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Review: Dead Aeon – Apotheosis (EP Review)

April 23, 2013

Monaghan blackened/death metal heads, Dead Aeon, currently own all rights to my headphones. For several days it’s been next to near impossible to turn off their debut EP, Apotheosis. Five tracks of blistering intensity, voiced through extreme metal. After seeing them play a storming set at this year’s Wacken Metal battle, TT knew we’d need a revisit […]

Review: WARPATH / Dead Label / Psykosis / Vile Regression / Only Fumes & Corpses + More @ Fibber MaGees (April 13th 2013)

April 16, 2013

Any night spent at the WARPARTY is always going to deliver chaos, drinks and a rake of great tunes from one of Ireland’s leading metal bands. Tonight though, the mighty Warpath are getting support from sixteen other Irish groups, all playing varying styles of metal. Everything from Thrash, Death metal, hardcore, punk and Groove is […]

Humanzi: Kingdom of Ghosts Release (3 Days and Counting)

February 23, 2010

Just three days until the release of Humanzi’s second album, Kingdom of Ghosts. It’s going to be available this Friday on ITunes and possibly in Dublin on CD. Some of the tracks set to feature on the record include Straight Lines, Shorter, Black Sunrise, Amsterdamaged and the albums first single, Bass Balls According to the […]

Wacken Metal Battle 2013 Irish Final – This Saturday (Preview)

April 23, 2013

The time has come; this Saturday six of the country’s best metal bands will compete for a chance to represent Ireland at the world Wacken Metal Battle final! You know what that means? It means one of these bands will travel to Germany and reign holy hell down on the lousy competition other nations see […]

Happy Birthday CLUB CARNAGE – CARNAGE FEST Tonight & Tomorrow

July 4, 2014

The site of countless drunken shenanigans, encounters, shots, bottles, buckie and lunacy – Club Carnage turns three today and they’re celebrating in style. Carnage Fest is a two day event that’ll celebrate the club’s third successful year in operation and the fact that it has become the premier club night for metal fans in the […]

Review: SLAYER – Live @ The Academy, Dublin (July 1st, 2014)

July 2, 2014

If you’re an Irish metal fan, you can be forgiven for thinking SLAYER are the only metal band in the entire world these days. After all, the group has performed here six times in the last year and there’s still tonight’s sold out Academy show to go. While other major metal bands appear to have […]

Review: Hellfest 2014 June 20th – 22nd (Clisson, France)

June 26, 2014

Hellfest 2014 may be over, but the ninth instalment of Europe’s fastest growing heavy metal festival won’t be forgotten any time soon. Over the course of the weekend, more than 150,000 fans descended on the small town of Clisson in France to witness what can only be described as the greatest line-up any festival has ever managed […]

Bloodstock M2TM Irish Final – Preview

May 9, 2014

The gloves are off, the bets are down and metal is coming to town. After several months, 10 heats, six second rounds and two semi finals – the battle is entering it’s final stages. Bloodstock M2TM Ireland is going to have a 2014 champion to send forth to the English lands, so they may lay waste […]

DAY OF DECAY II ANNOUNCED

February 12, 2014

The 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 […]

Going to The Academy soon? Something you should see

July 25, 2013

I had the privilege of attending three shows at The Academy over the past month (I say privilege because deadly bouncers, nice bar staff and great crowds always make it a pleasure to visit) and that always leads to one thing for Tickets There – wistful smoke breaks that generally devolve into drunken lectures as […]

EHT Announce The Unleashed Festival

June 30, 2013

Metal heads of Dublin; prepare to get excited as EHT are bringing us three days of thrash and death metal this summer. Fibber MaGees will host the event that’ll see thrash metallers Gama Bomb and the mighty Overoth headline. There will also be an under 18’s day of bands for those that can’t make the first […]

OVEROTH Win Wacken Metal Battle Irish Final 2013

April 28, 2013

Congratulations to OVEROTH, winners of the 2013 Wacken Metal Battle Irish finals. The Belfast lads will be heading to Germany to represent our wee island against 30+ other nations this August in the world final at W.O.A. Overoth managed to fend off stiff competition from the other finalists Exzeltic, Killface, Zombified, 7DaysDead and Bakken to […]

Wacken Metal Battle: Semi Final II Results

March 27, 2013

The second semi-final of the Irish Wacken Metal Battle took place in the Pint on Saturday night and a fairly epic night it was with controversy, a packed house and a heap of metal to enjoy. In the end, Overoth, Bäkken and 7DaysDead rose to the challenge and carry on to the final, bidding Beltbuckle […]

IRISH METAL ARCHIVE – ‘THE FIRST WAVE’ Released

March 19, 2013

The Irish Metal Archive have gone and done something truly beneficial for Irish metal bands. They have released a massive compilation, displaying skills and talents from different genres/parts of the country and popped it all on Bandcamp for you to download – FREE of charge. Titled the ‘Irish Metal Archive – The First Wave (An […]

Top 10 Halloween Songs: Tickets There Vs Billboard.com

October 31, 2012

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 […]

House Of Dolls Announce :fund:it Campaign For Debut Album

January 29, 2012

Dublin band House Of Dolls have announced a :fund:it campaign to help get their début album, Welcome To The Department Of Nuclear Medicine, completed, pressed and distributed by it’s current launch date, February 17th. The band are looking to raise €2,000 and have already amassed €1,395.00 in the few days since the campaign was launched. […]

Tickets There’s: 10 Most Evil TV/FILM Characters

October 31, 2011

10: Kurt Dussander & Todd Bowden (Apt. Pupil) Perhaps overlooked in favour for fellow film Nazi bastard – Amon Goeth, Kurt and Todd from Apt Pupil are more than worthy of making the list. Despite his age and the decades that have passed since the war, Kurt still poses the evilness imposed upon him during […]

Pay To Play – Tyrants, Thieves and The Bands They Rob

October 13, 2010

If there’s one topic that every music site, blog, magazine and opinionist in the world has to voice their view on at one time or another,  it’s illegal downloading. Ever since the whole Metallica Vs. Napster fall out in 2000, the music world has become strongly divided on the subject of illegal downloading and file sharing. Bands […]

Temple House Festival Line-Up Expanded

September 7, 2010

The Temple House Festival is Sligo is only three days away and they’ve added some last minute additions to their schedule. Rob Strong, Go Panda Go, Shazam, Arts Jam, This Side Up, The Shoos, Silver Circus, Evelyn Campbell, Good Dead Me and a Silent Disco are all now part of what is already a very […]

Axl Rose – Asshole or Hero? NME Ask The Question!

August 29, 2010

**Before Reading This Article – Be Fair and Head over to NME and Read the original post by clicking this sentence** Tim Chester over at the English music scenes answer to a cheap gossip rag, New Musical Express has posted a question based piece entitled, ‘Axl Rose – Asshole or Hero?’. Now normally the NME […]