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.

New Irish Metal - The latest demos and albums, reviewed


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


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!


Ireland’s veteran folk metallers Cruachan send word that they’ve scored a fresh record deal with German label Trollzorn.

They’ll be the second Irish band to hook up with the German label that specialises in the Pagan, Folk and Viking metal niches. New album coming later this year as well, by the looks.


Wytch Hazel are back with a new EP of pretty hard rocking heavy metal in the NWOBHM style.

One of the latest releases from Ireland’s Sarlacc label, they’re going after the retro vibe – Andy Cunningham gets on his knees for this Christian inspired metal.

Next five metal gigs in Ireland

  • 20 Apr Dolans, Limerick
    Siege Of Limerick: Primordial + Mourning Beloveth + Shardborne + For Ruin + Slave Zero + more
  • 26 Apr The Pint, Dublin
    Coldwar (Pantheist Album Launch - Album Included In Door Charge) + Overoth + Killface + Electric Taurus
  • 26 Apr The limelight, Belfast
    Putrefy + Rule Of Six
  • 29 Apr Whelans Upstairs, Dubin
    church of misery + Slomatics + Weed Priest