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 19, 2022 79 min

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 other things it may have influenced. We also talk about how the Russian invasion of Uk...

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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 four piece when Mick Carey joined giving the band the forward momentum they needed...

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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 Mórdha. The band come into their own in a live setting and having witnessed their per...

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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 releases behind them the band took a brief hiatus which saw them go through a few line...

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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 this episode which was recorded via Live Stream on 14th of April before XXV Sieg...

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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 one of the most unique bands in the Irish Metal Scene. They will be ...

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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 drums. All this energy is elevated beyond the stratosphere by ea...

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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 ugly of Metal side projects. That caused a lot of debate and see if you agree or disag...

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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 Cian certainty is one to watch in the Irish Metal Scene. We are ho...

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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 on the hop with his new e.p 'The Ancient Dark', a brilliant slab ...

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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 announced so it was a great excuse to get the Vulpynes, The Nilz and Hashm...

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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 in-depth account from Alan about Primordial's rise to achieve that status with so...

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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 UK by the throat and ripped it's head off with three songs blasting a bran...

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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 Wolf and The Risen Dread. Carlo imparts some terrific insights and wisdom working in a...

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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. That caused a lot of debate and see if you agree or disagree with our selections. As a...

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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 the front cover of Heavy Music Masterpieces and he did artwork for Rotlaust, C...

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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 and a unique quiz added to the interview. May I add it was taped with audio...

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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 certain age would have missed out on and talk about the many musicians they admire and ...

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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 line up for the festival: Brian Downey's Alive and Dangerous, Gama Bomb, Night...

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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 of their third demo, ‘When the Demons Come’. Since then, the band has released two mor...

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