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Irelands Premier Metal Music Podcast. The Metal Cell Podcast sets out to promote the Irish Metal Scene by talking to the bands, promoters, artists and fans of this musical genre. I hope to interview as many generations as possible involved in the Irish Metal community from those who create the music, design the artwork, promote the gigs or simply fans of the music itself. It's one of the most exciting times ever to be a Metal fan in Ireland with so many home grown and international metal ban ...
 
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The Metal Cell Forums. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Joe as we talk about the Metal Scene, talk about bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! We had a cracking episode of The Metal Cell Forums this week and a lot of rabbit holes explored in relation to Myspace. We discuss the effect it had on Metal bands, fans and many o…
 
I had a great chat with Dave Gleeson (Guitar/Vocals), Neill Nevin (Bass) & Mick Carey (Guitar) of purveyors of Doom, Brigantia. John Clarke (Drums) and Dave have been playing together and putting out demos since 1994, however in early 2000 the addition of Neill on bass finally put the band on the path they still tread on today. Brigantia became a f…
 
It was a pleasure to welcome Doom merchants Death The Leveller to the show. Denis Dowling (Vocals) & Dave Murphy (Bass) are no strangers to the Irish Metal Scene with Dave playing in Mael Mórdha and Denis fronting Cursed Earth. We touch upon both of those bands histories and talk about the formation of Death The Leveller from the ashes of Mael Mórd…
 
Myself and Evan have a great chat with Ryan, Colin and Chris of Northern Ireland Metallic/Hardcore band Axecatcher. Bursting onto the scene in 2012 the band were quick to make a name for themselves with the first single “The Odalisque” becoming a featured track on BBC Across The Line’s feature 'That New Band Smell. With a string of critically relea…
 
The Metal Cell Forums with Danielle, Evan and our special guest John Ard of Bad Reputation and Siege of Limerick. Whilst everyone's ears are still ringing after the 25th edition of Siege Of Limerick and for those who had that incredible feeling of being at a truly immense celebration of Metal in Limerick, I feel it's only proper that we revisit thi…
 
It was a pleasure to welcome the talented Santiago Kodela (guitarist/vocalist) of Svet Kant to once again join me on the show. The band will be releasing their brilliant new EP called 'Three Faces' on Friday 15th of April. We talk about the creative process that went into the writing of 'Three Faces' and discuss what the rest of the year holds for …
 
Myself and Evan welcomed Gavin Sharp (Vocals) & Nick Butcher (Bass) of metalcore act Survivalist to the show to talk about their brilliant debut 'VII'. Pat O' from The Metal Cell review page summed the band up nicely: "Survivalist play a powerful and highly technical style of metal, heaving with intense riffs, deep-rooted bass hooks and devastating…
 
In this bonus episode taken from our Live Facebook Stream recorded on the 16.03.2022, join myself, Howard, Evan and Joe as we celebrate the 3 year anniversary of The Metal Cell Podcast. We reviewed five quality releases from Expedition, WhiteRoomNightmare, The Crux, Lacerator and Devilsome. The hot topic of the night was the good, the bad and the u…
 
Myself and Evan interview Cian Sweeney of Poser. Cian has released a terrific Metal crossover solo e.p called 'Sick' and is currently attending college in Galway. We have a great chat about song writing, influences and his appearance on the RTE/TNAG show 'Tribes'. It's always important for us to promote young talented musicians on the Podcast and C…
 
I was delighted to welcome Adrian Foley, Keith McCoy & Mó Sheerin to part 3 of a series I'm doing highlighting the terrific Irish solo artists that are releasing material in the Irish Metal Scene. Adrian Foley (guitarist/vocals) is no stranger to this podcast due to his brilliant thrash solo release with Necrokinesis. It's fair to say he caught us …
 
Kaz (drums) & Maeve Molly (guitars/vox) of Vulpynes, Eddie (vox) of The Nilz & Jim (guitars) of Hashmaker all talk about their upcoming appearance at the Relapse Festival in Cork 19/03/22. Relapse is a DIY music and arts festival celebrating some of the finest talent in the Irish arts sector hosted in The Spailpin Fanach pub. There's eleven bands a…
 
