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The Distortion Project Presents:


“So, I’m having the run of the house for a month or so whilst the World Cup is on and a few friends are flying over from the UK to stay to be nearer the action. Even managed to finagle myself a ticket for the England Vs Uruguay game in Sao Paulo. In return I have promised Cin, the wife, an extension to be built on the back of the house once the World Cup final is done and dusted. The building’s gonna take at least a couple of months so I thought it best to get out of there and let them get on with it. What could I do to occupy my time? I know. Go on tour.
Hence, in a fallow year for The Mission (and our alter-ego The Blood Brothers) these solo shows. It’s been a while since I’ve played solo in the UK and mainland Europe and as September/October isn’t yet too cold in northern Europe it seems an ideal time. Anyway, I need to earn some money to pay for the house extension. Two birds an’ all that.I am working towards and hope to have a new solo album ready for release to coincide but I can’t confirm that 100% as I keep getting distracted by Liverpool’s now probable amazing run to the title and of course I will also be distracted by the World Cup throughout June and July. You try and make a record in a World Cup summer! it’s nigh on impossible.

Anyway, I daresay I will have some new songs to play along with solo versions of some well known and lesser known Mission songs and the occasional cover version. Sing-a-longs guaranteed as well as a promise not to tell the same stories and jokes every night or to play the same set twice. See you there!” … 4635321823

Tuesday 11th November
Voodoo Belfast – Fountain Street.
Doors 8pm

Tickets (£15.00) will be available from DV8 Belfast – and all Ticketmaster outlets – Tel: 0844 277 445. On sale this week!

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The Distortion Project Presents

PROTEST THE HERO (Canada – Spinefarm)




Saturday 29th November
The Limelight 2, Belfast
Doors 5pm **EARLY SHOW**. 18 +

Tickets (£20) on sale now from from DV8 Belfast, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tel: 0844 277 44 55

Ticketmaster link:



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The Distortion Project proudly presents the return of ANGRY CHAIR – Dublin’s premier ALICE IN CHAINS tribute to Belfast after a 2 year absence. Details below.

Formed originally in 2007, Alice In Chains tribute band ANGRY CHAIR, combines members of some of the tightest bands on the Dublin music scene. Moe (Jerry) and Christopher (Mike) are best known from grunge/metal powerhouse Syllian Rayle, while Marky (Layne) also fronts I’d Fight Ghandi and Frantica, a tribute to Metallica.

With a string of gigs under the belt of each member, the band came together from a mutual love of the music of Alice in Chains, an unrivalled passion to perform, and a desire to deliver a sound worthy of the memory of the late Layne Staley.

Plus Support TBC.

Saturday 13th September.
The Limelight 2, Belfast.
Doors 5pm.
Admission: £8.00 – pay on door.


Absolut – £2.00
Jager – £2.00
Jack Daniels – £2.00
Bottles of Stella – £2.50
Bottles of Magners – £2.50

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Here is a complete list of upcoming Distortion Project shows.  Saturday 31st May shall be announced shortly!

Saturday 17th May. The Organ Grinders + 84 + The Ruby Cortinas + Boozehounds. Limelight 2. 5pm, £5.00
Saturday 24th May. Katabolisis + By Conquest or Consent + Aesect. Limelight 2. 5pm, £5.00
Saturday 31st May.  TBC.
Saturday 7th June. Conjuring Fate + Astralnaut + Donum Dei + September Cross. Limelight 2. 5pm, £5.00
Thursday 12th June. Avatar + TBC. Oh Yeah Centre. 7pm, £12.00**
Saturday 14th June. Rabid Bitch of the North + Rule of Six +TBC. Limelight 2. 5pm, £5.00
Monday 14th July. Onslaught + Artillery + Hatroit. Limelight 2. 8pm, £16.50**
Tuesday 15th July. Inquisition + Malathusian + Zom.  Voodoo Belfast. 8pm, £12.00
Wednesday 6th August. Prong + TBC. Limelight 2. 8pm, £17.50**
Monday 11th August. Tim “Ripper” Owens + Sinocence + Sandstone + Rabid Bitch of the North. Voodoo Belfast. 8pm, £12.00**
Saturday 23rd August. Mordred + Furyon. Limelight 2. 5.30pm, £16.50**
Thursday 18th September. Anathema. Limelight 2. 8pm, £20.00**
Friday 19th September. Carcass + Coldwar. Limelight 1. 8pm, £25.00**
Friday 31st October. Orange Goblin + St. Vitus. Limelight 2. 5pm, £20.00**

