On the penultimate night of an eleven date whirlwind UK and Ireland tour, French Hardcore/Metalcore group Black Bomb A are performing in Fibber Magee’s supporting Hungarian Rap/Hip-Hop group Ganxsta Zolee és a Kartel. It is an unusual combination of bands, and with Ganxta Zolee billed as the main act, the majority of the attendees seem to be members of the Dublin-Hungarian community and their supporters. Disappointingly, many of the Ganxta Zolee fans did not take the time to check out Black Bomb A; perhaps because of the genre-divide. Their loss.
The band is 4-parts French and 1-part Scottish. Formed in Viroflay in North-central France in 1995, they recorded a demo EP Straight in the Vein in 1999 and released their first full album Human Bomb in 2001. Despite their heritage, most of their lyrics are in English, making their music more accessible and popular outside their native country. They have a dedicated fan-base and a quick search on YouTube throws up impressive footage of them performing at Hellfest in 2012 when they shared Mainstage O2 with the likes of King Diamond, Machine Head and Dropkick Murphys.