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Saturday, 4 August 2018 at 15:00 - Sunday, 5 August 2018 at 02:30 (IST)

Monolith Festival

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4 Aug 2018 €7.00 €0.70
Tier 2 4 Aug 2018 €10.00 €1.00
Tier 3 4 Aug 2018 €12.00 €1.20

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Paranoid Beast Promotions presents.......

Monolith Fest

August 4th, 2018.

Casting it's shadow over Cork, Monolith Fest aims to provide the setting for some of the most formidable Irish heavy music acts to showcase their talents.

We have hand picked only the most succulent of acts, and present them for your delectation in one of Cork's finest music venues, Cyprus Avenue. The all day festival will take place on the Saturday of the August bank holiday weekend, giving attendees ample time to recover from the inevitable soul crushing dirge unleashed upon them.

Tiered ticket system in place, so the earlier you buy, the more you save.


God Alone.

God Alone are a 5 piece post metal/black metal band from Cork, Ireland. They have a silly amount of energy, mostly because they have yet to be beaten down by life, that cruel mistress. They also put a full stop after their name, which I refuse to do here because I don't mess around with punctuation?

"They bring a free flowing energy to their music, each song a crescendo of progressive styling dipped in Black Metal. God Alone are one of the more interesting young bands in the country today." - HOT PRESS.

"Best band in Cork. Nay, in Ireland! That is all." - OVERBLOWN.

"Incredible potential here!" - BURNING METAL IRL.


Apostate Viaticum

Apostate Viaticum feature in their ranks a number of Irish metal veterans, largely evolving out of the band Morphosis, whose roots stretch back to the early '90s. Indeed, ancient times inform much of Before the Gates of Gomorrah: the foundation of late '80s deathrash is firm here, with the pioneering old works of Sadus, Pestilence, Master, and Sepultura setting forth the signposts by which Apostate Viaticum take flight and subsequently destroy.


Slung From A Tree

Kerry/Limerick Doom/Sludge
Fuzz Potent Stoner Doom from the depths of Kerry and Limerick.



Craic Rock from Cork.


Between The Lines

Hailing from Galway, Ireland, the concept of light and darkness is explored and conveyed through heavy ''gainy'' riffs, enormous tribal drum grooves and a psychologically gritty vocal twist. These often give way to melodic intricate passages and the subtle use of musical dynamic.

A testament is in the inability of reviews and audiences to agree on a specific style. It lives Between The Lines.


Iona Death Cult

Formed from the ashes of Dublin stoner rock troupe Terminal Commuter and featuring ex-Obiat drummer Adam Cichocki, Iona Death Cult deal in epic progressive dystopian sludge metal anthems filtered through a psychedelic prism.

Beginning life as an instrumental band and releasing the rapturously well received 'The Cult Is Real' two track EP in early 2017 , the trio quickly found that to be somewhat limiting their songwriting, and so they locked themselves in their Bray studio, and began to write songs that were more aggressive, hooky and eh,well, vocal.The result was their six song debut album 'Aid To Worship'(2018), a combination of sludge metal heaviness, psych weirdness and some moments of flat out oddness, from the grunge coated call out of stompers like 'Slumlord', to the sparse instrumental post rock of 'Kafka', to the epic prog rock/[post metal chops of closer 'Inverted World'.

Making their live debut in early 2017 for UK based promoters United In Fuzz, , Iona Death Cult have since shared the stage with acts as diverse as sludge metal heavyweights Zhora, funk punkers Stitch Jones and jazz-psyche supremos Quantum Crossroads among numerous others, and have garnered a reputation as a fearsomely raw and exploratory live act, the bands' dense,groove laden riffage complimented by rancourous feedback and moments of atmospheric disquiet, and all delivered with the intensity of band raised on the heaviest of metal and punk.

Praise for Aid To Worship:

“The tone, the sonic plough, the spirit in it and the vision, all combine to make a brilliant , brilliant release” - Metal Ireland,Album of the Month April 2018,4.2/5

“Start to finish this is a solid album that combines progressive sludge with stoner aspects and more.The signs are good for this band and they've put out a very good album here.”- Burning Metal Ireland, 8.5/10

“If you want a complex sounding album that thrives on creating dark moments of Psychedelic Sludge/Doom and Stoner Metal , Iona Death Cult have that area covered, and 'Aid To Worship' is one of those albums that deserves to be heard by a huge audience, excellent and highly recommended.” - Steve Howe, Outlaws of The Sun Blog.

