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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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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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Episodes

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

Episode 15: Sean and Ronán of sludge merchants Ten Ton Slug look forward to a potentially huge few months ahead of them, the new release of a single to coincide with summer appearances on the main stage of Metal Days in Slovenia and The Sophie Lancaster s

5/30/2019
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The Metal Cell Studio packed it's mics, laptop cans of Carlsberg and headed up to Galway following the trail of slime to track down Ten Ton Slug. Sean and Ronán sat down with me in Ronán's kitchen and instead of TV show Come Dine With Me we had our own Come Slime with Me chat about upcoming tours, recording singles, past members, future plans and of course the excellent merchandise from Ten Ton Slug. All in all it was a great chat with one of the leading bands of the Irish Metal Scene and...

Duration:01:02:28

Episode 14: Chris Harte, guitarist with Bailer talks about the rise of the band in both Ireland and the U.K, writing new songs and enjoying the buzz of their riotous performances.

5/22/2019
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The Metal Cell Studio was delighted to catch up with the guitarist from Bailer, Chris Harte who came in to have a chat about the upcoming Bailer tour of the U.K, the new direction of the songwriting process, that tour of Russia, crowd killing, merchandise, press promo's and the success of their videos. There's a lot going on with Bailer at the moment so it was great to catch Chris before they crush all before them during a busy few months ahead. So grab a beer or a smoke, chill out and enjoy...

Duration:01:06:32

Episode 13: Riff merchants Ciaran Coghlan and Jack O'Neill of Coroza discuss the bands six month hiatus, recording new material and give us an exclusive preview of two of the new tracks unmixed from the yet to be released new album “Chaliceburner”

5/16/2019
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The Metal Cell Studio is proud to announce that Coroza are back to bring the heaviness to bear on the Irish Metal Scene with an exclusive preview of two tracks off their yet to be released new album “Chaliceburner”. The first song to open the episode is the actual title track “Chaliceburner” Heaviness rests well in the arms of Coroza and this is a fine example of a band that deliver it in huge slabs. Closing the show is the instrumental track “Scaltheen” sure to level any audience and leave...

Duration:01:09:18

Episode 12: Howard frontman/guitarist from Partholón talks about the responsibility he places upon himself as an musician and an artist in recording and preparing songs with Partholón for their upcoming album.

5/5/2019
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The Metal Cell Studio was delighted to spend an entertaining few hours in the company of Howard, the hugely talented and accomplished vocalist & guitarist from Partholón. Howard has been involved in playing music in Cork with various bands for over 22 years, which allows him to share his perspective with me on the current status of the metal scene. He explains the responsibility he places upon himself as an musician and an artist, his hopes, frustrations and ambitions which drive him to...

Duration:01:03:44

Episode 11: The Siege Special #2. Recorded live at The Clayton Hotel in Limerick with Matt Geoghegan bass/vocals and Steve Walsh guitars of Grey Stag

4/28/2019
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Fresh off the Kasbah stage in Dolans where they levelled the crowd, I caught up with Matt and Steve for a cool beer and we talked about the huge reaction they got for their first ever Siege of Limerick. They talk about the countless gigs they've played over the last few months, their influences, the song writing process for "The Guide" E.P and of course the magnificent but missing “Gatt” their drummer who may be dead, on a bus or just on the lash as the Podcast was happening. Shout outs to...

Duration:00:38:03

Episode 10: The Siege Special #1: Recorded live at The Clayton Hotel in Limerick with Mick Carey guitarist of Zealot Cult.

4/28/2019
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I was delighted to finally sit down and chat with one of the soundest purveyors of Irish Death Metal, the legendary Mick Carey of Zealot Cult. We cracked open a few beers and the conversation flowed from Zealot Cult being invited to play Bloodstock, their upcoming tour of the USA and the story behind their brutally heavy and critically acclaimed album Spiritual Sickness. Shout outs to: Bad Reputation, Ciaran Culhane, Paulo Girardi, Mark Riddick, Ten Ton Slug, Invictus, Vomitor, Destroyer...

Duration:00:41:30

Episode 9: Tommy Tighe interview recorded live at his famous Sound Cellar record store.

4/23/2019
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Tommy Tighe and The Sound Cellar is an essential visit when travel to Dublin, in fact many metal fans and bands across the world have all frequented his downstairs shop including Metallica. Tommy is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to all genres of metal and you'll never leave his store empty handed. He is celebrating fifty years in business next year and I thought it was only fitting that I paid him a visit to thank him for his huge contribution to our Irish Metal Scene and enjoy having...

