Archive for October, 2018

Strawberry Stew Release First Single ‘Spirit Man’


Dublin based Grunge/Alternative metal band Strawberry Stew have released their first single ‘Spirit Man’. 

We covered them last year under their old band name which escapes me now and all the potential I saw in that band is starting to happen. They replaced their then drummer which was a good idea as he was clearly the weak link. Harsh but true! Like any young band they were still finding their feet and the obvious talent was in Jordan Crawford (Guitar) and Tony Keyes (Vocals,Bass guitar). They have now found their drummer in Korey Thomas and next year promises to be a good one for them with their next release incoming. 

This track is a reworking of one of their better songs from their previous release, but outside the songs nucleus it’s an entirely different animal now. They were correct to keep certain songs from that era of the band as they were too good to just cast aside and focus on an entirely new set. 

In vocalist Tony they have a young Eddie Vedder basically. There’s other grunge influences in there also but that’s fine by me. I grew up in that era so I have fond memories of that time. Ironic for such self centered depressing millennial music, but it helped shape the miserable bastard I am today! 

I was correct about this band. I saw a clear work in progress by a group of very young lads and forgave obvious issues as it was a self financed debut release by kids basically. The rawness of it all also sat well with me as it was a great marker for them to work off. 

Time has moved on, and this band are ready to start making the step to the next level. One to file under massive potential and I expect them to do great things in 2019. 

They released this statement today. 



We want to say a special thank you to Elvis Suhadolnik Bonesso for guesting on this track with us, and to Greg Halford for putting up with our constant mixing complaints.

We will be releasing an EP in 2019 with all new tracks we’re working on currently, but until then here is Spirit Man.





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Irish Metal Community Halloween Horror Film Special

Irish Metal Community Halloween Horror Film Special



In this our Halloween Horror film special we feature sixteen members of the Irish metal community. They were all asked four questions about Horror films.

There shall be a link to their music/projects and an example of their works in this feature. 

The questions were:  

Q: What’s your first memory or first horror film you saw?

Q: What are your favourite horror films? (As many as you like)

Q: As we live in a time where reboots, remakes and sequels are very common. IT and Halloween as examples of how good they can be. What horror film would you like to see remade with modern technology.

Q: Be it a writer, director or actor. Who would you consider to be the master of horror.



Carl King – Two Tales Of Woe/KingWoes Court




Q 1: An American Werewolf In London. Still one of my all-time favourites. The werewolf movie hasn’t been done as good as this and I don’t think it ever will…. Practical effects… Brilliant!!

Q 2: I love horror that has an atmosphere….a certain feel…doesn’t have to be gory….just have a certain feeling of being believable to a point..or a feeling of discomfort.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)

Nosferatu (original)

American Werewolf in London

Dawn of the Dead (original)

The Devils Rejects

The Shining

Frankenstein (original)

30 Days of Night 

Halloween (original)

The Wicker Man (original)


Q 3: None! I’m sick to the teeth of remakes although I do like the latest ‘IT’. Originality seems to be gone out the window. So none of my favourites… Although Texas Chainsaw Massacre has been bastardized to bits….

I saw a cool film a while back called ‘Terrifier’ with a clown called art the clown. Low budget but not bad at all.


Q 4: The OG has to be Bram Stoker…but also HP Lovecraft.John Carpenter is also up there as a director.. writer and composer…then you have to say the likes of Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, lon Chaney all the guys who paved the way. Also Rick Baker and Tom Savini.

Two Tales Of Woe – 

KingWoes Court –


Jamie Murphy – Catastrophe/Aborted Earth


Q 1: The first horror film I saw was or at least first memory of one was the Texas chainsaw massacre. 

Q 2: Halloween, The Crazies, Evil Dead, Night Of The Living Dead. 

Q 3: I would like to see Nightmare On Elm Street or that franchise at least to have a remake. 

Q 4: For me it has to be George A. Romero 

Aborted Earth –

Catastrophe –


Jordan Crawford – Strawberry Stew/Grandads Infected Fudge


Q 1: I suppose the first horror film that really had a profound effect on me was “The Omen” (the original, not remake) the dark imagery and plot line really ignited my interest in horror. That was sometime in my early teens. 


