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It’s that time of the year again. Overdrive will be scouring the Republic of Ireland in search of metal bands to take part in 2020’s annual Metal 2 The Masses Ireland campaign. Get full details below…


Following a hugely successful year for Irish metal at Bloodstock Festival 2019, Metal 2 The Masses Ireland returns once again in search of the very best metal bands in Ireland.

With a legacy that includes the likes of Ten Ton Slug, Animator, Psykosis, AeSect, Black Shuck, zhOra, Dead Label, Two Tales of Woe, Na Cruithne, This Place HellSnowblind all gracing the stages of Bloodstock Open Air in the UK, Overdrive are hoping to continue in supporting the vibrant Irish Metal scene with a bigger and better Metal 2 The Masses for 2020.

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With this year being a huge success, we are delighted to announce a media partnership with our friends in Vocalzone once again, as well as Forbidden Planet Dublin and Tower Records who will be featuring content from all of next years bands, as well as Tower stocking/selling all semi final bands in their Dawson Street store.

With an overwhelming response from last years events, Overdrive is working on more partnerships which we will announce in the coming weeks.

If you wish to apply for Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland 2020, simply click this link and fill in our simple application form.

The application process will be closed on Friday 22nd November 2019, so please make sure you get your official application completed and returned.

As well as taking part in Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland, the opportunity for your band to reach a considerably bigger audience is guaranteed with huge support from a network of promoters across Ireland, UK, Norway and Poland (to name but a few), as well as the possibility to perform at one of the most respected Metal Festivals in the UK.

So, join the legacy of top class Irish Metal and be in with a chance to play at Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2020.

Bloodstock 2020 will be celebrating their 20th anniversary next year and have already announced Vio-lence, Sacred Reich, Skindred, Dark Tranquility, The Black Dahlia Murder and Butcher Babies, with more announcements being made very soon.

Click the graphic below for access to the official Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland Application form and sign your band up today. There are 35 available slots, so please send take your time to fill in the application form carefully especially with the correct contact details.

Click here for the official M2TM Ireland 2020 application form.

Oran O’Beirne 2019