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WACKEN METAL BATTLE IRELAND 2014 FINAL Announced

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Tickets There

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Summertime is fast approaching and that means festival seasons is almost upon us. That also means it’s time to find an Irish band on par with Coldwar, Warpath and Overoth and send them over to Waken Open Air to represent Ireland in the Wacken Metal Battle!

The final six bands were announced this morning after Megalomania Production (in partnership with Carnage Metalclub) decided to forego the usual semi-final rounds. Going for the competition are Alpheidae, Animator, Killface, Shardborne, Theories Divide and Zhora.

It all goes down in Fibber MaGees on June 7th. Entry is just €5 and you can follow all the latest updates on their Facebook Event Page.

 

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.

Hellfire()Sounds Review: Warcrux (Warcrux E.P.)

Posted in EP Review, Hellfire()Sounds : REVIEWS, Music, New Music with tags , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by Tickets There

We’re a little behind on the auld review front, so let’s start with a 2011 release from Belfast metallers Warcrux. They describe themselves as a thrash / sleaze band, but we’re not getting that from the EP. All the hallmarks of later Metallica are there and there’s some goof foundations for things to come, but the sound is much more polished, less aggressive and at times – too acoustic for thrash metal. The sleaze? nah.

Kicking off with ‘Ties That Bind’, the slow acoustic build up unfortunately doesn’t lead into the typhoon of riffs and Armageddon you might expect. There’s no sign of thrash or sleaze and little to distinguish the song from any other young band trying to impersonate ReLoad Metallica. As deep as it tries to be, it just doesn’t hit the mark in any way and even the double bass drums can’t save it.

Good news, ‘Pray For Ares’ puts the EP on its feet and finally we get a little metal. The vocals don’t deliver that deathly blow this blogger thinks metal bands need, but it’s a marked improvement from Ties That Bind. Goes on for a bit, but with pints involved it could be a handy live number. ‘Leave Me To Crawl’ has another one of those melodic intros, but the band don’t mess with you this time.  James Hetfield sounds good on vocals…. Ah no, the singer improves a fair amount here. Riffs, solos, heaviness a gogo all packed into one place. Most bands would probably finish a metal EP with the ballad song but in this case, we’re glad Warcrux pounded out the metal for us.

On that note – well worth checking out. Young band who can only improve. Stay away from the acoustic guitars until you’ve completed your Kill Em All and all will be well….well as in dead since you’re killing them all. I’m killing this piece right now aren’t I? Doesn’t matter, no one’s reading anyway.

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