Episode 195: Fornoth: Daire (Vox/Bass) Charlie & John (Guitars) and Lachlan (Drums) discuss riffs, gigs & 'Bog' metal.
September 23rd, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
It was a pleasure to welcome Daire (Vox/Bass) Charlie & John (Guitars) and new drummer Lachlan of Fornoth to the show. Fornoth have been building up a large following of fans over the past year with an well received appearance in Bloodstock coming off the back of with two terrific releases in April: 'From Across the Moors' e.p and 'Whispers Among the Trees' acoustic e.p.
Episode 194: HAINT. Ian (guitars/vocals) & Steve (Drums) join me to talk about upcoming singles, gigs and songwriting.
September 16th, 2022 | 46 mins 10 secs
HAINT. It was a pleasure to welcome Ian Booth (guitars/vocals) & Steve Hobson (Drums) of the immense Haint. The trio including Darren Lavery (Bass/Vocals) are steadily crafting songs in the background for the last three years and it's only now we are able to hear the fruits of their intense labour. Haint are almost impossible to pin down in relation to their sound but certainly if you are a fan of Mastodon riffs along with Neurosis/Tool you should find comfort within the Haint vortex.
Episode 193: Avi, Sean (guitars) & Killian (backing vocals/guitars) of Tech Death and Prog Metal band, The Sluagh.
September 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 3 mins
Myself and Danielle had a brilliant chat with Avi, Killian & Sean guitarists of The Sluagh! The mystique of the band considering they all wear masks along with the ferocity of the music had us intrigued. The Sluagh or Sluagh na marbh ('host of the dead'), were the hosts of the unforgiven dead in Irish and Scottish folklore. The Sluagh have released two studio albums as part of one album cycle, titled ‘Enivid Creatures’.
Episode 192: Skypilot: Dave Hall (Guitar/Vocals) & Gareth Ruddock (Bass) of three piece band Skypilot discuss their new album 'Simple Beasts'.
September 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 15 mins
It was a pleasure to welcome back Dave Hall (Guitar/Vocals) & Gareth Ruddock (Bass) of Skypilot to the show. We get an exclusive track by track overview of their critically acclaimed new album 'Simple Beasts'.
Episode 191: Drakonis: Madre Tortura (Lead Vocals) & Saul McMichael (Guitars/Backing Vocals) update us on the band, new material and future plans.
August 26th, 2022 | 31 mins 14 secs
It was a pleasure to welcome Saul McMichael & new singer Madre Tortura to the Metal Cell Podcast. Drakonis released an incredible debut album 'Blessed by Embers' in 2020 but the campaign trail for the album got swallowed up by the pandemic. Though their soul is steeped in Black Metal, Drakonis play a fluid version of it, embracing both melody, distorted guitars, blast beats and some tranquil sections which add to the theatre & storytelling aspect of the band.
Episode 190: The Metal Cell Forums. Evan, Joe, Danielle & Peter Meehan discuss all topics related to METAL! Pt.2.
August 21st, 2022 | 43 mins 28 secs
The Metal Cell Forums. For the first time ever at Chez Le Faux, join myself, Danielle, Evan, Joe and our special guest Peter Meehan, as we talk about the Metal Scene, talk about some brilliant bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! In Part 2 we talk about the lack of Irish Metal bands on the Irish festival circuit. Despite most festivals winning plaudits for featuring diverse acts and independent artists, the Metal scene has been completely ignored. We have a really great debate on that subject and try to come up with ideas to change this going forward.
Episode 189: The Metal Cell Forums. Evan, Joe, Danielle & Peter Meehan discuss all topics related to METAL! Pt.1.
August 19th, 2022 | 1 hr 25 mins
The Metal Cell Forums. For the first time ever at Chez Le Faux, join myself, Danielle, Evan, Joe and our special guest Peter Meehan, as we talk about the Metal Scene, talk about some brilliant bands and discuss topics related to our favourite music....METAL! In Part 1 we talk about all the recent gigs we were at, discuss upcoming gigs and reviewed four quality Irish releases from Blood Soaked, Skypilot, New Mud and The Sluagh.
Episode 188: Organ Blender: Padraig (vocals/guitars) & Cole (bass) discuss their new album 'Teemu Khan' and fill us in on what plans they have made for the following few months.
August 12th, 2022 | 38 mins 45 secs
Padraig (vocals/guitars) & Cole (bass) discuss their new album 'Teemu Khan' and fill us in on what plans they have made for the following few months.
Episode 187: Words That Burn. Roni (Vocals) & Jason (Drums) share some exciting news on upcoming gigs & where they are progress-wise in relation to their third highly anticipated album.
August 5th, 2022 | 52 mins 40 secs
It was a pleasure to welcome Jason again and Roni for the first time onto the show. Words That Burn are definitely one of the most exciting Metal bands in Ireland at the moment; blistering shows, a string of fantastic singles and all the time building up to the release of their yet-to-be-titled THIRD new album!
Episode 186: Old Season: Jimmy (Guitars), John (Vocals) & Dave (Bass) talk about their band history & future plans which includes a new release hopefully in early 2023.
July 29th, 2022 | 1 hr 2 mins
It was a pleasure to Jimmy Blanchfield (Guitars), John Bonham (Vocals) and Dave Copley (Bass) of Old Season to talk about the last few months and what to expect off them heading into 2023. The rest of the band comprises of Jimmy Kiernan (Guitars), Dermod Smyth (Synth) & Anto Walsh (Drums). Formed in 2003 from the ashes of Karnayna, after a few line up changes and 2 releases the current line-up released the critically acclaimed 'Beyond The Black' in 2017, which was recorded at Trackmix Recording Studio, Dublin. It's hard to put a label on Old Season but certainly the term 'Epic Metal' comes close.