GAMA BOMB fans will remember the call to help them film a video for the next single from their fourth album, The Terror Tapes which hit shelves last month (review still to come – bad Tickets There). The band called fans down to Mabo’s in Dublin at the start of last month to film a chaotic video that should be airing soon. Judging by the clip, things seem to have gone pretty well!
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Oh yeah, any excuse to post about Crashdïet is a good excuse. Some legend has gone and posted their entire Dallas show from March 14th, @ The Curtain Club in Dallas Texas, on-line for those of us who couldn’t make it. Wasn’t that bang on? Well here it is; go forth and enjoy! (set-list from the gig is below)
Change the world
In The Raw
Breakin’ the Chainz
Queen Obscene / 69 Shots
Down With the Dust
It’s a Miracle
Garden of Babylon
Riot in Everyone
No matter how metal this site gets, there will always be room for my pop rock fetish, ASH and me MAD:Chester maddies – The Happy Mondays and both bands are coming to Ireland this year. Can I please get a, ‘Ah hell yeah’!
Both bands have been announced as part of this summer’s Live At Leopardstown line-up. There are other bands… but you’ll have to go elsewhere to read about them [grins]. It all happens on July 25th (ASH) and August 15th (Happy Mondays) and you can get each ticket for €15 which includes access to the races that day and the gig after.
There’s loads of onsite restaurants and bars to help the evening pass so make a proper go of it. First race is at 6pm with gigs starting around 9.15pm. Tickets on sale now via leopardstown.com
|Jul/25th||ASH||Live @ Leopardstown||€15||Racing and tunes from one of Ireland’s greatest pop/rock bands. Tim, Mark and Rick will deliver their quality live shows and it’s not to be missed.|
|AUG/15thth||The Happy Mondays||Live @ Leopardstown||€15||A strange venue to see THE Manchester band of the 80′s/90′s but they’ll pull it off any wehere. Returning after their monster show at the Olympia last year – another one not to be missed.|
Finally! Finnish glam metallers, Reckless Love, have release ‘Night On Fire’, the first single from their forthcoming, third album. Night on Fire takes no time whatsoever to warm up – it’s a fiery, fantastic piece of cock-pop-rock that displays their incredible knack for anthematic, sing along guitar laced music. The voodoo video can be seen below and is well worth several watches. Great tune for a happy/sunny Friday!
There’s no set release date for the, as of yet unnamed, third album, but the band have hinted it’ll see the light of day either late summer/early autumn. According to lead guitarist Pepe, the band already has 15 songs recorded so full steam ahead! It will follow 2011’s Animal Attraction. All hail Finland – All hail Reckless Love (Welcome back lads!)
Mixing hardened rock ‘n’ roll spirits, working man dreams and an indestructible spirit; Black Star Riders have emerged from the most recent Thin Lizzy touring line-up to end a thirty year hiatus from releasing music and break free from the spectre of Phil Lynott (in the most respectful way possible). While Philo will always be regarded as the king of Irish rock, the rest of the world must carry on and this is exactly what Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza planned when they toyed with the idea of new Thin Lizzy album.
After some thought, the lads decided not to tempt the lash of Philo’s holy faithful by smacking on the LIZZY logo and formed a new band to nurture and cultivate the new material. Finally, they’ve arrived. The album (All Hell Breaks Loose) is due to hit shelves in June and the band have released the first taste of their ‘new sound’. Personally, I don’t know if Lizzy fans would have minded this carrying the iconic name. Sure it’s not up there with the classics, but as rock goes you could do a hell of a lot worse. What do you think of ‘Bound for Glory’?
Straight from Generation Wild, it’s Crashdïet with ‘So Alive’. Enjoy,
Billboard.com have a list of their Top 10 Halloween songs and we’re after tripping across it (through tireless searching on Google of course…..ok, so I typed Halloween Songs and it was result number 1 or 2 or something. Well, I didn’t see you clicking it!). The list isn’t bad, has the videos etc. Included, but they’re not very terrifying are they? I mean, no-body gets scared when they hear ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ by Blue Oyster Cult or ‘Highway To Hell’by AC/DC. No, they rock out and we feel a Halloween hits list has got to scare the living sh*t out of you. So nappies in hand, let’s see if old Tickets There (with our charming manners, sexy good looks and desperate need for nicotine) can do better.
10: ’Halloween Theme Song’ John Carpenter – Well where else would you start? The soundtrack to 1978’s Halloween still remains on the of the atmospheric and intimidating ever released. The opening notes immediately remind you of good old Michal Myers and his personal demons and family issues. Of course, there was no Frasier Crane in 1978, these days everything would be worked out on the couch.
