Limerick based death metal band Zealot Cult marked the release of their debut album Spiritual Sickness with an album launch show at the Kasbah Social Club in Dolans on Friday night, November 16.
The bands headline slot at their home town venue allowed for fans to experience the first airing of their new album in its entirety, following a support slot from Dublin-based metal band Senzar.
Before they took to the stage for their headline show I spoke with Alan Lee and Jay Quigley from Zealot Cult about their new album.
“We’ve all been playing metal for a long time we have all brought out demos and EP’s but to bring out an actual album is pretty cool,” Jay said.
The bands bass player Alan Lee reflected on the process as: “a nice sense of achievement to us. We were like 14 or 15 when we started so to be signed to a label and recording an album is what we always dreamed of but its taken us twenty-odd years to get there.”
The upcoming album will be the bands first fully backed release on Swedish metal label Blood Harvest having signed to them after self recording their last EP.
With the band yet to branch out of Ireland in terms of live performances both members spoke about their plans for the band now that they have an album to tour.
“We are going over to the UK next year and hopefully to mainland Europe in the summer, we have a show in London in February and then the Eradication festivals in Cardiff and London booked for later next year and will hopefully get offers depending on how well the album does.”