Words: Alan Daly Photos: Olga Kuzmenko \ Olga Kuzmenko Photography Recently Ireland tried once again to add to their impressive tally of wins at the Eurovision Song Contest. Given Johnny Logan wasn’t representing us once more, we decided not to watch and instead we attended a far more relevant music competition – The Bloodstock Metal […]
A lot of bands have been bringing their tours to Dublin for the first time recently, and tonight two more acts pop their Irish cherries; Myrkur and Epica.
Right on schedule, the five-piece fronted by the ever-jovial frontman Chuck Billy take to the stage and open with the title track from their most recent album Brotherhood of the Snake.
On what is undoubtedly Ireland’s biggest night of metal of the year so far, by far, the Tivoli Theatre hosts a fearsome foursome of international heavy hitters and a capacity crowd.
Having promised a swift return to Ireland in their parting words on their last visit to Dublin in November 2013, Satyricon has not disappointed their fans.
One of my favorite moments touring, being from the US, was my first time being in Ireland and waking up early enough that the bus was still traveling, and seeing the countryside.
The Faceless finally make their long-awaited Irish debut. The setlist kicks off with a 1-2-3 of the opening tracks from their 2012 album Autotheism
The Amity Affliction is certainly the band of the night for me, and my sentiments seem justified by the reaction of the audience, half my age.
It’s not hard to see why Opeth are so popular. They are extremely talented musicians and have produced epic orchestrations of progressive (death) metal.
The immense energy on stage is reciprocated by the front rows of the audience…