The Distortion Project in association with Route One Booking proudly presents debut Northern and Southern Irish shows for London Heavy Rock outfit Blind River, supported on this tour by Doagh’s very own big grooving riffmasters Skypilot! Featuring members of Hangnail, End of Level Boss, Godsized, The Earls Of Mars and Pig Iron, Blind River have bought together the experience and expertise gained from hard work and determination, to give birth to this foot-stomping, fist-raising, rock n roll experience. Full details below!
Friday 15th April 2022:
Voodoo Belfast – 8pm. Support from Conjuring Fate
Ticket link (£10): https://www.wegottickets.com/event/517014
Facebook Event Page: Blind River + Skypilot + Conjuring Fate. Friday 15th April 2022. Voodoo Belfast
Saturday 16th April
Whelan’s‘s (Upstairs) – 8pm. Support from Scathed
Tickets (€10) – On sale soon.
Event Page: Blind River + Skypilot + Scathed. Saturday 16th April 2022. Whelan’s Dublin
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 www.wegottickets.com.
Ticket link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/515520
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 www.wegottickets.com 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: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/514658
You can buy “Project Genesis”, including various digital downloads and physical copies from here – https://linktr.ee/Ravenlight
Norwegian punky stoners Bokassa will make their Belfast debut on Sunday 17th October in Voodoo Belfast. Tickets are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie and all Ticketmaster outlets province-wide. Support comes from Florence Black. Doors 7pm. Snap them up!
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 proudly presents the launch show for the brand new Acid Age album, Semper Pessimus . Containing 10 blistering tracks of war thrash jazz, the album was released on the 21st March on CD and all streaming / download platforms. Purchase at https://acidage.bandcamp.com/ . Details below
E-Tickets (£6.00) available from www.wegottickets.com.
Ticket link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/514063
Unsurprisingly the show for UK grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH slated for next month has now been moved due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The rescheduled date is now SUNDAY 18th JULY 2021. Existing tickets remain valid and continue to be on sale for the new date. The venue remains The Limelight 2 and supports are Unyielding Love and Okus.
Get new album ND merch at www.napalm-death-merchandising.com
Facebook Event Page: Napalm Death – Belfast
Ticket link: Napalm Death, Limelight 2. 18th July 2021
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.
Buy SKYPILOT merch HERE.
Rabid Bitch Of The North are pleased to announce details of their highly anticipated second album, entitled “Heavy Metal Rabies”. Slated for a May 2021 release, it will come out on the newly-resurrected Distortion Project Records – the label arm of Belfast-based heavy metal promoter, manager and tour booker / manager The Distortion Project. The band’s sophomore effort will consist of eight brand new tracks of pulse pounding, old-school heavy metal. Forged in the fires of the genre’s venerable antecedents, Heavy Metal Rabies is choc full of classic fist bangers to get the blood pumping. If you like your metal with a healthy dose of denim, rivets and sweat then this is the album for you!
Following on from 2017’s well received debut “Nothing But A Bitter Taste”, Heavy Metal Rabies builds on the foundations laid by that album and expands upon their trademark sound still further. Rabid Bitch have matured as musicians and songwriters, and it shows on these 8 dynamic, well-crafted heavy metal anthems.
Comments’ Guitarist Gerry Mulholland
“Our second album is quite literally the next step for us. If things were different we might have had another album out as well, but juggling a band and outside band life is tough as you have money and time constraints. So what we will be putting out will be new material built on foundations laid down by everything we have written and recorded previously. We aren’t going off in any new directions, we are just solidifying what we are and that is a heavy metal band steeped in the traditional genres of the golden era of metal. A natural evolution in our ability and musicianship will be on display and we’ll be incorporating some things we haven’t done before alongside the tried and tested formula of our previous releases, but with a little more refinement.
Strides will be taken towards purifying our sound and making it into the kind of metal we all believe in. The production will be another notch up from the first album and the lessons learnt from that will bolster our sonic signature for the listeners. One thing I have purposely aimed for is more dynamic material to show a little more complexity but without losing touch with the material from our previous album. I believe this makes for a perfect vehicle to showcase some things people may not have heard from us before. Two new songs have already been played live at the Fullmetal Osthessen festival in Germany and they went down a storm. We’re hoping that what follows with the rest of the album will also satisfy the hardcore headbangers out there! In the New Year we will be taking the tracks on the road with the aim of spreading the heavy metal rabies as far as we can. So after this pandemic is over and everyone survives we can unleash our own virus in a much more enjoyable way, infecting new fans from place to place and wherever we can get on stage.”
The album will be preceded by a single with an accompanying video. As well as being available on CD, Vinyl and cassette the album will be released on all digital formats, to include Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Deezer and many others.
The band are also pleased to announce the first few dates of the “Rabies Over the UK 2021” tour in support of the album. These will be their first shows on the mainland in 3 years, with many more to come including a return to Europe and beyond!
The confirmed dates so far are: Thursday 27th May. The Patriot, Crumlin – Wales
Friday 28th May. Hanger 18, Swansea – Wales
Saturday 29th May. Gryphon, Bristol – England
Sunday 30th May. TBC
To celebrate this announcement the band have released a brand new piece of merchandise in the form of a limited edition covid-killing mask. Rabies trumps coronavirus every time when you’re wearing one of these! They’re on sale now at £5.50 + p&p from https://rabidbitchofthenorth.bigcartel.com/ so get yours now and mark yourself as safe from the ‘rona!
Song titles will include “Heavy Metal Rabies”, “Scumbag”, “Return to Oak Island”, “Irish Sword”, “Live to Regret”, “The Boys Have Your back” + more.
Unfortunately the Orange Goblin 25th anniversary show scheduled for December this year in Limelight Belfast 2 is now being put back to 2021. The new date for this one is *FRIDAY 10th DECEMBER 2021* Existing tickets purchased will be valid for the new date and are on sale now. Support comes from Spirit Adrift and KING CREATURE.