Wizards Of Firetop Mountain
Firetop Mountain, County Dublin
With floods of fire raging from the rocky peaks, five wizards descended their sanctuary,,arriving many centuries later at the Foothills of the ancient Gaelic stronghold Dubh Linn to unleash a furious wrath of Wizardry and Riffs upon the scorched- sunken soil.
Forged from the remnants of some of Dublin’s pioneering underground Irish bands Wizards of Firetop Mountain are the most exciting act to come on to the Irish rock scene in many years.
Over the past eighteen months they have unleashed their wizardry and riffs and built up an impressive following throughout Ireland.
Two demo tracks, Sonic War and Dollar Hips were released May 2011 and spread through the underground scene to high appraisal.
This led to opening slots for international acts like Corrosion of Conformity, Orange Goblin and Acid Mothers Temple to name a few and festival appearances all over Ireland including Indiependence Music and Arts Festival 2012 in Cork.
Live,Wizards of Firetop Mountain have impressed both the critics and music fans alike. This year the band showed their worth being chosen to headline Whelan’s Ones To Watch 2012.
Despite being unsigned the Promotional Video for Onwards Towards the Sun(released August 2011) has been viewed over 5,000 times and was awarded ‘Best Irish Video 2011’ in one of Ireland’s top music sites Drop-d Writers’ Awards 2011.
The press clippings below say it as it is, this is surely a band to take note of. The debut album by Wizards of Firetop Mountain will be released this summer by Into the Void Records. The spell has been cast….
“[…]what their Facebook profile doesn’t quite spell out is the head-banging, fist-thumping brilliance of a WOFM show. Falling somewhere between ’70s hard rock and ’80s metal, Wizards blast out asound so ostentatious, it’s almost hard to stomach. Almost.” Celina Murphy, Hotpress
“Currently being hailed by everyone who has heard and/or seen them live as the best new band in Ireland, here is W.O.F.M.” Temple of Perdition
“There are no words to describe just how rockin’ Wizards of Firetop Mountain are. Having gigged around Dublin tirelessly, it shouldn’t be any surprise that their live performance has become so tight and vigorous” Jonathan Keane, Drop-d
“Kicking off at 3 minutes to midnight with their signature mix of loose, groovy riffing and traditional doomy presentation, the crowd laps it up like hungry bears on a floating whale carcass.” Born
“We’re constantly amazed by the lack of real Irish rock bands these days, especially given thecountry’s legacy in that department, so the arrival of Wizards of Firetop Mountain has been something to celebrate” State.ie