Friday, July 25, 2008
Residual Effect back and rockin!
"We're from Northern Ireland
We play extreme metal
We're Residual Effect
Any more questions? "
"FOR four years we've been blasting stages across Ireland and the UK . For four years we're been battering eardrums and blistering faces with our take on extreme metal. And we don't intend to let up any time soon."
The words of Residual Effect's fearsome frontman Micky Higgins – but more than that; it's the ethos that keeps Residual Effect alive and relevant to fans of metal played with an intensity and purity few can rival; few dare to try…
Northern Ireland has a burgeoning metal scene – Residual Effect were in the vanguard and they intend to lead from the front again.
After a brief hiatus that saw them recruit a new man on the sticks – Gerry Gallagher - Residual Effect are back on the road and back rehearsing new tracks for a forthcoming release.
And now for those who need a reminder...
Formed in 2004, Residual Effect have two releases under their collective belts: the Residual Effect EP and 2006 album 'In A World Where Pain is God'.
They've already played with acts such as Raging Speedhorn, Soulfy, Devildriver, Nevermore, Panic Cell, American Head Charge, Soil, Cephalic Carnage, Skinless, Born From Pain I Remain, Visceral Bleeding and RSJ.
"We've earned respect from our peers here in Northern Ireland and from much further a field," said bassist Anthony McKee. "Some of the bands we're played with gave us kudos, some admitted we blew them off the stage, some gave us only grudging respect.
"But no-one could challenge our ferocity, or our honesty."
In some of today's simpering, so-called metal such sentiments could be seen as hyperbole at best, arrogance at worst. But from Residual Effect they are a genuine reflection of the confidence of the band; confidence that comes from knowing they can deliver the goods.
And to paraphrase Micky…they don't intend letting up anytime soon!
Residual Effect play Katy Daly's on 9th August with R.S.J.
Photo credit Mark Leetch www.wakeuphate.com