- 01 Apr 19
Those with a penchant for blackened folk, super-groups filled with local luminaries, old souls with new ideas and NI-bred rising stars have only one place to be this Thursday night and that’s Voodoo in Belfast for the Black Tragick Night. Arguably one of the finest DIY labels operating on the island right now, musician/burgeoning sven gali Robyn G Shiels has assembled a stellar line up for your delectation and it’s all for the measly sum of £7.
Serving as both a showcase for the Black Tragick Records’ roster and a party to celebrate the release of Vacant Sea, the sterling debut album from Oisín Ó Scolaí & the Virginia Slims (who will also perform), the event boasts turns from Calling All Horses (who feature former members of Alloy Mental, General Fiasco and more), the murder balladeer/liberation singer that is Hatchet Field (AKA We Are Knives/The Continuous Battle Of Order alumnus Hornby), Franklyn (who are buoyed by more General Fiasco refugees) and the mysterious headliner known as An Auld Lad….
If that’s not enough to send you hell bent for leather, there’s also a DJ set from “the Evil Priest” (AKA Michael McKeegan, Therapy? bass botherer/member of the Black Tragick aligned Haunch) and if early reports are to be believed, his sonic sermon at the wheels of steel will be full of so much heavy metal thunder that it could make Surtur himself soil his loincloth.
Doors open at 8pm and for more Black Tragick Records related goodness, check out April 11’s Hot Press for a review of Calling All Horses’ new storming single ‘Hot Hot Sand.’