From The Vaults

The first in our new series, digging out awesome older albums. Jamie Grimes starts with a much loved gem from the halcyon days of England's underground.


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They’re a US thrash band featuring a former member of black metallers Averse Safira, steeped in the thrash of the 80s.

In this wide ranging interview, frontman Jeff Tandy gives his views on the thrash revival – including a word on our own brightest lights.

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Mainstream Metal over the last ten years owes everything to Meshuggah. Yet it will never equal them – and one particular drumbeat shows why.

We take a bit of time out to pay tribute to three minutes of drumming madness.

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Is the field of dark doom actually getting too crowded? We’re beginning to wonder.

This new one from Pilgrim has got some monstrous tones, but too often it’s content to just fumble around, says Andy Cunningham

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The winner of the competition to win a pair of tix to see death metal legends CARCASS live in Dublin has been announced.

Was it you? Our thanks to DME promotions – now get checking to find out who the jammy ballix is that won!

Next five metal gigs in Ireland



  • 24 Apr Dolan\'s Warehouse, Limerick
    Indie Week Ireland + Sumo Cyco + Going 90 + Raging Sons + Ashley Fayth + Stefan James + Corner Boy + Fallings
    €0
  • 26 Apr The Pint, Dublin
    Coldwar (Pantheist Album Launch - Album Included In Door Charge) + Overoth + Killface + Electric Taurus
    €10
  • 26 Apr VOODOO, BELFAST
    HORNETS + SLOMATICS + SPITTIN\' TEETH
    £5
  • 26 Apr The limelight, Belfast
    Putrefy + Rule Of Six
    £5
  • 29 Apr Fibbers Upstairs, Dublin
    CHURCH OF MISERY + SLOMATICS + WEED PRIEST
    €16