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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 great to finally talk to Aaron 'O Neill and Eoghan Galligan of fuzzed out sludge merchants Slung from a Tree. The lads are based in Kerry/Limerick and have steadily been building up a large following over the years blitzing fans up and down the country with their own brand of stoner/sludge riffs. Their signing to Cursed Monk Records certainly signaled to everyone that know the band that a debut release should surely be on the horizon. My co-host Howard has played plenty of gigs with the lads on the same bill so there was a fair few stories and laughs as well. Enjoy the show, share and hit subscribe if you enjoyed it. Thanks Richie. Bands Links: https://www.facebook.com/SLUNGFROMATREESLUDGE https://slungfromatree.bandcamp.com/releases
It was great to catch up with Bones Holohan guitarist with Dread Sovereign who currently resides in Brussels. Bones spent most of his teens playing and touring with bands around Ireland. Never one to turn down the offer of an adventure, it's fair to say that the life of a touring musician certainly appealed to Bones. The interview has a nice few tales of life on the road, insights into the recording of the new album and a history of the band. There is another adventure on the horizon for Bones that has yet to be revealed so this isn't the last you've heard of Bones on the Podcast but for the moment I hope you enjoy this one. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy it please hit that 'SUBSCRIBE' button. Thanks Richie. Don't forget to check out all the new Merch over at https://themetalcell.bigcartel.com Song featured and permission granted: SHE WOLVES OF THE SAVAGE SEASON (c) DREAD SOVEREIGN, 2021 all rights reserved.
This month’s Forum was the first one for Joe McGuigan as a co-host. Joe has now replaced Jack who has decided to step down from his role as a presenter to concentrate on more important things in his life. We wish him all the best in his endeavours and want to thank him for his brilliant contributions to the show. We reviewed three new releases, had a chat about some of the issues in relation to BREXIT and how it will affect bands both here and, in the U.K., The main subject of the show was International Metal Acts who replaced their singers, those that worked out for the better and those that failed miserably. As always thanks for listening to the show, be sure to subscribe to The Metal Cell on YouTube and check out all the new Merch over at https://themetalcell.bigcartel.com/ Songs featured and permission granted: Cell Games (c) Lament Configuration, 2021 all rights reserved. Cannibalistic Martyr (c) Devils in the Detail, 2021 all rights reserved. It came from Outer Space (c) Lugosi, 2021 all rights reserved
Dave Hynes (Vocals) & Jason Connelly (Drums) have played in many metal acts throughout the years. When they joined up to form Grave Sermon with Cory (bass), Mark (guitars) and Gavin (guitars) it was to answer the call to make nasty, filthy Death Metal that culminated in the release of Whitewashed Tomb in 2019. Gavin soon left and was replaced by the excellent Greg Clarke of Parhelia. An appearance in Monolith Festival in Cork certainly worked in their favour and started a buzz about the five piece. Since lockdown hit they have been unable to rehearse together, I talk to the lads about that and their many insights into tours around Ireland playing with different bands. Of course mighty craic was had! Grave Sermon have serious plans for 2021 and beyond so enjoy the show and don't forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel. Thanks for your support, Richie. Song featured and permission granted: Motionless Terror (c)Grave Sermon, 2019 all rights reserved. Links to band: https://www.facebook.com/GraveSermon https://gravesermon.bandcamp.com
Rodger Boyle is a seriously talented artist that has released some incredible releases under various monikers. Not only that he also owns and runs a internationally recognised underground record label called Cursed Monk Records from Galway in Ireland. Rodger has underground metal acts from all over the world and has some terrific Irish acts like TOOMS, Nomadic Rituals, Fraught and the newly signed Molarbear. He has plenty of his own solo projects to represent his own output like Ruairi O'Baoighill, Noosed and Dr.Bastard. Myself and Danielle had a great chat with him to cover all aspects of his passion for metal and had a good craic as well. Thanks for watching and please subscribe, share or like the show. Thanks Richie. Songs featured and permission granted: Fracture (c) Fraught, 2021 all rights reserved. Tumulas (c) Nomadic Rituals, 2021 all rights reserved. Cursed Monk Records Links: https://www.facebook.com/cursedmonk https://www.cursedmonk.com https://cursedmonk.bandcamp.com
Myself and Howard had a great chat with Con Doyle founding member and guitarist of doom/sludge purveyors Soothsayer. The Irish Metal Scene is waiting with bated breath for the new release and having been given the full album to listen to, it certainly is a mind blower! There was plenty to talk about and with Howard as co-host, the stories flowed as easily as the drink. Soothsayers "Echoes of the Earth" will definitely be amongst the best releases in 2021 not only in Ireland but further afield as well. Enjoy the show and please subscribe to The Metal Cell channel. Thanks Richie. Song featured and permission granted: Six of Nothing (c) Soothsayer, 2021 all rights reserved.
