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Review: Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor

July 16, 2015

You can call him Self-righteous, egotistical, a genius or just absolutely terrifying. Whatever your view, Marilyn Manson has captured several generations’ attention since he sneered his way into popular culture almost twenty years ago. While music has always had its fair share of villains over the years, few have ever inspired such fear and hate […]

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MySpace Review – O Emperor

January 24, 2011

That’s right, another one of Ireland’s hotly tipped underground acts we’ve never seen or heard before. What do we actually do with our time you ask? Well, we drink a fair bit (although not that much, only 3 times this month including new years eve), watch a lot of TV, work on our paint city […]

Tower Records sell out of Metallica stock after Glastonbury performance

June 30, 2014

Tower Records have confirmed this morning that they have completely sold out of Metallica stock after the band’s headlining performance at Glastonbury on Saturday night. Don’t panic though – fortunately a re-order was logged last week which should be filled tomorrow morning. “We had to re-order all of our Metallica stock, as well as additional […]

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 […]

HELLFEST Release 2014 Booklet

May 15, 2014

God it’s sooo close! Hellfest have gone and released their official 2014 booklet (free to all attendees at the site) online so we can get a sneak preview. Reading through the names is unreal – almost every band in the world you could dream of playing the perfect festival is playing this year and the […]

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 […]

Psykosis, AeSect and Alpheidae proceed to the M2TM Final

April 26, 2014

Congratulations to PSYKOSIS , AeSect and Alpheidaeon on winning Semi-Final A of the Bloodstock M2TM last night. They didn’t win it easy mind as they faced stiff competition from Nautilus, the exceptional Snowblind, who this wannabe journalist has always missed at every single gig and now has very deep regrets about not having a little more self control and […]

HELLFEST Running Order Leaks

April 22, 2014

Hellfest 2014, potentially the greatest metal festival of all time is just two months away and that should be just enough time to narrow down your viewing choices for the weekend now that the running order has been leaked. Is it genuine? It sure seems to be and this writer is currently marking off the […]

HELLFEST TICKET UPDATE

February 17, 2014

You may have noticed Tickets There has gone a little HELLFEST mental today. Anyone wondering why needs their head examined! HELLFEST 2014 is easily the greatest line-up any festival has to offer this year. In fact it might simply be the greatest line-up for any metal festival of all time. It’s like they just announced […]

Psykosis, Killface and more for Bloodstock M2TM – Heat 7

February 8, 2014

Tickets There was a bit late to outline the full Molten Battle of the Bands this year, but we’re not too late to get you in on the action for… Heat 7 (yeah, it’s silly big and complicated). Anyway €5 will get you a handy chance to catch Psykosis, Killface, Rex Shachath and Aggro-Culture battle it […]

Hellfire()Sounds Review: Summoner (‘Infernal Incantations’ Demo)

March 6, 2012

Looking for a little Black metal meets thrash? Well no need to go scraping the bay of California or digging through the abandoned grave years on Norway – Ireland’s got you sorted. Summoner  are an Irish band (possibly from the late 200 BC) who dress like demonic druids and play extremely heavy, yet surprisingly accessible […]

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 […]

Tickets There: Gig / Festival Guide (June 2011)

May 31, 2011

Welcome back to the Tickets There gig guide. It’s been a long time since we did one of these but hopefully it’s ‘back for good’. Keep in mind, this guide will be updated throughout the month of June, so check back from time to time 🙂 Dublin Gig Guide Friday 3rd: Alarmist We Are Losers […]

Digital Socket Awards Announce 2010 Shortlist

January 14, 2011

There’s a new award ceremony in town and this time the bloggers are taking control. Goldenplec, Harmlessnoise, Nialler9 and a whole host of Irish blogs have formed together to present the best of the best in Irish music from last year with this prestigious new award that’s being decided by no less than 26 judges. […]

Whitesnake Announce New Album Details and Summer 2011 Tour

January 13, 2011

British blues rock / heavy metal legends Whitesnake have announced that the name of their eleventh studio album will be Forevermore. The record is due out in March and the mighty Snake have lined up a summer tour which includes dates in Russia, England, Norway, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy and Austria. No Irish dates as […]

Choice Music Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced

January 12, 2011

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for 2011 has been released. Encompassing some of the finest records released by Irish bands…wait, you don’t want to see me attempt a nice big intro? Fine then, list below. ·         Adebisi Shank – This is the Second Album By A Band Called Adebisi Shank ·         Cast of Cheers – […]

The Jägermeister Freezer Sessions Are Back!

November 16, 2010

Jägermeister have announced November dates for their Freezer Sessions series of gigs. Taking place in Limerick, Galway, Dublin and Cork, the shows are committed to bringing you some of the most exciting up and coming names Irish music has to offer. Bands already confirmed include O Emperor, Windings, Last Days of Death Country, Dark Room […]

Temple House Music Festival Preview!

August 28, 2010

The Temple House Music Festival is just two weeks away and Tickets There is finding it hard to keep the excitement down. Three days of music, drinking, music, drinking, drinking, drinking, music and camping sounds like a lovely way to end a summer that’s already been pretty fantastic. So now that the date is getting […]

Indie-Pendence Festival – First Acts Announced

March 19, 2010

Mitchelstown will once again prove to the world they’re more than just a cheese town when it becomes the site of the fifth annual Indie-Pendence Music Festival. Mark it in your calendars folks because the first batch of acts has been announced and it’s looking good. See the first acts announced below, Reverend & The […]

MySpace Review – Zealots

October 28, 2009

(we don’t give points here at Tickets There, let’s be clear about that – Ed.)