BelfastMetalheads: Allegaeon, Van Zant, Salem’s Pot, Ian Hunter, Ginger Wildheart & More

Van ZantNEWS: Allegaeon release new track from forthcoming album

Allegaeon have released their new track, Gray Matter Mechanics, via Bandcamp – the first recording to feature new vocalist Riley McShane.  Find out more HERE.

ALBUM REVIEW: Van Zant rediscover their Red White and Blue period

VAN Zant are amongst the closest to the border between rock and country genres. Not that Country ain’t bad and all. The two genres have dallied with each other over the decades. Sometimes with interesting outcomes at other times ….. not so much.  Check out Ivor Whitten’s review HERE.

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NEWS: Swedish horror-fans Salem’s Pot stream their new album

Mysterious Swedish band Salem’s Pot are making their entire forthcoming album available via streaming for a week.  The stream went live on Wednesday [July 20].  Find out more HERE.

NEWS: Ian Hunter set for album release and unveils tribute to Bowie

Ian Hunter’s latest studio album, Fingers Crossed unveils ten new, self-penned songs including his much-anticipated homage to David Bowie Dandy. Find out more HERE.

VIDEO: The Ginger Wildheart Band unveil new video ahead of Ramblin Man Fair slot

WE’RE heading off to Ramblin’ Man Fair this weekend and one of the acts we’re looking forward to seeing is The Ginger Wildheart Band, who have just unveiled a brand new video for ‘If You Find Yourself In London Town’.  Find out more HERE.

NEWS: True Widow reveal Avvolgere album and new track

DALLAS trio TRUE WIDOW have announced their fourth album Avvolgere, due out this Sept. The forthcoming LP perfects the formula that 2013’s Circumambulation established.  Find out more HERE.

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NEWS: The Crawling, Rabid Bitch Of The North and Zlatanera speak ahead of Bloodstock slots

WITH a mere three weeks until festivities get underway for Bloodstock, we caught up with the three Northern Ireland bands as they get final preparations underway to decamp to Catton Park.  Find out more HERE.

NEWS: Blue Oyster Cult set for the first ever Irish show – and they’re playing Agents of Fortune in full

IN celebration of the 40th anniversary since the original 1976 release of “AGENTS OF FORTUNE” on Columbia Records, the Long Island rockers will be jetting in from New York City to play their first ever show in Ireland on July 28th at the Academy in Dublin.  Find out more HERE.

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Jonathan Traynor
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