Q 2: Favourite would have to be Sinister, Babadook, nosferatu, The Omen trilogy , and I’ve been watching “The haunting of hill house” on Netflix recently, freaky stuff. 


Q 3: Honestly none at all, apart from IT I’ve seen no good remakes! Especially with older films, it really removes some of the charm. The context of these films is also what makes them terrifying. 


Q 4: I guess the obvious answer would be Stephen King, I’ve read a few of his books and really enjoyed! However since the landscape of the genre is always changing its hard to say!! I just watch the films haha. 

Strawberry Stew –

Grandads Infected Fudge :


Keith McCoy – Hedfuzy/Keith McCoy Horror Synth


Q 1: I have some faint memories of being very young and watching some real old school films like The Day of the Triffids, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (yes, an actual real film haha) and other kid friendly ‘horror’. But the ones that really stuck with me are still some of my favourites today.

Salem’s Lot – that tapping on the window scene…amazing!

The Company of Wolves – I’m a total sucker for a werewolf film…this is one of the very best. A sort of really dark version of Little Red Riding Hood…love it!

An American Werewolf in London – Speaking of the very best werewolf films of all time – it doesn’t get better than this one. That transformation scene is legendary!

A Nightmare on Elm Street – The original is such a classic. So dark. Freddy is a true horror icon. Amazing film!

Perhaps my earliest proper horror memory is of Jason Voorhees. From what I can remember, it was Friday the 13th part 5. Had seen nothing like it before. A giant maniac in a hockey mask going around hacking people up…yes. Scary stuff for a kid. Loved it though : )


Q 2: Okay, this is where it gets difficult. Favourite horror films? This is the kind of question that keeps me up at night but I’ll give it a go…

I’ll start with my favourite and see where it goes from there. I mean, it doesn’t get any better than this one…

John Carpenter’s Halloween – I love this so much. Just writing the name Michael Myers gives me chills! That mask, the soundtrack…iconic. The planets just aligned with this one. Such an amazing film! The best

Halloween 3 Season of the witch – my favourite Halloween sequel. Love this film so much. If I had to guess the film that I have watched the most in my life, this one would definitely be up there. As much as I love Michael, the original anthology idea behind the Halloween series was so cool. I wish it would have gone it that direction. (The original idea being that there would be a different story based around the holiday of Halloween every year. Different story, different characters etc..) It would have been really cool. And eventually, Michael could have returned, possibly even tying all the stories together at some stage. So many possibilities. And also, the film has my favourite horror theme of all time – Chariots of Pumpkins. Just like all the Halloween films, the entire soundtrack is amazing though.

A Nightmare on Elm Street – Freddy is a legend in fairness. But he wasn’t always full of witty lines and bad jokes. The original film is dark. Real dark in parts. A true classic. And another amazing soundtrack.

An American Werewolf in London – I get chills just thinking about this film. Absolute perfection. Packed full of the greatest scenes in horror. That whole walk in the moors scene, the crazy dreams and of course, possibly the greatest scene of all time – the transformation scene!! Perfect

The Exorcist – I’m roughly 100 years old at this stage so I didn’t have internet growing up, so some films were difficult to get your hands on. It took a long time but I eventually found someone who knew someone that knew a guy that could meet a fella about possibly getting a copy of The Exorcist. I love most horror. It makes me feel good. I enjoy it. It’s fun. It’s pure magic when done right. I feel safe when watching it. I feel at home. Except when I watch The Exorcist haha When I watch The Exorcist, I’m freaking out, proper scary stuff. But an amazing film and one of my absolute favourites

The entire Friday the 13th franchise (>8::) – Now these are fun. Classic slasher films. A guy in a mask going around killing people. Simple. Another horror icon. If I had to pick a favourite, I’d go with part 6. Jason rules!

So many others, I could go on forever – Evil Dead 2, The Omen, any and all horror anthologies. And not quite horror maybe, but Jaws was a huge part of my childhood and is still the greatest shark film of all time! The top 3 being Jaws, Open Water and The Reef. I was a total sucker for any animal horror – like Cujo, Alligator, Piranha…same goes for sharks, werewolves etc…love em all : )

Just want to mention a couple of newer films that have made a massive impact. 28 Days Later completely changed everything when it came to ‘zombie’ films. Infected dead people that can can run…really fast. Scary!

