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The second leg of ‘The Celtic Thrash Tour’ makes its way to Ireland this week, featuring Crossfire (Dublin, Ireland) and Ifreann (Edinburgh, Scotland).

Following acclaimed shows in Edinburgh, York and Glasgow last month, it is now the turn of Dublin, Belfast, and Cork to host this assaulting double-dose of thrash metal.

Since their appearances supporting notable thrash metal names including Lost Society, Exhorder and Gama Bomb in 2019, Crossfire has continued to build their reputation as one of Ireland’s elite thrash metal outfits, combining old-school sound and aesthetic with technical, ‘neck-snapping’ riffs and rhythms.

This year has already seen them make their debut international performances in the United Kingdom.

These three Irish dates will mark their final regular Irish appearances (excl. festival dates) before the recording of their debut studio album, currently scheduled to be released in the 4th quarter of 2020.

Joining Crossfire will be Edinburgh thrashers Ifreann. Formed in 2015, they have been gigging non-stop since, releasing their debut EP ‘ Unearthly‘ in January 2019. Ifreann combines old-school Thrash ferocity with new-era attitudes to create a unique and pummelling sound.

Having already toured extensively throughout the UK and recently released a second EP, ‘Desecration’, Ifreann will make their first-ever international appearances as part of the Celtic Thrash Tour.

A host of well-known bands from across the island of Ireland will be featured throughout the three dates also, including Snowblind, Carrion, Sinocence, Acid Age and Imrama.


Thursday, March 12th – Fibber Magees (downstairs), Dublin (with Snowblind & Carrion)

Friday, March 13th – Voodoo, Belfast (with Sinocence & Acid Age)

Saturday, March 14th – Fred Zeppelins, Cork (with Imrama)

Oran O’Beirne 2020