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Having earned the reputation as some of Ireland’s most treasured metal gathering’s the Siege of Limerick returns once again for their first bi-annual events this coming weekend, with a stacked line up of pure unadulterated quality.

Taking place in Dolan’s in Limerick on Easter Sunday, April 21st, The Siege brings a hefty selection of bands over three stages throughout the day.

Below is the line-up for all bands taking part this year. Get stuck in…

AHAB (Germany – Irish Exclusive)

Ahab are celebrating a decade in doom and melancholy. They’ve decided there’s no better way to do so than unleash a very diverse, dynamic, and likely the gloomiest album of their career, The Boats Of The Glen Carrig. Catch them live for their Irish exclusive on Sunday.

Conjurer (England) – One of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the UK in recent years, Conjurer will be making their debut in Ireland this weekend with a Friday (April 19th) warm-up show in Fibber Magees with hardcore brutes, Bailer.

The bands latest studio release ‘Mire‘ was included in our top albums of 2018 and will no doubt be a glorious spectacle live.

Dead Witches (England)

Haunting vocals, heavy riffs, Fuzzed bass, savage drumming, dead witches will take you to another world… a world of darkness. Get acquainted with Dead Witches with a recent feature on Overdrive. You can access the article here.

Funeral Horse (USA)

A band that you will not want to miss anytime soon! As stated in their bio “We like getting stoned and playing our music very fucking loud.” What more could you ask for?

From The Bogs Of Aughiska (Pic below)

Dark ambient black metal alchemists FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA hail from the harsh coastline of the West of Ireland, drawing their inspiration from Ireland’s bleak environment and its rich history & culture. For more info, please visit this link.

Skypilot (pic below)

Featured in a recent Overdrive article (click here). Belfast’s very own Skypilot create riff-laden, big grooving, stoner-prog-metal tunes and they can’t wait for everyone to hear what they’ve been up to.

Their new album, “The Affront” is scheduled for a mid-May release, and will be followed by a Belfast launch show and a short run of UK dates to support the album in May and June. Click here for more details.


Having recently been announced for this year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival in the UK, Zlatanera are one of the bands that are on everybody’s lips right now and for good reason!

The band comment on their sound; “We have found common ground in their love of riffs, rock, beer and songs about the Devil“. That’s good enough for us! More info here.

Damim (England / ex-Akercocke – Irish Exclusive)

Damin describes themselves as ‘Blackened thrash from London UK‘. Drawing visceral deathly tones into the twisted metal sculpture, Damim celebrates the absurdity of existence with uncommon, immediate and unique poignancy.

Since the 2005 debut “Purity [The Darwinian Paradox]” and the critically-acclaimed 2007 follow-up “The Difference Engine” on Candlelight Records, revitalised through the reincorporation of Flow on drums and the addition of Edd (guitar) and Faust (bass), Damim have completed a further existential outrage to be released in the coming months.

IRON VOID (England – Irish Exclusive)

IRON VOID was originally formed by Jonathan “Sealey” Seale way back in November 1998 in order to create an old-school Doom Metal band worshipping at the altar of doom legends such as Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus and Pentagram.

The band released their latest album – “Excalibur” via Shadow Kingdom Records in October 2018.

WOLF COUNCIL (Switzerland)

Welcome to the COVEN OF WOLF COUNSEL – Doom Metal fans of bands such as Reverend Bizarre, Cathedral, Trouble, Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass and The Gates Of Slumber should take note in particular. Do not miss this performance! Check out their Bandcamp page here.

Also performing at the Siege of Limerick

The Siege of Limerick is a bi-annual metal and hard rock gathering held in Limerick City Ireland since 2009, occurring on the October Bank Holiday Sunday and Easter Bank Holiday Sunday

The event is run with a community ethos at its heart with the support of Dolans Limerick, an exceptional bar and venue in Limerick City. We strive to bring together local, national and international underground metal acts for a day-long event that is free in. We don’t do this for profit.

Over 30 bands play across three stages, with four bar areas and three heated smoking areas. Doors are at 12 pm and the event runs till 2 am.

The Siege of Limerick will be taking place this Sunday, April 21st in Dolans Warehouse in Limerick, Ireland with Free Admission and all of the above bands performing on three stages for one day.

For more information, please click here.

Oran O’Beirne 2019