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The Metal Cell sets out to promote Irish Metal by talking to the bands, promoters and crucially the fans of this great genre. I hope to interview as many people as possible involved in the Irish Metal scene from those that were born in the 60's,70's, and 80's up to the teenagers now who are banging out the riffs and landing on our heads. It's one of the most exciting times ever to be a Metal fan in Ireland and this Podcast will be reporting on it. Thanks Richie Le Faux.

The Metal Cell sets out to promote Irish Metal by talking to the bands, promoters and crucially the fans of this great genre. I hope to interview as many people as possible involved in the Irish Metal scene from those that were born in the 60's,70's, and 80's up to the teenagers now who are banging out the riffs and landing on our heads. It's one of the most exciting times ever to be a Metal fan in Ireland and this Podcast will be reporting on it. Thanks Richie Le Faux.
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Ireland

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The Metal Cell sets out to promote Irish Metal by talking to the bands, promoters and crucially the fans of this great genre. I hope to interview as many people as possible involved in the Irish Metal scene from those that were born in the 60's,70's, and 80's up to the teenagers now who are banging out the riffs and landing on our heads. It's one of the most exciting times ever to be a Metal fan in Ireland and this Podcast will be reporting on it. Thanks Richie Le Faux.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 35: Alex Vinci of The Last Vinci talks about the new EP “The World, Enda Kenny, the Devil, the Vegans and all the Millennials shit” (released on September 27th) and how he has immersed himself in the Irish music scene after his move from Turin in

9/19/2019
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Alex Vinci joined me in the studio to have a terrific chat about his busy live, doing gigs, touring Europe, making records, shooting videos, working in a local Cork company, Apple and his love for his family. Alex is an interviewer's dream, with engaging and interesting stories along with the shared love of music we both have. It makes for a great podcast especially with the build up to the launch of the new EP “The World, Enda Kenny, the Devil, the Vegans and all the Millennials shit” on...

Duration:01:01:26

Episode 34: Karl Willetts & Andy Whale of Memoriam and Joshua-Troy Demarco & Jack Hayes of Steiner interviewed live at Dolans in Limerick courtesy of Bad Reputation.

9/12/2019
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The Metal Cell was up in Dolans of Limerick, to watch Memoriam crush all before them on their tour of Ireland with support from Ten Ton Slug from Galway and local Limerick band Zealot Cult. I contacted John of Bad Reputation to organise the Podcast which located me overlooking the stage before the gig started. Another local band Steiner, whom I've been following their progress over the last few month's were available for a interview so I sat down first with Josh Guitars/vox and Jack bass/vox...

Duration:00:27:11

Episode 33: Danielle Daly has developed an exciting Mobile App for the Metal Scene and is also a die-hard Metalhead well respected in the Irish Metal Scene.

9/6/2019
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Danielle Daly life long Metal fan joined me in the studio to talk about her exciting project developing a Mobile App for the Irish Metal Scene. She also gives a great review of Bloodstock 2019, talks about her life as an avid Metal fan, the many gigs she has been to and the many laugh out loud moments she has experienced with her friends in the Metal Community. Its a great episode and another fine example of someone who wants to create and help build the Irish Metal Scene.

Duration:00:51:50

Episode 32: Jim Spillane (Guitars/dress) and Liam Whitnell (Vox/Guitars) of the Dirty Casuals talk about the band, fashion, logo's, new songs and bus navigation.

8/30/2019
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The Metal Cell Podcast was delighted to sit down finally with the elusive Jim and Liam of the Dirty Casuals before they left for the Overdose Festival. The talk covered everything from new logo's, dresses, the Limerick Metal scene, Late Late Toy Show right through to new songs and to weird gig experiences. So sit back and enjoy the ride. Songs Featured: Light and Dark Matter & Sandwich (c) Dirty Casuals, 2019 all rights reserved.

Duration:00:46:04

Episode 31: Jim Tobin legendary Irish and Maltese promoter, web designer, and owner of Metall Insula Promotions and Backlines.

8/23/2019
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Jim Tobin took some time out from his holiday in Ireland to reminisce about his experience as a promoter and musician based in Cork before moving to his new country of residence Malta. He had to build up his promotions company and web design business from scratch under the blistering heat whilst still avoiding burns on that pale Irish skin. In between that there's plenty of stories from the Cruiscin Lan, local bands, international bands, festivals and the Irish Metal Archive. Another huge...

Duration:00:50:32

Episode 30: Robert O'Halloran award winning film & video producer talks about working with Bailer, Worn Out and his career to date.

