THE dark clouds of economic misery, the global recession, the gloom of plunging exchange rates...well fuck that! It's time to rock!
Get ready for a stomping badass start to February. On Thursday the Soulfly tribe lands in town with Max's merry crew ready to rattle the rafters at the Spring & Airbrake as they bring the power of new platter Conquer to bear on unsuspecting ears.
Friday, you can take a wee breather if you fancy the less intense garage grooves of The Datsuns, also at the Spring & Airbrake. At the same time Two Tales of Woe are at the Rosetta supporting a Sabbath tribute band.
By Saturday the Distortion Project rocks Ormeau Avenue with No Grace Given and Dead Angels. Later Condemned are at Lavery's.
As if this all wasn't serious enough Sunday has the city being laid waste by Lamb of God at the Mandella Hall (support from Mass Extinction and the much touted Five Finger Death Punch).
Drawn a breath...well you'll need to catch more when Judas Priest, Megadeth and Testament tear down the Odyssey on the 11th.
Yep, six weeks into 2009 and already it's shaping up to be a vintage year for hard rock and 'eavy fuggin' metal!