And the second best werewolf film ever – Dog Soldiers. One of those films that I just can’t help watching anytime it happens to come on the tele. I absolutely love when a film is based in one place like this one. A group of soldiers trapped in a house surrounded by a pack of werewolves. No real side story. Amazing practical effects too. An absolute masterpiece!


Q 3: Some of favourite films happen to be remakes/reboots. I didn’t mention them above because I knew I’d be talking about them here. But one of my absolute favourites is David Cronenburg’s – The Fly. Another film I can’t help but watch every time it’s on tele. Absolutely perfect on every level. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis absolutely nailing it. Amazing gore scenes. Again, all practical effects. Just perfect!

This one seems to have horror fans split. But this is probably my favourite remake of all time – Rob Zombie’s Halloween. Dark, gory, brutal..even hard to watch at times. I love it!

As far as remakes/reboots I’d like to see happen. I’d love to see Rob Zombie give that dark, brutal approach to a Friday the 13th remake. I mean proper gory. I think it would be really great.

But in general, I’m open to any and all remakes. If I don’t like them, I won’t watch them again. If I do, it’s more horror for me. Simple as that! Some have worked out great, some have not. Same goes for sequels. Most of the time it’s just impossible to capture the magic of the original and that’s just the way it is. I don’t think it would ever happen and definitely does not need one, but I’d love to see what Rob Zombie would do with a Halloween 3 remake. Pretty sure that would never happen though. There is a fan made sequel to Halloween 3 coming out this week though (October 27th I think) Looking forward to that. Probably as close as we’ll ever get to a remake or reboot for that film I’d say. I can live with that though. The original is more than good enough for me : )


Q 4: All the big names are big names for a reason – they are the best at what they do. Wes Craven, David Cronenburg, George A. Romero, Tobe Hooper, Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock, Dario Argento…and on and on. Just go ahead and presume that I love everything that these guys have done. But if I had to pick one, it would have to be the Master of Horror himself – John Carpenter. Not only did he write my favourite film ever, along with the amazing Debra Hill (Halloween) but he is also the biggest musical influence when it comes to the horror music that I write. Every single thing I’ve written since I started doing it about 3 years ago, has John Carpenter’s influence all over it : ) I can’t help it, and I’m not even gonna try! Horror music in odd time signatures – what’s not to love!

Keith McCoy (Horror/Synth) –

Hedfuzy –


Gavin Doyle – Symmetry Industry Studios/Axial Symmetry 


Q 1: I saw a section of The Exorcist when I was quite young. I think my brother & his friend were watching it at the time. I believe it was during the vomit scene which I thought was hilarious until I later didn’t want to go to bed because of it haha.

Q 2: I haven’t seen a lot of horror flicks but I dig some of the old school/B-Movie ones like The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, Psycho, The Shining, Dracula, IT (The original & remake), Alien(s) to name a few.

Q 3: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes!

Q 4: I haven’t seen enough to give an answer for this one. Apologies!

Symmetry Industry Studios –


James Casey – Peasant To A King 

Q 1: I think it was Scream, maybe 12-13 years ago. Guess I loved it so much I have Ghostface tattooed on my arm.

Q 2: Oof. My favourites, they’d be Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Scream, Halloween definitely. Generic to name them out but I haven’t been arsed checking out modern horror.

Q 3: Oooooh jaysus. A non-shit Friday the 13th honestly haha.

Q 4: That’ll definitely be between John Carpenter or Wes fuckin’ Craven!



Adrian O’Rourke – Between The Lines 

Q 1: My first memory of horror was the film ‘Childsplay’ featuring the infamous Chuckie the doll when I was 5 or 6 years old. Absolutely petrified. Won’t be forgetting that one in a hurry.


Q 2: There’s a lot of favourites. Psychological horror is my favourite style. Psycho, Session 9, The Wicker Man, Pi, The Tenant, Repulsion, Silence Of The Lambs, Begotten, The Mist, The Thing, Men Behind The Sun, Martyrs, The Orphanage, The Shining, The Seasoning House, Kill List, The Others, The Blob, Jacob’s Ladder, Misery, Little Deaths, The Living And The Dead, Valhalla Rising… The list goes on…


Q 3: I’m not generally a fan of remakes, but ‘The Uninvited’ possibly. I love Ray Miland stuff.


