Quartet unite for one-off thrash metal performance

The StraightHate quartet of Gerard Kelly, Ronan Mullan, Dee McGlone and Decy Dillon have come together to put on an epic thrash metal night in Bogan’s on Saturday.

THERE will be a thrash metal renaissance this Saturday night in Bogan’s bar when ‘StraightHate’ make their first and last ever gig.

Four well known Omagh musicians have come together to offer the punk and metal loving fraternity a good night out to test their neck muscles and properly rock out to some old classics.


The StraightHate quartet consists of singer Gerard Kelly (Punk n’ Disorderly), Ronan Mullan (The Rockits) on drums, bass player Dee McGlone (ThumpTruck) and Decy Dillon (Ball & Chain, No Control) on lead guitar.

They will be belting out nearly two hours of flat out, face melting metal tunes from bands such as Nailbomb, Sepultura Prong, Suicidal Tendencies, Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dead Kennedys and loads more.

According to Decy, the lads are doing this for “one night only” to scratch a decade long itch they have had to create a proper metal band.
The local guitarist said, “We have been wanting to do this for ten years or so.

“We have talked about it for so long, saw this gap our diaries for September 9 so decided to make it happen. We booked the gig so we had to do it and are ready to go flat out with some thrash metal.

“We have created this band fora one-off and won’t be playing again. We just want to blast out some great thrash metal as Omagh has had a long history of producing good metal bands, but they have been light of late.”

The group have been in rehearsals for the past five weeks getting themselves fine-tuned for Saturday night.


So get yourselves along to Bogan’s Bar on Saturday, September 9 when metal, punk and hardcore will be raining down.


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