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 recent studio album The Pulse of Mourning, are certainly enjoying a fruitful 2015: apart from releasing …Mourning, they also released a live DVD/CD entitled Live and Acoustic which featured them accompanied by a string orchestra, as well as embarking on a punishing tour schedule which sees them hit Ireland, the UK and Europe in the coming months. Both their recorded material and their live shows have received glowing reviews, so it would certainly be well worth your while to take a dander down to Voodoo (even if it is a school night).
Support for both the Belfast and Dublin gigs comes in the form of Belfast’s own merchants of blackened melodic death metal, the elusive Sorrowfall, as well as modern melodic metallers Altus, performing their last home town gig of the year before hitting the studio to record their new album. Guitarist Mick Legge said of the gig, “The last twelve months have seen us accomplish a lot – appearances at two major Irish festivals and cementing the best ever lineup of the band. We’re really looking forward to these shows, playing two of our favourite venues with two great bands. It’s a nice way to round off what’s been our best year yet”.
All things considered this is shaping up to be an explosive gig. With a four year gap, both between albums for Thurisaz (2011’s critically acclaimed The Cimmerian Years) and their last visit to these shores, absence will have undoubtedly made hearts grow fonder, for both the band and their fans. And with support coming from such high calibre acts – both Sorrowfall and Altus literally never put on a bad show – your Thursday night plans have just been confirmed. We’ll see you in the pit.
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Thurisaz tour dates: http://thurisaz.be/