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‘Super Duper Alice Cooper’ Coming to Dublin

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by Tickets There

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Holy smokes, look what was just announced for next week – Alice ‘The Coop’ COOPER will be (technically, make sure you read the fine print and understand that statement is not factual) in cinema’s across Ireland!

PR Blurb…..now: The story of the rock legend that is Alice Cooper is told in a new documentary called “Super Duper Alice Cooper” and is set for a special one off screening at Omniplex cinemas on Thursday 24th April at 8pm..

Super Duper Alice Cooper is the story of Vincent Furnier, a preacher’s son who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as frontman for a group of Phoenix freaks in the sixties to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the seventies to the winking comeback as glam metal godfather in the eighties, the movie pitches Alice against Vincent in a battle for each other’s souls.

Told in the form of a “doc opera,” Super Duper Alice Cooper is a dizzying blend of documentary and rock opera that combines audio interviews with a bounty of Alice Cooper archive footage; concerts, TV appearances, movie cameos, newspaper headlines, magazine spreads and many other visual elements have been cut out, layered and collaged like a cinematic View-Master. Alongside the hits that defined an era, overlooked gems of Alice Cooper’s body of work have been dug up and melded into montages that soundtrack his life.

KISS Enter Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Shame

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News, Ranting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Tickets There

KISSFor many years, members of the KISS army have cried out at the unjustified dismissing of KISS when the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame (self-titled) selects entrants for its ‘illustrious’ records. Yes, this group of nobodies who have contributed nothing to the world of rock ‘n’ roll (Actually, I should be a member) get to choose bands it deems worthy of taking a chunk of metal (or plastic or something) home and playing a song for their wage paying attendees.

Previous inductees have included Madonna, RUN-DMC, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, ABBA and many more prominent names in the world of rock. Unfortunately for KISS, they just didn’t have what it takes to beat out the aforementioned names to get inducted any sooner than 2014 – a full fifteen years after they first became eligible. Then again, why would they be any different than the less popular acts from rock history, such as Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple and Motorhead?

What’s most unfortunate for KISS is that while they’ve spent many years calling the HOF a joke, they actually agreed to the nomination when it came up and managed to destroy almost everything they stand for (stood for – Ed.) in the months leading up to their induction. The band that once spread a message of love and fun for four full decades have been reduced to bitter, nasty name callers and shameless behaviour. What should have been one united KISS telling the R’N’R HOF to go f*** themselves, as The Sex Pistols did in 2007 – respect; devolved into ridicule, pathetic controversy and petty sniping remarks – mostly from Paul Stanley, the beloved star child.

Paul, Gene – I love you guys. But f*** you and your bad mouthing of Ace and Peter. We all know they were there for the best of the best albums. Yes they are not the be-all and end-all of lead guitarists and drummers in your history and you have your differences, but they are the most prominent in your discography and nothing can change that. You can show them respect and resist resorting to childish, undignified name calling and bitching to the press. You are in your sixties, at least try to act mature.

To Tommy and Eric (and Vinnie, Mark and Bruce) you are all worth much more than this bullsh*t and not having your names on some stupid statue does not make the music you have written, recorded and performed any better, any worse or any less important to the people that love it. You are all part of KISS and it’s important not to let some bunch of over the hill nobodies try to dictate that. But tell Gene and Paul to cop on, they seem to have forgotten the whole point of the band.

The Hall of Fame does not get print on Tickets There anymore and I’m sorry I had to break the rule for this article. It will not happen again – not even when Def Leppard eventually come up for nomination….er, oh yeah – they’ve not been waiting for ten years now. Well thank God Randy fucking Newman is in there or we’d all be in shit. Oops, swears broke out.

 

EHT Announces Second UNLEASHED FESTIVAL

Posted in Festival News, Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Tickets There

10152466_10203010651101160_1445761242_nEHT have announced details for the second UNLEASHED FESTIVAL which is due to take place in Fibber MaGee’s this September. 28 bands have been announced so far with more to come. Once again the festival will take place over three days, with the third day being opened up for under age fans (no vodka, whiskey, tequila cocktails for you though – Ha!….my live hurts).