**Tickets on sale from from DV8 Belfast,, and 22 Ticketmaster outlets provincewide. Telephone Hotline: 0844 277 44 55

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The Distortion Project By Arrangement With Northern Music Presents

‘Satellites Over Europe 2014’


New album ‘Distant Satellites’ out June 9th on KScope

Plus Support

Thursday 18th September
The Limelight 2, Belfast
Doors 8pm

Tickets (£20) are on sale from DV8 Belfast, and 22 Ticketmaster outlets province-wide. Telephone Hotline: 0844 277 44 55

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The Distortion Project, with Seaside Touring Presents


Plus Support

Wednesday 6th August
The Limelight 2, Belfast
Doors 8pm

Tickets (£17.50) will be available from DV8 Belfast, and 22 Ticketmaster outlets provincewide. Telephone Hotline: 0844 277 44 55. On sale Monday 19th May at 10am

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The Distortion Project Presents


Plus support



Tuesday 15th July 2014
Voodoo Belfast
Doors 8pm
Admission: £12 on the door


The band Inquisition was formed in 1988 in Cali, Colombia by Dagon. The band started as a thrash metal act, and in 1994 evolved into raw black metal.

In 1996, Dagon left Colombia and moved back to the United States to continue Inquisition and search for a new drummer. That same year Dagon met Incubus, who joined the band on drums and the creation of their debut full length album began. This line-up has remained stable for more than fifteen years and is now seen as the classic Inquisition line-up.

INQUISITION style of black metal involves slow, deep and dark riffing combined with sudden tempo changes to faster sections based around blast beats and high-speed riffing; at times adding melodic solos. The classic Inquisition sound incorporates a combination of early era thrash metal-influenced riffing with darker and more chaotic black metal, primarily involving fast, tremolo picked minor-key guitar riffs, thus creating the trademark “Inquisition sound”.


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Fresh from touring as main support with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, AVATAR will be returning to Belfast on THURSDAY12th JUNE. This will be a 14+ show, with no alcohol served. Full details below.

The Distortion Project By Arrangement With TKO Presents


Plus Support

Thursday 12th June 2014
The Oh Yeah Centre, 15-21 Gordon St, Belfast
Doors 7pm
14+ – No Alcohol Served

Tickets (£12)are now on sale from DV8 Belfast, and 22 Ticketmaster outlets province-wide. Telephone Hotline: 0844 277 44 55.

Here is the ticketmaster link.

The Oh Yeah Centre is located in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast. For more information, e-mail

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The Distortion Project Presents


Plus Support:


Friday 19th September
The Limelight 1, Belfast
Doors 8pm

Tickets (£25) are on sale from DV8 Belfast, and 22 Ticketmaster outlets provincewide. Telephone Hotline: 0844 277 44 55.

Here’s the Ticketmaster link:

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The Distortion Project proudly presents:


Tim is planning to play the full Judas Priest Jugulator album, plus select tracks for his work with Iced Earth, Malmsteen, Dio Disciples, Charred Walls of the Damned and Beyond Fear.

Plus special guests:



Plus main support TBC.

Monday 11th August 2014
Voodoo Belfast, 9 – 11 Fountain Street.
Doors 8pm

Tickets (£12.50) will be on sale this Friday 14th March from DV8 Belfast, and 22 Ticketmaster outlets provincewide. Telephone Hotline: 0844 277 44 55


Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens is without doubt among the most important metal vocalists of the past ten years. When he succeeded Rob Halford, joining Judas Priest in May 1996, the press rubbed their eyes, surprised as well as impressed: Owens had previously been a fairly unknown quantity to international music journalists and only a few new of him from the band Winters Bane, but he recorded his first Priest album, Grammy nominated Jugulator (1997) with more aplomb than even insiders had expected. Following successful tours with the British metal legends, the strong studio recording, Demolition (2001), and the live recordings, Meltdown – 98 Live (1998) and Live In London (2003), and the movie Rockstar, that was loosely based on Tim’s experience with Judas Priest, Halford’s return put an end to Owens’ stint with Judas Priest. More or less immediately, he was enlisted by Jon Schaffer to team up with Iced Earth and sang on The Glorious Burdon in spring 2004. Three years later, Owens followed suit with the Iced Earth album, Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Pt.I), which succeeded the self-titled highly praised debut by his own band, Beyond Fear. Spring 2008 saw Owens move on to join One of the worlds best guitar players Yngwie Malmsteen, debuting with a sensational vocal performance on Perpetual Flame.

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