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Evil Scarecrow live at The Voodoo Lounge, Dublin on 11th April 2015

Massive cheers and applause are well-deserved as Dr. Hell tells the crowd that they have never been made feel so welcome at a debut gig; and this doesn’t seem like a flippant cliché. An incredibly entertaining show, sure to be remembered and regaled as that legendary “first time that Evil Scarecrow played in Ireland”. Make sure to check them out if you haven’t already!

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The Answer, Live at Whelan’s, Dublin on March 7th, 2015

This was my third time seeing The Answer live. The first two times was when they were occupying the support slot on AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour. Those gigs took place in a 14,000 capacity arena in Dublin, and then in front of 70,000 people on a County Kildare racecourse. Both fine performances, but in truth not really the fairest of concert situations to truly appreciate this bands live skill. But tonight is a lot different, tonight is Whelan’s in Dublin, a legendary music venue on the South side of the city, an establishment that would scarcely host 500 people.

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Slipknot live at 3 Arena in Dublin on January 14th, 2015

The encore resumes the mayhem with the intro and first track ‘(sic)’ from their career-launching first album. With two more old-school classic tracks; ‘People = Shit’ and ‘Surfacing’, the show ends in a blaze of glory, and leaves the exhausted, sweaty and elated audience in no doubt that this was a gig to remember. It was the first big metal show of the year and has definitely set the standard ridiculously high for any to follow.

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Dying Fetus and Goatwhore live at The Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, on November 20th, 2014

Promotion for tonight’s show in the Voodoo lounge was bound to raise some eyebrows with a line-up featuring Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Malevolence and Fallujah. The band names alone leave no doubts that the gig is not for the faint-hearted, nor for fans of One Direction. But the 200 or so fans of brutal and technical death metal that have congregated are certainly in for a treat.

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Asking Alexandria live at Olympia Theatre, Dublin on October 29th, 2014

Unsurprisingly, the setlist is focussed on tracks from their latest release, but also features a few tracks from each of their two earlier albums. Mid way through the set, Worsnop asks us if we want to hear some really old shit, before they play a few bars of the unmistakeable Pantera classic ‘Walk’ and a few seconds of ‘One Step Closer’ from Linkin Park, followed by ‘A Prophesy’ from their own debut album Stand Up and Scream.

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In Solitude live at Voodoo Lounge, Dublin on October 17th, 2014

the crew prepare the stage for the final act of the night. As if the smell of incense was not intense enough already, dozens of fresh sticks are ignited around the stage and limp fox pelts are hung from the drum stand, flanked by bunches of equally limp lilies. Thankfully, the imminent approach of the Swedes prompts the denim army to regroup at the front, and the anticipation quickly escalates.

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Nick Oliveri live at Thomas House, Dublin on June 6th, 2014

Intimate shows like this with international artists don’t happen very often here in Dublin, but when they do, those fortunate enough to attend will remember and appreciate the event for years to follow; proudly boasting that they were there when Nick Oliveri rocked the Thomas House in June 2014.