Limelight To Host All-Day Fundraiser Gig For The Distortion Project

ON February 13 the Limelight, Belfast will host a one off benefit gig for The Distortion Project.

 The rock and metal promotion company, who have been running for fifteen years, are responsible for putting on almost every rock/metal in in local history.

12439321_10153398726286245_3839256619224389552_nHowever, the end of 2015 brought serious financial difficulties and they subsequently launched a hugely successful ‘Go Fund Me’ page. Belfast supporters rallied round to raise desperately-needed funds to save the Project. See more details here

The Distortion Project has a strong following of local fans, and remains a pivotal part of the rock and metal music scene in Northern Ireland. As a result, seven bands have come together to perform an all-day benefit fundraiser gig in order to keep the Project alive.

Admission is £7 and doors open at 3pm, with all proceeds going directly to the Project. Check out the incredible line-up below, and come along to support them for a day of rocking music and craic!




Overoth are a legendary, long -standing bunch of Belfast death-metal bruisers whose recent “Kingdom Of Shadows” release garnered rave reviews from local and international press. They have shared stages with the likes of Napalm Death, Obituary, Rotting Christ and Sodom.


Xerosun are Dublin-based extreme melodic metal, led into battle by the astonishing vocal fury of singer Martyna Halas-Yeates. They have supported Avenged Sevenfold on their Irish Tour. Listen to ‘Seek The Blood’ EP by Xerosun #np on #SoundCloud


A Doom/Sludge metal crew from Dublin ideal for fans of the like of Crowbar, Down and Corrosion Of Conformity. The band describe themselves as “Heavy And Slow”- all fuzzed out, smoke-filled riffs and sternum-rattling bass. Their album “A Conversation With Death” can be downloaded for free from the band’s Soundcloud page.

With modern, melodic death metal in the vein of Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Early Sentenced, Altus have performed at some of Ireland’s premier metal festivals such as Monsters Of Rot and The Siege Of Limerick. They’ve shared the stage with acts as diverse as IKILLYA (USA) and Arnocorps, as well as a raft of other local heavyweights.


The much-loved stalwarts of no-nonsense Belfast Hardcore, no frills and no pretensions. The band’s forthright, honest approach and ear for a punishing riff has seen them perform all over Ireland, the UK and Europe, including an appearance at the hallowed Bloodstock Open Air festival.


It’s whiskey-cured, downtuned rock that sounds like Danzig fighting with the Fireball Ministry. Baleful Creed have featured as finalists in Hard Rock Hell’s “Highway to Hell” contest and have supported acts such as Jex Thoth, Firebird and Dio Rising.


Sludgy stoner/noise rock upstarts from Belfast, Molarbear’s three guitar wall of noise is made up of former and current members of Belfast wrecking machines Gacy’s Threads, Jackalfeud, The Comparison Ford and Qaala. For fans of Cave In, Breach and Baroness.

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