Archive for the New Music Category

New Black Sabbath song ‘God Is Dead?’ available to stream

Posted in New Music with tags , , on April 18, 2013 by Tickets There

20130418-214752.jpgWell, they’re well and truly back! Tonight legendary Birmingham heavy metal godfathers, Black Sabbath unveiled the first song from their forthcoming album, 13. ‘God Is Dead?‘ is online now and ready to steam over at metal injection.com (link provided below). The song is savage!

Black Sabbath play The Odyssey Arena, Belfast on December 12th. Tickets on sale now for £55.

Reckless Love release ‘Night On Fire’ teaser trailer

Posted in Music, New Music with tags , , , on April 18, 2013 by Tickets There

579697_10150290025454960_1380642030_nFinnish anthem/hair metal masters, Reckless Love are ramping up for their third album (we think) by releasing a brand new single, Night on Fire’ next Friday, April 26th. The band who have put out two albums to date (2010’s self-titled debut and 2011’s Animal Attraction) have been very mysterious about their new music and this clip isn’t going to help explain much. Check it out and see if it tickles your fancy (naughty).

 

 

New Music: Animator – ‘Death From Above’

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, New Music with tags , , , , , on April 18, 2013 by Tickets There

31473_445512272199976_508181285_nWaterford thrash metallers, Animator, are promising great things from their debut album. Due to hit shelves ‘soon’ by EBM Records, Blacklisted is one of the must watch releases this year and the band have helped fuel the excitement with the release of a new song titled ‘Death From Above’. You can listen by playing the video below. We’re restraining ourselves here at TTHQ from reviewing and waiting for the album ….but, it’s fricking awesome. Check it out now and see for yourself.

 

 

Dead Label Release ‘Are You Ready to Kill?’ Video

Posted in Music, New Music with tags , , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by Tickets There

Kildare’s noiesest three piece, Dead Label, have just released a new video for their tune, ‘Are You Ready to Kill?’. Check it out below (and remember – Dead Label play Fibber’s this Saturday, April 13th with Warpath, Psykosis, Edenfire and 14 more.

Black Star Riders – ‘Bound For Glory’

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by Tickets There

untitledMixing hardened rock ‘n’ roll spirits, working man dreams and an indestructible spirit; Black Star Riders have emerged from the most recent Thin Lizzy touring line-up to end a thirty year hiatus from releasing music and break free from the spectre of Phil Lynott (in the most respectful way possible). While Philo will always be regarded as the king of Irish rock, the rest of the world must carry on and this is exactly what Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza planned when they toyed with the idea of new Thin Lizzy album.
After some thought, the lads decided not to tempt the lash of Philo’s holy faithful by smacking on the LIZZY logo and formed a new band to nurture and cultivate the new material. Finally, they’ve arrived. The album (All Hell Breaks Loose) is due to hit shelves in June and the band have released the first taste of their ‘new sound’. Personally, I don’t know if Lizzy fans would have minded this carrying the iconic name. Sure it’s not up there with the classics, but as rock goes you could do a hell of a lot worse. What do you think of ‘Bound for Glory’?

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.

CRONIN Announce Dublin Show & English Tour

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by Tickets There

The Cronin brothers are at it again – but not with the Aftermath?? You can read the official bio below, we’re just here to let you know their new project, CRONIN, will be playing their debut Dublin show on November 11th as part of the Mercantile’s Sunday Roast. After that the boys are heading across the water for four shows. Full list of dates below & you should check out the band’s Official Facebook page and their debut EP here.

Nov. 11th – The Mercantile, Dublin (IRE)

Nov. 15th – The Boogaloo Bar, Highgate, London (UK)

Nov. 17th – The Grove Inn, Leeds (UK)

Nov. 18th – Old Star Pub, Kilham, North Yorks (UK)

Nov 20th – The Blues Bar, Harrogate (UK)

Cronin is the new project of Irish brothers Johnny and Mick Cronin who were the driving force behind Irish Mod pop rockers The Aftermath, with whom they achieved 3 top 20 singles and a place in the Hot Press best 250 Irish albums ever list.

With this new project they will be making music with no specific genre as they float from soul to elecro to brooding Gothic tones.

The music with be made with collaborations with friends and hero’s such as Terry Edwards (Tindersticks), Steve Wickham (The Waterboys) & Shane MacGowan (The Pogues) already making contributions to an album that is due in early 2013.

The Riptide Movement – Still Keepin’ On

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Tickets There

Dear bands everywhere – this is how it’s done!

The Riptide Movement are a band familiar to us all and well they should be. Along with a limited number of names (not starting any wars here), TRM are the epitome of hard work, performance and energy. They are a credit to the Irish music scene and spend every second they can promoting their band, making themselves sharper, song writing, rehearing, exploring new avenues of self-promotion, making videos and constantly pushing themselves higher and higher up the chain. When they do a tour, it’s not two shows, its thirty.  If they don’t have a gig – they busk. When they’re not busking they’re working behind the scenes – constantly and that work is now paying off.

The band are currently in India representing Ireland at the Rendezvous festival in New Delhi, which they’re capturing for Hot Press as their 2012 ‘Most Unusual Gig of the Year’ spot. When they get back, they start the task of promoting new single, ‘Without You’ from their second album, Keep On Keepin’ On that came out earlier this year. The promotion tour will take them around Ireland (including headlining shows at The Olympia, Roisin Dubh, The Forum and Dolan’s Warehouse) before they jet off to Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Prague, Vienna and Amsterdam.  Irish dates can be found below and you can expect to see a review of their new single…..very soon.

