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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…


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: 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: 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: 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…


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,…


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…


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…