Archive for the News Category

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.

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.

Venue Change: Deathcrusher 2015 ( Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod) moves to Vicar Street

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2015 by Tickets There

11949424_866958103372923_6726998859918511235_nDue to unexpected circumstances, the Deathcrusher 2015 show (featuring Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod) will now move from The Olympia Theatre to Vicar Street. Tickets were temporarily off sale while the move was being confirmed but are back on sale now.

Original tickets are valid for the new show. Seating will be un-reserved but additional seats have been booked for current ticketholders to ensure there’s more than enough space for groups going together to find blocks for themselves).

To be fair, Vicar street will be an ever better venue for this show. Bigger bar, bigger (or wider) standing area in front of the stage and savage sound. Can’t wait!

Review: Iron Maiden – Book of Souls

Posted in Album Review, Music, News with tags , , , on August 31, 2015 by Tickets There


Book_of_Souls_Iron_MaidenIt’s been a long wait, but Iron Maiden are finally ready to unleash their Sixteenth studio album on the world. Book of Souls is the first Maiden record since 2010’s The Final Frontier and fans are chomping at the bit to get a taste of this double disc behemoth. Like Judas Priest with Redeemer of Souls, it’s expected that this album is Maiden back on form and ready to enthral fans with a resurging comeback. We know Maiden have the 747 jumbo jet ready for a tour that’ll visit 35 countries – but does the music stand up to all the fanfare and hype?

Yes, yes it does. Opening with ‘Eternity Should Fall’, there’s a real sense Maiden have gone back to their golden age to pull out their core sound and lather it up with some modernisations. It’s a safe opening and it only gets better from here. ‘Speed of Light’ and ‘The Great Unknown’ follow and both increase the nostalgia, as well as faith in this new record. Fast, fun and full of catchy guitar hooks. ‘The Red and Black’ is a culmination of the best parts from the openers as it delivers the full frontal Maiden sing along we’ve (me) been waiting for. This track is solely written by Steve Harris and it’s a bit of a marathon at thirteen minutes, but who am I to question it? No-one, that’s who! Good work Steve, we’ll share a Trooper.

55DC97AE-iron-maiden-and-the-book-of-souls-go-jumbo-on-massive-2016-world-tour-bruce-dickinson-to-captain-pilot-boeing-747-400-to-play-in-six-of-seven-continents-around-the-glob‘When the River Runs’ continues the up-tempo feel and even ups the guitars and pace. This will be a little beauty played live, with it’s pure head banging built riffs and crashing drums. Maiden at their finest. The record’s title track starts with a more sombre tone before a punishing riff breaks through, casting you back to the Powerslave era for a healthy mix of intimidation and awe. In the song’s first half, the extended chorus seems to dominate a little bit too much and does not provide a catalyst for fans to really rally behind, but half way through the anty is upped and Maiden plough through with ferocity as the second half becomes dominated with power riffs, electrifying solos and all round epicness[ . Well done sirs – fills the 10 minutes nicely.

Ballad time? Not on your life as ‘Death or Glory’ opens with everything you could ever want, expect or ask from a Maiden tune. It’s almost like every song sees them get stronger and stronger on Book of Souls and the excitement of Speed of Light’s classic era sound becomes slightly faded as better and better tunes are propelled forward, Death or Glory has everything for everyone. Love it – no more reviewing, time to re-listen. “Like a monkey climbing out of hell”? Ok, Maiden \,,/.

iron-maidenShadows of the Valley’, and I apologise for doing this tune by tune – but how often do you get a new Maiden album to praise? Every five years or so? Yeah, exactly – keep reading.  Shadows is probably the first dip in quality, but that’s due to the repetitive style and it lacks the bite of the previous few tunes. I wonder if Maiden thought the same because the next song, ‘Tears of a Clown’ changes things completely and offers more of a nineties-era rock anthem. Thoughtful, hooky, fun and a re-affirmance that Book of Souls is probably the most exciting Maiden album in a very long time.

It all culminates  with the reflective ‘The Man of Sorrows’ and the much talked about, eighteen minute ‘Empire of the Clouds’. Both display a mesh of classic Maiden styles and deliveries, but continuing the unique themes that have steadily built up over this record. Maiden are taking stock. Lyrically, they’re looking around them at what’s come before and what the future could hold and musically is no different. Songs about everything from the dawn of creation to historical incidents are baked by a collage of previous Maiden styles all collected under an umbrella that makes Book of Souls distinctive and full.

This is an Iron Maiden album in every way, not merely a carrier for a few treats. Double albums are not easy to pull off and even when they’re done well, they can struggle to keep the listener engaged right to the end. That is fortunately not the case on Book of Souls. While some songs, like this review, could have benefited from some trimming – everything works and as the final notes of Empire of the Clouds come to a close, you sit back and truly recognize the colossal achievement this record is. This is an album Iron Maiden fans and band alike can forever be proud of.

W.A.S.P. release new song ‘Last Runaway’

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on August 14, 2015 by Tickets There

GolgothaCoverNot content with metal legends Iron Maiden releasing new material today? Well the incredible, the brilliant – the wonderful W.A.S.P. have just gone and released their first song in years and years today from their forthcoming record, Golgotha.

Yes, you’ll finally get to hear a new WASP record on October 2nd. We’ve been promised it’s got a mad mix of styles and judging by the first single, Last Runaway, the rumours are true. Not your typical Blackie tune by any stretch but very enjoyable. Click on the link below to head over to Soundcloud and hear it for yourself.

Don’t forget folks, W.A.S.P. play Dublin’s Academy on September 16th. If you’ve never seen them – buy your tickets immediately. If you have seen them, enjoy going again because there’s no way you’re missing this. Tickets on sale now.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,219 other followers