The Metal Cell Podcast

The Metal Cell Podcast

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Podcast dedicated to promoting the Irish Metal Scene by talking to Metal bands, Irish Metal fans and supporting Irish Metal gigs.


74: Razor Sharp Death Blizzard. Jamie (Vox), Daz (Guitars), Liam (Drums) and Rob (bass).
May 29 • 91 min
Join myself, Jamie, Daz, Liam and Rob of Razor Sharp Death Blizzard as we talk about their upcoming album release, the aptly titled "The World is Fucked" on July 17th. The lads have released their first single "Suicide" of the album and it is a brilliant,…
73: Elder Druid. Join myself, Gregg (Vox) Jake (Guitars) and Brien (Drums) of Elder Druid as we catch up on a terrific few months for the band.
May 21 • 87 min
Elder Druid came out of 2019 as one of the best Doom/Metal bands in Ireland. They launched their critically acclaimed Golgotha to a jammed packed Voodoo Room in Belfast in January, tour dates were booked and a vinyl pressing done of 250 albums; so it…
72: Producer and Mixing Engineer Series: Ciaran Culhane.
May 14 • 122 min
I was delighted to finally interview Ciaran Culhane for my series on people who have left their mark on the Irish Metal Scene by producing incredible music. Ciaran has dedicated his life to music as a producer, sound engineer and multi-instrumentalist…
71: The Metal Cell Forums V. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Jack for banter and chat about all things Metal.
May 7 • 112 min
Delighted to welcome back my wonderful co-hosts on this terrific episode, where we covered Grey Stag & Xero single releases and our chosen subject was Metal Genres. Along the way many Metal rabbit holes were explored and both Evan and Jack updated us on…
70: Producer and Mixing Engineer Series: Josh Robinson. Show also features members of Survivalist and Heel of Achilles who all have worked with Josh.
Apr 30 • 118 min
I was so pleased to welcome Josh Robinson on the Producer and Mixer Series as I have been a massive fan of his work and bands that he has chosen to work with for a long time. Joining us on the Podcast also were Taylor and Gavin from Survivalist and Paddy,…
69: Dave Moore (DJ with Today FM) and Evan Prendergast (Worn Out) talk about their love of the Metal Scene.
Apr 23 • 100 min
I was delighted to welcome back long-time contributor to the show Evan from Worn Out/The Metal Cell Forums along with his legendary DJ pal Dave from Today FM's Dermot and Dave Show to talk about their love of the Metal Scene. Dave talks about his teenage…
68: Producer and Mixing Engineer Series: Aidan Cunningham.
Apr 16 • 82 min
Aidan Cunningham is a mixing, recording engineer and music producer with a life-consuming obsession of sound. Aidan's fascination with recorded music formed as a young teen and has flourished into a full time career creating music with artists from around…
67: Andy Clarke of The Crawling invites us for a drink in his virtual bar.
Apr 9 • 79 min
Andy Clarke of The Crawling invites us for a drink in his virtual bar and we talk about the current state of Irish Metal in the middle of a pandemic. There's lots to discuss, the last few gigs of The Crawling, their merch, future plans and the state of…
66: Classic T-Shirt/Art edition Pt.2
Apr 2 • 64 min
This episode is examines the thought process that goes into an artist designing a brief for a band and the work that goes into achieving a final product that will represent both the band and the artist. Contributions by Kym Horner of Kym Horner Design,…
65: Classic T-Shirt/Art edition Part 1.
Mar 26 • 63 min
This episode is spent examining the connections between the t-shirt, art and the Metal Fan. Contributions by Sean O'Sullivan of Ten Ton Slug, Ciaran Coughlan of Obsidian Design and Alex Fitzgerald of Absurd Merch help to understand the thought process…
64: TOOMS. Alex, Anto and Kieran join me to promote their nasty filthy single ‘Stampede’ despite being in the middle of a global pandemic.
Mar 19 • 76 min
Strange times indeed but it didn't deter TOOMS from releasing one of the best singles of the year with Stampede. All precautions were adhered to, when the lads arrived from neighbouring border county Limerick, to talk about the efforts that went to…
63: The Metal Cell Forums IV. Join myself, Danielle, Evan and Jack for banter and chat about all things Metal.
Mar 12 • 112 min
Delighted to welcome back my wonderful co-hosts on this terrific episode where we covered gigs attended, festival gossip, a Grief Eater single review and lots of banter. The main subject was professionalism in the Irish Metal Scene which hopefully will…
62: Dog Tired and Skypilot at Urban Assault 2020.
Mar 5 • 72 min
Part 1 features Dog Tired. The lads had just finished playing a stormer of a set, upstairs in An Spailpin Fanach for Urban Assault 2020, when we had a great chat about the creation of one of their best releases yet "The Electric Abyss". There was plenty…
61: Con Doyle of Paranoid Beast/Soothsayer talks about his two day Monolith 2020 Festival and discusses his many projects that are coming to fruition in 2020.
