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

Episodes

July 19, 2024 53 mins
It was a pleasure to welcome a brand new band to the podcast, the Laois based Chiral Labs. The band experiment with all forms of punk, metal, rock and dance to create their own hyrid form of alternative metal. Formed by guitarist, producer and sound engineer, Gary Duncan from Portlaoise, a producer at Red Lake Sound locally, and vocalist Adam Brewer, originally from Dublin, the lads were joined by Spooky’ Chris Craig on guitars, an...
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It was a pleasure to welcome Willow (Vocals/Bass) and Luke (Drums) of Tech Death/Thrash band Aesect onto the show. The band have released three absolutely face melting singles so far with Willow stepping forward to take over vocal duties. I was really looking forward to discussing that brilliant transformation as a front man with Willow along with the thought process that went into the videos to match up with the singles. One of wh...
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It was great to welcome brothers Sean and Tomás Hynes of the relatively new band, Adversary on the show. Word has travelled quickly in the Irish Scene about the three piece following blistering sets at The Siege of Limerick and Metal to the Masses. Formed by Sean Hynes as a one man project, Adversary starting releasing demos in 2022 before announcing they were a three-piece in 2023, consisting of the talents of brother Tomás (No Ha...
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It was a pleasure to catch up with Ciaran Coghlan (Guitars/Vocals), Ollie Cunningham (Drums) & Tomás O'Brein (Bass) of Coroza, in the historic setting of Rostellan Woods, Aghada in East Cork. An area well known to myself and Ciaran, and home to the Rostellan Dolmen amongst many other unique sites. The dolmen sits in the sea and is unique in that it opens to the east, rather than facing the setting sun, as does the normal, land-lock...
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We were delighted to welcome Alex of Tooms, Eoghan of Slung from a Tree and Emmet of From The Depths Podcast on the show to talk about the upcoming eight band Doom/Sludge & Metal festival Monkfest. The lads along with Roger of Cursed Monk records are gearing up for the third year of Monkfest in Pharmacia, Limerick. Bands playing are Blut (UK), Geist (UK) and Irish acts, Luxury Mollusc, Soothsayer, Coroza, Tooms, True Home & Slung f...
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Formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 2007, Hero In Error was founded by drummer Stephen Reilly and guitarist Gary Regan, the band’s inception was fueled by the desire to blend the diverse styles of Mastodon, Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins, and Sikth. The five piece which are completed by Rob Powderly (Guitars), Jay Doyle (Bass) and UK based vocalist Kaan Tasan have just released their incredible self titled EP and are now ready to tour a bli...
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It was terrific to host Rónán (Vocals), Sean (Guitars) & Pavol (Bass) of the legendary sludge merchants Ten Ton Slug at The Metal Cell Studios. As you can imagine, cans were cracked open, riffs were talked about, stories of the making of 'Colossal Oppressor' were shared and craic was had. The lads have crafted one of the most important releases in the Irish Metal Scene in years, so join us as we herald the arrival of Ten Ton Slugs ...
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I was joined by Craig Murphy, Marcelo Varge, Jason Hodgkins and Sebastian Sparr of Uragh for this much awaited track by track overview of their incredible progressive metal/metalcore debut album 'Maelstrom'. It's no secret how much I admire this band and the lads were in top form as they joined me to talk through this very important release for the Irish Metal Scene. It was great to dig deep into the tracks to find out how the dyna...
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The Donnys are an exciting vibrant five piece rock and roll experience born and bred in Kilkenny. Ranging in age from 18 to 19, their combined musical talent and aspirational drive leaves no doubt that they are a force to be reckoned with. Since forming in late 2021, The Donnys have proven themselves as an ambitious and ever growing force securing support slots with Irish legends such as Kerbdog, The Undertones and The Stunning as...
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It was a pleasure to welcome Pete Craig guitarist and one of the founding members of the brilliant Deathcore band Nihilanth to the show. We discuss a lot of topics on the show, I asked Pete about his time with his previous band Death of a Salesman, how he met Aidan Thompson, who now is the current singer of Nihilanth after hanging up his bass playing duties, the creation of their excellent debut EP 'Destroyer of Worlds', recording ...
