This night was definitely a night to remember!  The night was in tribute to TREV FLEMING (guitarist for SWEET SAVAGE) who passed away last year, and TOMMY McMANUS (drummer for the MAMA’S BOYS) who passed away 17 years ago.  Organised by Aidan Donnelly and team, classic acts were brought

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Annual rock/metal music festival Hard Rock Hell embarked on a pilgrimage in 2011 to recruit willing promoters, venues and music fans into their fold and help their dream come true.

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SCREW the mainstream, it's so bland and formulaic that it doesn't know when it is disappearing up its own back passage...

Why this outburst? For once it is not prompted by alcohol (although that is helping!). Some days ago I clocked an episode of Grumpy Old Men in the graveyard of TV that are Sky Channels repeating shows you missed

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HANG on to your bits, never mind the blizzards, because 2012 is kicking off with an alien infestation from GWAR and A Pale Horse Called Death...

The Distortion Project is still assailing the unwilling and willing alike as we approach Friday's 2011 equinox, yet Mr James Loveday has cunningly released the metal world's plans for

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Updating is such a commitment!  Anyways, hello! Here are some shots of some of the gigs I’ve shot lately!

Hilden Beer & Music Festival - Hilden Brewery, Lisburn - 26th August 2011

So headed up to the annual Beer & Music festival down at the Hilden Brewery! This was the only night I went to, featuring,

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OKAY, it's nt exactlt metal, but Fish is part of the heritage of hard rock and a truly great lyricist...and now there's a second date in Norn Iron for his Fishheads Acoustic Tour.

In addition to 10th December at the Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill the large scaly one will be popping up at the Spring and Airbrake on 15th December...<br

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THAT headline caught your attention! Wish I could claim it, but it comes in the blurb announcing that La Faro will have the Belfast launch of their Easy Meat CD at The Limelight on October 13th.

Easy Meat is already receiving rave reviews for its

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EARLY notice of this one passed me by...but Duff McKagan is bringing Loaded back to Belfast for another aural assault of truly inspiring hard rock, bluesy punk.

Loaded will make their third appearance in Belfast on Wednesday, 2nd November in the Spring & Airbrake.

Tickets clock in at £20, but rest assured that Duff and

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NORWEGIAN black metal mentalists are débuting in Belfast on November 28th at the Spring & Airbrake.

I've always had a wee soft spot for their take on what can become a clichéd black metal scene. And to take it a step further Shagrath and his accomplices want fans to vote on which of their past albums will form the first part

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INTERROGATE have proved to be one of the ambitious bands in the healthy panoply of Northern Ireland heavy music acts, delivering consistently rowdy but tight live sets, and surprisingly excellent recorded output.

It should then come as no surprise then that the new five track EP,

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Here are some gigs I am really looking forward to these upcoming weeks!

10th September

TIGERTAILZ

Support: Last Known Addiction

Venue: The Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill

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14th September

METAL AS ****

Featuring: Sinocence, By

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