Feb 27 • 116 min
Delighted to welcome back Con Doyle to talk about all things Metal. Con is a local legend of the Metal scene and discusses his many projects that are coming to fruition in 2020. The main subject of course is his two day Monolith Festival on July 31st and…
60: Chris (vox) and Pavol (guitars) of Cork band ZHI REN, leave nothing to the imagination in this audio journey into the mind of their band.
Feb 20 • 57 min
I was delighted to welcome Chris (vox) and Pavol (guitars) of Cork band ZHI REN. The lads also sent on 4 demo's of new songs, one of which is featured on the show…the brilliant "Feed the Beast" and after hearing those songs, their appearance at this years…
59: The Metal Cell Forum III January Special. Danielle Daly, Jack O’Neill, Evan Prendergast and me talk all things Metal.
Feb 15 • 64 min
Episode 59 was a special episode as I got the gifted Alex Vinci, frontman of Last Vinci and Narrow Door Management, to film the entire Podcast. So the fruition of our collaboration is up on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34lWrJqORM It…
58: Danny Fitzgerald of Pethrophile Promotions and John O’Brein of Irish Metal Archives talk Urban Assault 2020.
Feb 6 • 69 min
I was delighted to welcome Danny Fitzgerald of Pethrophile Promotions and John O'Brein of Irish Metal Archives to the Metal Cell Studio to talk about the Urban Assault Festival. It’s the first big indoor Metal festival of the year and the line-up over the…
57: Tom Woodlock of Zhora talks about “Mortals” their new release with Hostile Media due out on 27/03/20.
Jan 30 • 46 min
It was great to welcome one of the best drummers of the Irish Metal Scene to the studio last Saturday. Tom and Zhora have released a vicious single called Coke Vulture which knocked us all on our arses and should herald another massive step forward for…
56: Pete Clarke owner of Grindscene Records and singer of Strangle Wire
Jan 23 • 48 min
I travelled up to Belfast on Friday for the Elder Druid record launch and organised to meet Pete Clarke owner of Grindscene Records and singer of Strangle Wire the next day. The venue for the Podcast was the Hampton on Hilton Belfast, though funnily…
55: John Real of Bad Reputation and the famous Siege Festivals talks about his life promoting Metal in Limerick.
Jan 16 • 96 min
The Metal Cell Podcast made the short trip up to Limerick to sit down and have a chat with John of Bad Reputation/Siege of Limerick. John along with Ciaran Culhane have put Limerick on the map as a destination for Irish Metal since the Sieges inception in…
54: Spirit Merchant’s Colin, Ollie and Leon discuss the creation and shaping of their new songs as a big year approaches for them as a new band.
Jan 9 • 74 min
The Metal Cell was delighted to start off 2020 with the first of a series of new acts to look out for in the Irish Metal Scene. Spirit Merchant's Colin Bolger (Vox/Guitars), Leon (Bass/Effects) and Ollie (Drums) all have a wealth of experience between…
53: Green Hell Part 2. A Metal Cell Compilation featuring 14 of the best Irish Metal Releases of 2019.
Jan 2 • 80 min
The Metal Cell Compilation Green Hell Pt.2 is my way of ending 2019 with a solid dose of Irish heft. This year has been an incredible year for the Irish Metal Scene and the 30 tracks in Pt1 & Pt2 I selected are my way of acknowledging the hardwork and…
52: The Metal Cell Forum II 2019 Awards
Dec 26, 2019 • 115 min
15 awards debated over by myself, Danielle, Jack and Evan whom all endured sleepless nights, transcranial magnetic stimulation to produce the results that concluded one of the best years ever for Irish Metal. Throw in a special guest to receive their…
51: Green Hell Part 1. A Metal Cell Compilation (featuring my favourite belter’s of 2019)
Dec 19, 2019 • 89 min
The Metal Cell Compilation Green Hell Pt.1 (featuring my favourite belter's of 2019) is my way of ending 2019 with a solid dose of Irish heft. This year has been an incredible year for the Irish Metal Scene. The quality of the releases from all our bands…
50: Grey Stag’s Matt, Steve and Gat (Alternative Matt) joined me upstairs in Fred Zeppelin’s to celebrate their sophomore release “The Boats” E.P
Dec 12, 2019 • 57 min
What a fitting way to celebrate the 50th Episode of the Podcast than to catch up with one of my favourite bands Grey Stag. They were down in Cork to also celebrate something; the release of their crushingly heavy "The Boats e.p". Matt, Steve and Gat…
49: Hornets from Northern Ireland joined me to have a chat before they played on stage at The Dali in Cork as part of their short Irish tour.
