ONE of Ireland’s finest Metallica tribute acts, Whiplash, are set to play Garbo's in Castlebar tomorrow (Saturday, March 12) as part of the Finbar Hoban Presents series.
With Metallica's thrash metal masterpiece Master of Puppets celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, there's no better time to catch Whiplash live.
This Galway-based tribute act were formed in the late 1990s by current members and longtime friends and Metallica fans Martyn Weesjes (guitar/vocals) and John Cullen (Lead guitar), now joined by Keith Hughes on bass (returning member) and Brendan Kenny on drums.
They play songs that span the entire Metallica career but their main passion is Kill 'Em All through to the Black Album era. Favourite songs include classics like 'One', 'Master of Puppets', 'Blackened', 'Enter Sandman', 'Fade to Black' and 'Creeping Death', to name just a few.
Whiplash are dedicated to playing the songs as close to the originals as possible and they incorporate the Metallica live vibe and sound in their shows. And as they are all huge Metallica fans, they know how to achieve this.
This is a great opportunity to hear the music of Metallica played the way it should be played. Admission is just €8. For further information, see finbarhobanpresents.com.