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THE METAL CELL FORUMS ARE BACK! Danielle, Evan, Howard & Letty join me for a live stream on The Metal Cell YouTube channel in yet another great excuse to chat about our favorite subject 'METAL'. The topics covered were the Siege of Limerick - Earrach MMXXIV at Dolans, Limerick, we debate 'what is the perfect setlist time for established bands playing live.....30mins, 45mins, 60mins.....or who wants shorter sets? There was plenty o...
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Cherym is a 3-piece band from Derry. They take influence from Charly Bliss, Bikini Kill, PUP and Pixies. The band members Hannah (she/they) Alannagh (she/they) and Emer (she/her) all met in college and formed the band over a love for pop punk and garage music. The bands debut album, “Take it or Leave It”, came out the 16th of February, 2024. Letty got to sit down and chat with them in The Academy before their gig opening for Enter...
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It was a pleasure to welcome Dan (Vocals), Mike (Guitars) & Eoin (Bass) of legendary Limerick Death Metal band Trenchknife on to the show! The lads were in top form as we settled down to talk about the new music that will be coming out in 2024, some of their upcoming gigs and we take a look back at the bands history in some of the many of the topics we covered on this episode. Please 'SUBSCRIBE' to The Metal Cell YouTube channel if...
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Recoil are a rising 5 piece Alt/Rock band from Wexford. Here's the official blurb about the band: Recoil are an explosive teenage Punk/Rock Band, high energy with rocking original music. They have been featured on BEAT 102 103 with their single, 'RIP YOU OUT', which had over 42,000 plays on Spotify. Letty has a chat with the lads about their singles, influences, gigs and future plans of the Wexford band. Band link: https://www.f...
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Belfast band Gravity Well, have released their stunning new album 'Negative Space' which is a psych-infused doom odyssey, heaving with dense grooves and hypnotic rhythms to inspire severe bouts of head nodding. I talk to singer/synths, Fionnuala McGlinchey, along with guitarist Tom Finney, bassist Michael McFarlane and Ciaran O'Kane on drums. We go over the history of the band, take a look at the recording of the amazing new album ...
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Psykosis are an Irish Thrash Metal Band that started up in late November 2008 in Ballybrack. The band honed their sound, playing shows and supporting big international acts such as D.R.I., Evile, Nuclear Assault and more. They have one full length release 'Welcome to the Psyko Ward' out in 2016 and released a single 'Tossed to the Dogs' in 2020. Psykosis are currently finishing their second album, ‘Mindgames’ (TBA). Letty got to c...
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Forming in 2010 and re-establishing in 2020, Dublin's own Jet Fuel Chemistry are becoming one of the most talked about bands on the Irish music scene, with each release getting more and more traction. Their debut EP, ‘Sign of the Times’, got massive coverage to match its quarter of a million streams worldwide. Their 2023 single, ‘Heartbreaker’, got attention from BBC Radio One, and the release of their new EP, ‘BURNOUT BIBLE’, pick...
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DJ Tricky Dicky from the Lone Star State of Texas came on as a guest host to interview one of the most exciting, hard drinking, guitar slingin', and plumb crazy rodeo band in the world, Uncultivates for a special on The Metal Cell Podcast. Boot, Dr.Eli Gravedigger, The Prospector & Colonel Goon hooked up with DJ Dicky for a hog-killin' time and to bend an elbow with some of the strongest Goon shine you can imagine. It certainly was...
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Forming in 2021, Idle Discourse are a heavy hitting, genre-hopping five piece that are challenging the norms of contemporary music. With a wide range of influences spanning multiple genres, this five piece band has created a diverse sound full of pop choruses, rap verses and exciting melodies. Listeners are keep entertained and reeling in anticipation for more. Idle Discourse have seemlessly created a sound that is both refreshingl...
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Letty Sharp caught up with Chris Ryan (Bass), Martin Gazur (Drums) & Mike McLaughlin (Guitars) of PaRtY-CaNnOn before they hit the stage at The Grand Social, Dublin. The Scottish Slam/Brutal Death Metal band were on a killer tour around Ireland as special guests of Gama Bomb. Letty had a great chat with the lads about their band, new material and other interesting topics that fans would enjoy along with some newly converted Irish P...
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