Myself and Joe McGuigan of Gama Bomb sit down with Alan Averill of Primordial/Dread Sovereign. Primordial sell out venues around the world; they headline festivals across Europe, their fans will travel thousands of miles to see them, they’re the biggest contemporary Irish metal band but are largely ignored by the main stream Irish press. We get an …
 
It was a pleasure to chat to Andy Whale (ex Bolt Thrower/Memoriam), Mick Carey (Zealot Cult) and Lee Cummings (Severe Lacerations) about the release of their gore soaked, old school death metal e.p titled 'Times Up'. Fronted by Kieran Scott (Ashen Crown) and mixed/mastered by Gord Olson (Darkened), DeathCollector has seized the Metal Scene in the U…
 
Myself and Evan have a brilliant chat with Carlo Bellotti of Worm Hole Death, Epictronic and Carlo Bellotti Publishing. Carlo came to my attention via his Worm Hole Death record label, which he created to sign some incredible Metal acts and it has steadily grown worldwide. At the moment it has two brilliant Irish Metal acts on it which is Foreign W…
 
In this bonus episode taken from our Live Facebook Stream recorded on the 27.01.2022, join myself, Danielle, Evan and Joe as we reviewed five quality releases from The Magnapinna, Hyperstasis, Jordan Dennis, The Mountain King and Kurokuma. The hot topic of the night was Metal bands who should have stopped releasing music after a particular album. T…
 
Delighted to announce another episode celebrating the fantastic artists we have working within the Irish Metal Scene. I welcome the incredible talents of Ken Coleman of Unreal Imagery, Stephen Lindsey of The Iron Parasite and Ciaran Coughlan of Obsidian Imagery to the show. Ken has done designs for Morbid Angel & For Ruin, Steve's art featured on t…
 
Episode 161 with Howard (Guitars/backing vox) and Xtian (Vox) of The Magnapinna. The lads hit The Metal Cell Studio's for an exclusive chat about their incredible "Party Rumours" album which will be released on February 14th. I get to play clips of all the tracks and the lads explain their unique twist on each song. Conspiracies, bizarre stories an…
 
It was a pleasure to welcome bassist Cory Sloan and drummer Jason Connolly to the show. The lads contribution to the Irish Metal Scene is immense in relation to the bands they've played in and recorded with along with their absolute dedication to their craft. Cory and Jason share some incredible memories of a Irish Metal Scene that many of a certai…
 
Jarvis Leatherby is the singer/bassist of U.S Metal band Night Demon, he also plays with legendary Metal bands Cirith Ungol and Jaguar. Myself and my two co-hosts Joe and Howard have a brilliant chat with Jarvis about the upcoming debut of his Frost & Fireland Metal Festival (June 17th/18th 2022) in Derry, Ireland. We get to hear plenty about the l…
 
It was a pleasure to talk to Olan Parkinson (drums) of legendary Death Metal/Grind band Abaddon Incarnate. The band was formed in Dublin in 1994, (under the name Bereaved the band released two demo cassette tapes, ‘Signs of Death’ in 1992 and ‘Tortured Souls’ in 1994). The decision was made to change their name to Abaddon Incarnate on the release o…
 
I was delighted to welcome Carl King (Two Tales Of Woe), Darragh of Horrenda, Shannon of Aborted Earth, Tony of Restive Nation to talk about “Aiséirí: Volume II. The lads give us an exclusive track by track preview of this incredibly heavy compilation that was released on December 2021and will precede one more release further down the line. It's an…
 
Myself and Evan have a great chat to Adam Holland (vocals) & Daryl Montgomery (drums) about their band and brilliant debut album 'Decay'. The lads dropped 'Decay' on December 10th, 2021 and it is a nothing short of a jaw dropper! The vocals are both harsh and clean blended into the heavy often brutal riffs, spiked with genuine energy and melodic ho…
 
To celebrate a fantastic year for Irish Metal releases, I've compiled some of my favourite tracks for you on this the second part of 'Underground Volume 2: The best of Irish Metal 2021 by The Metal Cell Podcast'. Please understand that it was really hard to distill it down to 40 tracks over these two compilations, I was musically spoilt for choice …
 
