URBAN ASSAULT: First Bands Announced… Posted: 14/09/2017 by John O'Brien


20180224_URBAN_ASSAULT_2018_announc01Following on from the success of last years inaugural URBAN ASSAULT… Pethrophile Promotions and the Irish Metal Archive are continuing with another event this February, 2018.


An Spailpin Fanach
South Main Street, Cork
24th February, 2018
Doors from 1pm

Day Tickets: €15… on the door
Day Tickets Pre-Sale: €12…
from Bunker Vinyl (soon) and online (link here)
Under 18’s: €5… on the door (until 7pm)
Under 12’s: FREE… (with parent/guardian until 7pm)


Dead Label

Leading the charge, we have Kildare trio DEAD LABEL

To date the band have released an EP, and two full length albums. “Sense Of Slaughter” in 2012 and their most recent “Throne Of Bones” in 2016. Having been together since 2008, drummer Claire, guitarist Danny Hall and bassist/vocalist Dan O’Grady have accomplished the unthinkable for most bands who hail from Ireland. Touring with the likes of Machine Head, Gojira, Fear Factory and Raging Speedhorn to name but a few. And not forgetting a slew of Summer shows followed with appearances at festivals such as, Bloodstock (UK), main stage billing Metal Days (Slovenia), Made of Metal and Aggressive Music Festival (Czech Republic) and Gothoom Open Air (Slovakia), eventually leading to the band’s ‘Hot New Band’ feature in Metal Hammer (December, 2016 issue) and their recently confirmed slot at this year’s UK Download Festival in June.

From Dundalk, we have WORDS THAT BURN

Words That Burn

The band’s first studio release “Praey” (June 2013), introduced them as one of Ireland’s most intense alt-metal bands. In late 2014 WTB signed International record, distribution and publishing deal with Wormholedeath / Aural Records / Warner Chappell Holland (BV). The band hit the rehearsal rooms in January 2015 to hone their sound further and take it to the next level. In July of the same year they flew to Tuscany in Italy, where they spent a month recording their first full length offering. Taking musical & sonic influence from bands such as Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot, Northlane, Killswitch Engage, Architects and The Defiled they have compiled an album of hook laden tracks.

Since the release of “Regret Is For The Dead” in June 2016, album reviews have been very positive from online rock & metal magazines worldwide. The first week of release saw the album go to Number 1 in the Irish Metal, Irish Rock and Irish mainstream iTunes download charts. Over the course of June to October 2016 Words That Burn completed a tour with shows across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as a European tour with dates in Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Poland and the Czech Republic. 2017 Irish, UK and European tour dates are currently being booked.

God Alone.

And flying the Cork flag we bring you GOD ALONE

One of the more recent additions to the local scene, GOD ALONE. are a 6-piece Post Metal band from Cork, consisting of Jake O’Driscoll (Guitar/Vocals), Cian Mullane (Bass/Vocals), Matt Corrigan (Synthesizer), Seán Thompson (Guitar), Dylan Kelly (Keys) and Jack O’Hanlon (Drums). They combine the huge atmosphere of post metal and wretched black metal vocals with elements of drone​​. Their debut EP entitled “INTIVIM” was officially released on the 19th of August.

Still a young band with members ages ranging from 16 to 18, but going by their “INTIVIM” EP, they may prove to be a very exciting prospect indeed. One for fans of ALTAR OF PLAGUES, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR and SWANS.