Category: News

Altered States

Finishing off 2017 in style, I’m delighted to present ‘Altered States – A Fractured Mix’. This is a specially selected and curated blend of some of the best Ireland has to offer when it comes to dark, experimental and heavy music. it was a great opportunity to work with one of my good friends, Bill,…


FRACTURED: FOURTEEN – “Vircolac – Blood Moon”

In the final Fractured episode, we spent time with Dublin-based death metal band, Vircolac. Although relatively new, the members carry legacies within the heavy scene going back decades. Separating them somewhat from other bands is their commitment not only to an old-school death metal sound (think Altars of Madness-era Morbid Angel), but an interesting approach…


Bandcamp Article

Macdara Conroy‘s excellent article on the Irish underground music scene went live on Bandcamp – in it, he explores various musicians, with Fractured used as a connection. It’s a great read, and fantastic to see Irish bands making the front page of Bandcamp Daily.   “The diversity in Ireland’s heavy underground belies the limited pool…


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’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 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…



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…