I was joined by Danielle, Evan, Jack and our special guest Andy Clarke from The Crawling as we run through our favourite releases of 2020 in the Irish Metal Scene. Plenty of different views and debates over some of the finest releases in 2020. We had a lot of categories to go through and it was a testament to the quality of Irish Metal that so many bands were nominated and received high praise from all of us on the Forums. So congratulations to all that topped our favourite music/merch in 2020 during a year when no band could tour around this great island from March onwards. The Irish Metal Scene has never been so formidable so hopefully 2021 will see bands returning to gigs in the summer and doing what they do best. It was also great to chat to Andy about his exciting new solo project Sollein. Enjoy the show and don't forget to like, share and convert people to the show. Richie. Song featured and permission granted: Another Side Of Sadness. (c) Sollein, 2020 all rights reserved.
Myself and Jack met up with John Cooke (Guitars) and Tom Dring (Drums) of Corrupt Moral Altar to discuss the release of their ferocious new e.p "Patiently Waiting for Wonderful Things". Their mix of grind, sludge, punk and hardcore has won them admirers in the U.K since 2012. We also talk to John about his tours with Napalm Death, Venomous Concept and Anaal Nathrakh as a live guitarist and Tom, who runs Vagrant Recordings, where he produces a whole manner of filth for bands like Venom Prison, Venomous Concept and Video Nasties. Corrupt Moral Altar want to play Ireland so hopefully they'll bring their sludge/grindcore for fans of the scene here in 2021. Share, like and subcribe to the Podcast. Thanks Richie. Songs featured and permission granted: Spirit Breaker (c) Corrupt Moral Altar, 2020 all rights reserved.
The Irish Metal Scene is one of the strongest scenes in Europe for all types of metal! Here are 15 tracks from some of the best releases in 2020 by Metal bands on this island. Enjoy and thanks to all the bands for submitting their songs for the podcast. SCREAMS FROM THE IRISH UNDERGROUND VOLUME 2 1.STRANGERS WITH GUNS - CANTS 2.DIRTY POWER - BACK TO ONE 3.SCATHED - DECEIT 4.BAKKEN - COLD BLOODED MURDER 5.GAMA BOMB – LIVING FOR THE LOCKDOWN 6.WOLF ACID RITUAL - THE HIDDEN SECRETS 7.PAPER TIGERS - NO GHOSTS WALK 8.FOREIGN WOLF - AFTERTHOUGHT 9.AESECT - SKY BURIAL 10.ASTRALIST - ENTHEOGEN 11.BRIGANTIA - SARDONICUS 12.ABYSM - FATHOMED 13.DRAKONIS - FROM THE ETERNAL 14.RESTIVE NATION - COMA 15.GOLGOTHA: THE HERALD WITH EYES OF FIRE Band Links: https://strangerswithguns.bandcamp.com https://dirtypower.bandcamp.com https://scathedeire.bandcamp.com https://bakkenband.bandcamp.com https://gamabomb.bandcamp.com https://www.facebook.com/wolfacidritualband https://papertigersni.bandcamp.com https://foreignwolf.bandcamp.com https://aesect.bandcamp.com https://astralist.bandcamp.com https://brigantia1.bandcamp.com https://abysm-sludge.bandcamp.com https://drakonis.bandcamp.com https://restivenation.bandcamp.com/ https://golgothalair.wixsite.com/home?fbclid=IwAR2Fgpg3gSoNhInEjvrQo4sGysKKicfimV7k0-N9o5knyh7F9Qy2VK5mkpM
The Irish Metal Scene in 2020 was one of the strongest scenes in Europe for all types of metal. Here are 15 tracks from some of the best releases this year by Metal bands here on this island. Enjoy and thanks to all the bands who submitting songs to the podcast. SCREAMS FROM THE IRISH UNDERGROUND VOLUME 1. 1.GREY STAG - CYCLOPEAN 2.BODY DRINKERS - COSTA DEL CONFIGURATION 3.PSYCOTHIC OUTSIDER - MYSTERY 4.TOOMS - ZIPPERFACE 5.HORRENDA - DOOM 6.SO MUCH FOR THE SUN - CARMILLAS EMBRACE 7.SURVIVALIST - GREED AND OBSESSION 8.HEEL OF ACHILLES - STRATOSPHERE 9.ENSHROUD - BOUND IN THE SACRIFICE 10.ROTLAUST - PLAGUEBORN 11.FOR RUIN - THE WORM TURNED 12.NECROKINESIS - NO FUTURE 13.FORWARD BIAS – DESOLATE PLACE 14.THE GRIEF - DEPARTED 15.PARHELIA - CELESTRIAL HORIZONS Band Links; https://greystag.bandcamp.com https://bodydrinkers.bandcamp.com https://psychoticoutsider.bandcamp.com https://tooms.bandcamp.com https://horrenda.bandcamp.com https://somuchforthesun.bandcamp.com https://survivalistni.bandcamp.com https://heelofachilles.bandcamp.com https://www.facebook.com/enshroudnimetal https://www.facebook.com/RotlaustMusic https://forruin.bandcamp.com https://necrokinesis.bandcamp.com https://forwardbias.bandcamp.com https://thegrief1.bandcamp.com https://parheliaband.bandcamp.com/
