GAMA BOMB Release Untouchable Glory album

Posted in Music, New Music, News with tags , on October 30, 2015 by Tickets There

12191934_10153644523173363_7906379674306705878_nAnother great announcement today for metal heads. Not only have HELLFEST gone and announced the best festival line-up you’re ;likely to see in 2016. Not only have the less metal, but equally excellent Def Leppard released their new album – but home-grown thrash metal icons GAMA BOMB have also release their new album, Untouchable Glory.

The album features twelve new tracks and it’s about to go on here at TT HQ. Another review to work on for Halloween weekend – imagine what Christmas..blah blah, blah. Gama Bomb are great so like us, go and buy their new record quick before the hipster metal heads start recommending it.



Posted in Music, New Music, News with tags , , , on October 30, 2015 by Tickets There

defleppardselftitledcdvoverIt’s finally here, Def Leppard’s 11th studio album is available world wide from today! The self titled record has been highly anticipated by fans and is the groups first studio release since 2008’s Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (Allowing them to officially beat Metallica and Guns N’ Roses in the fastest draw competition….).

Expect a full review soon on Tickets There (don’t laugh) but on first listen it’s sounding pretty decent. Not the exact return to their 80’s style we’d been expecting and a lot more US focused than normal – but some absolute belters. May just be the best record in two decades.

Go now, buy the thing, support the Lepp and come back soon.


Posted in Festival News, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2015 by Tickets There

untitledIt’s really, really true. Hellfest 2016 have just made their first official line-up announcement which has confirmed the rumours that Black Sabbath and Rammstein will be headlining the 3 day event. A third headliner and over 20 more bands will be announced at a later date with Metallica, Tool, System of a Down and AC/DC all getting nods from fans.

Along with the headliners, Hellfest have also announced Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – further adding fuel to the potential Big 4 rumors. And just in case that wasn’t enough for you, they’ve also thrown in KoRn, Volbeat, Gorjira, King Diamond, Twisted Sister, Testatment, Over Kill, Napalm Death, Decide, Dark Funeral, Vader, Voivod, Sick of it All, Down, The Melvins and many, many, many more. Visit for full details.

Hellfest 2016 is officially the best heavy metal event of the summer we’ve seen so far. With more than 75% of passes already sold, the time to pull the finger out is upon you!

Slipknot announce 2016 Belfast show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2015 by Tickets There

47421aSeems to be a major heavy metal Monday this week. Not only have Exodus announced their return to Belfast and Dublin next year, but Slipknot have also just announced an Irish date for next year’s putting. Fans had found it a bit strange when the Know announced a four date UK arena tour without anything this side of the pond, but all is forgiven with the news they’ll be playing Belfast’s SSE Arena on February 15th, 2016.

Tickets go on sale this Friday priced £43.50 from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.  but for now you can keep the excitement brewing with this commercial.

EXODUS announce Belfast and Dublin return!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2015 by Tickets There

12095252_885791658156234_3740034466003808318_oEveryone at would like to thank the crew at DME for the following announcement. You may made Monday morning worth getting up for.

Statement from DME: Monday mornings suck….on that we can all agree. So here’s some news to cheer you up! Thrash masters Exodus will return to Ireland next year! See them at Limelight Belfast on Monday 29th February and Dublin’s Button Factory on Tuesday 1st March. Tickets on sale NOW via & usual outlets nationwide along with & Sound Cellar for Dublin.

Can you believe that? Anyone who was at that last show in the button factory will remember it as one of the greatest metal shows this country has seen in many a moon. Now they’re back and Steve Souza will be rteturning with them. Having a little difficulty containing the excitement right now. Well done all at DME!

Exodus play the Limelight, Belfast and The Button Factory, Dublin on Feb 29th and March 1st 2016 respectively. Tickets on sale now!

Visit the Official Event Page now.

Review: Motörhead – Bad Magic

Posted in Album Review, Music with tags , , , on September 20, 2015 by Tickets There

MotorheadBadMagicMotörhead have been in the press a lot recently and rightly so. The release of their twenty second studio album is a major accomplishment and cause for celebration. Few bands management such a feat and fewer still can still put out a record of this calibre but the unyielding force that is Motörhead have prevailed. Recently, some have dared to suggest that the God-King Lemmy may not actually be as unstoppable as we all thought! Of course, that is all nonsense and this album proves it.

Bad Magic is a blistering forty three minute display of Motörhead’s powerful song writing abilities and ability to hammer out great rock ‘n’ roll. There are moments on this record that’ll make you question if this is actually the finest collection of songs they’ve ever produced. ‘Victory or Death’ and ‘Thunder & Lightening’ set a bar so high few bands could level up for Lemmy and co just keep knocking them out on this album. While there’s little variety in style, there’s more than enough bad ass, whiskey sippin’ saloon rock ‘n’ roll for everyone.

