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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 haveĀ 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…


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 –…


FRACTURED: TWO “Brian Conniffe – An Altered State”

For the second film in the series, I had the pleasure of working with the incredibly busy Brian Conniffe. Brian is a musician specialising in experimental electronics – drone, power electronics, dark ambient – and also in composing scores for film, such as with the experimental filmmaker, Michael Higgins. He has produced a massive body…


FRACTURED: ONE – ABADDON INCARNATE – FOREVER PESSIMIST

For me, it makes perfect sense that Abaddon Incarnate would be the first band I film with for FRACTURED. Despite them forming in 1995, I’d been aware of several members from their ‘Bereaved’ days, and specifically the track, ‘Demon Spawn’. Ever since, these guys were always on the radar for myself and friends who were…