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Despite the devastating impact on the live entertainment industry from Covid-19 over the last 15 months, CLANG METAL FESTIVAL has been working behind the scenes to ensure their debut event is as safe as possible, and have rescheduled the one-day event for March 26th, 2022 in Dublin’s National Stadium.

Featuring CANDLEMASS, CORONER, GREEN LUNG, and many more, CLANG 2022 will be the pilot event that will hopefully become an annual Irish gathering, booking Metal bands’ from around the globe and billing them with a selection of quality home-grown Irish Metal bands.

Tickets on sale NOW via [click here] at €64.90 [Inc. Booking Fee]

Confirmed for this rescheduled date, headliners, CANDLEMASS will be returning to Ireland for their first show in what will be 15 years since 2007’s ‘Day of Darkness Festival’.

The band have been itching to get back to Irish audiences, especially since the original announcement back in 2019, and will be airing tracks from their Grammy Nominated LP ‘The Door to Doom,’ as well as their follow-up ‘Pendulum’ EP, not forgetting their 1986 iconic, ‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’ opus.

Commenting on the bands’ inclusion on the CLANG line-up, vocalist, Johan Länguist commented: “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.

Joining the Swedish doom legends, CLANG punters will witness Swiss Thrash metal trio, CORONER finally make their long-awaited historic Irish debut, with a thunderous performance, covering their almost 40-year history.

Revered by many as one of the finer technical Thrash Metal bands of the genre, CORONER have been busy working on a new album prior to, [and during] the pandemic, which, will no doubt feature some brand new material laced with their trademark experimental, avant-garde brutality in their CLANG performance, as well as classic deep cuts from the bands’ discography. Not to be missed!

Remind yourself how crushing the band are with, ‘Die By My Hand’ video below:

Also making their Irish debut will be South London Doomsters, GREEN LUNG. The band has experienced a tremendous boost of success thanks to their 2019 debut LP, ‘Woodland Rites’ which caused not only a stir in the UK metal scene but also within the global doom/stoner scene.

Familiarise yourself with the captivating modern doom anthem that is: ‘Let The Devil In’ video below. A vinyl release of 2018’s ‘Free The Witch’ EP furthered their success, resulting in sell-out shows across the UK, prior to the pandemic.

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

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 line-up 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.

Check out the video for ‘Miles Apart’ below:

Alternative Italian/American Metal crew, KLOGR will be gracing the CLANG bill, bringing their hybrid of progressive/alternative rock to the National Stadium on March 26th, 2022.

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

A batch of Irish bands will be announced in the coming weeks/months, rounding off what will be CLANG METAL FESTIVAL’S pilot show.

Tickets for ‘Clang Metal Festival – Year Zero‘ are on sale NOW via Eventbrite, priced at €64.90 [Inc. Booking Fee]. Please click here to purchase.

All existing tickets sold will remain valid for the new rescheduled date of March 26th, in Dublin’s National Stadium.

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Oran O’Beirne 2021