The Metal Cell Podcast

The Metal Cell Podcast

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 bands touring our cities and releasing incredible music. This Podcast has become a solid link in communicating our voices throughout the world wide Metal community. The bonds forged in the Metal Scene are strong, loyal and lasting. Friendships created that traverse oceans and continents linking us to Europe, the America's, The Far East and even into the Eastern Block. Thank you all for listening and for your support, Richie. #supportyourlocalmetalscene

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May 6, 2021 81 min
I was delighted to welcome Ren Marabou, Jack Penders of Rotlaust & John Murphy of For Ruin to the show. These talented musicians have all released brilliant solo albums/eps this year and it was fascinating to hear about their creative processes during a pandemic that effectively wiped out live music for the last year. Ren has released Valhalla Waits, Jack under the guise of Rotlaust released Covenant and John released For Ruins...
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The Metal Cell Forums. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Joe as we talk about the Irish Metal Scene, review bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! This weeks show is a fairly busy one. We have a discussion about an exciting project that is slowly coming to fruition called Aiséirí - All Ireland Metal Project. Aiséirí means resurrection in Irish and it involves artists all over this great island contributing/...
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It was a pleasure to interview Jude, who is one of the most talented guitarists on this great island of ours. Acid Age play an exciting brand of Thrash/Technical Death Metal which is mixed with Jazz Fusion and a few other styles as well. The trio released a brand new album in 2021 titled "Semper Pessimus", which is a concept album based around Nero, the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Acid Age have a strong back...
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It was a pleasure to talk to the Quinn and Farrow brothers that form the uniquely brilliant Corr Mona. The band was formed in 2009 and sing as Gaeilge. Despite the fact that both Martin and Robert Farrow are now living in Canada, they have still managed to release their brilliant new album called "Abhainn" which is Gaelic for "river". Each of the tracks has been given the title of a river in Ireland and the musical ...
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Myself and Danielle were delighted to welcome Nomadic Rituals, Craig (Bass/Vocals) & Mark (drums) talk about their fantastic new sludge/doom release "Tides". The three piece, signed to Cursed Monks Records, formed back in 2012 and have released one of the best Irish albums this year. Craig & Mark talk us through the songs and the recording of "Tides" along with an insight into their band. Hope you enjoy it a...
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It was a pleasure to chat with Mick Hynes, guitarist with Dead Label about what the band have been doing during a year which saw them lose out on playing Wacken, Download and Resurrection Festivals due to COVID. They do have an upcoming EP to promote called "Anthology" and we have a listen to one of those tracks called "Deadweight". There's plenty of stories thrown in about skateboarding, how Mick joined the ba...
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The Metal Cell Forums. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Joe as we talk about the Irish Metal Scene, review bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! This weeks show is a fairly busy one. We have a discussion about an exciting project that is slowly coming to fruition called Aiséirí - All Ireland Metal Project. Aiséirí means resurrection in Irish and it involves artists all over this great island contributing/...
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Sinocence have been together for twenty years, playing and touring a brand of ferocious metal that has seen them get critical acclaim both here in Ireland and in Europe. Landing support slots to Machine Head, Soulfly and In Flames to name but a few the four piece recruited a fifth member Duane to take on the role of lead vocalist in 2018. Despite losing founding member "Moro" (guitars/vocals) they have recruited wisely but ...
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Episode 113 featuring Alan (guitarist) and Rim (bassist) of Lugosi. The lads are about to release their second album which is a brilliant slab of rock filled horror complete with great hooks and lyrics. Video Nasty gets ejected into this world on March 12th, so myself and Howard, both fans of the VHS era, grab some beers with the two lads and the fun begins. Do not miss this episode if you enjoy horror, tales of lunacy and love mus...
