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Christmas is over and 2011 is around the corner.  So these 3 bands are gonna trash Ma Nelson’s before the end of 2010.

ST. HELLFIRE & DEVASTE will be performing before the excellent headline act and that is

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DAMN this sobriety! Now that I have been temporarily cured of it I remember that I should have mentioned the following:
Stiff Little Fingers - Ulster Hall March 12th
Warrior Soul - Diamond Rock Club March 29th
Rob Zombie - Ulster Hall June 29th.

2011 - the year when the debit and credit cards get burned badly; beer

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HAD a wee rant back in October about work related stuff on a blog I rarely use, but one or two people (who mustn't have much better to do!) said I should post it here as it mentions Maiden, Sweet Savage, and DC and 'Tallica.

Read it here - if you really have nothing better to do

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WHEN it comes to what we see and what we take as read, then all too often we screw it up. Looking back on December 2010 all we'll remember is the week of snow and frosts. So much airtime was taken up talking about record low temperatures in Ballygobackward that we'll not remember that the last week of the year had temperatures well above the

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Dear blog, my apologies. I've been neglecting you. Distracted by the bright shiny instant world of Twitter and Bakebook I've stayed away from your considerable delights and my immeasurable ability to rant and rave at the slightest provocation.

But my pledge to you is this: whenever I am under the affluence of incohol or just plain bored

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Just thought I would wish you all a very blessed and merry Christmas!!!!
And also a very very very happy new year!

This year has been a blast and I thank the awesome God for all the people I have had the chance to work with and meet, i love you all!

See you all next year my friends! :P

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So here we go, the last gig before Christmas 2010. Ma Nelson’s have rocking the stage 3 totally brilliant rock/metal bands in Belfast.

Up first was SWEET SAVAGE who are known for supporting METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, DEEP PURPLE & THIN LIZZY. Great set from these boys, especially

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Upcoming gigs. Updated 8th March 2018

These are the gigs by local rock bands (and some others organised by local promoters) that I'm aware off. There will be ones I've missed, some that may have been cancelled and others where the line-up may have changed. Feel free to message or comment on






Monday 2nd July

Tremonti – Limelight 1, Belfast

Tuesday 3rd July

Sons of Apollo – Limelight 1, Belfast

Monday 23rd July

Ministry & Chelsea Wolfe – Limelight, Belfast

Tuesday 11th September

Europe & King King – Ulster Hall, Belfast

Thursday 20th September

Halestorm – Limelight 1, Belfast

Saturday 29th September

Blaze Bayley – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill

Friday 26th October

Eric Martin – The Empire, Belfast

Sunday 2nd December

Def Leppard & Cheap Trick – SSE Arena, Belfast


Last Updated (Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:34)



So here we go, the last concert before Shanta Claus comes to town, and this show is going to be a belter down in Ma Nelson’s. 

To kick the night off will be the young metal band CONJURING FATE

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Oh the weather outside was freightful…. but the Empire was so delightful…. Something like that lol.

With Stormzone and Swanee River not being able to play, the boys of SO:NI weren’t sure what was gonig to happen, but in the end it ended up being STEVE HORNER (singer of Swanee River) performing an acoustic set to

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