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“Songwriting is a bitch. And then it has puppies” ― Steven Tyler

posted 22 Feb 2018, 16:19 by Ironrat Official

Following a run of some fantastic gigs which ended with us playing the O2 Academy, Birmingham alongside Evil Scarecrow & Alestorm as part or HRH Metal Meltdown II Ironrat will be knuckling down and writing for the next album.
If you caught us live recently then you may well have heard the 6 or so songs we feel are pretty much studio ready, songs like "Release The Wolves" and "Fistful of Wasps". We've aiming to get another 6 finished and ready over the next few months. That means we'll be getting our heads down for a while and will resurface louder than ever!

DRAGONFEST 6
Our next confirmed gig will be Dragonfest 6 in Bradford on 6-8th July 2018. Rich who runs it has got a great lineup sorted, including an old live favourite band, Charger!

FACEBOOK
Just a quick reminder that facebook currently remains the most up to date place to check for Ironrat news adn events.

Bloodstock Open Air 2017

posted 20 Jun 2017, 04:06 by Ironrat Official

On Friday 11th August 2017 Ironrat will be opening the Sophie Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival.
To be given the opportunity to play in front of such a large audience and to be part of such a stellar lineup is amazing. Not only do Bloodstock deliver the best bands extreme metal has to offer, their commitment to the underground scene, of unsigned and upcoming talent is truly admirable.  The invitation to open the Sophie Lancaster stage is both an honour and a privilege, and we couldn't be more stoked if we tried!
Tickets are available here: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/

Ironrat LIVES!

posted 11 Apr 2017, 08:57 by Ironrat Official   [ updated 11 Apr 2017, 09:00 ]

It's been too long but Ironrat are heading out to the live circuit again!

May sees us head of to Norway to rock out with the awesome lads & lass of Kal-El, we're seriously hoping to hear new material of their upcoming release Astrodoomeda (due out 25th of August on Argonauta Records).

That's rapidly followed by Gordon pulling double duty with our good buddies Hollow Earth on 20th May.
We then head back to Wales for Bulletfest's 5th Anniversary.

What's we've been doing:
While it seems we've been quiet we've actually been having babies, taking holidays, trying out gear and more importantly working in the studio and rehearsal room.
5 new tunes have been demoed in the studio and they're sounding awesome, we've tweaking them in the rehearsal room as well as working on more ready for the next release.
We've also recorded, mixed and mastered our next single and it's sounding absolutely filthy! This is going to be a very special release later on in the year, we'll keep you posted nearer the time.

Gig Update:
12TH MAY 2017 Ironrat & Kal-El @ CHECKPOINT CHARLIE, STAVANGER, NORWAY
13TH MAY 2017 Ironrat & Kal-El @ ONKEL AKSEL - MUSIKKBISTRO, KRISTIANSAND, NORWAY
20TH MAY 2017 Ironrat & Hollow Earth @ WHIPLASH METAL NIGHT, GOOLE
28TH MAY 2017 @ BULLETFEST 2017 5TH ANNIVERSARY DAY 2
23RD JUNE 2017 @ THE BOWL, MANSFIELD
17TH SEPT 2017 @ MOSH AGAINST CANCER DERBY 4 2017

Kal-El!

posted 31 Aug 2016, 02:41 by Ironrat Official


Back September!

posted 8 Jul 2016, 05:22 by Ironrat Official   [ updated 30 Aug 2016, 14:40 ]

Ironrat are heading back to Voltage Studios to work on new material.
Some of you may have already heard Dead River, Release The Wolves or Rotten live lately, well there's more of that to come!

We'll be out again in September and we can't quite express how stoked we are that our next confirmed gigs are with Stavanger, Norway's finest stonerrock exports Kal-El! \m/ \m/

Big thanks to MrStoneBeliever / The Bong Druid Of Mammoth Weed Mountain, NOIZ Promotions, Rebellion Manchester & TRASH Bradford for making this happen.
Here's a blast of Kal-El's 'Fire Machine' to whet your appetite!

YouTube Video


Congratulation to the awesome Pulverise & Pteroglyph, who have gone on represent Yorkshire at Bloodstock, go kick their arses!

Midsummer Metal 2016

Midsummer Metal was awesome! great bands, great venue and great people there!
Evil Scarecrow liked up to their reputation complete with robots, party poppers and heavy metal congas!

