With summer finally arriving we see ourselves with an utter feast of gigs over the coming months , we of course have Templmore metal fest this June bank holiday weekend hosting a variety of top metal acts such as AESECT , JENOVA , ZHORA and many many more!


Now before you go , “Awh fuck , I live in Leitrim and theres nothing on this weekend “THINK AGAIN!!!


This June Bank Holiday weekend will be host to Gothic Species , Ireland’s Premier Annual Gothic And Industrial Festival Gathering.


Whats this all about , tell me more you say ??


Species is organized, managed, crafted, painted, sculpted, performed, arranged, maintained and benefited by a diverse spectrum of members old and new to the Gothic & Industrial community of Ireland, who offer a wealth of talent across many disciplines but rarely get a chance to exhibit it so collectively.


Whether you are into dark art , Gothic ambient wizardry or just straight up metal this is the place to be , being that this is a metal blog we will be solely focusing on the metal acts performing at this years Species.


On Friday night at The Great Hall Stage we have to one and only Unkindness Of Ravens who will be playing an hour slot from 9:30pm-10:30pm. UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS are a darkened Post Rock band from Tipperary/Offaly who represented Ireland with a very high slot in the running order of the siege of Limerick recently , and will be playing in Templemore metal Fest the day after their performance at Species.


Next up we have DJ ANNATAR who will be giving us a feast of metal to mosh to while all necking our cans of dutch !


PACKMAN is a DJ who has officially been ordained as a latter day dude and will have multiple slots over the course of the weekend belting the metal tunes from the decks to ensure there is never a moment of silence.


Also on the Metal Stage on Saturday night , we have progressive death metalers from Cork , PETHROPHIA who are currently species virgins. they will be traveling up from Cork on Friday evening to play their 11pm Saturday night set on the Metal Stage of Species to and have their species virginity gruesomely ripped from within them.


To finish up we will also be seeing ɗʉɭʈ on The Great Hall Stage at 11pm Saturday night for what can be described as a dark ritual of doom , dirge and wizardry that will make you tremble in fear but unable to look away.


The campsite holds about 300 people , its 30 quid for Friday to Sunday with camping and general shenanigans. Its a steal…..GO TO IT!




Gothic Species

Gothic Species



By Danny Lee



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