8/16/2019
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The Metal Cell was delighted to welcome award winning film & video producer Rob O'Halloran to the studio. I have been a huge fan of Robs talented work so it was a pleasure to listen to him talk about his work with Bailer, Worn Out and his journey to becoming an award wining independent film maker. Rob explains how hard it is to forge a career working in Ireland within the media of film production and his own company Mint Video. I have nothing but admiration for Rob after hearing his story, I...

Duration:00:53:10

Episode 29: King Witch at Monolith Festival 2019 in Cyprus Avenue Cork.

8/8/2019
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The Metal Cell Podcast was honored to sit down with Jamie, Laura, Rory and Lyle, straight after their brilliant set to talk about whales, the Edinburgh metal scene, touring stories and the recording process for their new album later this year. Absolutely great company and it was one of those episodes that I didn't want to end. Cannot wait to catch them live again and have a beer afterwards with this class act from Scotland.

Duration:00:23:11

Episode 28: Rotting Christ at Monolith Festival 2019, Cyprus Avenue Cork.

8/8/2019
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It was an honour to sit down with the great Sakis of Rotting Christ and talk about Heretics, art, inspiration and the importance of connecting with metal fans through his music. Even though it was a short conversation, I was able to take away from it a man of unshakable faith in the music he creates for his fans, knowing that the joy that he generates for us metalheads playing Rotting Christ's music brings him absolute happiness.

Duration:00:17:58

Episode 27: Damim at Monolith Festival 2019, Cyprus Avenue Cork.

8/8/2019
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The Metal Cell was delighted to host Nathanael/vox & guitars and Flow/drums of Damim before they went onstage and gave a blistering performance to a packed crowd in Cyprus Avenue. They gave a great insight into the workings of Damim, by talking through the recording of their terrifc album 'A Fine Game of Nil', the filming of 'Rising of the Lights' video, signing with Apocalyptic Witchcraft and future plans as well. It was a pleasure to be in such fine company and I'm really looking forward...

Duration:00:30:19

Episode 26: Malthusian at Monolith Festival 2019 in Cyprus Avenue Cork.

8/8/2019
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The Metal Cell sat down with these three purveyors of filthy chaotic death before they went on stage to heaving hordes of fist raising metallers. Pauric/vox, Matt/guitars and Tom/guitars talk about the loss Andy, laugh about it, change their mind and then talk about finding friends with benefits. A good chat about Invictus Productions follows, trying to write new songs, upcoming shows and Matt's pride of the Mayo jersey. Great craic and lovely chaps!

Duration:00:18:31

Episode 25: Spirit Merchant at Monolith Festival 2019 in Cyprus Avenue Cork.

8/8/2019
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So Ollie the drummer of Coroza, Colin singer/riffmaster of Zhora have formed a new band along with Leon bassist with Mendicant and called it Spirit Merchant. This was only their third gig and what a great performance they dished out to a large crowd. The Metal Cell was delighted to catch them, to hear them talk about the benefits of side projects, enjoying life as a three piece and future plans.

Duration:00:24:59

Episode 24: Cian, Jake and Jack from God Alone give their unique twist on growing up in Cork and pushing the musical boundaries as a band.

7/12/2019
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Wrestling, Miley Cyrus, Christian Brothers and decent tunes being wrote...It can only mean one thing, the final episode of The Metal Cell before the summer break. So join myself, Cian, Jake & Jack of God Alone as we talk a heap of mad stuff and find out what the lads have in store for us in the upcoming months. This episode contains laughter, strong language and serious musical talent. Enjoy, like, share and convert! Songs featured: DAGDA & DORDÁN (c) God Alone, 2019 all rights reserved.

Duration:00:56:49

Episode 23: Dave O'Mahony and Chris O'Sullivan from the incredibly talented instrumental Cork band Aponym talk about their latest release "Live at the Paranoid Pit" and future plans.

7/5/2019
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The Metal Cell was delighted to welcome bassist Dave and drummer Chris to spend a few hours chatting about their current E.P "Live at the Paranoid Pit", the benefits of being an instrumental band, song writing, operating on a small budget and the power of Photoshop. Some great stories and a lot of laughter feature as well. So enjoy, like, share and convert! Songs featured: Grandstander and Beserker (c) Aponym, 2019 all rights reserved.

