Taking place in Fibber Magees on Dublin’s Parnell Street, Metal 2 The Masses Ireland will crack open the 2018 metal campaign on January 20th. We will be bringing you a total of 11 events, showcasing 35 bands, which will all come to a banging finalé for the nail-biting climax on Saturday, May 12th, where official Bloodstock booking agent Simon Hall will be present to hand-pick the winning band that will proceed to represent Ireland at this year’s Bloodstock Festival, alongside the likes of Judas Priest, Gojira, Nightwish, Suicidal Tendencies, Emperor, Kamelot, Devildriver, Mr Big, Doro, Watain and many more!
This year, one of the 35 bands listed below will be following in the footsteps of Warpath, Psykosis, Animator, Ten Ton Slug, zhOra, Two Tales of Woe, Na Cruithne, Snowblind and Dead Label, who have all played the festival across many stages throughout the festivals awesome legacy.
This year, the quality of bands has been overwhelming, to say the least, with a vast range of genres from thrash, sludge and hardcore to rock, progressive and metalcore.
The 35 bands taking part in the 2018 Metal 2 The Masses Ireland (in no particular order) are as follows:
The final six bands will showcase for a winning slot at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival, chosen exclusively by Simon Hall of Bloodstock, based on punters votes and overall performance.
For more information please click on the below graphics for each event.
As always, we are delighted to welcome our official photographer for Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Down The Barrel Photography, who will be present at the majority of the shows and is also offering a 25% discount for any M2TM bands that are interested in a promo photo shoot. The offer is now valid until March 31st. Interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and more details.
So, on behalf of Overdrive, we look forward to another year of exceptional homegrown Irish metal and would like to welcome all the bands, punters and people behind the scenes back to the pit for some HEAVY FUCKING METAL!
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