I'm joined by Alex of Abysm/Worn Out, Ciaran of Astralist/Coroza and Shane Murphy of Golgotha to talk about their brilliant solo projects they all released this year to widespread critical acclaim in the Metal community. The creative spirit that the lads showed in getting a quality digital self release in these uncertain times is to be applauded. We talk about the journey that they embarked on from working with early ideas to the final product. The fact it found a receptive audience was one of the many things we discussed along with the insights of working as a solo artist. Thanks for listening and don't forget to subscribe to the show if you enjoyed the episode. Richie. Songs: Songs featured and permission granted: A Grim Reminder (c) Abysm, 2020 all rights reserved. Zuhal, Rise (c) Astralist, 2020 all rights reserved. The Herald With Eyes of Fire (c) Golgotha, 2020 all rights reserved. Links: https://abysm-sludge.bandcamp.com/ https://astralist.bandcamp.com/ https://golgothalair.wixsite.com/home
Molarbear are veterans of the Northern Ireland metal scene, so I was delighted to chat with Andy, Adi and Rowan about how the band came to be, unusual song titles and a new demo of songs I received from them. The new material will certainly delight Molarbear fans, short fast and brutal riffs alongside some excellent rhythms and vocals. The brilliant Storklord will have a worthy successor once the lads can get into a studio and fine tune their efforts. I get a great insight into the band and their love of playing Cork is always welcomed. Hope you enjoy the interview and the two exclusive tracks; one from Zenith & Abyss and the other from Molarbears demo session. Be sure to head over to themetalcell.bigcartel.com for some beautiful Merch and hit subscribe for YouTube. Thanks Richie. Songs featured and permission granted: Catharsis (c) Zenith & Abyss, 2020 all rights reserved. King Of Queens Of The Stone Age (c) Molarbear, 2020 all rights reserved.
The Metal Cell Forums Pt.2 Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Jack for part 2 of this show to celebrate The Metal Cell hitting the magic 100 mark. The comradery in the Irish Metal Scene is second to none so welcoming Ronan of Ten Ton Slug, Mattie of Na Cruithne, Joe of Gama Bomb and Howard of Partolón to celebrate this 100th show was terrific and made us all realise how much we missed each other at gigs. We also had Ruben, my 12yr old son as a Heavy Metal Quizmaster to grill Joe, Howard, Danielle, Evan and Jack on their knowledge of metal! Lots of fun, lunacy and brilliant stories to keep you all entertained! Thanks for all that have have followed the show. You can check out the new Merch that we talk about here on this link. Respect Richie. Link to Merch for The Metal Cell: https://themetalcell.bigcartel.com/ Link to Ten Ton Slug: https://tentonslug.bandcamp.com/ Link to Partholón: https://partholonian.bandcamp.com/ Link to Gama Bomb: https://www.gamabomb.net/
The Metal Cell Forums Pt.1 Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Jack for part 1 of this show to celebrate The Metal Cell hitting the magic 100 mark. I kept the guests identity secret from my co-hosts and it worked out perfect! The comradery in the Irish Metal Scene is second to none so welcoming Colin Bolger of Zhora/Dabulga Design, John Real of Bad Reputation & Alex Holzinger of Tooms to celebrate this 100th show was terrific and made us all realise how much we missed each other at gigs. We also had time to review the brilliant new release from Soothsayer called "Outer Fringe." Thanks for all that have have followed the show. You can check out the new Merch that we talk about here on this link. Respect Richie. Link to Merch for The Metal Cell: https://themetalcell.bigcartel.com/ Link to Soothsayer: https://soothsayerdoom.bandcamp.com/ Link to Dabulga Design: https://www.dabulgadesign.com/ Link to Bad Reputation: https://www.facebook.com/badreputation.ireland Link to TOOMS: https://tooms.bandcamp.com/
Grant (Guitars/Vox) & Tom (Drums) of Psykosis join myself and Joe of Gama Bomb to have a brilliant chat about the thrash metal scene. Since they were formed in 2009, Psykosis have built up an impressive array of supports to M.O.D, DRI, Diamond Head, Sacred Reich, Trivium, Sodom, Onslaught and Nuclear Assault to name a few. Due to their incendiary live shows, which saw them been invited to play Bloodstock twice and Metal Days in Slovenia, Psykosis have built up a large following of fans in the Irish Scene playing venues up and down the country. Despite a few line up changes, Grant and Tom have not let that hinder their progress, judging by "Insanitized" a demo of one of several new killer songs ready to be put out sometime next year. A really enjoyable interview with one of Irelands best Metal bands. In another exclusive we get a blistering brand new track from Gama Bomb as well. Songs featured and permission granted: Insanitized (c) Psykosis, 2020 all rights reserved. She's Not My Mother, Todd (c) Gama Bomb, 2020 all rights reserved.
