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Review: Iron Maiden – Book of Souls

August 31, 2015

“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? “

Iron Maiden release first single from ‘Book of Souls’

August 14, 2015

It’s been five long years since Iron Maiden release new material but the wait is finally over. Today, the mighty Maiden have unleashed the first single from their new album, Book of Souls. ‘Speed of Light’ is a welcome return to their 80’s form with the entire band sounding great. Bruce had to overcome a […]

IRON MAIDEN Drummer’s Son Arrested in Florida

April 29, 2013

What’s going on in the McBrain family? I normally wouldn’t report personal family stories about bands but this is just too funny. Nicko McBrain, legendary drummer of Iron maiden has seen his wife (Rebecca McBrain) charged with battery back in February and now his son (Justin McBrain) has been arrested for theft! What did he […]

Iron Maiden’s ‘The Trooper’ Brewers struggle with demand

April 25, 2013

The family of brewers behind Iron Maiden’s first ever ale- ‘Trooper‘ are extending their working week to meet pre-order demands! Producing three batches a day, Robinsons say 250,000 pints have already been pre-sold ahead of the official May 9th release date. According to the official website there are some restrictions on the sale of the […]

Iron Maiden 2011 Belfast Date & UK Tour Announced

November 11, 2010

Iron Maiden have announced a UK your set to kick off next July. The jaunt is the biggest UK tour the band have played in yonks and they’re even taking time to hop across the pond and wave those flags in dear old Belfast. So far 10 dates have been announced, stretching from late July […]

Iron Maiden – Dublin O2, July 30th: Setlist

July 31, 2010

We didn’t head to the show and this morning sees regrets hanging in the air. All accounts confirm the show was incredible, despite all the new material and a few spins of The Wicker Man from the Rock In Rio Live Album has left an emptiness in our hearts, We’re sorry Maiden, next time we’ll […]

Iron Maiden Dublin Support Announced!

July 8, 2010

It’s just been announced that old skool Belfast rockers, Sweet Savage are to support Iron Maiden when they play Dublin’s O2 Arena on July 31st. For those of you who don’t know, Def Leppard guitarist, Vivian Campbell was one of the founding members but sadly, doesn’t play with the band any more. Sweet Savage also […]

Iron Maiden Confirm Release Date for The Final Frontier

June 9, 2010

English heavy metal giants, Iron Maiden have confirmed the release date for their fifteenth studio album, The Final Frontier which is rumored to be the bands last (like hell). The record will hit shops on August 16th, 2010. Maiden kick of their European tour in Dublin on July 30th @ The O2 Arena (Click Here […]

Heaven & Hell: Iron Maiden Support Cancelled?

May 4, 2010

Seems Mr. Dio still isn’t fully back on his feet yet and unfortunately Heaven & Hell have had to cancel this summers appearances. Ronnie’s recovering so don’t panic, everything’s fine but he just isn’t well enough to head out on the road this summer (understandably). The Maiden are still stomping their way here on the […]

Iron Maiden / Heaven & Hell: Dublin, O2 Arena July 30th

April 9, 2010

*** Updated – 10/06/2010 *** Maiden kicked off their Final Frontier World Tour last night in Dallas, Texas. The set, like almost all album tours Maiden have undertaken for the past 10 years is mostly comprised of new material. Off course they have thrown in two tours of just classic material….but they didn’t bring the […]

Iron Maiden start work on new Album!

November 7, 2009

Just read on Blabbermouth that Iron Maiden have officially started working on their fifteenth studio album. Janick Gers (lead guitars) was speaking to BBC news and he confirmed that the band have been writing new material for the album and are heading of the Paris for three weeks to work on the new tracks. Maiden’s […]

Tickets There Likes: Iron Maiden – Powerslave

September 1, 2009

I tried writing this review last night and have about three paragraphs done at home but I can’t stand the idea of that Radiohead chaps face at the top of my blog so I’m rushing through this one to replace his fecking hideously boring presence with the mighty Maiden’s Powerslave cover. I hope all of […]

Maiden Much?? Blaze Bayley – Coming to Dublin & Belfast

October 23, 2009

Fans of Iron Maiden beware. Their former singer, Blaze Bayley (the guy in between Bruce’s sabbatical) is coming to Ireland for two shows next March. Unfortunately the venues haven’t been confirmed yet but Tickets There can tell you the shows will take place on the 5th and 6th of March in Belfast and Dublin respectively. […]

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

August 14, 2015

Not 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

R.I.P. Clive Burr (1957 – 2013)

March 13, 2013

I’d like to extend my condolences to Iron Maiden and Clive Burr on the news that Clive has passed away. Clive was the backbone of Maiden’s ferocious NWOBHM sound from 1979 to 1982 when he played on the band’s first three albums (Iron Maiden, Killers and Number of the Beast). Clive has been battling with Multiple […]

Halloween Guillotines & Gallows – Tickets There Style

October 31, 2012

We’re severely disappointed we won’t have our annual Halloween pumpkin this year. I was hoping to bring you Iron Maiden’s Eddie, but alas – there’s some crop shortage so no go this year. Fear not though, TT has been hard at work carving out some ghoulish instruments to mark the occasion. Goodbye pumpkins, hello Balsa […]