Duration:00:31:20

Episode 8: Aaron and Luke of Archaós talk about the new release of their e.p "Liberation" and being inspired by Dante's journey through the three realms of the dead.

4/19/2019
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Archaós released their brilliant sophomore e.p Liberation to the Irish Metal Community on March 22nd 2019. Aaron on bass and Luke frontman/guitarist visited The Metal Cell studios to talk about how they wrote, recorded and mixed the e.p themselves along with fellow band members Alessio on guitar/death vocals and Chris on drums. Cans of beer were cracked open to a discussion on Dantes "The Divine Comedy", attacking metal objects with axes for the opening track Dugga and what it means for a...

Duration:00:51:07

Episode 7: Talking Old School Metal with Pat Clancy and Tony 'Toby' Boyle

4/12/2019
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The Metal Cell was delighted to have hosted Pat Clancy and Tony 'Toby' Boyle, two absolute legends of the Cork and Irish Metal Scene. They have gone to countless gigs, collected a huge array of priceless memorabilia with Pat in possession of over 9,000 vinyl records, original tapes and demos of all genres in metal and shared their passion for metal to thousands across the world. It really is a great example of how two guys from Ireland connected with and communicated with fellow metallers in...

Duration:01:09:14

Episode 6: Mark "Mossy" Morrissey of Paranoid Beast Promotions reveals that being Paranoid is great for the Cork Metal Scene.

4/6/2019
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Mossy's contribution to the Cork and Irish Metal Scene in one year has been nothing short of immense. Born and raised in Cork, his enthusiasm, vision and passion for metal is backed up by a professional approach which is second to none. The fact that he is 'sound' adds to the many ingredients needed to run successful metal shows in Cork. On this episode Mossy talks about the Irish and Cork metal scenes, the influence of stoner metal on him, the gigs he went to since he was a kid and his...

Duration:00:58:38

Episode 5: Shane J Horan Professional Music Photographer and his view behind the lens of the Irish Metal Scene.

3/29/2019
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The Metal Cell was delighted to have the brilliant Shane Horan over to talk about his career so far in photographing music acts and working with numerous bands in the Irish metal scene. He explains about how important it is to build up a working relationship with a band from a photographers view point, the hazards of shooting bands at metal gigs and how working with digital photography suits his style of work. The whole area of photographic copyright is explained from Shanes viewpoint and...

Duration:00:47:51

Episode 4: Episode 4. Danny Fitzgerald of Pethrophile Promotions on reviving the metal scene and burrito's in Cork.

3/18/2019
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The Metal Cell was delighted to welcome Danny Fitz of Pethrophile Promotions to the studio last week. Danny and his team have been vital in keeping the metal scene alive and healthy since 2015 in Cork, hosting gigs in venues like Fred Zeppelins and An Spailpin Fanach. In this episode he discusses the success of the Urban Assault Festivals and the effort it takes to organize them, the bands that he has worked with and upcoming gigs for Pethrophile Promotions like Dead Label on the 23rd of...

Duration:00:47:05

Episode 1: Episode 1. Talking Old School Metal with Donie G and Martin Walsh

3/14/2019
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I was pleased to have Donie and Martin in the studio to talk about being into metal for over 45 years and the changes to the Irish metal scene they've experienced over the years. The Old School Metal series will be a regular feature of the show. I recorded this episode using Audacity so it limited us to two mics instead of 3 so the pops and bumps are a result of the lads sharing the mic. All my other episodes are done in Reaper. Thanks for listening Richie Le Faux.

Duration:00:56:50

Episode 2: Episode 2. Colin Bolger and why his feet are nailed to the ground!

3/14/2019
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The Metal Cell was delighted to have Colin at the studio to talk about his passion for music and art. It was a terrific chat that covered his journey from a shy teenager picking up a guitar in Clonmel to a prowling frontman on the stages of Wacken and Bloodstock. Hope you enjoy it and thanks to Erica for coming along for the support. Richie Le Faux

Duration:01:16:41

Episode 3: Episode 3. Deccie O'Shea ex Cyclefly and Mako DC with some tales from the fishbowl.

3/14/2019
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The Metal Cell was delighted to have been joined in the studio by Deccie O'Shea. A top class singer and all round great guy. Deccie delves into the past to describe how Cyclefly signed to a major label, took on the big U.S acts and toured successfully stateside for a number of years winning fans over like Chester Bennington, Gavin Bush and top producers like Sylvia Massey (Tool, Peppers). He talks about the transition to Mako DC and having to build a new musical legacy again.

Duration:00:46:01