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Interview with Animator Winners of the Bloodstock Ireland M2TM competition

The final of the Bloodstock Ireland Metal 2 The Masses competition was held in Fibber Magee’s in Dublin last month. The overall winners were Animator, a four-piece thrash band based in Wexford whose influences include bands like Annihilator, Testament and Pantera. They are vocalist James Doughty, guitarist Ryan Treanor, bassist Barry Ryan and drummer Darren Bradley. We caught up with them for a chat and some photos before they headlined the Dublin Thrash Fest in Fibber’s last Saturday…

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Bloodstock Open Air 2014, Saturday August 9th Review

Twelve months ago, on the Saturday night of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2013, the promoters promised the audience a special announcement. Moments before Lamb of God played their headlining set, the news that Emperor would perform at the 2014 festival was delivered to the excited fans via a short video presentation on the big screens