumulus (c) Nomadic Rituals, 2021 all rights reserved. Winter (feat. Mia Govoni)(c) Raum Kingdom 2018 all rights reserved.
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