Pick Your Rock and Metal

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

And this weekend brings y'all rock and metal in abundance

RIGHT people if you want some hard rock and heavy metal you are spoiled for choice - and are going to have to make some tough choices about what to see and what to sacrifice.

The clashes start on Friday (April 17th) when fundraising event 'Darrenfest' brings together three ass-kicking bands to bring metalheads together in a good cause in the Voodoo, in Fountain Street.

Rabid Bitch of the North, fresh from besieging Limerick (at the Siege of Limerick...) will be headlining. Support comes from one of Satan's favourite bands, Zlatanera, and the doomy stylings of Bad Boat.

Tickets are a mere £5, and there is a raffle with some fantastic prizes.

At the same time in 'The Bar With No Name' on Dublin Road Hexxed will be launching their 'Hidden Graphics' ep with support coming from Continuous Battle of Order. Admission £6.

Now, come Saturday there are more clashes, but before deciding where to go at 21:00 get yourselves along to Limelight2.

Why? Because it is the last heat in the Bloodstock 'Metal 2 The Masses' - your last chance to vote for a band to reach the semi-finals of Northern Ireland heat.

Taking to the stage are four bands: Cursed Sun, Dead Addiction, A Little Bitter and Shrouded. The whole shebang kicks off at 5pm, and for five pounds sterling you get the chance to help decide who goes through to the semi-final. Come along and get voting!

Fresh from exercising your heavy metal franchise (well it is more fun than the General Election!) you are faced with another choice...

In the Pavilion the hard rockin' bluesy act Lo Mejor launch their d├ębut CD. Given past live performances it is sure to be a stormer...

But in terms of storms...Skinned will be arriving from the good ol' USofA to bring the noise to the Warzone Centre. Death metal terror will be in support in the shape of Zombified, with Wardomized and The Crawling also on the bill. £10 gets you in - and it's BYO.

Also on Saturday Lower Than Atlantis appear in the Bar Sub, QUBSU, with We Are The Ocean and PVRIS in support. £6 gets you through the door.

Now, by any stretch of the imagination that is one helluva weekend of rock and metal!

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