Q 4: Hmmm tricky question, there’s a few. John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Guillermo Del Toro, David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski all stand out. Alfred Hitchcock is my favourite although he didn’t do horror all the time. Stephen King is high up there too as he has had a major influence on filmmaking.


Jonny Gray – Scimitar/Black Castle Promotions 


Q 1: I honestly don’t remember the first Horror film I watched, however the first time I felt frightened from a film would be during Total Recall, watching that at a young age being exposed to human deformities or what was supposed to be ‘Martian’. Also watching Jurassic Park, and that T-Rex! Fuck me! That was crazy as a kid. A lot of it was floating around my house when I was younger. Having an older sibling that was as crazed with movies as I was, really managed to get into a lot of different genres


Q 2: Personally I do have a love for most of older aged horror movies, nowadays cult classic horror, I think a lot of people would agree some of the finest cinema is within the list everybody could rhyme off. Evil Dead, Hellraiser, Halloween, Friday 13th etc: however, few personal gems. The Thing, brain dead, an American werewolf in London. Angel heart and The Shining



Q 3: There is a trend setting in, no doubt about it. So I wouldn’t be surprised if remakes happened for nearly all the cult classics. Ideally the Fly and Re-animator would be good shouts.  I know a lot of people don’t like the remake malarkey, I do find it lazy sometimes, that Hollywood can’t look a bit further than a repeated script than a fresh idea.  Regardless though, I say don’t knock it until you see it. You be the judge. I did enjoy the IT remake.


Q 4: I actually recently done a John Carpenter Week in which I managed to go through the majority of his work in 4 nights.

Tuesday – Christine/The Fog

Wednesday – In the mouth of madness/Escape from L.A

Thursday- Vampires/Big Trouble in Little China

Friday – They Live/ The Thing

I know there are a few I did miss, collectively it worked out nicely, I kept Halloween so I could watch for the release of the upcoming Halloween. I would say John Carpenter would be up there.  After watching a few movies of the same director you can notice a style, especially with David Cronenberg always exploring Infections and Transformations.

Scimitar –

Black Castle Promotions –


Darragh Kenny – Svet Kant 


Q 1: The first horror film I think I remember seeing is the class of nuke em high. I remember being very young and being unable to sleep, I rambled I turned on the TV. I remember vividly seeing grotesque images but being enthralled and thoroughly entertained. I also have another early memory of another late night film of some Japanese woman vomiting up a giant grasshopper but the name of which escapes me.

Q 2: I’ll choose my three favourite horror films, in no particular order.

Night of the living dead (1990) I first saw this film when I was around 11 and it left a lasting impression on me. Due to a copyright error the original cast and crew made next to no money off the original. The 1990 version sees Romeo collaborator and SFX legend Tom Savini take the directors chair and George as role of producer. I love this film so much. The mood, the acting and the pacing is all perfect and compliment each other beautifully. Definitely check it out if you haven’t. 


House on haunted hill (1999) Some may say this is sacrilege and the classic version with Vincent Price is the superior, well it is and it isn’t. I chose the remake because It was one of the first horror films to really scare the life out of me as a kid. The film has a greate ensamble cast of characters and uses that ‘Jacobs Ladder’ blurry shakey face trend that became so popular in the 90’s and early 2000’s 


The Texas chainsaw massacre (1973) if you haven’t seen the original (the 2003 version being actually quite good) you must rectify this immediately. I have never experienced such feelings of dread that I have felt while watching this film. You can actually feel the hot Texas sun and smell the horrible heavy must of the local abboitoir while viewing. When Sally is trapped in the house in the latter part of the film and the film force her to have dinner is one of the most uncomfortable things I’ve ever watched. A true classic.

Q 3: As far as remakes go, they’re very hit and miss. The hits being John Carpenters The Thing, David Cronenbergs The Fly, Evil Dead 2013, Dawn of the dead 2004 and Invasion of the body snatchers with Donald Sutherland. And the misses being Day of the dead 2008 and again in 2018 (For George’s sake, please, stop trying) 


One I would like to see personally is Stephen Kings ‘The Langoliers’ I remember seeing the TV movie adaptation when I was about 8 or 9 and absolutely loving it. The SFX looks horribly dated and quite frankly, hilarious. Even more so considering it came out the same year Jurassic Park was released and the films CG still stands the test of time. 


