Pick Your Rock and Metal

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Gig listings - updated...

Upcoming gigs at which you may chose to rock out, mosh, air guitar, or boogie like someone who has made recent aquaintance with Jagermeister...

  • Deft Leppard – 17th February – The Empire [Dublin date the night before....]
  • St Valentine's Metal Massacre - Sorrowfall, Residual Effect, Bad Boat, Catch 23, Hoax, Blind Friday, Drekk, Arcane Suppression, Vile Intent, Tribulation & Last Orders & Honey for Christ – 18th February – Spring & Airbrake (in aid of Fibromyalgia) - might be last gasp of the liver...
  • Bleeding Through - Feb 19th (with Caliban, All Shall Perish & I Killed the Prom Queen)
  • Fireland - Feb 28th (with Rigger & 2 TBC) Lavery's Bunker
  • Saxon – March 2nd Spring & Airbrake
  • Mastodon – March 2nd Mandella Hall
  • SLF – March 9th – Ulster Hall
  • Dirty DC – 10th March – The Empire
  • The Australian Pink Floyd – 23rd March – The Odyssey Arena
  • My Chemical Romance – 1st April – RDS Simmonscourt
  • Trivium – 8/9 April – The Ambassador (Dub)
  • 36 Crazyfists – 28th April – Spring & Airbrake
  • Juliette Lewis & The Licks -2nd May - Spring & Airbrake
  • Bryan Adams – 5th May – Odyssey Arena
  • Roger Waters – 14th May – The Point
  • Meatloaf - 31st May – Odyssey Arena
  • Rottfest – TBC if it goes ahead again
  • AC/DC – Slane – Date TBC
  • Heaven & Hell (Dio-era Sabbath -see previous post)
  • Possible Dublin date...Download – a repeat of last year’s Dublin transfer of Donington possible - especially given Bruce's comments on Dec 20th...

You know of other dates? Let me know by posting a comment of emailing

Thursday, January 25, 2007


OZZY GOES TO WEMBLEYOzzy Osbourne is to play Wembley Arena in London on June 19, supported by Black Label Society....wonder can we all nag Zakk to play a warm-up in Belfast!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Neon Knights, Lonely is the Word, Sign of the Southern Cross etc...

Heaven And Hell (a.k.a Sabs with Little Ronnie!) have confirmed they they will only be playing songs from the Dio era of Black Sabbath on their upcoming world tour - source for this Totalrock.com.

"The band - vocalist Ronnie Dio, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Vinny Appice - will put together their live show from the 'Heaven And Hell', 'Mob Rules' and 'Dehumanizer' albums, plus three new songs written and recorded for the upcoming compilation album 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years'." is the quote from Total Rock. Well right now can I put in a bid for an extended version of 'Lonely is the Word' to be in the set-list.

Oh, yeah, forgot to say the bidding is underway to see if they will play in Ireland as well as Monsters of Rock. Oh, yeah forgot to say that Ozzy is planning a brief festival tour of Europe at same time - so desperate to reclaim his spot he's even planning an appearance on the bill with Iron Maiden. Just keep Sharon and Bruce apart ffs!

Good metal, beer and a good cause...'nuff said!

Be there!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Lick it up!

After her hard working set supporting The Darkness last yearm Juliette Lewis & The Licks have signed up to play Belfast again at The Spring and Airbrake on May 2nd. An interview with Juliette appeared in last week's Sunday Life can be read here. Tickets on sale now.

Shoot, Shoot! Doctor Doctor's coming to Belfast

Veteran rockers and hard rock pack leaders throughout the 70s and early 80s, UFO, have set a a date for Belfast - their first since...1979

Phil Mogg and Pete way will be bringing back the epic sounds to the city's Spring and Airbrake on March 23rd.

And for a band formed in...1969 they're still producing relevant music, last year's Monkey Puzzle CD not only scored excellent reviews, but made it into several magazines top 50 reviews of the year.

And for younger readers who may not understand the appeal of the band they bridged the hard rocking 70s and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, thus influencing many of today's acts check out their Wikipedia entry here.

Tickets are priced £20 and available from Katy Daly's and usual outlets.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

SOiL - Wednesday night

Don't forget SOiL are playing at the Spring & Airbrake on Wednesday night with Godhead, Brand New Sin and Lennon - see y'all there!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Problems getting Soil tickets?

There're reports the Belfast Soil/Godhead/Brand New Sin/Lennon show tickets are not on sale yet - not true!

Please contact the venue or Katy Daly's if you haven't already or email bulletproofpromotions@hushmail.com to let the promoters know if you are having problems obtaining tickets.