Formed in Co. Waterford in 2003, Sirocco are a blend of thrashy rhythms, beautiful lead guitar melodies, intricate drumming and pounding bass lines, interleaved with plenty of dual guitar harmonies, and old school heavy metal solos to create a sound which they like to call "Celtic Thrash". Originally an instrumental band, bass player Ciaran O' Cearuill took on vocal duties in 2007, with his first vocal appearance on the bands second album, The March Through Crimson Frost.
Sirocco have played over 100 shows since their creation, including support spots for MEGADETH, WASP and Exodus, as well as playing many festivals throughout Ireland and Europe. The 4-piece have also toured in over 14 countries including Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Greece.
Their third album, Lambay (a concept album on the Viking invasion of Ireland) was released in August 2012.
2012 will also see the bands first shows in Belarus, Lithuania, Spain and Malta.
Ciaran O Cearuill - bass + vocals
J. Tobin - guitars
Padge Maderson - guitars
Robert Kiernan - drums
Sirocco - Lambay (2012)