IT'S a six-band Saturday this weekend. Sinocence have the Belfast launch of their ep No God, No Masters Vol 2 (review here) at Limelight2 with colleagues in rock Gasoline Outlaws, Donum Dei, Maverick and Conjuring Fate.
Doors are at four pm with the action running through until 9pm.
Hardy rock fans will then (if they have not already) made their way to the Diamond Rock Club to see The Quireboys conclude their unplugged tour.
That's a damn busy Saturday of rock!
THE History Channel have just this week premiered Season Three of the most metal of programmes 'Vikings'.
With recruiting underway for extras in Dublin shortly (long hair and beards useful of course) there is a distinct metal connection with the programme.
Warduna's main man Einar 'Kvitrafn' Selvik has co-written the score and makes an acting appearance on the show.
For those who have not caught up with Warduna as yet, let's just say that after the release of 'Gap Var Ginnunga' they won the Golden God as Best Underground Metal Band in 2014...
HEADING to Bloodstock? It just might be worth your while being there on Thursday...
The Sophie Lancaster Stage will host a warm-up that will set the tone for a weekend of partying...
The bonkers Arnocorps will headline with their metal interpretations of one Mr Arnie Schwarzenegger oeuvre of action packed films.
The PR blurb has the band declaring: We're so pumped to be bringing our action adventure, audio assault to the ballsiest of all metal festivals."
Opening the fest will be Reign of Fury, followed by Metaprism and Welsh death metallers Desecration.
And, if you really aren't sure that the party is getting underway then pirate metal act Red Rum will be bringing their rum-infused rabble rousing set to Bloodstock. They were magnificent at HRH United on the Hammerfest stage. Check out 'Make Port, Drink Port' on https://youtube.be/qHjPp7EK2nU.
CONSTANT readers will remember Andy Gillen's review of FM's new album 'Heroes and Villains'
The AOR band has now released a lyric video for 'Life Is A Highway'. Along with 'Digging Up The Dirt' - the first video/single from the it is available now as an Instant Gratification track on iTunes with album pre-orders at http://radi.al/FMHandViTunes.
FM axeman Jim Kirkpatrick said: "Life Is A Highway is one of the band's favourite songs from 'Heroes and Villains'.
"Steve Overland brought the original idea to rehearsal and then the rest of the band all chipped in to created this melodic rocker".
'Heroes and Villains' is the band's first release on Frontiers Srl and you can watch Life Is A Highway below...