9: ‘I Love The Dead’Alice Cooper – Alice Cooper is Halloween for music. The original shock rocker spooked more minds than …. SATAN! Alice is your nightmare and all the things that are dark, eerie and sinister. He is the bogey man so trick or treaters be good or Alice is stealing all your candy.
8: ‘Feed My Frankenstein’ Alice Cooper – You didn’t think there’d only be one Alice in my list? did you? Didn’t I just get through saying that Alice is all things sinister and evil…etc,etc? Well anyway – TT has decided to pass up Talking Heads ‘Psycho Killer’ and the theme songs from Exorcist and Psycho to include this so you best listen and listen good.
7: ‘I Put A Spell on You’ Screamin Jay Hawkins – Need a good witchy number for Halloween – look no further. Except, we’re not including Screamin’ Jay (no offense), but we find Bette Midler’s version from Hocus Pocus much more appropriate.
6: ‘Bark At The Moon’ OzzY – A little panic, a little thrill – Bark At The Moon is a savage Ozzy tune from a mediocre album. Diary of a Madman and Blizzard of Ozz really cemented the mans reputation, but no-one can take away from this tune. Creeeeeeppppyyy.
5: ‘Ghostbusters’ Ray Parker Jr. – We’ll admit, Billboard had this one right. No Halloween would be complete without an airing of Ray parker’s iconic Ghostbusters tune. Along with Bull Murray’s comedy, Dan Aykroyd’s stumbling, loveable silliness, Harold Ramis’ staunch strictness and Ernie Hudson’s total disbelief at the crap he landed himself in – Ray’s song turned Ghostbusters into the most loveable ghost film of all time. On that note, Ghostbusters 1 & II have just been added to this week’s viewing list.
4: ‘This Is Halloween’ Marilyn Manson – Manson is in by the skin of his good graces. While the original is far more fitting as it embraces silliness and fun, creepiness and ghoulishness – it must be said that Manson did a good job, so why not try something new…ish?
3: ‘Black Sabbath’ Black Sabbath – Slayer’s ‘Reign In Blood’ was just replaced by this choice. Easily the most terrifying, dark heavy metal song ever recorded by man. All hail the mighty Sabbath and keep an eye on the blog over the next few minutes for something else Sabbath related.
2: ‘Thriller’ Michael Jackson – Obvious? Maybe, but it just has to be there – and it’s still amazing.
1: ‘The Monster Mash’ Bobby Boris Pickett – The greatest Halloween song of all time. What more can be said?
Think we missed anything? Leave your feedback and discuss. In the mean time, I have a scary halloween everyone…….
With little over two weeks to go to their almost sold out show at Dublin’s Olympia, The Riptide Movement have release an official video for their new single ‘Without You’. The song comes from their second album, ‘Keep On Keepin’ ON‘ which was hailed by critics as one of the best albums of 2012. Tickets There has been enjoying the track for several months now and it’s still the perfect relaxing tune for mornings. So, don’t be shy – click play and enjoy some homegrown talent.
Dear bands everywhere – this is how it’s done!
The Riptide Movement are a band familiar to us all and well they should be. Along with a limited number of names (not starting any wars here), TRM are the epitome of hard work, performance and energy. They are a credit to the Irish music scene and spend every second they can promoting their band, making themselves sharper, song writing, rehearing, exploring new avenues of self-promotion, making videos and constantly pushing themselves higher and higher up the chain. When they do a tour, it’s not two shows, its thirty. If they don’t have a gig – they busk. When they’re not busking they’re working behind the scenes – constantly and that work is now paying off.
The band are currently in India representing Ireland at the Rendezvous festival in New Delhi, which they’re capturing for Hot Press as their 2012 ‘Most Unusual Gig of the Year’ spot. When they get back, they start the task of promoting new single, ‘Without You’ from their second album, Keep On Keepin’ On that came out earlier this year. The promotion tour will take them around Ireland (including headlining shows at The Olympia, Roisin Dubh, The Forum and Dolan’s Warehouse) before they jet off to Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Prague, Vienna and Amsterdam. Irish dates can be found below and you can expect to see a review of their new single…..very soon.
Oct. 27th – The Slate, Cork.
