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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: 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

Interview: Overoth

Local ‘death metal with a twist’ headbangers Overoth took to the Hobgoblin New Blood stage at Bloodstock Open Air festival on Saturday August 8th as winners of the recent Metal 2 the Masses competition here in Belfast, and Melanie Brehaut was there to…

August 18, 2015

Interview: Stormzone

Local legends Stormzone are on the verge of releasing their fifth album, the clever and epic Seven Sins. Melanie Brehaut sat down with vocalist John ‘Harv’ Harbinson and guitarist/producer Steve Moore to talk about the album’s concept, the band’s future…

August 5, 2015

Attack the Day – Shadows

  Anyone feeling jaded about ‘the youth of today’ and their work ethic need look no further than Fermanagh alt-metallers Attack the Day. Since their formation as a four piece in 2012 they’ve seemingly not let up for a minute…

July 27, 2015

Festival Preview: Monsters of Rot V 2015

Monsters of Rot V Festival Letterbreen – 1st August 2015 Consisting of old and new members of the MOR crew, Henchman Promotions has dredged the Monsters of Rot festival from the Fermanagh bog to return for its 5th instalment in…

July 21, 2015

Interview: Overoth

Belfast death metal stalwarts Overoth are celebrating their tenth anniversary as a band in style this year, winning the Belfast leg of Bloodstock’s Metal 2 the Masses competition amongst stiff competition,  which garnered them a slot on the legendary Hobgoblin New Blood…

July 17, 2015

Donum Dei – Justice Fails

Donum Dei have been building themselves a reputation as a fearsome live act since they formed in late 2011 as ‘Damage Case’. Essentially still schoolboys back then, they have honed their craft at gig after gig until they have become…

July 6, 2015

Chelsea Grin – 17th June 2015

Chelsea Grin, support from Death of a Salesman and By Conquest or Consent, Wednesday 17th June – Bar Sub, QSU, Belfast The tiny Bar Sub buried deep in the bowels of Queen’s Student Union was the place to be on…

June 28, 2015

It Came From The Bog: Everything You Wanted To Know About Monsters Of Rot V

Henchman Promotions, in association with Planetmosh, The Oaks Recording Studio and Irish Metal Archives, present the MONSTERS OF ROT V FESTIVAL, Letterbreen, Co. Fermanagh! IT CAME FROM THE BOG! Consisting of old and new members of the MOR crew, Henchman…

June 23, 2015

Stormzone Announce Release Of New Album ‘Seven Sins’

Out 3rd August via Metal Nations Records, Seven Sins is the fifth album from Northern Ireland’s Stormzone; featuring 12 brand new studio tracks sure to please fans of classic heavy metal! Watch The Album Trailer Here! Recorded at FireMachine…

June 17, 2015

Embers Of Earth – The Resistance

  Embers of Earth is the rather ambitious solo project of metal guitarist Luke Carlisle, who, along with Gacys Threads vocalist Aaron Vance have created a second EP of his bruising Christian metalcore music entitled The Resistance. The two collaborated…

June 16, 2015

Monsters Of Rot V Festival Announce Facebook Competition

Henchman Promotions, promoters of this year’s Monsters of Rot V festival in Letterbreen, Co Fermanagh, have announced a rather sweet competition over on their Facebook page. If you’re at all interested in attending this, ahem, monstrous day of music then…

May 31, 2015


With a name taken from Motorhead’s debut album and a list of influences that reads like a ‘who’s who’ of rock, On Parole were never going to sound like anything but a modern take on old school rock n roll….

May 25, 2015


Metal 2 the Masses Final – Donum Dei, Overoth, Sinocence, Conjuring Fate, Cursed Sun Friday 8th May, Voodoo  Belfast So after five heats, two semi finals and twenty eight performances, it all came down to this: the final of the…

May 18, 2015