To celebrate a fantastic year for Irish Metal releases, I've compiled some of my favourite tracks for you on this the first part of 'Underground Volume 1: The best of Irish Metal 2021 by The Metal Cell Podcast'. Please understand that it was really hard to distill it down to 40 tracks over these two compilations, I was musically spoilt for choice s…
 
Join myself, Danielle, Evan, Howard and Joe as we talk about the best Irish Metal releases in 2021. This episode was part 2 of a live Facebook stream we did to celebrate one of the best years for Irish Metal releases; despite bands being stuck in the middle of a pandemic and for the most part unable to tour. We give you all our favourite picks and …
 
Join myself, Danielle, Evan, Howard and Joe as we talk about the best Irish Metal releases in 2021. This episode was part 1of a live Facebook stream we did; to celebrate one of the best years for Irish Metal releases despite bands being stuck in the middle of a pandemic and for the most part unable to tour. We give you all our favourite picks and t…
 
It was a pleasure to visit Hardcore/Metal act Worn Out up in their rehearsal space to celebrate the launch of their jaw-droppingly aggressive debut E.P 'WASTE'. Having witnessed the whole E.P played with brutal fury live in Belfast a few months back, it was a great to get the inside story on the the four tracks that make up this blistering debut. T…
 
I was delighted to have Paul Nash guitarist of Death/Extreme Metal band Senzar on the show. Paul is a veteran of the Irish Metal Scene, having his own rehearsal studios in Dublin and playing with Metal bands like Clay Pigeon and Coldwar; whose ashes that Senzar emerged from. Naturally there was a rich history of the Irish Metal Scene to explore wit…
 
For the 150th episode of The Metal Cell Podcast, it was a pleasure to welcome Ben Ward, vocalist of the legendary Orange Goblin. I was also joined by Rónán O 'hArrachtáin vocalist with Ten Ton Slug and Joe McGuigan bassist of Gama Bomb. Ben talks about how Orange Goblin was formed, the early years of the band, his booking agency Route One Booking, …
 
Myself and my co-host Danielle were delighted to welcome John Collard (Vocals) and Tom Ambrose (Bass) of Dublin based band Neon Empire. The band are an exciting additional to the Metal scene with a clever blend of Metal Core, Electro-Metal added to other elements to form Neon Empires unique sound. The four piece, completed by Guitarist/Vocalist Has…
 
I was delighted to finally open up the Metal Cell studios to welcome Chris Harte of Bailer. When Chris sent me on 'Disposable Youth' a few days previous, I was nervous enough approaching it. The four singles sounded immense but how would they interact with the rest of the songs and how would it play as a whole album from the start to finish. The re…
 
It was a pleasure to welcome Pete Clarke of one of Irelands finest Death Metal Bands; Strangle Wire. I was really looking forward to catching up with Pete to find out as much as I could about the new record, release dates and playing Bloodstock 2021. We had a great chat and having heard one of their new tracks it's certainly a lesson in brutal heav…
 
It was a pleasure to interview Jeff (Vox&Guitar) & Paul (Drums) of Strangers With Guns. The trio including Ricky (Bass) are about to release a brilliant double EP called "Become a Pope" on November the 26th with a headline show in Whelans, Dublin on the following night. Myself and Danielle had a great chat with the lads in relation to self financin…
 
I was delighted to welcome Gary Kelly, the Irish vocalist and guitarist of the band. Gary talked about his move from Dublin to Paris which kick started his love for metal and ended up with him creating demos in 2014, It took meeting Steven Andre (guitarist) that planted the seed for the band MOLYBARON to grow. Gary wrote and recorded all the songs …
 
Myself and my co-host Joe welcomed Dave Brady to The Metal Cell Podcast for a brilliant chat about ForeignWolf. Formed in 2019 the Northern Ireland band have been steadily building an audience with their groove driven and hook laden music. ForeignWolf will appeal to fans of Thin Lizzy, Therapy, Pantera and many more. The latest release of Your Weap…
 
I was delighted to welcome Marco Feltrin (Vocals) and Mat Maher (Bass) of The Risen Dread to the show. The lads along with Colum Cleary (Drums) and Will Ribeiro (Guitars) have been busy preparing for the 2022 release of their much anticipated album "Night Hag". The talented Josh Robinson of JSR Audio is behind the desk for the release and by the so…
 