Nov. 2nd – The Roisin Dubh, Galway
Nov. 10th – The Olympia, Dublin *Almost Sold-Out
Nov. 17th – The Forum, Waterford
Nov. 24th – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick
Nov. 30th – The Palace, Navan
Congrats to the Riptide and please – Keep on setting the bar for others. If all bands worked as hard as you, there’d be a lot less X-Factor in the world.
Tuesdays suck, listen to Testament, Exodus, and Judas Priestinstead!
*yes, I will always include Painkiller because it’s so damn awesome!
Oh Yeah! KISS performed on Good Morning America this morning and they sounded wicked! Check out this awesome video of them playing new single ’Hell or Hallelujah‘ and their classic ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll All Night’. Tickets There is tentatively waiting an announcement for a 2013 European tour!
The Rolling Stones have officially kicked off the build up to GRRR! A greatest hits set coming out next mont to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. Included on the set are two new tracks, ‘Doom and Gloom’ and ‘One More Shot’. Doom and Gloom received its first ever airing this morning on BBC and you know what, it ain’t half bad. In fact, ain’t half bad at all at all (stand in awe of my majestical grasp of the English language).
Tickets There, with out crabby old man view on things, was very much expecting a serious flop of a song. A lot of bands have let us down a lot of times with these compilation + 1/2 new bonus tracks but not the Stones. Doom & Gloom would have sat perfectly on any of their classic albums but the message couldn’t be more appropriate. Now, all we need are the bands who’ll write the next part – where everyone cheers up and parties again!
Not a review really, but make sure you check it out – and no one is reading this except you so I’ll be able to tell
This is one you can be guaranteed Tickets There will harass y’all about. Steven Adler’s (X-Guns N’ Roses / Adler’s Appetite) new band ADLER have unveiled the art-work for their debut album, ‘Back From The Dead’ and have made it available for pre-order through their Official Website. Tickets There is very happy to confirm we were the 17th sale this morning!
Pre-Orders of the album come with a special ‘unconfirmed bonus’ from the band with some lucky fans even being thrown into a draw of sorts to receive a phone call from the band – pretty sweet in fairness. For those of you who want to support retailers, the album will be officially released November 26th.
If you still need convincing of ADLER’s potential, then have a listen to their debut single ‘One That You Hated’ below. The band make their (3 times aha ha) live debut this month on the 2nd annual KISS KRUISE.
You know, over the years this blog has given former Guns N’ Roses / Adler’s Appetite drummer, Steven Adler, a fair bit of stick. At the time, deservably so. Now things are different and it seems Steven is finally ready to move on from Appetite For Destruction and it’s sounding damn good. The first single from his new band (ADLER) was previewed to the world a few months back and if it’s any indication of things to come, we might actually have a real rock band to get excited about.
The album is titled ‘Back From The Dead’ and has been confirmed for release on November 26th via New Ocean Media. it features 11 tracks and guest apperances from Slash (Don’t think I need to list the references), John 5 (Marilyn Manson / Rob Zombie) and of course the band - frontman Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC), guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER’S APPETITE), and bassist Johnny Martin (CHELSEA SMILES). Tracklists is below, expect to hear more from Tickets There about this one.
Back From The Dead – Tracklists
01. Back From The Dead
02. Own Worst Enemy
03. Another Version Of The Truth
04. The One That You Hated
05. Good To Be Bad (featuring John 5)
06. Just Don’t Ask (featuring Slash)
07. Blown Away
10. Your Diamonds
11. Dead Wrong
It’s never too early for metal and it’s never good to be a bitch. Enjoy some Psykosis and have a beer. These lads can be caught pretty much every weekend at The Pint. If it’s metal in Dublin, Psykosis will show up and rock the place.
Longford/The GAR mod rockers The Aftermath are back with a new single, a new video and a revamped line-up as they prepare the build up towards their second album. This week’s sees their new single, In Loneliness Lies Love arriving at radio stations around the country so be sure to have a call in and request it.
The video can be found below, lets wish ‘em the best!
Yesterday we gave ye the awesome Trucker Diablo, today it’s another of Northern Ireland’s fine young crop of hard hitting, heavy rocking, word that rhymes with c**king bands. Million $ Reload become firm favourites of ours a couple of years back so they’re no strangers to praise from TT.
They’ve recently released the official video for their track Bullets In The Sky and we think you’ll like it. Hail The Gods of 4 season’s metal (take that Crunch promotions!). According to my sources across the border, M$R, Trucker Diablo and the awesome Swanee River (and more) will all be playing a show next weekend at the The Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill on 4th Feb. If you live close by you’d be a bloody mornon to miss it. Enjoy the tune!