Sinocence, Malevolence and Sworn Against are topping the bills with some undeniably massive names from our local scene popping up over the three days, including Killface, Animator, Vile Regression, AeSect, Hollow Truth and many, many more. No details have been released on weekend tickets, but entry to the Friday and Saturday shows will cost a mere €8 each. Full line’s and dates can be viewed below. We’ll update you as more bands are announced and you can also follow updates from EHT on the Facebook Event page.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14 (ALL AGES SHOW)
SINOCENCE MALEVOLENCE SWORN AMONGST
KILLFACE FRUSTRATION VILE REGRESSION
AESECT FREEBASE AWAKEN DOMINION
ANIMATOR GACYS THREADS UPROOT CHAOS
ATOMINATED NIBIRU ALL THE KINGS ASHES
CROSS FIRE BY ANY MEANS AGGRO CULTURE
VISCOUS ENIGMA HOLLOW TRUTH HADEAN
MORE BANDS TBA MILESTONES CALL TO ARMS
STRONGHOLD DISPLACED
DEFYED WITH GRACE AND CHARM
STRANGE DAZE
DOORS : 7:00PM DOORS : 6:00PM DOORS : 1:00PM
ENTRY : €8 ENTRY : €8 ENTRY : €

THE TREATMENT Announce Dublin Show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Tickets There

untitledUK rockers, The Treatment have a ….no, no I won’t go down that route. Not on the first post in WEEKS!

The Treatment have announced a show right here in sunny Dublin for June 18th. Some of you will have seen their incredible performance when they supported SLASH at the Olympia last March. Others, well other readers might just be fans of good old fashioned hard rock from some exceptional performers.

So book yourself in for The Academy 2 on June 18th. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster this Friday, April 18th priced €15.

R.I.P. Oderus Urungus

Posted in Music, News with tags , , on March 24, 2014 by Tickets There

Oderus-urungus-08Very sad news coming through this morning that the great overlord of the universe, Oderus Urungus has passed away aged 43 Billion years old.

Oderus was a well known galaxy warlord before forming GWAR in the 1980′s. His power, malice, cruelty and might was known through several star systems and the very mention of his name sparked fear into the hearts of his enemies, allies … and loved ones. Eventually he was destroyed and his remains were scattered throughout the universe. It wasn’t until the merciless Frankenstein race of planet Scumdogia gathered the his various limbs and appendage that Oderus was rebuilt in the form we all came to know and love and he was once again free to reign with brutality and shocking homicidal tendencies.

For the last thirty years Oderus fronted GWAR, a gathering of the universe’s most powerful scumbags. They have regularly beheaded and tortured world leaders and audiences across the globe. Between gore, blood, guts and ‘aggravated advances’  they’ve also managed to produce some pretty incredible music.

It’s currently unclear what the future holds for GWAR now that their leader has passed but they have survived many line-up changes. However Oderus’ prescence in the band will always be felt and until his remains return to Scumdogia for regeneration, his fans, friends, band mates and family will mourn him.

R.I.P. Oderus Urungus (43 Billion B.C. – 2014 A.D.)

 

Metal Notes: Final Ever Show Tonight

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , on March 10, 2014 by Tickets There

finalmetalnotesRay McGowan presents the final ever Metal Notes tonight on Phantom FM. The popular and long standing metal show will end its run tonight and disappear into the archives of great independent promoting establishments in Ireland. Over the years Ray has given local metal bands a stage for them to promote new music, shows, events.. etc. and there are very few remaining outlets once Metal Notes finishes to continue this work.

 

So tune in, enjoy and good luck to Ray and the team and best of luck for everything the future brings. Thank you!

 

VADER Announced For Waterford

Posted in Music, News, Gig Listing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Tickets There

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Unfortunately WARPATH have had to cancel their appearance at this event. CMP will announce a replacement headliner soon.