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We jump back in time with Bob (drummer of Slave Zero/Nearly Dead Jim), Ben (vox/guitarist of Chemical Addiction), Jimmy (vox/guitarist of Itchy Trigger Finger/The Trigger Within) and my co-host Evan to discuss the Kilkenny Metal Scene that sprung up in the 90's. Whilst some Kilkenny bands like Kerb Dog and Engine Alley rose to prominence; there was another bunch of younger sometimes extreme, metal bands waiting in the shadows. ...
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It was great to finally talk to Aaron 'O Neill and Eoghan Galligan of fuzzed out sludge merchants Slung from a Tree. The lads are based in Kerry/Limerick and have steadily been building up a large following over the years blitzing fans up and down the country with their own brand of stoner/sludge riffs. Their signing to Cursed Monk Records certainly signaled to everyone that know the band that a debut release should surely be o...
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It was great to catch up with Bones Holohan guitarist with Dread Sovereign who currently resides in Brussels. Bones spent most of his teens playing and touring with bands around Ireland. Never one to turn down the offer of an adventure, it's fair to say that the life of a touring musician certainly appealed to Bones. The interview has a nice few tales of life on the road, insights into the recording of the new album and a histo...
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This month’s Forum was the first one for Joe McGuigan as a co-host. Joe has now replaced Jack who has decided to step down from his role as a presenter to concentrate on more important things in his life. We wish him all the best in his endeavours and want to thank him for his brilliant contributions to the show. We reviewed three new releases, had a chat about some of the issues in relation to BREXIT and how it will affect bands b...
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Dave Hynes (Vocals) & Jason Connelly (Drums) have played in many metal acts throughout the years. When they joined up to form Grave Sermon with Cory (bass), Mark (guitars) and Gavin (guitars) it was to answer the call to make nasty, filthy Death Metal that culminated in the release of Whitewashed Tomb in 2019. Gavin soon left and was replaced by the excellent Greg Clarke of Parhelia. An appearance in Monolith Festival in Cork ...
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Rodger Boyle is a seriously talented artist that has released some incredible releases under various monikers. Not only that he also owns and runs a internationally recognised underground record label called Cursed Monk Records from Galway in Ireland. Rodger has underground metal acts from all over the world and has some terrific Irish acts like TOOMS, Nomadic Rituals, Fraught and the newly signed Molarbear. He has plenty of his ow...
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Myself and Howard had a great chat with Con Doyle founding member and guitarist of doom/sludge purveyors Soothsayer. The Irish Metal Scene is waiting with bated breath for the new release and having been given the full album to listen to, it certainly is a mind blower! There was plenty to talk about and with Howard as co-host, the stories flowed as easily as the drink. Soothsayers "Echoes of the Earth" will definitely be am...
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I was joined by Danielle, Evan, Jack and our special guest Andy Clarke from The Crawling as we run through our favourite releases of 2020 in the Irish Metal Scene. Plenty of different views and debates over some of the finest releases in 2020. We had a lot of categories to go through and it was a testament to the quality of Irish Metal that so many bands were nominated and received high praise from all of us on the Forums. So congr...
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Myself and Jack met up with John Cooke (Guitars) and Tom Dring (Drums) of Corrupt Moral Altar to discuss the release of their ferocious new e.p "Patiently Waiting for Wonderful Things". Their mix of grind, sludge, punk and hardcore has won them admirers in the U.K since 2012. We also talk to John about his tours with Napalm Death, Venomous Concept and Anaal Nathrakh as a live guitarist and Tom, who runs Vagrant Recordings, ...
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The Irish Metal Scene is one of the strongest scenes in Europe for all types of metal! Here are 15 tracks from some of the best releases in 2020 by Metal bands on this island. Enjoy and thanks to all the bands for submitting their songs for the podcast. SCREAMS FROM THE IRISH UNDERGROUND VOLUME 2 1.STRANGERS WITH GUNS - CANTS 2.DIRTY POWER - BACK TO ONE 3.SCATHED - DECEIT 4.BAKKEN - COLD BLOODED MURDER 5.GAMA BOMB – LIVING FOR TH...
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The Irish Metal Scene in 2020 was one of the strongest scenes in Europe for all types of metal. Here are 15 tracks from some of the best releases this year by Metal bands here on this island. Enjoy and thanks to all the bands who submitting songs to the podcast. SCREAMS FROM THE IRISH UNDERGROUND VOLUME 1. 1.GREY STAG - CYCLOPEAN 2.BODY DRINKERS - COSTA DEL CONFIGURATION 3.PSYCOTHIC OUTSIDER - MYSTERY 4.TOOMS - ZIPPERFACE 5.HORREND...
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