Celebrating 10 years of championing underground and unsigned Irish Music, Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland have officially launched artists applications for 2024 showcases.

With only 35 slots available, accepted bands will take part in a series of showcases that will begin in late January through to the Grand Final, which will take place on Saturday, May 11th in Dublin and feature only six finalists.

Following the rise of the annual showcase, Metal 2 The Masses Ireland provides a huge platform for underground bands from all over the Republic, as does its counterpart in Northern Ireland.

Over the last decade, Metal 2 The Masses Ireland has provided a vital springboard for underground Irish music, enabling artists to benefit from a considerable wealth of UK & EU press/ media colleagues from the world of underground music, as well as booking agents, promoters, record label representatives, and fellow artists from the UK & EU, giving the artists a much- needed boost to reach a wider audience outside of Ireland, not to mention the 20K capacity at Bloodstock who will be in attendance over the four festival days.

Organisers are seeking a wide variety of underground Irish artists, welcoming a broad range of sub-genres, from traditional Metal to Extreme, Doom, Industrial, Power, Thrash, Grindcore, Hardcore, Crossover, Metalcore, Punk, Symphonic, Death, Classic Rock, and Black Metal.

Bands applying MUST be residing in the Republic of Ireland, have original music and with all band members being of eighteen years or older. It is also requested that the artists make themselves available to travel to the UK from August 8th through 11th, when the festival is taking place.

There will be approximately eleven showcases leading up to the Grand Final on May 11th, where Bloodstock booking agent, Simon Hall will be in attendance to hand pick one of the final bands to represent Ireland at next years Bloodstock Open Air Festival on the New Blood Stage.

Now in its tenth year, Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland has been the only consistent showcase for underground, unsigned Irish artists with guaranteed placement on the festival bill, which this year boasts, headliners, Architects and Amon Amarth, as well as Clutch, Green Lung, Malevolence, Flogging Molly, Hellripper, Green Lung, Igorrr, Rotting Christ, The Night Flight Orchestra, Korpikiclani, Infected Rain, Septicflesh, Unleash The Archers, with many more acts yet to be announced in the months ahead.

Bands can apply with the official application form here.