*Original Article*

Yes, you really did read that correctly. Cunning Metal promotions have booked legendary Polish death metallers, VADER to play the last ever show at Waterford’s Forum venue. Not much notice on this so focus…

VADER will headline the South East Metal Fest on March 28th at the Forum and they won’t be alone. CMP have lined up a serious list of supporting bands including Dublin’s own WARPATH, Animator, Atominated, Dead Label, Uproot Chaos, All The Kings Ashes and One Shoot Kill.

Stand by for Ticket details – in the mean time, HELL YEAH!

COLDWAR Announce Fifth Album Details

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on March 4, 2014 by Tickets There

12379_725923797430735_1974955353_nColdwar fans, you have permission to ‘go f**king mental’, per say. The band has announced details of their fifth studio album which is due for release on April 28th via Candlelight Records.

Panthiest will contain nine new tracks and unleash itself at a special release show in The Pint on the 26th. Helping Coldwar remind the Pint of it’s metal roots will be OVEROTH and Killface. A brutal show, a savage bunch of bands and one we’ll be in attendance for. Expect a review over the coming weeks, but in the meantime, enjoy the albums first track – ‘Heart of Darkness’. More details on the release party can be found on Facebook.

Coldwar – Heart of Darkness

Heart Of Darkness
Ether Child
Mazu Awakens
13th Moon
The Falcon Cannot Hear The Falconer
Ghostdance
Consciousness Paralysis
Abandonment Of Being
Last Days Of The 4th Sun

GAMA BOMB Fibbers Show – This Friday!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2014 by Tickets There

1511702_10202510353194025_395454222_nCan you smell it? The blood, the beer, the sweat and metal goodness! GAMA BOMB’s return to Fibber MaGee’s is so close you can almost taste it.

This Friday, March 7th – EHT presents the greatest show on Dublin’s heavy metal calendar for 2014. As if GAMA BOMB weren’t enough, you’re also going to get PSYKOSIS, DEAD LABEL, AeSect, Hollow Truth, Katabolisis and Crossfire. Seven incredible bands, one incredible price and all manner of drink offers to boot. Oh, and the weekly Club Carnage is on afterwards for all those left standing – basically, the wimps and want to be journalists who don’t have the balls to pit it out for these guys.

…I’m going to be killed on Friday, aren’t I? Well – see you there.

Guns N’ Roses Confirm 2nd Las Vegas Residency

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by Tickets There

1613782_10151857631700059_1955013598_nWell the rumours were once again true, Guns N’ Roses are in fact returning to The Joint in Las Vegas this year for a second residency. The group last played there in 2012 when they headlined 12 shows as part of their Appetite For Democracy tour. This second event is titled ‘No Trickery! An Evening Of Destruction’.

The shows will take place between late May and Early June this year with tickets going on sale this Friday, Feb 21st prices $49+. No confirmations about the set list have leaked yet but the band has discussed mixing things up a little more than the 2012 event. The last outing kept a similar set to their regular touring selections. Fans this time will be hoping for something a little different to make the shows more special.

Before that the band are scheduled to play 11 south American dates before returning to the US on May 13th. Full list of residency dates can be found below. Full list of all GN’R tour dates can be found on GN’R.com

  • No Trickery! An Evening of Destruction Dates: May 21, 24, 25, 28, 30 and 31 and June 4, 6 and 7

Phantom FM: Metal Notes Final Broadcast Announced

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , on February 18, 2014 by Tickets There

MetalnotesWell you’ve probably all heard the news over the past few days about Phantom FM. Due to falling revenues, the station has announced most people are to be let go from the station, a possible name change and a move to pre-programed playlists. Basically a glorified Spotify except you can’t choose the music.

The saddest part for metal fans is the beloved 2 hours on a Monday we all bask in is coming to an end. DJ Ray McGowan has hosted Metal Notes for many years and given opportunities for local bands to stand shoulder to shoulder with more established international acts. Considering there are very few outlets that make that possible in this country, this will be a major loss.

Ray, thank you for all the times I listened to the show. Despite you not responding to my first ever shout out on Facebook last week I w0n’t hold it against you. Seriously though you will be missed by a lot of metal heads in the country and thank you for everything you’ve done  for the scene.

