Author Archives: Raftastico

About Raftastico

Irish journalist and rabid rock music fan from lovely Leitrim. Check out interviews with up and coming Irish and international rock music acts and album and event reviews. You can tweet me @raftastico.

Review: Wolf Regime – ‘The Awakening’

If you have had the fortune to see Wolf Regime live or from their early recordings, you will know the Dublin band’s hallmarks: deep and raw themes woven into New Wave metal with a backdrop of excellent musicianship. Advertisements

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Lace Weeper – Tusk Review

The foundations and 90’s alt rock influences from their debut EP are still there, but Lace Weeper have added a harder edge to their sound on their latest release, Tusk.

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Lace Weeper EP Review

Having great influences can actually inhibit a band if harnessed lazily. But when a band takes on their influences and really make them their own then it adds to what they are doing. That is the case with Lace Weeper’s … Continue reading

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Stone Trigger, Wolf Regime and Standby Lullaby at the Czech Inn

Three of Dublin’s top underground hard rock bands brought their A game to Temple Bar’s Czech Inn. Here’s a few photos and videos worth czeching out…  

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Wolf Regime, Pagan Riot and Beltbuckle Overdrive rock Fibbers

These three talented bands are flying the flag for the burgeoning Irish metal scene.

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The Eurovision should be more like the EU (really!)

So Eurovision 2012 came and went, ticking the usual boxes along the way. There was enough musical cheese to paralyze the most lactose tolerant dairy cow, Ireland failed yet again and landlocked countries found themselves surrounded by neighbours willing to give … Continue reading

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Ghost Estates Album review

The indie five-piece from Dublin have pulled off a masterstroke with their debut effort.

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