FRACTURED: THIRTEEN – ‘Shardborne – The Sky From Above’

For the 13th episode, we headed back to Limerick City and spent some time with Shardborne. The band formed in 2010, and have since been spreading their own brand of progressive technical instrumental metal around Ireland since. In 2015 they released their debut album via Out on a Limb Records, but the band also play…


Fractured featured at the 33rd International Hamburg Film Festival 2017

I’m delighted to announce that Fractured will be showing not one, but a whopping SIX films at the Hamburg Short Film Festival. It will be part of the programming by Ronan Leonard, showcasing “A programme of films that document Ireland, her landscapes and musicians”..   For more information on the screening event, please check out…


FRACTURED: TWELVE “Apostate Viaticum – Shadows Under the Monolith”

FRACTURED: TWELVE delves into the heavy – and musically historic – world of Apostate Viaticum, from Dublin. AP might be a new band, but its members have roots going back to the dawn of extreme music in the 80’s, and are showing no signs of throwing in the towel just yet. Both Vinnie and George…


FRACTURED: ELEVEN “Zealot Cult – Voices From the Crypt”

FRACTURED: ELEVEN gets down and dirty with Limerick-based death metallers, Zealot Cult. Formed from the ashes of The Swarm and Victim X, ZC know exactly what they want to do music-wise; play fast, and play heavy. They’ve taken their influences from the classic era of death metal songwriting – think Death, Morbid Angel and Obituary,…


Fractured’s Top Ten releases of 2016

John over at The Irish Metal Archive needed a hand rounding up the top Irish releases of the year, and I was happy to help. If you aren’t familiar with the Archive, definitely check it out – John has done a great job with keeping track of the sometimes sketchy history of the metal scene…


Fractured’s 10 Irish Metal Bands…

…You Should Be Listening To.   Overblown were nice enough to invite me over to their site, and I was happy to oblige. The topic of discussion? My ‘top ten Irish Metal bands you should be listening to’. It was in response to the seemingly ‘safe’ list that had been compiled for Metal Hammer (which,…


FRACTURED: TEN – “Yurt – Flesh on Bone”

The tenth episode is here – and this time we are entering the dark, swirling, proggy punk world of Yurt. Formed in the mid 2000’s, and made up of members of prolific underground bands such as The Steam Pig, Estel and Venus Sleeps, Yurt make no concessions to conforming to what an audience might expect…


Fractured at the Indie Cork Film Festival with interview

We were delighted to be a part of this years Indie Cork Film Festival for the 2nd year in a row – a big THANK YOU to Ronan for his organising of the ‘CineCeoil’ screening. We had a showing of the Zh0ra episode and a premiere of a rough cut of Episode Ten. At the…


Fractured as special guest on BlackoutAtSunrise Podcast

Catching up on a few news bits here – I was the guest for episode 21 on the BlackoutAtSunrise podcast, a show dedicated to creative types working in Ireland. I had a great time chatting with Kieran on this, and the topics covered are the series, my own personal music tastes and my plans for…


FRACTURED: NINE – “Zhora – Hold this River”

The ninth episode heads down to Clonmel, and joins progressive/sludge metallers Zhora in the recording of their new album, the rehearsals and shows in the run up to their appearance at the Wacken Festival. Colin and Tom discuss what drives them, musically, and about life being into the more extreme side of art while living…