Playing to a packed out tent on the Saturday of Bloodstock Festival 2019! Hordes of people squeezed in to see what the New Blood Stage had to offer. Lock Horns have successfully played one of the best shows of their career. With reviews giving high praise, this is the beginning of many things to come for Lock Horns having now released their debut album and working on the sequel, this band have the potential to take it to the next level. ROLL ON 2020!

“Lock Horns provide the perfect shelter to anyone craving a little chaos. These groove Metal maestros are heavy on the riffs via Junior and with savage vocal delivery from Alex Da Costa it’s a powerful proposition here at New Blood. The tent is now packed and LH have the crowd they were hoping for. Their strong song writing and passionate performances always turn heads, mesh that with a technical ability from bass player and drummer and you have the finished article. Gauging by the response in the tent LH won over an army of abs and were one of the few bands to have a crowd moshing to their beat.” – Rock N Load Mag


Lock Horns Bloodstock M2TM Winners

Lock Horns Bloodstock M2TM Winners

Belfast based band Lock Horns won M2TM (Metal 2 The Masses) May 17th at Voodoo. The show hosted by The Distortion Project was the finale of the M2TM 2019 competition. Bloodstock Openair representative Simon Hall was in attendance and had the final vote to who was going to grace the New Blood Stage this August.

Lock Horns were that band, most importantly last Friday they played the show of their lives. Mosh pits, screams, blood, sweat and beers…..that sums up what went down that night! More news is to come so keep an eye on their social medias. BIG UP THE HORNS!

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Photography by @rocknloadmag


M2TM 2019 Heat 1 Review

With 43% of the vote, Lock Horns are through to the Semi-Finals 2019. Great write up from Rock ‘N’ Load below:

“Shit’s about to get real as Lock Horns take the stage at 8:45, last years finalists,this quartet are a serious outfit with banging tunes and the intensity and purpose to take this one all the way in 2019. Vocalist Alex Da Costa looks like a caged animal as he grips the mic stand. These guys deliver really purposeful riffs that are beautifully balanced and immediately set the bar high which announces a new standard in heat two. A seriously tight band they start and stop on a dime, hefty thunderous riffage infused with guttural vocals and a catchy melodic backbone make Lock Horns a polished act. A savage sound and all round brutal performance keeps the audience more than engaged, as Alex Da Costa screams out into the crowd without the mic and can still be heard, you know these guys want it. As the breakdown on the last song of the night you can see Lock horns have made an impression on the Belfast crowd and that there are more than a few fans in the room.” –


📷 – Mark McGrogan
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Lock horns return to Siege of Limerick

Lock horns return to Siege of Limerick

This will be Lock Horns second appearance at the Limerick based Festival. 2017 saw Lock Horns first play to a great reception and plan on repeating again this year. Bigger and badder! Stage and performance times TBA.

Bad Reputation IRL presents:

Siege of Limerick – Earrach 2019
Bank Holiday Sunday 21st April 2019
Dolans Pub, Limerick, Ireland

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