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Melanie Brehaut

Aussie living in Belfast. My day job is in a cemetery; night job is writing, writing, writing! Music is incredibly important to me, so this is my way of paying it forward. I love discovering talent and spreading the word!

KTG and the Cosmos – Bones

Local hell-raisers Conjuring Fate have been delighting local rockers since their formation around a decade ago with their raucous live shows and classic metal tunes. The band are currently locked in the studio recording so CF shows have been rather…

May 23, 2016

Sintasia – No Looking Back

  In today’s fast paced world, speed certainly seems to be an essential element for many new bands: settling on your sound and getting that EP/album out toute suite is almost a necessity, in order not to be left behind….

May 16, 2016

Irontown Diehards Pre-Release Album Launch Gig – 7th May 2016

  Distortion Project Presents The Irontown Diehards pre-release album launch with support from Cross Eyed Mary and On Parole Saturday 7th May 2016, Limelight 2, Belfast Last Saturday the Limelight showed off it’s lesser seen rock credentials with the pre-release…

May 11, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Final – 6th May 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Final Friday 6th May 2016 – Voodoo, Belfast After six heats and three semi finals, Belfast’s Metal 2 the Masses competition drew to a close in Voodoo on Friday night. In with a shot at playing…

May 10, 2016

Making Monsters – Bad Blood

Derry’s Making Monsters are something of a rarity on these shores: a raucous rock n roll band fronted by a young woman with a gloriously raucous rock n roll voice. The band formed in 2011, releasing an EP in June…

May 8, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Semi Finals

We’ve previously noted that this year’s Metal 2 the Masses contest has contained some, ahem, interesting moments (not looking at anyone in particular – nope, not at all, nuh uh). The semi finals, however, were nothing but pure class –…

May 4, 2016

Maverick – 16th April 2016

Maverick with support from Safire Saturday 16th April 2016 – Diamond Rock Club, Agoghill The tiny and unassuming exterior of Agoghill’s Diamond Rock Club hides a warm and inviting place where legends can not only play, but grow. From fledgling…

April 18, 2016

Horror Punk Legend Argyle Goolsby To Hit Belfast This May

  Shizznigh Promotions is bringing Belfast a night of mayhem, makeup and musical heroes as Argyle Goolsby is set to play the Empire on Sunday, May 22nd. Goolsby, co-founder of horror punks Blitzkid, is finally bringing his band the Roving…

April 15, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 6 – 8th April, 2016

  Metal 2 the Masses Heat 6 – Towers, Donum Dei, The Crawling, Sinocence, Oracle Friday April 8th, Voodoo Belfast After some superb performances, a few close calls and the odd head-scratching moment, the second year of Bloodstock’s Metal 2…

April 12, 2016

Zlatanera – Legerdemain

  Rising from the ashes of several defunct local bands, tongue twisters Zlatanera formed in 2012 and almost immediately began making a name for themselves with their energetic live shows and groovy, almost bluesy stoner rock. It’s taken them awhile…

April 11, 2016

So Long Until the Seance – Seducing the Devil EP

  Ever since Little Miss Stakes shut up shop and stole away in the night, there’ has been a gaping hole in the local scene for a rambunctious band that dress kinda silly, wear Halloween-y makeup, don’t take themselves too…

April 5, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 5 – 26th March, 2016

  Metal 2 the Masses Heat 5 – MOLARBEAR, Korvid, Selene, Heel of Achilles Saturday March 26th, Limelight Belfast After a rather breathless few weeks of both local and international artist gigs, Bloodstock’s Metal 2 the Masses is approaching the…

April 3, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 4 – 24th March 2016

  Metal 2 the Masses Heat 4 – FigureHead, Acid Age, Baleful Creed Thursday March 24th, Voodoo Belfast So. Metal 2 the Masses finally arrived in Belfast last year and returned this year: so far there has been eight heats…

March 29, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 3 – 19th March, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 3 – Eyes See Blind, Drakonis, Scimitar, Symptoms of Silence Saturday March 19th, Limelight, Belfast After the recent plethora of exciting international gigs in the local rock and metal world, Belfast’s rockers turned their attention…

March 21, 2016

The Geneva Experiment – Birth Marks EP

  We here at Chordblossom were big fans of prog rock/metallers Dyingbreed, who have been mysteriously silent, on presumed hiatus, since late 2013. So we were pleased when vocalist James Moore announced the formation of another band, this time alt…

March 20, 2016