Category : Live Reviews

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

Muse – 6th April 2016

Muse  Wednesday 6th April 2016 – SSE Arena, Belfast It’s been 10 years since Muse last graced the SSE arena or as it was known then The Odyssey. At that time I was unfortunately too young to attend, finally getting to…

April 15, 2016

Tudor Cinema Club – 12th April 2016

  Tudor Cinema Club (Two Door Cinema Club) Tuesday 12th April 2016 – Limelight, Belfast Tuesday nights in Belfast aren’t known to be the most ideal night of the week to attend or put on a local gig yet the…

April 13, 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

Freedom 35’s – 28th March 2016

Freedom 35s Monday 28th March 2016 – Atlantic Bar, Portrush Easter Monday saw Funk and Soul arrive to the north coast in style as The Freedom 35’s rocked the Atlantic Bar in Portrush. Billed as the best live band in the country the…

April 3, 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

Wolf Alice – 4th March 2016

Wolf Alice with support from Spies Friday 4th March 2016 – Mandela Hall, Belfast Support act Spies, the 5-piece band from Dublin took to the stage with confidence. Opening with ‘Sea Creature’, the crowd was instantly awoken from their pre-gig…

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

City & Colour – 23rd February 2016

  City & Colour with support from Lucy Rose – Mandela Hall, Belfast – 23rd February 2016 Dallas Green mostly known as City and Colour visited Mandela Hall on Feb 23rd as a part of his early 2016 tour. He chose…

February 29, 2016

Runaway Go – 12th February 2016

Runaway Go album launch with Jealous of the Birds Friday 12th February 2016 – Redeemer Central, Belfast Runaway Go took a few people by surprise early last year when they were reduced to a duo of solely Fiona O’Kane and Dave Jackson….

February 23, 2016

Slipknot – 15th February 2016

Slipknot with support from Suicidal Tendencies Monday 15th February 2016 – SSE Arena, Belfast Monday 15th February saw the long awaited return of metal giants Slipknot to Belfast. Having played the Odyssey Arena previously in 2002, the Iowan band certainly…

February 17, 2016

Axis Of – 10th February 2016

  When local bands announce a show in the Limelight or similarly sized venue it is normally for a special occasion. On initial inspection an album launch is a special enough but just before this particular show for Axis Of…

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