The Langoliers, despite the terrible SFX was excellent and had a foreboding atmosphere which I think could work very good modernized and with an ensemble cast.

Q 4: A director I would call a modern master of horror is a tough question. There’s the obvious choices, the John Carpenters, the Wes Cravens, the Dario Argentos, the David Cronenbergs but then there’s some that would be considered more modern such as James Wan and Eli Roth who have made some excellent more recent films I love such as Cabin Fever and insidious. 


I think I would have to say Wes Craven (may he rest in pieces) as he has a great catalogue of popular horrors (The Hills have eyes, The last house on the left) but then the game changers (A nightmare on Elm st and Scream) 

Nighthmare being one of my absolute favourite horror films.




David Fogarty – Sixth Extinction 


Q 1: First horror memory : my earliest memory was the first hellraiser movie ,It was gruesome and terrifying but intriguing at the same time as with most Clive Barker movies 


Q 2: Favourite horrors : I prefer the horror movies that stick with you after watching as opposed to straight up gore etc  , like a nightmare on elm street , Texas chainsaw massacre , the thing ,the shining , the evil dead , the ring (Japanese version) , event horizon 


Q 3: Modern remake : everything is being remade or rebooted etc these days with and it’s either hit or severe miss , I’d like to see a hellraiser remake but as long as they don’t water down the gore or subject matter 


Q 4: Master of horror : Wes craven or Clive Barker hands down 




Brian Harrington – Jenova


Q 1: At a very young age I definitely have memories of seeing Predator, most probably count this as a thriller or action, but as it’s an Alien on earth Murdering. I’ll say it was a Horror for me.


Q 2: The Grudge and Ju-on ( Japanese Version ) Brain Dead, Bad Taste, 30 days of Night, Dawn Of The Dead, Night Of The Living Dead, 28 days later, Event Horizon, The Original Halloween,The Evil Dead 


Q 3: Bad Taste with Peter Jackson Directing and big budget. a Not so shitty remake of Jeepers Creepers it had such promise.


Q 4: George A Romero for me he is the master of Zombie movies




Darragh “Outis” O’Connor – Horrenda, Outis, Aborted Earth


Q 1: The Shining when I was very young but then I remember specifically hearing my dad talk about The Exorcist and how it was “a movie that was not allowed in my house” so naturally I had to see it and it is one that still sticks with me to this day. 


Q 2: Like the rest of Horrenda, I am a huge B movie fan so 80s trashy/slasher movies: The Nightmare on Elm Street series, The Troma movies, Prom Night, The Thing, The Stuff, Videodrome, Scanners, Friday the 13th Part 2, Sleepaway Camp, Night of the Demons etc.  For true horror, it has to be movies like Ken Russel’s The Devils, Blood on Satans Claw, The Exorcist and I love the old Hammer Horror movies: To the Devil a Daughter, The Devil Rides Out, The Witches etc. 


Q 3: Dangerous question but I think we’re in a Horror Renaissance at the moment so I don’t fear reboots as much as I used to. I think the Hammer Movies could be remade very well today and with that said, pretty much anything from the 70s would be great to see remade or reimagined. Although, that will be tested with the reboot of Suspiria. 


Q 4: That would have to be the Hammer tag team of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. 


Horrenda –


Simon Cochrane – Indominus/Black Moon Aeon



Q 1: Probably the 2nd Children of the Corn film, I saw that when I was about 12. At the time I thought it was creepy as hell, kids going around killing adults with syringes and voodoo dolls. I loved it though. Shortly after, I saw the first Nightmare on Elm Street. I found it pretty scary, but at the same time thought “This is awesome…I need more of this…”


Q 2: Tough one… there’s a lot, but some of them would be John Carpenter’s The Thing, A Nightmare on Elm Street (original), Halloween, Jeepers Creepers (first one), Silent Hill, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Suspiria (original), The Wicker Man (original), Evil Dead (original), Carved (the slit mouth woman), Sinister, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original and 2006… both fantastic), Aliens (more so sci-fi but I’ll include it anyway), The VVITCH, Hellraiser 2, Child’s Play (first one), Dead Silence, 28 Days Later, Night of the Living Dead (original), some of the Hammer-Horrors… the list goes on!


