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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!

Blazefest IV: All The Latest News

  Blazefest is an annual one day event that raises funds for the Royal Belfast Hospital For Sick Children. Now in its sixth year, the festival is organised by the family of young Blaze Shields-Pettitt, a brave little man who…

March 8, 2016

Blazefest Battle of the Bands 2016

Blazefest Battle of the Bands – Korvid, Lee Harvey Oswald, Oracle, Heel of Achilles, High Sundays & Car Chase City Monday 25th February 2016 – Voodoo, Belfast For the past five years, devoted parents Dawn and Darren Shields-Pettitt have brought…

March 2, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 2 – 18th February 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 2 – Skypilot, Mosmo Strange, So Long Until the Seance, Erosion Thursday 18th February 2016 – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday February 18th in Voodoo was the second heat of Bloodstock’s Metal 2 the Masses (M2TM) competition,…

February 24, 2016

Watch: Rabid Bitch of the North – Green Eyes

Wearing their influences on their sleeves, quite literally, patched denim and all things NWOBHM is their art, they are the purveyors of traditional heavy metal. Northern Irish heavy metal trio Rabid Bitch Of The North strike back with a fantastic new single, ‘Green Eyes‘. Released on a…

February 15, 2016

Metal 2 The Masses Heat 1 – 30th January 2016

Metal 2 The Masses Heat 1 Wardomized, Shrouded, Cursed Sun & Deathbus Saturday 30th January 2016 – Limelight, Belfast This time last year as Bloodstock Festival’s Metal 2 the Masses contest cranked into action, Northern Irish heavy music fans were…

February 10, 2016

Distortion Project Fundraiser Gig To Take Place On Saturday February 9th

February 13th in the venerable Limelight 2 sees a stacked card of a benefit gig for The Distortion Project, the beloved and long-running rock and metal promotion company in Belfast, currently in it’s fifteenth year and responsible for putting on…

February 9, 2016

Parapa Palace

Parapa Palace – Parapa Palace

  For a small place, Northern Ireland surely does produce an awful lot of indie/alt/post rock bands – the sort of music that the NME or BBC Radio 1 gets all hot and bothered over (and almost never visits our…

January 26, 2016

Watch: Rex Shachath – Colossus Rise

Northern Irish death metallers Rex Shachath have posted a new video for ‘Colossus Rise’, a track taken from their latest opus Revocation Of The Blood Elect, which was released via French label Great Dane Records last November. Watch ‘Colossus Rise’ Here!   ‘Colossus Rise’…

January 20, 2016

The Distortion Project Needs Your Help

    Anyone who has been to a rock, metal or punk gig in Belfast in the last decade and a half has almost certainly felt the influence of James Loveday’s The Distortion Project. Now in its sixteenth year, the…

January 10, 2016

Interview : Henchman Promotions

Henchman Promotions have added another feather to their cap by launching a Saturday Club for underage musicians in The Hangout in Fermanagh. We chatted with Mo Sheerin from Henchman Promotions about the ethos of the club. ►Can you tell us…

January 7, 2016

Fireland’s Debut Album Gets Remixed and Remastered

 Some news about Fireland! After forming in 2003 in Northern Ireland, Fireland released their debut album in 2008. Now it has been expertly remixed and remastered for 2016. Included are two unreleased tracks taken from the original recording sessions, Speak…

December 21, 2015

Dream Awake – Pathfinder

When Chordblossom first came across Lisburn youngsters Dream Awake in a support slot for the recent Making Monsters gig (which you can read about here) we were distinctly underwhelmed by the lack of connectivity and their rather desultory playing. To…

December 8, 2015

Rex Shachath – Revocation of the Blood Elect

Do you ever do that thing where you suddenly think “hey, whatever happened to (insert band name here)? They were really good!”. Well, if you were wondering to Belfast death metal crushers Rex Shachath, they’re back to set your mind…

November 23, 2015


Selene – The Forgotten

Northern Ireland’s leading light in the symphonic metal genre, Derry’s own Selene, have certainly been busy beavers since their formation a mere couple of years ago. Their debut EP Among the Frozen was released in July 2013 just months after…

November 17, 2015

Belfast Sludge/Fuzz Rockers Slomatics Sign to Black Bow Records

Black Bow Records is proud to announce that they have signed Belfast sludge/fuzz rockers Slomatics. The band will be releasing a new full length album in Spring of 2016. In advance of the new album’s release, the label has decided…

November 12, 2015