Preview: North of the Wall, Saturday 28th of March

Liam Welsh


This Saturday the 28th sees Glasgow University’s very own Morgul host their twice successful North of the Wall festival for a third time. In case you haven’t been to one of their socials, Morgul are the university’s Rock and Metal Society and their quick rise to prominence is really quite impressive. Starting out in 2010 under the alias Glasgow Alliance of Student Headbangers (yes, GASH) it was mainly a place for like-minded metalheads to meet and socialise. Since 2012, however, the society has increasingly been involved in promoting local acts and indeed staging events, which brings us neatly onto: North of the Wall.

Commandeering the Classic Grand, the day is packed with a total of eleven bands storming two stages over the course of almost eight hours; so take it easy on the ale from Black Metal Brewery. As for the bands: there’s a great mix, from thrash and power through to deepest darkest black metal. The lion’s share is probably of the latter with many black atmospheric troupes such as Fen (who hail from southern England) and Bolzer (who have come travelled all the way from Switzerland) set to grace the stage. Topping the bill are Northern Ireland’s inimitable Gama Bomb who will be wailing and thrashing the night to its explosive close. For fans of the heavy side this is not to be missed.


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