The final Metal Notes will be broadcast on March 10th. Make sure you tune in and wish the team  well.

Ray this is for you,

Fallen Fate Release New Video

Posted in Music, Music Video, News with tags , , , on February 18, 2014 by Tickets There

485486_10151621119931368_1911828756_nFallen Fate have released a brand new video for the track, ‘I Welcome The Dead’ from this year’s Into The Black album. The video is loosely based around band’s blistering live performance, all the while there is the lingering presence of Vespa, the tortured soul behind the band’s concept for ‘Into the Black’.

Vocalist and guitarist Lee Skinner had this to say about Vespa, “She [Vespa] chose a life without faith and over time became possessed by a demon. The demon slowly took over her body and ultimately led her to kill herself and her family. The drive behind the concept is to empower the listener to decide whether she was possessed by the Devil, as she has no saviour in her life, or if she was possessed by God, punishing her for her lack of faith.”  Warning: Video does not feature Adam Sandler.

Check out the new video below.

DARKEST ERA Announce New Album Release Date

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by Tickets There

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Enniskillen Celtic metal five piece …three of which have dark hair, one blonde and another two seemingly between brown and reddish, DARKEST ERA have announced plans to release their second studio album. Sorry, sick of typing out the usual where they’re from and a quick genre label.

Severance is the follow up to 2011′s The Last Caress of Light and will hit shelves on June 13th in Europe and July 3rd in the US. Darkest Era have teamed up with Cruz Del Sur Music for the release and the album will come in CD, Online and Vinyl formats. Let the mouths start to water…..

Trucker Diablo part ways with Guitarist

Posted in Music, News with tags , on February 14, 2014 by Tickets There

Trucker-Diablo-Band-Pic-FightSad news over the past couple of weeks for Trucker Diablo fans. The big truck have announced Simon Haddock has left the band. Simon is leaving for personal reasons and they all remain friends which is refreshing, but unfortunate news. The original line-up played their last show together at the Diamond Rock club last weekend (Feb 8th) and Trucker are now on the hunt for Simon’s replacement.

So think you have what it takes? Trucker are looking and it could be you (and you might have found out here and when Trucker are massively famous you’ll be like, Oh forget you Rolling Stone – the TT gets our attention first. ‘Hey TT’, you’ll say. ‘Come on tour with us while we support Motorhead‘. I’d be all cool at first, but I’d find a way to blow it sooner or later. Anyway – THEY WANT YOU!

Simon, very sad to hear you’re going but your reasons are obviously very understandable. I’ve enjoyed the music you made with the guys and wish you the very best for the future. Hopefully we’ll see you back with a guitar soon.

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DAY OF DECAY II ANNOUNCED

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by Tickets There

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1557624_10153817209535171_989842710_nThe most exciting thing about this time of year is the anticipation of the forthcoming summer nights of metal, booze and good people. Yesterday the second Unleashed Festival was confirmed to be taking place again in Fibbers and now the DAY OF DECAY II has been announced. Tickets There will never live down having to miss last year’s amazing line-up, but the good folks at Beyond Decay Promotions have a very tasty list of bands to make this year’s event just as good. Oh, and did we mention this year’s it’s TWO DAYS OF DECAY? That’s right!

UK based death metallers DYSCARNATE will headline the two day event that sees international and the best of our home grown ass kickers share two stages over two days. Fibber MaGee’s will once again host BASEMENT TORTURE KILLINGS, BLACK SKIES BURN, FOUL BODY AUTOPSY, XENOCIDE, VILE REGRESSION, ATONEMENT, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, SKEWERED, zhOra, TWISTED AUTOCRACY, DEAD AEON, KILLFACE and more to be announced.

It all takes place May 31st and June 1st. Ticket prices and times still TBC. Watch this space and Tickets There will keep you updated. You can also follow the Event Page on Facebook.

DEF LEPPARD SLANG RE-ISSUE OUT TODAY

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by Tickets There

album-coverThe moment is here folks. Def Leppard have officially released the re-mastered version of Slang which joins previous re-masters Hysteria, Pyromania and Adrenalize. The release features the original tracks which have been spruced up making them louder and prouder than ever before, as well as several demos tracks, B-sides and treats for any Leppard fan.