Dec 5, 2019 • 29 min
I was delighted to sit down to have a chat the two Andys and the two Richs of Hornets in the luxurious surrounds of the Bodega Bar in Cork. The lads were quick to share their love of playing Cork and we settled in quickly to a great conversation that…
48: Black Coast’s Chaz, Scott and Joe have a chat with me before they hit the stage on their short and successful tour of Ireland.
Dec 5, 2019 • 35 min
Black Coast's Chaz (vox), Scott (guitar) and Joe (guitar) join me in The Bodega Bar to talk about their short tour of Ireland with Bailer and Hornets. It was really great to hear how much they loved playing Ireland for the first time. Since forming in…
47: The Metal Cell Forum Special I. Danielle Daly, Jack O’Neill, Evan Prendergast and me talk all things Metal.
Nov 28, 2019 • 90 min
The Metal Cell Forum Special. Delighted to work with Danielle Daly, Jack O'Neill (Coroza) Evan Prendergast (Worn Out) on this new show. They provided such great insights, humour and years of Metal worshipping that it was hard to contain with the 90 mins…
46: Gary Regan and Rob Powderly of Hero In Error have a chat with me in Fred Zeppelin’s, the venue for their much anticipated return to Cork later that night.
Nov 21, 2019 • 53 min
Hero In Error have a past that's more unusual than most. Formed in 2007 they released their debut E.P in 2010 “The High Point of New Lows” which created a massive surge in interest in them. Endorsement deals, PR companies and the American label with a…
45: OHHMS Chainey (bass) & Max (drums) talk about future plans, tours and music before heading off to play Ritual of the Evil Eye festival by Paranoid Beast Productions.
Nov 14, 2019 • 34 min
The Metal Cell set up in the historic Triskel Arts Centre Cork to meet Chainey (bass) & Max (drums) of OHHMS before they headed off to play Ritual of the Evil Eye festival by Paranoid Beast Productions. The lads were terrific interviewees and shared some…
44: Andy Clarke (guitars/vox) of The Crawling recorded live at The Triskel Art Theatre Cork.
Nov 7, 2019 • 36 min
The Metal Cell was delighted to sit down with Andy of The Crawling in the beautiful surrounds of The Triskel. I was fascinated about the many roles he undertakes to help make The Crawling one of the most important bands in the Irish Metal scene. We talk…
43: The Siege of Limerick 2019 Samhain Special with Brendan McConnell of Vircolac.
Nov 7, 2019 • 43 min
The Metal Cell was delighted to have a beer and a chat with guitarist Brendan McConnell of Dublin Death Metal band Vircolac. Brendan offered a great insight into the recording of their latest release of Masque, tour plans are discussed with exclusive news…
42: The Siege of Limerick 2019 Samhain Special with Dictated: Sonja (guitars) and Jessica (bass)
Nov 3, 2019 • 28 min
The Metal Cell was delighted to welcome founding members Sonja (guitars) and Jessica (bass) of Dictated on the show. Having been blown away after watching Hypso, it was a pleasure to have a chilled out conversation with them, whilst supping on a beer or…
41: The Siege of Limerick 2019 Samhain Special with Nomadus: Neil (guitars) and Fredy (vox/guitars)
Nov 3, 2019 • 33 min
The Metal Cell Podcast was delighted to sit down and have a chat with Neil (guitars) and Fredy (vox/guitars) of Nomadus. The lads are off to a flyer with their band, having won over lots of fans with their Metal to the Masses final appearance and about to…
40: The Magnapinna “Live at The Roundy Bar” with Christain (Vox), Ed (Drums) and Howard (Guitar) courtesy of The Cork Podcast Festival. Join the lads as they run through the inner workings of their Cephalopod band and future plans of global…
Oct 24, 2019 • 44 min
The Magnapinna “Live at The Roundy Bar” with Christain (Vox), Ed (Drums) and Howard (Guitar) will be a VHS classic when it gets released. Join the lads as they run through the inner workings of their Cephalopod band and future plans of global domination.…
39: Sean Frahill (Vox), Conor Nagle (Guitar) and Aaron Frahill (Bass) from Arjuna’s Eye, talk about the new release of their sophomore album “Amalgam”. An album with songs steeped in mythology and complexity, it’s certainly a fascinating…
Oct 17, 2019 • 62 min
The Metal Cell was delighted to welcome Sean (Vox), Conor (Guitar) and Aaron (Bass) from Arjuna's Eye to the studio with in my opinion a contender for Irish Metal Album of the year “Amalgam” I was keen to get an insight into the stories about the songs…
38: Dan (Vox) Noel (Guitars) and Rory (Bass) of Following The Signs are about to release their eagerly awaited new E.P “Far From Over” we talk through each track and their plans for future following the release.
