Dark Arts Festival, Cellar Bar, Galway ,Saturday 18th of July Posted: 17/07/2015 by Trevor McCormack

To fill in the niche not yet covered by Galway International Arts Festival and to accommodate the fans of the darker and heavier side of art – On Saturday, July the 18th HexenHaus Productions brings the finest Irish extreme music acts to Cellar Bar downstairs in the form of Dark Arts Fest.

DAF This All day event will consist of three parts: A Record Fair, Dark Ambient/ Noise stage and Heavy Metal stage.

The Festival starts at 11am with Record Fair for all kind of music lovers with big selection of famous and rare Vinyls and CD’s.

At 6pm the event will continue with Dark Ambient / Noise experience enhanced with original visual projections from four underground artists such as

Luxury Mollusc (Dublin), Harsh Discipline (Dublin), Ohdaith (Drogheda) and Ruairi O’Baoighill (Galway).

At 9pm heavy metal mayhem will ensue by the famous Belfast death metal act – Overoth, who have been around for ten years now and have released a demo    “Pathway To Demise” (2006), an EP “Death Personified” (2007) and a full length album “Kingdom Of Shadows (2010). They have toured Ireland, UK and mainland  Europe with the likes of Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, Obituary, Sodom and many more.

According to Metal Rules website, “their brand of no frills, in-your- face death metal is full of twists and turns, technical innovation, and bone- crunching riffage”.

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Five more metal acts will also be performing on the night:

Nomadic Rituals – sonic terrorist sludge metal masters from Belfast,

Brigantia (Tipperary) – an undoubtedly finest act for Black Sabbath and Pentagram lovers,

Zylum (Tipperary) – who play their own mix of industrial and doom metal,

Unyielding Love – a very well received fresh metal act from Belfast,

Weed Priest – local purveyors of stoner doom metal.

Record Fair: 11pm, Dark Ambient/Noise – 6pm, Metal – 9pm. Late Bar. Admission: 5 euro after 6pm.

By Trevor McCormack