Duration:00:59:48

Episode 22: Con Doyle of Soothsayer, Mendicant and Ralf W.Garcia of Wolf Counsel, Poltergeist and Requiem preview the upcoming Monolith Festival on August 3rd featuring Rotting Christ as headliners. Tales of various tours, Switzerland and metal shenanigan

6/27/2019
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The Metal Cell was delighted to welcome Con and Ralf to preview the upcoming Monolith Festival in August. We talk about the metal scene in both Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. Con and Ralf were a great craic and having played with thrash Swiss legends Poltergeist, Death Metal band Requiem and Doom Metal band Wolf Counsel, there was alot to coax out of Ralf. With plenty of tales from the road to be heard and a conversation that could have went on all night, be sure to spread the word on...

Duration:01:05:07

Episode 21: Elder Druid from Antrim, recorded live @ Metal Utd in Cyprus Avenue Cork courtesy of Pethrophile Promotions on 15/06/19.

6/22/2019
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The Metal Cell was set up in The Green Room of Cyprus Avenue to do a live Podcast for the Metal United gig thanks to Danny Fitz of Pethrophile Promotions. Elder Druid from Ballymena arrived after a long journey and being great lads agreed to do an interview with me as soon as the gear was dragged up the stairs. The chat was mainly about the bands they've toured with, trying to conquer Metal to the Masses and win a chance at a Bloodstock appearance, new songs and working with Mariusz...

Duration:00:34:40

Episode 20: Black Shuck from Galway, recorded live @ Metal Utd in Cyprus Avenue Cork courtesy of Pethrophile Promotions on 15/06/19.

6/22/2019
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The Metal Cell was set up in The Green Room of Cyprus Avenue to do a live Podcast for the Metal United gig thanks to Danny Fitz of Pethrophile Promotions. Black Shuck from Galway were the second band to play for the worldwide celebration of metal and pummeled the growing crowd with slabs of raw face melting aggression. Soon a mosh pit started at the front of the stage with the band joining in. Brendan, Ian and Thomas joined me afterwards for one of the best laughs I had in along time,...

Duration:00:34:13

Episode 19: XERO from Limerick, recorded live @ Metal Utd in Cyprus Avenue Cork courtesy of Pethrophile Promotions on 15/06/19.

6/22/2019
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The Metal Cell set up in The Green Room of Cyprus Avenue to do a live Podcast for the Metal United gig in association with Danny Fitz of Pethrophile Promotions. Xero from Limerick were the first band to kick off the worldwide celebration of metal with a precision like fury which impressed us all and converted many more who were only seeing them for the first time. Afterwards Mike, Dave, Conny, Nick and Andrew chatted for a short time about collaborations, recording songs, archery, metal...

Duration:00:34:32

Episode 18: Darragh, Arron and Mark of Horrenda, invite us into their world of Black Metal and offer up a unique Irish perspective to this extreme form of metal.

6/21/2019
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The Metal Cell Studio travelled up to Dublin to meet Darragh, Arron and Mark of Black Metal act Horrenda to discuss the release of their new single Nerve Gas on the 18th of June, writing and recording for an album release later this year and what is means to be Black Metal band in Ireland. Of course no Metal Cell Podcast wouldn’t be complete without the usual array of funny stories to brighten any blackened hearts listening. Songs featured: Nerve Gas and Sluagh (c) Horrenda, 2019 all rights...

Duration:00:58:42

Episode 17: Hellfest 2019 Special. Patrick Murphy of The Irish Flagbearers of Hellfest talks about going to his 9th Hellfest Festival in Clisson France and the huge sense of fellowship created with the Irish flag they bring over.

6/14/2019
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Patrick Murphy of The Irish Flagbearers of Hellfest talks about going to his 9th Hellfest Festival in Clisson France. There are two Irish flags created, each decorated by the bands that are playing that year with the central motif usually a play on words in relation to a chosen favourite band and the festival itself i.e Down and Bury Me at Hellfest. One flag is kept aside for that band in question to be thrown up or presented to them after they finish their set and the other flag gets it's...

Duration:00:32:11

Episode 16: Evan and Alex of Worn Out talk about how the band was rejuvenated by Alex joining, how the new songs are progressing and why the band are now ready to fulfil their early promise as one of the most exciting Irish metal/hardcore bands out there.

6/7/2019
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The Metal Cell Studio was delighted to spend an entertaining hour in the company of Evan Prendergast (drums) and new guitarist Alex Heinrich of Worn Out discussing an eventful few months which saw original guitarist Isaac leave and Alex joining, resulting in the creation of several new songs, the importance of band dynamics, gigging with various bands, working with artists Kate Rua & Kelvin Doran and the Irish Metal Scene. It's a jam packed hour with the two lads and there's plenty of laughs...

Duration:01:07:04