FRACTURED: EIGHT ‘Okus – Feeder of Famine’

I’m delighted to present the latest instalment of the series, which sees me heading up to Drogheda to spend some time with Okus. As musicians, these guys have been active in the scene for a long time, but collectively they are really making waves as Okus. They have built a solid reputation for their own…



Fractured: Seven “Coldwar – The Age of Tension”

Fractured: Seven finds us spending some time with another long-running death metal band from Dublin; Coldwar. Spearheaded by Paul and Trevor, the guys have been a staple on the heavy scene for 15 years, and despite several line-up changes, managed to keep things together to the release of their latest album, Pantheist, in 2015. Unfortunately,…


Interview: The Thin Air

In November, I had the pleasure of chatting with Stevie Lennox from The Thin Air about the series, the reasons for doing it, and the future of it. “You may not have noticed yet, but Dublin-based filmmaker John Mulvaney is doing an invaluable service for the Irish underground scene in his short-form documentary series,Fractured. Each…


FRACTURED: SIX “Slidhr – Ash and Smoke”

FRACTURED: SIX is one that I consider special, simply for the fact that it exists at all. Slidhr is essentially the work of one man, Joseph Deegan, who has been involved in the Irish metal scene for over 20 years. Despite this, Slidhr does its best to shy away from the spotlight, and simply allows…


Interview with Invisible Oranges

During the summer myself and Darragh O’Leary from Invictus Productions spoke with Invisible Oranges about the metal scene in Ireland. “Primordial, Cruachan, Darkest Era, Abaddon Incarnate, Mourning Beloveth, ZOM…some key contributors to the international metal scene hail from Ireland, but it can be tough to name more than a handful. There are plenty of underground…


FRACTURED: FIVE ‘ILENKUS – Like Burning Glass’

This month I ventured out to Galway City and spent a considerable amount of time with Ilenkus. Despite their perceived youth, the members have been involved in the music scene in Ireland for a considerable amount of time, but really are hitting their stride with their current guise – delivering one of the best live shows…


FRACTURED: FOUR ‘From the Bogs of Aughiska – The Roots in my Blood’.

This month in the series, we head out to the wild, windy and wet lands of County Clare. From the Bogs of Aughiska is the project of Conchuir O’Drona, a native of Clare, who finds inspiration in the cold landscape of The Burren and the cliffs of Moher. His music has been progressing since the…


Piecing together the fragments – part two

Last month we had a look at some of the various aspects that go into shooting the films in this series. This month, I figured we take some time to see what goes into the editing process.   Usually, after filming with the bands, the first thing I’ll do is sit down and decide: ‘Do…


FRACTURED THREE: Invictus Productions – Staring into the Void

For the third film in the series, I spent some time with Darragh O’Leary – proprietor of Invictus Productions, Ireland’s longest running metal label. Invictus started in 1999, and has grown from its humble tape-trading days to the respected business it is today. Not only has Darragh signed some of Ireland’s finest metal talent –…