Congratulations to Poseidon Promotions, we hope you manage to get sponsorship/funding fro be able to run another.

We're looking forward to seeing the official pictures from Loaded Dimension and also ace local photographer Ruth Stanley when they are ready.
In the meantime here's a showcase video Distant Fire have made:

YouTube Video

Gig Update

Fri 2nd Sept Kal-El & Ironrat at Rebellion, Manchester
Sat 3rd Sept Kal-El & Ironrat at TRASH, Bradford

Midsummer Metal 2 the Masses Madness!

posted 2 Jun 2016, 09:21 by Ironrat Official   [ updated 2 Jun 2016, 09:22 ]

Midsummer Metal 2 the Masses Madness!

Greetings from the (iron)rat-pack!

Big thanks to anyone who came out to see us over the past few months, we've had an awesome time playing with some great bands for some fantastic folks!

Aside from a few events we'll be a little quieter until later in the year but what events they are!

First up is the METAL 2 THE MASSES in Dewsbury at the end of June. Should we win we'll be playing BLOODSTOCK in August!  It starts at 7pm on Friday 24th June so get there prompt, we can't stress enough that we'll need your support!

Saturday 2nd July sees the Wardrobe in Leeds invaded by Crabulon and Robototron as, yes! EVIL SCARECROW are headlining MIDSUMMER METAL 2016! We have the honour of playing earlier in the day with an awesome lineup of bands. Tickets are only £15.00 from http://www.poseidonpromotions.com/

We’ll then be taking time to work on new material like Dead River and Release The Wolves before returning to the live circuit in early September. 

 

Remember that our facebook page (www.facebook.com/ironrattheband) remains the best place to get our news first and to interact with the band.

 

Gig Update

METAL 2 THE MASSES (FINAL) 24TH JUN 2016 @ THE OLD TURK, DEWSBURY, WF13 1HL (w/ Lost Effect, Pulverise, Pteroglyph, The Hussars & Leatherneck)

MIDSUMMER METAL 2016 2ND JULY 2016 @ THE WARDROBE, LEEDS (w/ Evil Scarecrow, Aliases, Aghast, Blasphemer, Alas Black Arches, Pravitas, Surya, Pteroglyph & Lammergeier)

[BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 11-14TH AUGUST 2016 @ CATTON PARK, DERBYSHIRE]

2ND SEPT 2016 @ TBC, MANCHESTER

3RD SEPT 2016 @ TBC, BRADFORD

Gig Update

posted 12 Apr 2016, 14:39 by Ironrat Official

No news but gig news!

Yes we've not so much busy writing or recording as just getting out and playing.  We are having such fun meeting new folks and playing with bands we've not been introduced to before. 
Yes new material is being worked on and some of it is already filtering into our setlists.

We hope to see you on the road soon!

15TH APR 2016 @ FLYING SCOTSMAN TAP, DONCASTER, DN1 1JL (w/ Serpent Kings & Leatherneck)
30TH APR 2016 @ TRASH, BRADFORD, BD1 2AJ (w/ Lifer & Ballsdeep)
1ST MAY 2016 @ BREWERY TAP, BRADFORD, BD10 9QE (w/ Psychlona, Lizard Tongue & Shadows Of Violence)
6TH MAY 2016 @ THE SWAMP, READING, RG1 7JE (w/ Morass Of Molasses, Squid Resist & Slug13)
21ST MAY 2016 @ TBC, LEEDS (w/ Pulverise)
27TH MAY 2016 @ THE SNOOTY FOX, WAKEFIELD, WF1 4PW (w/ Black Forge)
METAL 2 THE MASSES (FINAL) 24TH JUN 2016 @ THE OLD TURK, DEWSBURY, WF13 1HL (w/ Lost Effect, Pulverise & TBC)
And fingers crossed for BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 11-14TH AUGUST 2016 @ CATTON PARK, DERBYSHIRE
July Gigs - To Be Announced
September Gigs - To Be Announced

METAL 2 THE MASSES HEAT 1 GOES TO ....... IRONRAT!

posted 1 Feb 2016, 14:58 by Ironrat Official

We are well chuffed to report that we are one step closed to Bloodstock Open Air Festival (11th - 14th August 2016) since we won heat 1 of The Old Turk, Dewsbury's Metal 2 The Masses!
It was an awesome night and we've really looking forward to going back on 24th June 2016 for the Final!
Massive thanks go out to: 
Rebecca @ Beerhouses, Leatherneck (Judges), Craig Burton (Allheavymetal.net), Sam (on sound) and the staff of the Old Turk for all their work making it happen.
All those who turned up and made us feel so welcome, you are all awesome!
ShotsFiredMechanical Animal & World Chaos were all great and we'd be honoured to share a stage with them again sometime (for some it'll be sooner than expected!).

