WITH HALLOWEEN almost upon us, how appropriate that music from rock’s dark side should make its presence felt in Galway through London based doom metal band Ossiyan.
Ossiyan will headline the Fuzzed Out Sessions, organised by HexenHaus Promotions, in The Cellar, Eglinton Street, tomorrow at 8.30pm. The band will play songs from its debut album, Hardrada, which showcases their mix of traditional stoner/doom riffs with mountain sized drums, and spoken verse, which takes inspiration, not only from heavy metal, but also classical texts, art, and ancient cultures – not suprising it was named after Harald Hardrada, the last of the great Viking monarchs. Chris Jennings of the Worship Metal website, called Hardrada “a triumphant exercise in crushing Doom…with hypnotically leaden riffs and coarse vocals.
Support is from Electric Taurus (Dublin ), No Mans Land (Limerick ), and Weed Priest (Galway)