WAS going to take the time to go through all the up-to-date gig listings, but beer and ennui got the better of me so you can find a pretty comprehensive listing here<span style="font-family:

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[Parental/sensitive types advisory note - there will be lots of sweary bits in this rant and review]

RIGHT I've just about had enough of the corporate pop sluts and their over-hyped, preened poseur madness. This week we're marking the tragic sinking of the Titianic. So what's Belfast offering up in terms of

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THEY play guitar epics in the manner of Euro power metal, they are fond of widdly, long solos and even longer songs, and they are no strangers to Belfast!

Yep, Dragonforce are making a return visit to the city as they tour backing their fifth album, "The

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Some photos of Full Rejector at the EP launch.

Hagues Bar, Lisburn

29th March 2012

Check them out here:

http://www.facebook.com/fullrejectormusic

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THERE comes a time of life when each and every band must hang up their axes, retire the mic and step away from the monitors. Band break-ups and age can often be the cue to look for the pipe, slippers and comfy armchair. Well thankfully UFO have decided that there time has not come yet.

Because for a band that started life in 1969 Phil

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Italian technical death metal crew Gory Blister will release their new album, Earth-Sick, on April 23, via Bakerteam Records.


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You immediately know you’re in trouble when you walk into a metal gig and not only are you twice as old as the rest of the audience put together but your hair, despite a few (but increasing) grey threads, is longer than same, with the exception of the barmaid. We should have known it was

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D.R.U.G.S. - who visit Belfast this coming Sunday, as support to Black Veil Brides - have released a new single, We’re All Fucking Crazy.
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WELL one of the worst kept secrets in rock in Norn Iron was confirmed tonight when it was said that Foo Fighters would be headlining Tennents Vital Day One at Boucher Road playing fields on August 21st. That's a positive tick in the rock column...

Black Keys as support....nah. Stone Roses Day two, definite no...

Likelihood of

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Swedish hair metal chart-toppers Europe head the list of the latest band’s confirmed for this year’s Download.

Joey

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Like most provincial holiday resorts, Portrush – stuck on a rocky promontory on the Atlantic-facing north-west coast of Northern Ireland – is a pretty dismal place outside of the holiday season, populated by handfuls of hardy locals, manic-depressive transient students and hungry seagulls. And, with this being

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