The Metal Cell Podcast

Irelands Premier Metal Music Podcast.

About the show

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

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    Episode 139: Darragh of Horrenda, Shannon of Aborted Earth, Tony of Restive Nation and Tom of Zhora from the All Ireland Metal Project; the first release from an unique collaboration of musicians, artists and film makers titled Aiséirí.

    September 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 28 mins
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    I was delighted to welcome Darragh of Horrenda, Shannon of Aborted Earth, Tony of Restive Nation and Tom of Zhora of the All Ireland Metal Project, an unique collaboration of over one hundred musicians, artists and film makers on this island of ours.

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    Episode 138: Alex CF is a London based incredible illustrator, author & vocalist with many bands namely "MORROW", "ARCHIVIST" and the highly influential but broken up "FALL OF EFRAFA".

    September 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 52 mins
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    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. Alex has been involved in lots of music projects and is currently the vocalist in MORROW and shares vocal duties in ARCHIVIST to name but a few.

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    Episode 137: 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!

    September 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 41 mins
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    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

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    Episode 136: Words That Burn's Jason Christy (Drums) talks about their blistering Bloodstock gig & gives us an update on new songs

    August 26th, 2021  |  47 mins 55 secs
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    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 they had been working on during lockdown.

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    Episode 135: Danielle Meehan's Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2021 interviews with Ashen Crown, Bailer, The Crawling, Elimination, Godless Suns and Kingwitch.

    August 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    Danielle Meehan despite not being able to get a press pass, went around Bloodstock, Zoom recorder in hand and managed to interview band members from Ashen Crown, Bailer, The Crawling, Elimination, Godless Suns and Kingwitch.

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    Episode 134: Thorsten Schaeben & Pat O'Regan from Veil of Sound webzine - lifting the veil from underground music.

    August 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    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 composition and careful analysing of its parts will lead you into the final few sentences that will imprint in the readers memory and help to decide whether to buy the album or not.

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    Episode 133: Gavin (Drums) & Taran (Guitars) of Bicurious talk about their brilliant new album (re)constructed and future plans.

    August 5th, 2021  |  56 mins 34 secs
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    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 a psychotic episode, fatherhood and a period of uncertainty that nearly saw the band split up.

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    Episode 132: Luke (Guitars) & Keith (Drums) of Scottish riff lords Dog Tired.

    July 29th, 2021  |  42 mins 50 secs
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    Luke (Guitars) & Keith (Drums) of Scottish riff lords Dog Tired. It was a pleasure to meet up with Luke and Keith again 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, so tasty new merch and of course the best part an update on new songs for an album further down the line.

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    Episode 131: 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!

    July 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 34 mins
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    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!

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    Episode 130: Rob Curran of Clang Metal Festival Ireland.

    July 15th, 2021  |  42 mins 15 secs
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    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 nobody knew who or what was behind Clang. It was therefore a pleasure to welcome Rob on the show to clear up the whole Clang drama and to cast aside some of the negativity aimed at the festival.

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    Episode 129: Keith Fay (Guitars/Vocals) of Irish Folk Metal legends Cruachan.

    July 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 33 mins
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    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 founding member Keith gives us some great insights into the band, touring and favourite stories.

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    Roy Geary singer of Greyface gives us a brief history of the band and future plans.

    July 7th, 2021  |  43 mins 31 secs
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    Greyface certainly will shake up the Metal/Alternative scene in 2021, mainly due to the music and what their image conjures up. Like something out of a Tim Burton nightmare, their goth/macabre influences comfortably sit alongside Bowie during his Ziggy days, all of which are embellished by Greyfaces infectious music. Roy/Shaye (vocals) gives myself & Danielle an insight into how the band were formed and future plans.

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    Episode 128: Carl King of Kingwoes Court Podcast and singer of Two Tales of Woe.

    July 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 34 mins
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    It was great to welcome Carl King to The Metal Cell Podcast. Carl is a huge supporter of the Irish Metal Scene through his podcast Kingwoes Court which interviews Irish Metal bands. He is also the singer of his own band Two Tales of Woe (Doom/Sludge from Dublin) and has shared the stage with many bands from both here and abroad.

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    Hashmaker Promo: Jim(Guitars), Brian(Guitars) & Josh(Drums) talk about their soon to be released EP "Attack of the 50ft Lobsters".

    June 30th, 2021  |  26 mins 34 secs
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    "Attack of the 50ft Lobsters" is a melting pot of sounds, with groove, doom, and sludge being some of the main components used to tell the fantastical tale set out by the title.

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    Episode 127: Steve (Guitars) & Luke (Bass) of Belfast based Puresonic Outcasts, talk about bringing their brand of stoner rock/punk & metal to the masses.

    June 24th, 2021  |  29 mins 44 secs
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    It was a pleasure to interview Steve (Guitars) & Luke (Bass) of Belfast based band Puresonic Outcasts. The band have just released a killer e.p called "Reflections on this Present Condition" and along with the two other members Martin (Vocals/Guitars) & Graham (Drums) are ready to bring their stoner infused punk/metal shows to a hungry audience!

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    Episode 126: Brad Boatright. American musician, prolific mastering engineer & the owner of Audiosiege Studios.

    June 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 15 mins
    #album, #app, #apple, #applemusic, #check, #headbang, #heavymetalmusic, #heavymetalpodcsts, #instudio, #irishmetal, #irishmetalgigs, #irishmetalinterviews, #itunes, #listening, #live, #liveradio, #lthemetalcellpodcast, #metalinterviews, #metalmusic, #metalpodcast, #metalreviews, #metalshow, #music, #musicpress, #newmusic, #nowplaying, #playlist, #playlists, #premium, #radio, #song, #songs, #soundcloud, #spotify, #spotifyplaylist, #subscribers, #supportirishmetal, #supportyourlocalmetalscene, #twitter, #youtube

    Myself and my co-host Howard were delighted to spend an insight hour or so in the company of Brad Boatright mastering engineer and the owner of Audiosiege Studios. He’s best known for his work with Skeletonwitch, Nails, Obituary, Sleep, Stranger Things, and many more.