Slang registers highly on the Leppard intrigue list. It was the album that alienated the older fan base and embraced change which was prevalent in the music world at the time. While some bands ran for cover, Leppard boldly faced the post-grunge world with a bold statement album that saw their image, sound and direction completely shift. Critics applauded it and over time the album picked up many loyal followers.

So, now many years have passed and the time has come to re-visit Slang and see how it’s held up all these years. It’s out now on iTunes, Spotify and the usual physical sites.

Viking Funeral / Skyclad Dublin Show Cancelled

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , on February 10, 2014 by Tickets There

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Sad news for fans as DME have announced Martin Walkyier’s Dublin show, which was due to take place on the 21st of this month, has been cancelled. Please find the statement below,

Due to a complete lack of organisation from the tour ‘organisers’, the Viking Funeral / Skyclad show on February 21st has now been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused but this is 100% out of DME’s control. We did everything we could to retain the show including accepting their postponement last year but they have now fully cancelled due to their failure to properly organise logistics around coming to Ireland. Refund info will be posted shortly.

OVERKILL Still set to play Dublin

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , on January 15, 2014 by Tickets There

OKSome of you may have heard that Overkill have delayed the release of their forthcoming album and several of their March tour dates. Well fear not beloved Overkill fans from Eire, they haven’t abandoned us yet. D.M.E. confirmed this morning that their date at the Academy on March 15th will still go ahead as planned. unfortunately, Skeletonwitch are now unable to play the shows and a replacement will be announced soon. Xentrix will appear as billed.

Read the full D.M.E. statement below and on the Overkill event page.

‘Some of you may have seen the news that Overkill have cancelled their Euro tour in March. Fear not though….the UK/Ire leg stays in place and they will still hit The Academy along with Xentrix on Sat. March 15th. It does, however, mean that Skeletonwitch will no longer be on the dates. A replacement will be announced soon.’

WARPATH & KILLFACE Added as SEPULTURA Support

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2014 by Tickets There

Hats officially off to Dublin death metal merchants, WARPATH and KILLFACE this week as both bands have been added as support for  up and coming Irish visit.

1003046_582138371854899_310948386_nOn February 4th, the Brazilian legends will bring their The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart tour to The Academy for one night only and who better to welcome them to town than our own sexy Warparty and the killing crew – Face! What am I talking about? Who knows. DME host the show and tickets are on sale now priced €25 inc fees. Follow all the updates on the Facebook event page.

Review: METALLICA – ‘Through The Never’

Posted in Film Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by Tickets There

metallicathroughtheneverlargeposterMetallica’sThrough The Never’  hit cinemas late last week and doesn’t appear to have been pulling in the punters in any great numbers. Suprising when you consider the size of the crowds James, Lars, Kirk and Rob can draw when they grace the shores of any country in the world. Despite this being a movie rather than live show, the experience is everything you’d expect from something with Metallica’s name stamped across it. Big, bad, bold and brilliant.

Through The Never is a mash of Metallica playing an incredible career spanning live show that brings back beloved stage props, tour incidents and classic songs. From Kill ‘Em All to Death Magnetic – the boys bruise through sixteen of their crunchiest, heaviest, fastest songs while their young roadie/gofer treks through a war-torn city in search of materials badly needed by the band. The whole experience is presented in 3D, bringing the sweat from Lars back  right onto your lap. The band sound incredible and each one casts an imposing figure on the screen – tearing through their set with extreme power. Add in a little humour and some incredible scenes featuring full on violence, death and anarchy – you’ve got Through The Never.

If you haven’t been to an IMAX screening before then I can assure you it lives up to every expectation you could possibly have. The IMAX screen in Cineworld, Parnell St. is beyond impressive, imposing and makes adults feel like kids in the cinema again and if you haven’t seen Metallica on IMAX, then you need to sort that quick! It . Book tickets now!

Cineworld – Booking Page

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