Conor "Dock" Dockery could be described as a vital cog in the music scene, be it writing tunes with his band The Scratch, people referencing his previous work with Red Enemy or his work behind the lens, filming artists from a multitude of music genres. Myself and Evan get a great insight on "Dock" as he fills us in on the rollercoaster of a career he experienced in the music scene, since he embarked on it during his teens. It's also to "Docks" credit that he answered the hard questions about Red Enemy and if you're a fan of the band this episode is not to be missed! Please convert your friends to the show, share it and subscribe to it on YouTube. Respect and thanks Richie. Songs featured and permission granted: Flaker (c) The Scratch, 2020 all rights reserved. Anchorless (c) Dirty Power, 2020 all rights reserved.
I was delighted to welcome Ainsley (Singer) and Ronan (Drums) of Scathed to the show. I have been a long time admirer of the band when I heard "Petrify". They got Kelvin Doran of Serpent Tusk Studio to design the fantastic artwork for their brilliant E.P "Where the truth lies" and the rest as they say is history. Scathed is built around heavy rhythms, direct riffs and Ainsley's diverse vocals, which when blended together creates their unique sonic attack. Danielle and myself had a great chat with Ainsley and Ronan and you'll also get to hear their new killer release "Deceit". Thanks for listening and don't forget to share, like and convert. Thanks Richie. Songs featured and permission granted: Deceit (c) Scathed, 2020 all rights reserved. Back to One (c) Dirty Power, 2020 all rights reserved.
Myself and Howard had a terrific chat with fellow Cork man Shauny Cads about his work as a highly respected sound engineer and the many bands he has played with throughout the years. Plenty of stories about gigs, studios and the Metal Scene that Shauny and Howard graduated through. There is of course lots of banter as one would expect. Thanks for listening. Richie. Music for the show provided by: "No Ghosts Walk" by Paper Tigers. "Gone the King" by Six Too Late. Alrights reserved and permission granted. 2020.
Delighted to welcome back my wonderful co-hosts on this terrific episode, where I surprised my co-hosts with a special guest appearance by a member of Irelands most exciting Metal bands and a demo of their latest song. We reviewed two UK Metal acts After Smoke Clears and The Infernal Sea along with local Doomsters The Grief. We debated Evans pick of a band that he submitted for us to check out called END, an extreme hardcore band who released Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face in 2020. The chosen topic for the night was established Metal bands that have released one bad album/no bad album. As I said before the banter is the best out there in the Metal Scene so please convert, like and leave a positive review on whatever listening platform you are using. Many thanks Richie #supportyourlocalmetalscene. Songs featured and permission granted: Rapacious (c) After Smoke Clears, 2020 all rights reserved. Negotium Crucis (c) The Infernal Sea, 2020 all rights reserved. The Ascent (c) The Grief, 2020 all rights reserved.
I was delighted to welcome James McBain of Hellripper to the Metal Cell Podcast to have a chat with myself and my co-host Jack O'Neill (Coroza/Gealach) about his new brutally fast and excellent "The Affair of the Poisons". Hellripper has been fast gaining a reputation for whipping up an infectious storm of blackened speed metal greatness in the spirit of old and are one of the most electrifying young, up & coming metal acts in the scene today. Inspired by the likes of the old-school legends including Venom, Kreator, Sabbat [JPN] and Metallica, McBain formed Hellripper in 2014 and with the release of the debut EP The Manifestation of Evil shortly after, James band have been whipping up crowds into a frenzy across the UK and Europe. Myself and Jack are going to try to get James to hit Ireland in 2021 and we know Hellripper will get a massive reception here. All Hail The Goat! Please SUBSCRIBE to The Metal Cell on YouTube and thanks for listening. Song featured and permission granted: Blood Orgy of the She Devils (c) Hellripper, 2020 all rights reserved.
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