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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!

Interview: Rex Shachath

Having remained quiet on the scene for the last few years, local death metallers Rex Shachath suddenly reappeared a matter of days ago with a new EP, Revocation of the Blood Elect, new single and video to boot. Why the sudden flurry of…

October 25, 2015

Watch: Rex Shachath – Revocation of the Blood Elect

Having laid low since the end of 2014, just last month Northern Irish death metallers Rex Shachath suddenly announced their return with a brand new record which will be out November 20th via French label Great Dane Records. Entitled Revocation…

October 21, 2015

Interview: Glenn Hughes

Rock legend Glenn Hughes is hitting Belfast again this Thursday, much to the delight of his fans. A performer since his first band in the Seventies, Hughes – and his astonishing voice, which many would say is getting even better…

October 20, 2015

Thurisaz – 15th October 2015

Thurisaz with support from Sorrowfall and Altus Thursday 15th October 2015 – Voodoo Belfast Metal fans: do you cringe when you hear the words ‘avant garde’, ‘atmospheric’ or ’emotional’ used to describe heavy metal? “Oh god, wanky and boring music…

October 20, 2015

Making Monsters – 9th October 2015

Redbeard: Making Monsters with support from By Conquest or Consent, Death of a a Salesman NI and Dream Awake Friday 9th October 2015 – Bar Sub, Belfast Question: what are the key ingredients for a successful gig? Quality bands, obviously….

October 14, 2015

Steven VX – Rocket 21

Northern Ireland has an astonishingly rich punk heritage, from Stiff Little Fingers to The Undertones and The Outcasts, from Terri Hooley to today’s Warzone Collective venue. Far from only being in the past, it is still alive and kicking, as…

October 12, 2015

Avant Garde Metallers Thurisaz to Play Belfast; Support From Altus and Sorrowfall

Fans of genre-bending heavy metal should turn their attention to the next ‘Redbeard Presents‘ gig: Thursday October 15th in Voodoo, avant garde black/death/doom metallers Thurisaz will hit Belfast for the first time since 2011. The Belgians, currently promoting their most…

October 12, 2015

Stream: So Long Until The Seance – ‘Dead Boys’

  The phrase ‘rose from the ashes of’ is one oft used in music journalism to describe band members coming together from obsolete bands to form a new one. Due to the small pool of musicians in Northern Ireland and…

September 28, 2015

Rex Shachath Announce New Record ‘Revocation of the Blood Elect’

Having laid low since the end of 2014, Northern Irish death metallers Rex Shachath have suddenly announced their return and are back for blood with a brand new record which will be out November 20th via Great Dane Records. Entitled Revocation…

September 22, 2015

Man the Harpoons – Pressure

  Metalcore has moved from the shadows of its genesis of blending hardcore and metal to become a force to be reckoned with in the world of heavy music. Often particularly popular within younger fans new to metal, it’s a…

September 14, 2015

Stormzone Album Launch – 5th September, 2015

Stormzone, with support from Vicious Nature, Rabid Bitch of the North, Donum Dei and Flang Saturday 5th September – Limelight 1, Belfast Saturday September 5th, and a mighty storm is approaching Belfast… No, not up there, silly! To witness this…

September 12, 2015

THVS – Everyday Hexes

The compact nature of Northern Ireland’s rock and metal scene often means that when one band breaks up, at least one will rise from its ashes, usually with members of other bands making up the numbers. Thus from the dissolving…

September 1, 2015

Altus – 22nd August, 2015

Altus, support from Two Tales of Woe, Cursed Sun and Disconnect Saturday 22nd August – Limelight 2, Belfast It warms the cockles of our collective hearts here at Chordblossom to watch a fledgling band take it’s first faltering steps before…

August 31, 2015

Interview: By Any Means

It’s not every day that a hardcore act is asked by one of Bloodstock‘s organisers to play the festival – and on the hallowed Hobgoblin New Blood stage, at that. Melanie Brehaut sat down with the band’s bassist Chris McDowell…

August 25, 2015

Overoth and By Any Means at Bloodstock Open Air Festival – August 7th – 9th, 2015

Overoth and By Any Means, Bloodstock Open Air Festival, August 7th – 9th, 2015 Bloodstock Open Air festival, located in the usually peaceful area of South Derbyshire, is a festival that attracts metalheads from all over the UK and further…

August 24, 2015