30 Apr 2009
As exclusively revealed in the last issue of Hot Press, RTÉ is running a TV search to find Ireland’s greatest heavy metal tribute act.
Designed to bring “a more leftfield approach” to the network’s scheduling, Scrap Metal will feature the none too subtle delights of Ireland Maiden, Metallitia, Rubber Plants, Thunderstruck and User Illusion.
They’ll be embarking on a four-date tour, which takes in Dolan’s, Limerick (May 16); Bridge House, Tullamore (17); The Stables, Mullingar (19); and The Button Factory, Dublin (21) and finds one band eliminated each night.
Acting as rock legend mentors will be Byff Byford (Saxon), Brian Tatler (Diamond Head) and Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy and Motorhead).
At stake is the respect of a rock ‘n’ motherfuckin’ roll nation plus a headlining spot at Glastonbudget in the UK.