Q 3: Twins of Evil (or one of the Count Karnstein films), The Sentinel (1977), or a full length of The Strain I think would be pretty cool.


Q 4: Some names that come to mind would be Wes Craven, Dario Argento, Christopher Lee, John Carpenter, HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Englund (before Freddy became overly comedic), Clive Barker to name a few!



Rodger Mortis – Stonecarver, Ruairi O’Baoighill, Cursed Monk Records


Q 1: I remember quite clearly watching A Nightmare on Elm Street at a very very young age with my older brother. It started a life long infatuation with the genre.

Q 2: This really is a “too many to mention, I’m afraid I’ll leave any out,” kind of question.. But here it goes:

The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Witchfinder General (1968)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971)

Simon, King of the Witches (1971)

Psychomania (1973)

The Wicker Man (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Omen (1976)

Suspiria (1977)

Halloween (1978)

Alien (1979)

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Thing (1982)

Basket Case (1982)

Combat Shock (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Re-Animator (1985)

Street Trash (1987)

Hellraiser (1987)

Brain Damage (1988)

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Braindead (Dead Alive) (1992)

Candyman (1992)

Event Horizon (1997)

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Martyrs (2008)

House of the Devil (2009)

Antichrist (2009)

Stake Land (2010)

I Saw the Devil (2010)

Kill List (2011)

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

A Field in England (2013)

Bone Tomahawk (2015)

The Witch (2015)

Mandy (2018)

There’s a lot more, but that gives you a pretty good overview…. Overview, hmmmm? Overlook! Mother fuck! The Shining (1980)

Q 3: None to be honest. Sometimes I think some of the Hammer stuff, but then you’re not going to get the stellar performances that made them so great. I mean who’s going to out Christopher Lee, Christopher Lee? It’s not going to happen. While I will watch an remake/reboot I don’t tend to enjoy them very much. For example I thought the new IT movie was shite. But that’s just my opinion, loads of people loved it. Different strokes for different folks. Personally I prefer a sequel, a continuation of lore. That’s why I’m pretty psyched for the new Halloween movie, I’ve not seen it yet but have high hopes. What I would like to see is a new Hellraiser movie, with Doug Bradley of course, based on Clive Barker’s The Scarlet Gospels.

Q 4: Writer: H.P Lovecraft. Director: John Carpenter. Actor: Christopher Lee

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CRYPTOPSY Release New EP ‘The Book of Suffering – Tome II’



Technical death metal legends Cryptopsy are set to release their new EP ‘The Book of Suffering – Tome II’ later today. 

We are bringing you the full EP stream before any other Irish source. 

CRYPTOPSY – The Book of Suffering – Tome II (Full EP) Get your copy of The Book of Suffering – Tome II today:

The Official release date for The Book of Suffering – Tome II is October 26th. The Book of Suffering – Tome II was produced, mixed and mastered by, Cryptopsy’s guitarist, Chris Donaldson at The Grid studio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Grid Studios:

The CRYPTOPSY – The Book of Suffering – Tome II (Full EP) video was created by Kim Baarda based upon the artwork of Remy Cooper – Headsplit Design –




Matt McGachy- Vocals

Chris Donaldson- Guitar

Oli Pinard- Bass

Flo Mounier- Drums & Backing Vocals

Track Listing:

1- The Wretched Living

2- Sire of Sin

3- Fear His Displeasure

4- The Laws of the Flesh

Artwork by: Remy Cooper – Headsplit Design –



Instagram: @CryptopsyOfficial

Twitter: @CryptopsyBand


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Sectile Release New Video/Single ‘The Hunt’



Dublin based progressive metal band Sectile have returned after a short hiatus and what a return it is! Not only is this arguably their best work to date, it’s also their debut music video so a real statement of intent. 

Around this time last year they released their debut EP which we premiered at the time. Things were really looking up for the lads and there was a real buzz about them. Then they were suddenly dealt a blow with drummer Zachary suffering a very serious medical issue. After much discussion the lads decided to concentrate on writing their debut album in the hope he would make a full recovery and return to the band. It was probably touch and go at the time as it was a very serious issue. It wouldn’t have surprised anyone had he failed to return. 

