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This coming March, Clang Metal Festival will host their debut one-day event featuring headliners Candlemass with Coroner, Green Lung, and many more. 

A continued effort to reschedule the forthcoming debut for Ireland’s new Metal event has been managed by the booking team despite the fallout from the pandemic…

However, forward planning and perseverance from event booking agent, Robert Curren has resulted in Clang Metal Festival [Year Zero] now taking place on Saturday, 26th March 2022 in Dublin’s National Stadium.

The all-day event will see Doom-Titans, CANDLEMASS make their long-awaited return to Irish shores, where they will be performing classics from their 1986 iconic, ‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’, as well as material from their latest full-length studio album, ‘The Door to Doom’, and most recent, ‘Pendulum‘ EP.

Having welcomed back original frontman Johan Längqvist, on their new album/EP, the band are gearing up for their long-awaited return to Ireland, and their performance at CLANG will be the first for Johan, who commented on the show:

I am so excited to perform in Ireland. This will be my very first time not only visiting there but also performing. This is going to be a very special gig and we all can’t wait for it. I don’t think we’ve ever played with Coroner either, so it’s going to be a very special show.

The Grammy-nominated Doom pioneers are eager to celebrate the success of their critically-acclaimed 2019 album, ‘The Door to Doom‘, and EP release – “The Pendulum“, which was released via the band’s label, Napalm Records in March of  2020.

CLANG will also be featuring the exclusive Irish debut performance from Swiss metal giants, CORONER, who will be taking to the stage in the Irish capital’s National Stadium on March 26th, 2022.

Often labeled a thrash band, CORONER’s music went far beyond what is usually thought of as “Thrash Metal”. Their crushing discography is littered with genre-defining brutal thrash metal classics, not to mention their first four albums, which are considered to be one of the greatest impacts on the Thrash metal field.

Having formed in 1983 in their hometown of Zürich, the band released five albums and a semi-compilation over a period of eight years – from the unpolished and technical speed of 1987’s ‘R.I.P.’, the complexity of 1988’s ‘Punishment for Decadence‘, the technical quality of 1989’s ‘No More Color’ and its derivative ‘Mental Vortex‘ from 1991, to the heavier and more laidback style of ‘Grin‘– the band progressed consistently, without ever losing their identity.

Having disbanded in 1996 and their reformation in 2011, CORONER are reportedly working on a new studio album, which is due for release next year.

This will be the band’s very first time performing in Ireland and will take to the stage in Dublin’s National Stadium as part of CLANG FEST on Saturday, March 26th.

Also making their Irish debut is none other than rising purveyors of doom, GREEN LUNG, who have recently released the follow-up to their hugely successful, ‘Woodland Rites‘ LP with the critically acclaimed ‘Black Harvest’.

The UK five-piece have been gaining a tremendous amount of recognition from around the globe, thanks to their ability to craft monumental riff-filled anthems that pack a serious punch in the lower intestine.

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Commenting on their inclusion for CLANG FESTIVAL and performing in Ireland for the very first time, vocalist Tom Templar says:

We’ve been wanting to make it over to Ireland for years now and to be able to make our debut alongside legends like Candlemass and Coroner is a dream come true. We look forward to letting the Devil into Dublin in 2022.”

Joining the lineup for another Irish debut performance are Italian Death Metal crew, THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY who draw their influences from the likes of Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy, etc.

Formed in 2007, THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY rapidly gained unanimous critical acclaim due to their ferocious 2008 debut album ‘Damned to Blindness’ via Napalm Records.

Alternative Italian/American Metal crew, KLOGR will be gracing the CLANG FEST bill, bringing their hybrid of progressive/alternative rock to the National Stadium on March 26th.

Having toured with Butcher Babies and The Rasmus, this will also be KLOGR’s debut Irish performance.

Closing off the bill will be rising Irish Alt-Metalcore five-piece, WORDS THAT BURN, who had smashed their UK debut at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival in August, will be performing new tracks from their soon-to-be-released new album.

Produced by acclaimed engineer/producer, Josh Schroeder [Lorna Shore / King 810], the band will be bringing their enormous sound to eh National Stadium for the first time, and should not be missed! Check out their latest single ‘Den of Lions‘ below…

Rounding off the bill will be The Risen Dread, a Brazilian/Irish Metal collective whose recent single  ‘White Night’ [listen below] features Sepultura shredder, Andreas Kisser. The bands’ latest single ‘Sound of the Unknown’ is out now.

Tickets for CLANG FEST – YEAR ZERO featuring CANDLEMASS, CORONER, GREEN LUNG, KLOGR, THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY, and more are on sale NOW via Eventbrite from €64.90 [including the booking fee].

Use ‘DecemberClang’ to avail of a €20 discount offer ONLY for the month of December 2021.


Oran O’Beirne 2021