Conan to crush Voodoo in re-scheduled show

Doom metal titans Conan will make their triumphant return to Belfast next year. They’ll play Voodoo Belfast on Sunday 22nd May 2022 with a stellar supporting cast that includes Slomatics, Grief Eater and Elder Druid. Doors 7pm and tickets (£15) will be on sale this Thursday 20th May at 10am from and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for the previous show will be refunded.

Ticket link: Conan – Belfast

Event page: Conan, Slomatics, Grief Eater & Elder Druid – Belfast

Puresonic Outcasts announce album launch show

The Distortion Project proudly presents the launch show for the cracking new album from Puresonic Outcasts on Saturday 7th August 2021 in the Limelight Belfast 2. Entitled “Reflections on This Present Condition”, the release contains 6 tracks and is available to pre-order on both CD and vinyl from the 14th May, as well as all the streaming / download sites. Support comes from Haint and So Much For The Sun. Tickets are on sale now from

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Event Page: Puresonic Outcasts album launch show. W / Haint & So Much for the Sub. LL2, Sat 7th August

Metal 2 the Masses Northern Ireland Returns for One-Off Final in July


The Distortion Project proudly presents a special one-off grand final show for this year’s Bloodstock Festival Metal 2 the Masses grand final. 8 bands will play in an effort to secure a coveted slot on the New Blood stage in August at Bloodstock 2021.The winner will be decided by a panel of 3 judges and their decision must be unanimous. The 8 bands that had made it through to the semi-finals in 2020 before the pandemic hit will play together in one mega-gig final. I’m hoping to expand the prizes as in previous years too, so stand by for more info on that.

Join us for the potentially the first heavy metal gig of 2021 and lets fill the place! Details below.Metal 2 the Masses NI – The Grand Final.

Elder Druid
Puresonic Outcasts
Victim Royal

Voodoo Belfast
Saturday 10th July 2021
Doors 6.00pm
Tickets (£7.00 inc booking fee) are on sale now from

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Event Page: Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses NI – The Grand Final 2021. Voodoo Belfast, Sat 10th

Ravenlight Announce Album Launch Show In September

*New Show*
The Distortion Project proudly presents the album launch show for “Project Genesis, the new album by Symphonic Power metal crew Ravenlight. Saturday 11th September, Limelight Belfast 2, Doors 5pm. Tickets (£6.00) are on sale now from Support comes from Delusional Silence and The Crux. Get this in your diary folks – it will rule! Possibly the first DP local Limelight show in over 18 months!

Ticket link:

FB event Page: Ravenlight “Project Genesis” album launch w/ Delusional Silence & The Crux. Limelight 2, Sat 11 Sept

You can buy “Project Genesis”, including various digital downloads and physical copies from here –

Bokassa to make Voodoo Belfast debut

Norwegian punky stoners Bokassa will make their Belfast debut on Sunday 17th October in Voodoo Belfast. Tickets are on sale now from and all Ticketmaster outlets province-wide. Support comes from Florence Black. Doors 7pm. Snap them up!

Bokassa & Florence Black – Belfast

Norwegian power trio Bokassa fuse riffs and groove from stoner metal with catchy punk rock into their self proclaimed gritty stoner punk. Bokassa has played some of Norways biggest festivals (Øya, Stavern, Pstereo, Malakoff etc.) and toured all over Europe and Norway. In 2019 they were handpicked by Lars Ulrich to support Metallica alongside Ghost on their summer stadium tour all over Europe, UK and Russia. The legendary drummer hailed them as “his favourite new band” and described them as “Insanely fucking cool” after hearing the trios first album Divide & Conquer.

Their ferocious debut album was also hailed by critics all over the world and made it on to several of 2017s «Best of» lists. Metal Hammer UK called the album one of the best debuts of 2017 and included it in their Top 100 albums of the same year. Their sophomore album Crimson Riders was released in 2019 to critically acclaim from respected magazines such as Kerrang, Metal Hammer UK, Slam Magazine and Distorted Sound, to name a few. In addition to two full lengths, the rocking trio has also released several EPs, including 2020s digital EP «Live At The BBC» from their BBC Radio 1 live session at the legendary Maida Vale studio in London.

In the words of Kerrang´s Sam Law: “It’s not southern-fried licks or black-eyed breakdowns that set this lot apart. It’s a zero-bullshit mindset that sees everything inauthentic, non-essential and not nailed down cast to the wind. True grit, see, is tough to fake». In 2020 the band was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy as «Breakthrough of the year» and in december the band announced they’d signed a worldwide deal with renowned rock & metal label Napalm Records for a future third album!

Buy tickets HERE

The Distortion Project to digitally rerelease Skypilot’s debut album “Monument

I’m delighted to announce that, in conjunction with Northern Irish groove-laden Heavy rockers SKYPILOT, The Distortion Project will be digitally rereleasing their excellent debut album “Monument”. It will be available on MONDAY 9th NOVEMBER from all streaming sites, to include Spotify, iTunes, AppleMusic, AmazonMusic, Deezer and many others.

In addition, the album will have 2 bonus tracks. “Teeth Model” (from the “Dix” EP) and “T.B.D.T.R.” (from the “EP4” EP). Get on this folks – Monument is immense! Monday 9th November.

Watch the video for the opening track “Stomper by clicking HERE.