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Review: Behemoth – Live @ The Academy (Dec 11th, 2014)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2014 by Tickets There

IMG_0781A 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).

IMG_0768The 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.

IMG_0774After 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.

Annihilator announce Irish date for 2015

Posted in Gig Listing, News with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2014 by Tickets There

10848850_740908152644586_6088347999351670475_oCanadian thrashers Annihilator have announced a show in the Button Factory for October 1st 2015. The legendary band will play an extensive tour and haven’t forgotten their auld Irish pals who seem like they’re in for a proper thrash metal spoiling next year.

Support details are still TBC, but tickets go on sale this Friday priced €25 from Ticketmaster, tickets.ie and Sound Cellar. Keep an eye on DME’s page for details.

DEATH DTA announce Dublin return

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Tickets There

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Last year we were in shock when Death announced they’d reformed and were coming over to Europe for a tour. Of course, no Death line-up is every going to be fully complete with the presence of a certain Mr. Schuldiner, but who worries about these things? All those Death songs were sitting dormant for long enough and needed to be aired out. So, last November they came to the Academy as Death DTA (Death to All) and put on an incredible show. No Chuck, but remaining members from the Human era with Max Phelps on vocals were spectacular. Their dedication to Death’s legacy and performance would have been more than enough to make Chuck proud – saying that as a person that never knew the man, but he would have been a right fussy fuss pot not to have enjoyed the show. Now count your lucky stars if you missed it because they’re coming back!

DEATH DTA are returning to The Academy on March 3rd to celebrate Chuck and the twentieth anniversary of the Symbolic album. The night promises to be an incredible tribute to one of metal’s pioneers and the genre/music he created with stealer musicians, savage tunes and pints a plenty. Tickets are on sale now priced €27.50 from all Ticketmaster outlets and online of course. Follow the official event page for all the scoop.

  • DME Presents: Death DTA
  • Support: Massacre, Abysmal Dawn, Loudblast
  • Date: March 3rd, 2015
  • Doors: 18:00 (18+ show)

1349 Announced Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Tickets There

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Black metal will cast a dark spell over the capital this winter. With Behemoth already confirmed to play the Academy on Dec 11th, it appears the corpse paint may need to be purchased a little earlier than expected if you’re to catch 1349’s return to our fair country.

What dark pagan magic is this you ask? Only the mighty powers of DME and their knack for getting us destroyed at the end of every year so we don’t feel like our laziness from January – September was a total waste of time. I’m rambing, forgive me. Nice to be back announcing gigs.

Anyways, 1349 became near and dear to me after their incredible performance ah this year’s Hellfest. I had deep regrets about missing their last show in… was it the Pint? Anyways, won’t be missing this one. Get your ass down to The Voodoo Lounge, November 22nd and don’t make my mistake. Tickets on sale now priced €20. More details can be found at the Official Event page.

DYING FETUS announce Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2014 by Tickets There

10525943_668070849928317_8722676904629239868_nDeath metal fans – are you ready? DME Promotions promised a brutal announcement today and they’ve really outdone themselves. On top of the stellar line-up they’ve already put in place for the end of the year (including Morbid Angel, At The Gates, Destruction, Behemoth, Kreator and many more), they’ve now gone and announced the excellent DYING FETUS are coming…and they’re not alone.

Dying Fetus will headline Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge on November 20th and supporting them will be (drum roll) GOATWHORE, MALEVOLENCE and FALLUJAH. All on one stage in one night. This is going to be an absolutely epic show!

Tickets go on sale this Monday, July 14th at 10:00am priced €25. This is expected to be a quick seller so don’t hang round. More details can be found at the official Facebook event page.

DME announce 3 new shows

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2014 by Tickets There

10460644_665938743474861_8198857172944031252_oNothing like waking up on a Monday morning to discover our pioneering metal promoter have landed not one, not two – but three new shows for us to look forward to.

Over the weekend, DME announced headlining shows for Protest The Hero, Alestorm and German thrash metal legends – Destruction. All three shows are taking place between October and November and will all take place in The Voodoo Lounge, Dublin. One other detail they have in common is their on sale date. Tickets for each show go on sale this Wednesday, July 9th from Ticketmaster and all usual outlets. Details for each show including prices and support can be found below and in the Tickets There Gigz Guide.

OCT 2014/11th Destruction Voodoo Lounge €24 Support from: Shrapnel | Lost Society | Evil Invaders. DME FB Event Page
OCT 2014/15th Alestorm Voodoo Lounge €21.50 Support from: Lagerstein | Redrum | Rainbowdragoneyes. DME FB Event Page
NOV 2014/28th Protest The Hero Voodoo Lounge €23.50 Support from: The Faceless | The Contortionist. DME FB Event Page

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Morbid Angel Annouce Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by Tickets There

10487268_657831317618937_2148311649917487708_nLegendary American metallers Morbid Angel are coming to Dublin this December!

DME have announced that the band are set to headline the Academy on December 7th for the twentieth anniversary of their classic album, Covenant. Oh – and they’ll be playing it IN FULL!!! There’ll also be a heap of classics thrown in so you’re pretty much talking about the best Morbid Angel show you could ever ask for.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, June 26th from Ticketmaster and all usual outlets priced 27.50 inc bkg fee.

Look out for the latest updates on DME’s Official Event Page.

 

 

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