This is an album to really bask in. Songs like ‘The Devil’, ‘Chocking on Your Screams’, Fire Storm Hotel’ and ‘Tell Me Who To Kill’ put it up there as one of the strongest hard rock albums you’re likely to hear for some time. Other moments on the album give a different perspective to the band. ‘Till the End’ is Lemmy at his most honest. The flawed, sometimes tragic hero bares his soul but assures us from the go, he’s not changing. Another nice surprised is the band’s cover of The Rolling Stones ‘Sympathy for the Devil’. Lemmy reckons it’s better than the original recording and he might just be right. After all,

Simply put, Bad Magic is a terrific album. Exactly what you want from the hard rock legends and more. This is a firm statement from the band that they’re not going anywhere and there’s still a hell of a lot to offer. Well done guys!

Review: W.A.S.P. – Live @ The Academy (Sept. 16th, 2015)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2015 by Tickets There
Photo by: Eva Gunnarsson

Photo by: Eva Gunnarsson

12019764_10153663554323200_1636175679424654029_nW.A.S.P. are a band that has never abandoned Ireland. Since their very first album, Blackie Lawless and co. have always made sure to include Ireland on their European tours and this is something Irish people are very grateful for. Of course they’re not the only band to include us, but while many of their Contemporaries have vanished from our shores over the past five years, W.A.S.P. have remained consistent in their tours. Of course, it’s not just their appearances here that have been consistent. Each performance is a display of their un-compromising professionalism and talent. Songs from over three decades are still performed with passion and energy while Blackie’s voice only seems to grow in strength. Tonight they’re back in the Academy to play us a few of those old favourites and hopefully a sample from their forthcoming album, Golgotha and Wild Childs of all ages have come to welcome back our old pals.

(Sorry about that Wild Childs line. I truly am. – Ed.)

The Treatment open tonight’s show and manage to get a good buzz going. While they’ve drifted more towards a magazine cover friendly looking since their first album and changed a few members around, the band still sound tight and the tunes are only getting better. Despite a few sound and performance ‘malfunctions’, the group have the craic and so do the fans. Also, ‘Shake the Mountain‘ is a savage song and anyone who finishes their set with it gets our vote.

12027689_10153663554478200_11137618468878649_nBy the time the houselights drop for W.A.S.P.’s opener, the Academy crowd has swelled and the pit area has been conquered by dozens of battle vest clad kids ready to do damage. With the intro over, the band make their entrances and Blackie moves in to take centre stage. His tall build and ferocious voice are imposing as he snarls his way through ‘On Your Knees’ and ‘Inside the Electric Circus’ before a blistering performance of ‘The Real Me’. W.A.S.P. have officially arrived and they are on fire. Blackie surveys the crowd and band alike, watching the musician’s performances like a hack and appearing more than pleased with each of their displays, proudly bringing life to the songs he has created and curated for so many years.

12036869_10153663554428200_6747728262245098416_nIn another display that you’re not just dealing with a band going through the motions, Blackie (for the second show in a row) entertains the crowd with a story from one of their Irish shows in the 90’s about an exploding code piece. Despite a few flinches from the men in the crowd, all ends well and the band play the first single from Golgotha, ‘Last Runaway’. The crowd laps it up and give their seal of approval for the new material which carries over to ‘Crazy‘ from 2009’s Babylon album. But even that is trumpeted by Douglas Blair’s incendiary guitar solo on another Golgotha song, ‘Miss You’.

11041548_10153663554208200_5340849801710778393_n‘Hellion’, ‘I Don’t Need No Doctor’ and ‘Arena of Pleasure’ carry the set on as Golgotha’s title track brings the main portion of this night to a close. Although it’s well known that Blackie is a born again Christian, few in the crowd were prepared for Golgotha’s “Jesus I need you now” chorus and it obviously impacts everyone in attendance. Despite a bit of head scratching, there’s no denying the song is a powerful ballad from the same family as ‘Heaven’s Hung In Black’. With that, Blackie bids good night and the band depart.

As chants for “fuck like a beast” and “Blackie” fill the room, the sound of chainsaws rev from the PA and the pit kicks off before we even see a band member back on stage. W.A.S.P. return fired up and bring the house down with ‘Chainsaw Charlie’ before again bidding us goodnight and vanishing. No W.A.S.P. show is complete without ‘LO.V.E. Machine’  so the crowd stays firm and again the band return. Teasing us with the opening notes of ‘Wild Child’, Blackie beams a cheeky smile before the band arrive back to accompany through their classic hit before ending the night on the one, the only L.O.V.E. Machine. Normally this song is performed with a crowd providing backing vocals, but this crowd are so worked up the Academy floor descends into pit chaos the likes of which you’d expect more at one of Nirvana’s early shows.

12042672_10153663554333200_6288302906635125771_nW.A.S.P. returned, they championed and they put on yet another show that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Blackie may have a few more years on him since he sang “I’ll never get old” but you wouldn’t know it to hear him or see him move and Irish fans are ready to welcome him and guys back each and every time they can come over.


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