He’s back and there’s clearly a real motivation and drive within this band. The Hunt sees them really push out the boundaries and improve on their previous material in almost every way in my humble opinion anyway. Their previous material was great, but this just sounds like a more complete band. Guitarist Michael joined late into the last writing process last time so to me the obvious extended time together has produced a far more finished article. 

I expect big things for this band in the coming twelve months. The platform is there, they just need to remind people why they were so highly tipped only a few short months ago. This track should go a long way in doing that and we’re looking forward to their forthcoming debut album. 

They released this short statement today. 

“Today is the day folks! 
We are very proud to present you our brand new single and video “The Hunt”. 
Please let us know what you think! And, if you like it, please share!Available on all major streaming services.

Very special thanks to Trackmix Recording Studio and Aidan Cunningham – Mixer / Recordist / Producer!”



Band Members

Mark O’Reilly – Guitar
Cormac Hennigan – Bass
Gabriel Gaba – Vocals
Zachary Newman – Drums
Michael Sheridan – Guitar



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The Crawling Release New Video/Single ‘Wolves and the Hideous White’


The Crawling was born following a few failed attempts at getting a couple of ageing metal heads into the same room to play some death metal. Finally, towards the close of 2014, the band settled on a solid line up.

The music created is a result of a trio of music fans that have enjoyed, and participated, in the local music scene for decades. Creator Stuart hailed from 90’s death metal legends Severance, Andy fronted Honey For Christ for 14 years, and Gary Beattie is still blasting for Zombified.

The collaboration has resulted in a heavy, slow-death ensemble, forged against a back drop of misery and contempt for the world that surrounds us.

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”

They have just released their first promo video and self titled lead single for their forthcoming album ‘Wolves And The Hideous White’. In typical The Crawling style it’s yet another amazing D.I.Y. video. These lads really are the masters when it comes to self made videos on this small island of ours. Andy’s work ethic and creativity is bordering on the insane at times, but the band always benefit from it so keep er lit man! 

If this track is anything to go by, this album will probably get many album of the year awards. Their previous album ‘Anatomy Of Loss’ was highly regarded and for good reason but this is sounding far more ‘mature’ for want of a better description. The band have most certainly evolved since their last release from this tracks suggestion and I for one am very much looking forward to the finished product. We already know it’s going to be good. How good is the question for now? 

Easily one of the best bands in this country and I firmly expect them to move to the next level after this release. They’re already climbing the ladder at an insane rate and show no signs of slowing down… 

Check out the track here and their short statement. Most importantly, Stay Miserable! 

“Check out our new video “Wolves and the Hideous White” on our youtube channel now: 💥

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Guitar / Vocals: Andy Clarke
Bass / Backing Vocals: Stuart Rainey
Drums: Gary Beattie






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Archaós Release New Single ‘The Chosen One’

Archaós Release New Single ‘The Chosen One’



Archaós are a four piece alt-metal band formed by four lads from Cork after meeting each other during their time at CSN’s Music, Management and Sound course. With influences from a wide variety of Rock and Metal music they began to mold their own original sound. With a passion for songwriting and hard-hitting music with energetic riffs they began to write original material in preparation for their first gigs around Cork. ` Cork’s Cyprus Avenue provided them with their first gigging experiences in December 2016 and February of 2017. They have since played in venues such as Fred Zeppelins, An Spailpin Fanach, The Firkin Crane Theater and The Cork Arts Theater in Cork and extended their reach to Fibber Magees in Dublin. They released 2 singles and their debut EP in December 2017. They recently have released their latest single and are currently working on their follow up EP which they plan to release later in early 2019.

This is just the beginning for Archaós!

They have now released their lead single ‘The Chosen One’ from their forthcoming EP. They released this statement. 


Our new single is out now! “The Chosen One” is the first single to be released from our forthcoming EP “Liberation” which is set to be out in early 2019!

We’ve been working on the next EP for the better part of this year and we’re very excited to be finally giving you a taste of what’s to come!

Check out “The Chosen One” here or on our bandcamp where you can download it for free!

Artwork and logos by the wonderful Sarah Mackey Media We’d like to give a big shout out to her as she has always been so accommodating for us and always delivers quality artwork for the band. Thanks a million Sarah!

If you dig this and would like to hear it live, we’ll be playing at Pethrophile promotions Presents: The Magnapinna + Support this Sunday on the 14th of October! Get down to it!

Enjoy the breakdowns!





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