Bloodstock M2TM Northern Ireland – Results & Updates (Pt.2)… Posted: 09/03/2015 by John O'Brien


The Distortion Project Presents the inaugural Metal 2 The Masses Competition In Northern Ireland. Offering the unique opportunity to send one band from Northern Ireland the chance to play the New Blood Stage at the 2015 Bloodstock Festival. The winner will also be in with a chance to play Wacken (Germany) and Metaldays (Slovenia) in 2016. Full details of the line-up below.

‘Heat 2′ Results…

rule_of_six_liveThe Bloodstock M2TM heats are heading for the final qualifying stage down here in the Republic side of the border. But the second heat of the Northern Irish heats took place last Saturday the 07th March 2015 in the Limelight 2 in Belfast. Four bands were vying for a slot in the upcoming semi-final stages, with CAVEHILL, DONUM DEI, RULE OF SIX and ZOMBIFIED all setting their sites on a semi-final slot.

Winning out on the night was the four guitar attack by RULE OF SIX with death metallers DONUM DEI just pipping ZOMBIFIED to the post for the second place slot. Full live review of the nights events are over on… (link here!!!)

Congratulations to both bands for getting through to the semi-final stages! The third heat of Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland will take place in the Voodoo, Belfast on Thusday 12th March 2015, with OVEROTH, BALEFUL CREED, PROXIST and TOWERS all setting their sites on a semi-final slot.

‘Heat 3′ Details…

Two bands from the heat will qualify for the semi-finals. Judging will be 50% audience vote and 50% judges vote. Punters will be asked to award points to the bands in descending order. 4 points for their favourite performance, 3 points for their second favourite and so forth. So lets fill these shows with Metalheads and show Bloodstock what we got! Let battle commence!

Thursday 12th March
Voodoo Belfast – 9-11 Fountain Street.
Doors 8pm.
Admission: £5.00. This will include one voting slip.


Overoth are a death metal band hailing from the Belfast area of Northern Ireland. They formed in late 2005 by four friends with a raw passion for extreme metal. The band have been wreaking havoc across the Irish, UK and mainland Europe scenes since the release of their first demo ‘Pathway To Demise’ and as the focal point of the band’s existence, Overoth’s tight, energetic and exciting live performances have gained them the quick respect of the many bands they have shared the stage with including Bolt Thrower, Unleashed, Suffocation, Massacre, Napalm Death, Obituary, Hail Of Bullets, Cattle Decapitation, Sinister, Rotting Christ, Sodom, Morbid Angel and many more. Overoth have went on to release two further records, ‘Death Personified’ and ‘Kingdom Of Shadows’, and are currently finishing their fourth.

This is Overoth – An uncompromising aural assault of raw aggression. This is death personified.

baleful_creedBALEFUL CREED
Four lads from Belfast, Northern Ireland who share the same love for music has resulted in the following review “Baleful Creed deal in lead heavy, sh*t kicking hard rock that sounds like The Obsessed jamming on Black Crowes tunes, with a touch of Sabbathian doom and a strong grungy edge.” The debut EP ‘Killing Time’ got the ball rolling but the debut album smashed skulls with its thick guitar tone and bone crunching production. Melodic bluesy whiskey soaked vocals flow over tunes that can also spit fire and angst and that are backed with thumping drums and delicious bass lines.

With influences ranging from Pantera, Fear Factory, Down and Soilwork, Proxist deliver hard-hitting riffs with a mix of melodic and brutal vocals combined with complex and explosive drums, which make Proxist a modern metal band that are not trying to reinvent heavy metal, but rather to add their own distinctive musical sound and attitude to the metal world.

Hardcore/Melodic Hardcore/Groove from Belfast. “Seasons” EP out now.