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Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:30pm

The LYCAN SESSIONS is a new once a month metal night in Whelan’s upstairs venue, celebrating and promoting Irish metal bands from across the country.



The four pronged assault of Tipperary mullochs zhOra is a sight to behold. A very sweaty sight to behold.

Four lads mostly in their socks shouldn’t be having so much fun and still be this heavy but hey, here we are having to write about it.

There’s just something disconcerting about the maniacal grin and country brogue juxtaposed with their particular brand of push/pull ethereal moods and caustic riffing. It fits them well, but only them.

You almost feel drawn up to the front, smiling away like a big thick eejit. All of a sudden a riff like the bastard child of Gojira and Gorguts lands you on your arse like Saturn exploded in your face, Infectious but with more than its fair share of left turns.
Like some sort of sexed-up Ebola.

On the back of their third, most eventful year , the burgeoning second album cycle finds Bolger, McCormack, O’ Meara and Woodlock full of characteristic venom and more codology than should be legal.

Planning to exile themselves for the writing process this may the last time you’ll see zhOra for a long time.

Just don’t hug them afterwards, I meant it about the sweat.



We are a 5 piece, Dublin based, all-round metal band, with influences ranging from black metal, to thrash, to progressive metal. The members of Alpheidae are Ros Coghlan on lead guitar, Jake Brady on rhythm guitar, Zach Parkinson on the drums, Gavin (Groovin) Wynne on bass, and Calvin Singleton on vocals.


Guest list HERE or FREE before 10:30pm, Club entry applies after 10:30pm (Thur/Fri/Sat)