The Metal Cell Forums. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Joe as we talk about the Metal Scene, review bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! This weeks show is not to be missed as we are joined by Fergal 'H' Holmes of D.M.E Promotions. 'H' gives us an insight into how this year and next year is shaping up for gigs in Dublin…
 
Myself and Evan were delighted to welcome Ian and Darren of Haint. Ian Booth (Vocals/Guitars), Darren Lavery (Bass/Vocals) and Steve Hobson (Drums) are busy recording their much anticipated debut release. The three piece are veterans of the Northern Ireland Metal Scene so there's a lot of excitement building up to their return on stage. Ian and Dar…
 
Myself and Howard were delighted to welcome John Quill the singer/guitarist with Third Island & Quill Effects and Tomás Hynes of Foraoisí gan Iniúchadh, a one Man DSBM / Atmospheric Black Metal band. John has been involved in the Limerick Metal Scene for years and has slowly built up his reputation as one of the go to guys for customised guitar and…
 
I was delighted to welcome Darragh of Horrenda, Shannon of Aborted Earth, Tony of Restive Nation and Tom of Zhora to talk about the All Ireland Metal Project, an unique collaboration of over one hundred musicians, artists and film makers on this island of ours. The lads give us an exclusive track by track preview of one of the most anticipated rele…
 
Myself and my co-host Howard were absolutely delighted to welcome Alex CF to the Metal Cell Podcast. Alex is a London based illustrator, author, and vocalist, who has been most notably known for his highly influential work with crust/dark post metal act FALL OF EFRAFA whose lyrical content was built around the mythology created by Richard Adams in …
 
The Metal Cell Forums. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Joe as we talk about the Metal Scene, review bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! This weeks show is a cracker as we are joined by Steve Walsh, Riff Lord of Grey Stag. Steve gave us the low down on playing Bloodstock and talked about plans for the rest of the year. …
 
It was a pleasure to finally get to chat with Jason Christy (Drums) of Words That Burn. The band had just come back from Bloodstock 2021 after playing a blistering set to a huge crowd on the New Blood Stage. I was interested to see how their terrific new song "Den of Lions" went down and to see if Jason had any updates in relation to the new songs …
 
I'm absolutely delighted to bring these interviews courtesy of Danielle Meehan co-host of The Metal Cell Forums. Danielle kindly volunteered to do this after I had no luck securing a press pass from the festival organisers. The fact that she managed to get six interviews done with a hand held recorder, as she like the other few thousand who attende…
 
Episode 134 is a brilliant one with Veil of Sound - lifting the veil from underground music! I was delighted to welcome Thorsten Schaeben and Pat O'Regan from @veil_of_sound webzine. When reading a review on Veil of Sound you are immediately aware how accurately the lads convey their feelings for the musical piece. The intimate tracing of the songs…
 
It was a pleasure to welcome Gavin (Drums) & Taran (Drums) of Bicurious. The duo certainly have been making waves in the alternative rock scene with some terrific single releases and crushing live performances. The nine tracks of their new release (re)constructed thematically follows a timeline of events in Gavin's and Taran's life, which included …
 
It was a pleasure to meet up with Luke and Keith of @dogtiredmetal to talk about their fantastic single release, a hook driven, slab of heaviness called "Feast". The lads have a busy few weeks coming up with a Bloodstock appearance and two pre-Bloodstock gigs, some tasty new merch and of course the best part, an update on new songs for an album fur…
 
The Metal Cell Forums. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Joe as we talk about the Metal Scene, review bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! This weeks show is a cracker! It's all about our favourite live Metal albums I'm sure there's plenty of them that we can all agree on! We talk about some of the best live performances …
 
When Clang announced that a Irish heavy metal festival was being held in spring 2020 and it would feature several Metal headliners along with over 20 Irish metal bands on two stages in the National Stadium Dublin, everyone in the Irish Metal Scene started texting each other. The majority of people were fairly dubious about the whole thing and nobod…
 
It was a pleasure to welcome Keith Fay (Guitars/Vocals) of Irish Folk Metal legends Cruachan. They are considered one of the pioneers of folk metal along with UK based Skyclad and it was fascinating to hear Keith talk about how the whole scene evolved. Cruachan despite numerous line up changes are working on their ninth album and as an original fou…
 
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