Oct 10, 2019 • 55 min
The Metal Cell was delighted to invite Dan (Vox) Noel (Guitars) and Rory (Bass) of Following The Signs to talk about their new E.P “Far From Over”. Due to be released on 18th of October courtesy of Too Loud Records/Wormholedeath, it has seven songs on it,…
37: Julia, Cian and Enda of Red Sun Alert talk about their new release, tours, song writing and what influences their unique sound.
Oct 3, 2019 • 55 min
The Metal Cell was delighted to welcome bassist Enda, guitarist Cian and vocalist/guitarist Julia to spend a few hours chatting about the new release of their E.P this Thursday 03/10/19. Red Sun Alert have clocked up a lot of miles touring the length and…
36: Jambinai’s Lee Il-woo (guitar, piri, taepyeongso, vox) and Choi Jae-hyuk (drums) live from The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival.
Sep 26, 2019 • 39 min
The Metal Cell Studio travelled to Clonakility to sit down and have a chat with avant-metal band Jambinai. Lee and Choi were preparing for the first show of their four week tour by playing The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival. Appearances at…
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…
Sep 19, 2019 • 61 min
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…
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.
Sep 12, 2019 • 27 min
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…
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.
Sep 6, 2019 • 51 min
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…
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.
Aug 30, 2019 • 46 min
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…
31: Jim Tobin legendary Irish and Maltese promoter, web designer, and owner of Metall Insula Promotions and Backlines.
Aug 23, 2019 • 50 min
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…
30: Robert O’Halloran award winning film & video producer talks about working with Bailer, Worn Out and his career to date.
Aug 16, 2019 • 53 min
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…
29: King Witch at Monolith Festival 2019 in Cyprus Avenue Cork.
Aug 8, 2019 • 23 min
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…
28: Rotting Christ at Monolith Festival 2019, Cyprus Avenue Cork.
Aug 8, 2019 • 17 min
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…
27: Damim at Monolith Festival 2019, Cyprus Avenue Cork.
Aug 8, 2019 • 30 min
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…
26: Malthusian at Monolith Festival 2019 in Cyprus Avenue Cork.
Aug 8, 2019 • 18 min
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…
25: Spirit Merchant at Monolith Festival 2019 in Cyprus Avenue Cork.
Aug 8, 2019 • 24 min
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…
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.
Jul 12, 2019 • 56 min
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…
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.
Jul 5, 2019 • 59 min
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…
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…
Jun 27, 2019 • 65 min
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…
21: Elder Druid from Antrim, recorded live @ Metal Utd in Cyprus Avenue Cork courtesy of Pethrophile Promotions on 15/06/19.
Jun 22, 2019 • 34 min
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…
20: Black Shuck from Galway, recorded live @ Metal Utd in Cyprus Avenue Cork courtesy of Pethrophile Promotions on 15/06/19.
Jun 22, 2019 • 34 min
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…
19: XERO from Limerick, recorded live @ Metal Utd in Cyprus Avenue Cork courtesy of Pethrophile Promotions on 15/06/19.
Jun 22, 2019 • 34 min
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…
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.
Jun 21, 2019 • 58 min
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…
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.
Jun 14, 2019 • 32 min
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…
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…
Jun 7, 2019 • 67 min
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…
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…
May 30, 2019 • 62 min
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…
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.
May 22, 2019 • 66 min
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,…
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”
May 16, 2019 • 69 min
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…
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.
May 5, 2019 • 63 min
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…
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
Apr 28, 2019 • 38 min
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…
10: The Siege Special #1: Recorded live at The Clayton Hotel in Limerick with Mick Carey guitarist of Zealot Cult.
Apr 28, 2019 • 41 min
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…
9: Tommy Tighe interview recorded live at his famous Sound Cellar record store.
Apr 23, 2019 • 31 min
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…
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.
Apr 19, 2019 • 51 min
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…
7: Talking Old School Metal with Pat Clancy and Tony ‘Toby’ Boyle
Apr 12, 2019 • 69 min
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…
6: Mark “Mossy” Morrissey of Paranoid Beast Promotions reveals that being Paranoid is great for the Cork Metal Scene.
Apr 6, 2019 • 58 min
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…
5: Shane J Horan Professional Music Photographer and his view behind the lens of the Irish Metal Scene.
Mar 29, 2019 • 47 min
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…
4: Danny Fitzgerald of Pethrophile Promotions on reviving the metal scene and burrito’s in Cork.
Mar 18, 2019 • 47 min
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…
3: Deccie O’Shea ex Cyclefly and Mako DC with some tales from the fishbowl.
Mar 14, 2019 • 46 min
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…
2: Colin Bolger of Zhora and why his feet are nailed to the ground!
Mar 14, 2019 • 85 min
The Metal Cell was delighted to have Colin of Zhora 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…
1: Talking Old School Metal with Donie G and Martin Walsh
Mar 14, 2019 • 56 min
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…