Rock Radio Northern Ireland
Videos of Sylosis & DevilDriver in Limelight 1, Belfast
DevilDriver played Limelight 1 in Belfast on Monday 7th April 2014 supported by Bleed From Within and Sylosis. You can read the gig review by Jonny here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/blogs/belfast-metalheads-reunited/1503-consumate-crushing-metal-chaos-as-devildriver-level-all-in-front-of-them.html
We also managed to capture a few videos of Sylosis and DevilDriver on stage.
No joke in the Badlands as Cage The Gods let loose début platter
Review by Baal
All of us have heard the one about an Englishman, an Irishman, a Welshman and a
Consumate crushing metal chaos as Devildriver level all in front of them
WHEN it comes to metal there is something intangible that unites and binds amidst a maelstrom of music and mayhem that despite the horrific faces and brutal lyrical imagery is life-affirming and leaves an audience emerging from concerts smiling and exhausted.
There arefew finer examples of this as when Devildriver - with
Slough Feg - the mystery and the glory of American Celtic Rock
SLOUGH Feg, formerly known as The Lord Weird Slough Feg, are an enigma. After listening to their latest release on Metal Blade we weren't sure whether to send them Primordial, Darkest Era, Mael Mordha and Thin Lizzy albums, or forcibly take them away from Slough Feg.
The sheer concept of a metal band from USA playing Celtic tinged songs
Fast, furious thrash-tastic evening with Sinocence, Bull Riff Stampede, Psychosis and Bakken
FOR a few short hours the Limelight2 in Belfast was turned into a mini-Bay Area bangers of thrash metal's heyday.
That thrash spirit was delivered by The Distortion Project in bucketloads with four bands delivering sets that could snap a neck.
Sinocence, Bull Riff Stampede, Psychosis and Bakken were on top form in front a
Middle class, middle aged - and that was just the majority of the audience at Foreigner...
THERE was a time when the rock 'n' roll fraternity enjoyed the anarchy and the middle finger to the establishment and disdained the sit down concerts of their parents; when even the most moderate sounding rock bands enjoyed a swirling mass of swaying fans.
RRNI Presents "The Pat McManus Band & Worldsend" - 12th April
The first Rock Radio NI gig of 2014 in Voodoo, Belfast on Saturday 12th April sees the return of the Pat McManus Band who have performed for us a number of times in the past. These have always been well attended and highly entertaining shows. Tickets can be bought via www.wegottickets.com and from Voodoo, Warrens Newsagents or Fresh Garbage for just £8.
Support comes from Worldsend who made a welcome return recently after a short break to find a new drummer.
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The mystery of the missing audience...yet Fuckhammer and Altus still deliver
THERE comes a time when as a journalist and reviewer you simply scratch your head and wonder what the hell it takes to get some people off their asses. At a sparsely populated Limelight2 on Saturday, March 22nd Fuckhammer and Altus still managed to deliver two intense sets of heavy metal...yet there were too few present.
Low down and lovely dirty hard rockin' from Bonafide at the Diamond
WHEN it comes to hard rock you have to put all into it to gain the maximum pleasure - and that applies to whether you're a member of a band, or a member of the audience. And, Bonafide brought it in abundance for a night of sheer hard rockin' pleasure on March 29th at the Diamond Rock Club.
NI ROCKS Recommends "The Eyes of Medusa" by KILL RITUAL
US / Italian “Thrash & Rollers” Kill Ritual would come in at the heavier end of the spectrum of my musical tastes. However, there is a lot to like about the band’s second album “The Eyes of Medusa” which is released through GoldenCore Records / ZYX Music on 4th April. Promotion of the album is being handled by Rock N Growl.
Daughtry's First Ever Show in N Ireland - Videos
Daughtry played their first ever show in Northern Ireland in Limelight 1, Belfast on Friday 28th March 2014. Cynics will always look for grounds to criticise and malign but the success of the band can’t be disputed. And neither can the strength of the band’s performance nor the extent to which the crowd enjoyed the show in Belfast. I don’t write gig reviews simply because those who were there to see the band will know what they thought about it, but I’m sure the reviews and thoughts of others will appear. Videos can never capture the full impact of a performance but here are a few of Daughtry and of supporting band Charming Liars.
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