HELLFEST 2014 has one the best festival award at the French Festival awards. Congrats to all – once again, the greatest heavy metal line-up of any festival ever in this sex writer’s opinion. Well done!
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A cancelled gig is always a bummer which can leave a bad taste in the mouth for years to come. That’s why Behemoth fans in Ireland must tip their hats to all the folks at DME and Behemoth themselves for saving the latter’s long awaited return to Irish shores this week. Awful weather conditions meant ferry cancelations this morning which left Decapitated, Grand Magus and Winterfylleth unable to reach Dublin for tonight’s show. Fortunately, with the help of a little luck and fiscal support – DME were able to get Behemoth to Dublin and fill in the support bill with locals Malthusian and Aeternum Vale. A Christmas miracle, you might say? (smug laugh).
The reduction in support didn’t seem to stop anyone coming tonight. The Academy is rammed from wall to wall and right from the start Behemoth ensure no-one, no matter who they originally came to see, is walking out of this venue tonight disappointed. Right from the start they have our bones trembling from their unrelenting force and stripped back, but no less imposing theatrics. There are bands out there who understand the nature of what live shows should be and go above and beyond to put on the most impressive performance and tonight that’s exactly what the Academy is treated to.
Of course, Behemoth don’t just rely on theatrics to get us going as they deliver an incredible set built from their latest album, The Satanist, as well as classics from their extensive back catalogue. ‘Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel’ opens the show and even spurs the crowd to sing it back, a rare feat for a band playing a song from a new album after twenty years on the road. ‘Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer’ swiftly follows and speeds up the pace as they hammer out incredible songs including ‘Conquer All’, ‘The Satanist’, ‘Christians to the Lions’ and many more before ‘Chant for Eschaton 2000′ closes their main set.
After an exhaustive set, Behemoth dim the lights and return in full black metal attire to deliver one final brooding song – the colossal closing number from The Satanist, ‘O Father O Satan O Sun’. An epic performance and easily one of our highlights of 2014. Hopefully it won’t be another ten years before we see them back in the emerald isle.
CLUB CARNAGE are holding their annual XMAS party this Friday, Dec 19th, in Fibber MaGees and PSYKOSIS have been announced as headliners. Now, ye all know where TT stands on Psykosis but since they’ve all refused my proposal and surrogate offers, I’m no longer in the business of praising their chiselled good looks, powerful performances or ridiculously savage set of tunes. Nope, you won’t be finding us mentioning any of that ever again.
Chemical Sacrament will be playing support (dying to see them) and it’ll be a good old late one. Doors are at 10 and it’s E5 on the door. Drink promos and all the woks included as usual. This will be a busy night so get in early and enjoy!
As if you’ve forgotten, but just a reminder that AC\DC’s July 1st show at the Aviva Stadium go on sale tomorrow morning at 09:00am. If you all wouldn’t mind waiting till 09:05 I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanking everyone in Ireland in advance ;)
Of course if Ireland sells out, you can still choose from the other announced shows.
5/5/15: Arnhem, Holland – Gelredome
5/8/15: Nuremberg, Germany – Zeppelinfeld
5/10/15: Dresden, Germany – Ostragehege
5/14/15: Zeltweg, Austria – Red Bull Race Track
5/16/15: Hockenheim, Germany – Hockenheimring
5/19/15: Munich, Germany – Olympia Stadium
5/21/15: Munich, Germany – Olypmia Stadium
5/23/15: Paris, France – Stade de France
5/29/15: Barcelona, Spain – Estadio Olympic
5/31/15: Madrid, Spain – Estadio Vicente Calderon
6/5/15: Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund
6/19/15: Cologne, Germany – Jahnwiesen
6/21/15: Hannover, Germany – Messe
6/25/15: Berlin, Germany – Olympia Stadium
6/28/15: Glasgow, Scotland – Hampden Park
7/1/15: Dublin, Ireland – Aviva Stadium
7/4/15: London, England – Wembley Stadium
7/9/15: Imola, Italy – Autodromo
7/12/15: Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins Arena
7/15/15: Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival Site
7/17/15: Oslo, Norway – Valle Hovin
7/19/15: Stockholm, Sweden – Friends Arena
7/22/15: Hameenlinna, Finland – Open Air Park
7/25/15: Warsaw, Poland – National Stadium
Having toured steadily for years with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others. Halestorm will head on the tour early next year for their own show.
With two albums under their belt, we can expect to hear some new tunes on the road as Halestorm have been busy in the studio working on their next album release, due out spring 2015. More album details will be revealed shortly but meanwhile, fans can get a taste via some special in-studio clips at: https://www.youtube.com/user/HalestormRocks.
Tickets on sale NOW from ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide and limited amount from Sound Cellar €23.00 includes booking fee
You’ve probably heard, but if not then I’m glad you’re reading it here. The illustrious AC/DC have announced their return to Ireland next year after six long years of absence. The rock legends will bring their Rock Or Bust tour to the Aviva stadium on July 1st, 2015. Tickets will go on sale priced €87.50 Inc. booking fee next Wednesday, Dec, 17th.
AC/DC have had a pretty traumatic few months with illness and sadness, but that can’t stop the rock ‘n’ roll train from coming to town. Anyone that’s ever seen them can testify that the DC are as good and better as you could ever hope for.
To those who go for tickets, we salute you!
Special note to MCD – well done folks. This will be a great night out!