In other news we've had a sudden gig offer that means we'll be playing The Fenton in Leeds THIS FRIDAY!

We've also got some awesome gigs coming up this year with some ridiculously good bands, some we already know and can't wait to play with again (Morass Of Molasses,Lifer & Ballsdeep) and some we've really looking forward to seeing for the first time (Pulverise, Victorian Whore Dogs, Alas Black Arches, Squid Resist & Slug13)


5TH FEB 2015 @ SOULMARE ROCKING THE FENTON, LEEDS (w/ Crown Of Cerebellum, Fireblade, Rising Sun, World Chaos & Good Foxy)
9TH APR 2015 @ BAD APPLES, LEEDS (w/ Morass Of Molasses, Victorian Whore Dogs & Alas Black Arches)
30TH APR 2016 @ TRASH, BRADFORD (w/ Lifer & Ballsdeep)
1ST MAY 2016 @ BREWERY TAP, BRADFORD
6TH MAY 2016 @ THE SWAMP, READING (w/ Morass Of Molasses, Squid Resist & Slug13 
21ST MAY 2016 @ MILO BAR, LEEDS (w/ Pulverise)
METAL 2 THE MASSES (FINAL) 24TH JUN 2016 @ THE OLD TURK, DEWSBURY
And fingers crossed for BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 11-14TH AUGUST 2016 @ CATTON PARK, DERBYSHIRE

THE ROAD TO BLOODSTOCK

posted 8 Jan 2016, 17:35 by Ironrat Official

Ironrat are VERY happy to announce their first steps on the road to playing Bloodstock Open Air Festival (11th - 14th August 2016).
The Old Turk in Dewsbury are hosting the Metal 2 The Masses which lead to a chance to win a place on the New Blood stage and they have just confirmed Ironrat in the lineup for Heat 1 on Friday 29th January.
If you want to see Ironrat ripping up the stage at Catton Park, Derbyshire then WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

The full dates for Metal 2 The Masses, Dewsbury are as follows:
HEAT 2 - 26th February 2016 [Soul Shredder, Rising Sun, After The Departure, Face Towards Enemy, Soulphernus]
HEAT 3 - 25th March 2016 [Pulverise, String Villan, Shadows Of Violence, The Hussars, Sweet Exile]
HEAT 4 - 29th April 2016 [Pteroglyph, Kingdom In Kaos, Crown Of Cerebellum, Black Hearts, Rugosa]
HEAT 5 (Runners Up) - 27th May 2016
GRAND FINAL - 24th June 2016. 


Eagle-eyed Metal Hammer readers have spotted a familiar logo in the latest issue, next to Prong as well, Awesome!.


METAL 2 THE MASSES (HEAT 1) 29TH JAN 2016 @ THE OLD TURK, DEWSBURY
21ST MAY 2016 @ MILO BAR, LEEDS
30TH APR 2016 @ TRASH BRADFORD

INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS AND LIZARDS (oh my)

posted 28 Aug 2015, 14:54 by Ironrat Official   [ updated 28 Aug 2015, 14:55 ]

Interviews: 
Ironrat are happy to announce that the following sites have interviews from the band

Live pictures from The Arches, Coventry
Respect must be given to FATAngel Management for the great gig at the Arches in Coventry, we had a great time and that's been immortalised on camera thanks to Pulse Media Photography & Monika Danyiova Sarkisjanova. Massive thanks to both of you, the pictures are awesome!
The gig was also the first live airing of new tune 'Dead River', which is one of several tunes we are busy working on in the rehearsal room.
All signs point to it making an appearance at our next performance in Bradford on 12th Sept at Lizardfest 5.

With: Beneath The Divine, Valafar, Murderpuss, Arkham Witch & The Krayons   

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