“No cheesy Master of Reality recycling, no softened stoner vocals, no bogus mystique.What you will find though is crisp snarly vocals sometimes reminiscent of Godflesh and relentless and wicked riff work and an overall sound that will instil loads of unease and 'negativity' into bearded know-it-all hippies.Some moments bring about the best kicks since Kyuss' mid career magic . . .” -Industrial Magazine

“This is one hell of a record, with depth, strength and crushing guitar riffs.Iona Death Cult does not need aid to be worshipped.” -Pim Latuny, My Music Path


Formed in 2013, Molarbear are a sludge metal / alternative band that draws on noise and punk discordance in a brutal three-guitar assault. Featuring former members of Jackalfeud, The Comparison Ford, Altus, and Escape Fails, their mission statement is a loud and aggressive one – make the heaviest noises possible, all the time. Since their inception, the band have played relentlessly, sharing the stage with acts such as Garganjua, Hornets, Lantern for a Gale, Zhora, Maw, THVS, Axecatcher, Hibagon, Two Tales of Woe, Ilenkus, Making Monsters and many others. MOLARBEAR have just released their debut album “STORKLORD” a visceral and varied concept album depicting a dystopian fantasy-future where humanity worships and dies in the service of the “STORKLORD”. Mixed, recorded and mastered by Jonny Munro at Bearcat Studios in Belfast (Altus, Pursuit of Ruin, By Any Means), “STORKLORD” features eleven crushingly heavy tracks of pissed-off noise for fans of Cave In, Breach, and Baroness. MEDIA QUOTES "[Storklord] encapsulates pretty much everything that I love about them... this is a cracking album. It's weird and discordant... an album you have to immerse yourself in. I don't think there is anyone else who sound like Molarbear.” - Liam Kielt, TWKOM Podcast “Call it what you will – a band, a project… Molarbear is going to make a name for itself in its own right. It bursts through the speakers and marauds through your aural senses like an army breaking a siege and sacking the city. It’s ferocious, with chunks of riffs full of meaty goodness, like that really top grade pet food that you consider eating after a night on the ales, when you can’t see straight or be bothered to cook.” – Al Gilmore, Chordblossom “This is definitely one for all of you fans of experimentation and chest rattling heaviness.” – Skip, "The band deliver huge concrete slabs of sound coupled with tight melodies and taut dense rhythms overtopped with vocals with enough acid to strip wallpaper at a hundred paces." - Mark Ashby, “Equal parts lethal and livid… The band, for all its inventiveness, borders on the nightmare-inducing. Nightmares you want to have and tell everyone about. Not that they’ll listen, but you’ll still tell them.” – Brian Coney, The Thin Air “Molarbear prove that, just because a band revels in being off-the-wall thematically, it doesn’t mean they can’t take their craft seriously. As such, this is a really infectious, inventive track that fuses postmodern pop with groove-laden sludge metal to great effect. Hefty and full of personality, ‘Rad Pitt’ verges on the absurd, and is all the better for it.” - BBC Across The Line AWARDS OUTSOURCED: TOP NORTHERN IRISH SONGS OF 2015 




Sectile are a five-piece progressive metal band from Dublin, Ireland. Drawing inspiration from a medley of different musical backgrounds, the classics up to contemporary metal, they are wholly committed to their songwriting craft: from light to dark, the band revels in every part of the spectrum, seamlessly alternating between soaring soundscapes, heavy ear-worms, to hard-hitting riffage.

The band was officially formed in November 2016 but it started a few months prior as an online collaboration between Mark O’Reilly (guitar), Cormac Hennigan (bass) and singer/lyricist Gabriel Gaba, whom they found online. Before long the trio realized that the affinity of their collective musical interest was not to be taken lightly. After recruiting Zachary Newman for drum duties the project gained a life of its own and evolved into an ambitious soon-to-be live band. Second axeman Daniel Boyce was brought in soon after, eventually being replaced by guitarist Michael Sheridan in 2017.

Sectile’s prologue quickly became intertwined with the Irish edition of the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’, as decisions upon the band’s name, the recording and launch of their first demo song ‘A Fool’s Reward’ were motivated by the event’s sign-up deadline. The band played their first gig in the legendary Dublin metal bar, Fibber Magees, on a Thursday night. Ten days later, their second-ever gig in M2TM. From seemingly out of nowhere the band made it to the final, receiving abundantly positive reviews in the process. 

Sectile spent a good part of 2017 recording their self-titled 4-song debut EP, to be launched one year after the band’s officially announced their existence. With this first studio release, Sectile plans to build a strong foundation looking ahead to 2018.

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Cyprus Avenue
Caroline Street

Saturday, 4 August 2018 at 15:00 - Sunday, 5 August 2018 at 02:30 (IST)

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