Oct. 27th – The Slate, Cork.

Nov. 2nd – The Roisin Dubh, Galway

Nov. 10th – The Olympia, Dublin *Almost Sold-Out

Nov. 17th – The Forum, Waterford

Nov. 24th – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick

Nov. 30th – The Palace, Navan

Congrats to the Riptide and please – Keep on setting the bar for others. If all bands worked as hard as you, there’d be a lot less X-Factor in the world.

Check Out Kiss – ‘Hell Or Hallelujah’ & ‘Rock & Roll’ on Good Morning America

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music with tags , , , on October 11, 2012 by Tickets There

Oh Yeah! KISS performed on Good Morning America this morning and they sounded wicked! Check out this awesome video of them playing new single ‘Hell or Hallelujah‘ and their classic ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll All Night’. Tickets There is tentatively waiting an announcement for a 2013 European tour!

 

The Rolling Stones – Doom and Gloom (New Song!)

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2012 by Tickets There

The Rolling Stones have officially kicked off the build up to GRRR! A greatest hits set coming out next mont to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. Included on the set are two new tracks, ‘Doom and Gloom’ and ‘One More Shot’. Doom and Gloom received its first ever airing this morning on BBC and you know what, it ain’t half bad. In fact, ain’t half bad at all at all (stand in awe of my majestical grasp of the English language).

Tickets There, with out crabby old man view on things, was very much expecting a serious flop of a song. A lot of bands have let us down a lot of times with these compilation + 1/2 new bonus tracks but not the Stones. Doom & Gloom would have sat perfectly on any of their classic albums but the message couldn’t be more appropriate. Now, all we need are the bands who’ll write the next part – where everyone cheers up and parties again!

Not a review really, but make sure you check it out – and no one is reading this except you so I’ll be able to tell 🙂

ADLER ‘Back From The Dead’ Artwork Revealed & It’s Available for Pre-Order

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by Tickets There

This is one you can be guaranteed Tickets There will harass y’all about. Steven Adler’s (X-Guns N’ Roses / Adler’s Appetite) new band ADLER have unveiled the art-work for their debut album, ‘Back From The Dead’ and have made it available for pre-order through their Official Website. Tickets There is very happy to confirm we were the 17th sale this morning!

Pre-Orders of the album come with a special ‘unconfirmed bonus’ from the band with some lucky fans even being thrown into a draw of sorts to receive a phone call from the band – pretty sweet in fairness. For those of you who want to support retailers, the album will be officially released November 26th.

If you still need convincing of ADLER’s potential, then have a listen to their debut single ‘One That You Hated’ below. The band make their (3 times aha ha) live debut this month on the 2nd annual KISS KRUISE.

KISS ‘MONSTER’ Released Today!

Posted in INTO-NOISE!, Music, New Music with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2012 by Tickets There

The wait is over people! Today, KISS release their twentieth studio album ‘MONSTER’. It’s their first since 2009’s ‘Sonic Boom’ which saw them achieve their highest ever chart position in the US….just writing this, I believe Tickets There may have indicated in another article that Monster is the first album by the current line-up, of course it’s not – Sonic Boom was. Not like Tickets There wasn’t plastering Sonic Boom everywhere when it came out. Chalk that one up to Jack Daniels head.

Anyways, the album is out today – it’s going to be awesome and you may as well check out the cool trailer than band have released for it. Now, let’s wait for the 2013 European tour announcement! (will they bring Mötley Crüe over? Dare we dream??)

ADLER Album Details Revealed

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2012 by Tickets There

You know, over the years this blog has given former Guns N’ Roses / Adler’s Appetite drummer, Steven Adler, a fair bit of stick. At the time, deservably so. Now things are different and it seems Steven is finally ready to move on from Appetite For Destruction and it’s sounding damn good. The first single from his new band (ADLER) was previewed to the world a few months back and if it’s any indication of things to come, we might actually have a real rock band to get excited about.

The album is titled ‘Back From The Dead’ and has been confirmed for release on November 26th via New Ocean Media. it features 11 tracks and guest apperances from Slash (Don’t think I need to list the references), John 5 (Marilyn Manson / Rob Zombie) and of course the band – frontman Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC), guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER’S APPETITE), and bassist Johnny Martin (CHELSEA SMILES). Tracklists is below, expect to hear more from Tickets There about this one.

Back From The Dead – Tracklists

01. Back From The Dead
02. Own Worst Enemy
03. Another Version Of The Truth
04. The One That You Hated
05. Good To Be Bad (featuring John 5)
06. Just Don’t Ask (featuring Slash)
07. Blown Away
08. Waterfall
09. Habit
10. Your Diamonds
11. Dead Wrong

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

Posted in EP Review, Hellfire()Sounds : REVIEWS, Music, New Music with tags , , , , on March 6, 2012 by Tickets There

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 tunes. While some find the likes of Mayhem, Emperor and Venom hard to listen to, Summoner have added in a little bit of raunchiness into the typical bleak black metal soundscape which ends up as a thrashy, death metal fusing of the sounds.  They released their ‘Infernal Incantations’ demo in October 2011 so time to give it a spin.

Well it’s short. In total the demo comes in at 1.18 seconds with two tunes. ‘Into Mine Unseen Barrier Shall Thy Flesh Be Wrought’ kicks things off and acts as the demo’s opus clocking up an impressive 00:51 seconds on the clock. It still managed a fairly awesome intro, nice bit of riffage and lead and fairly full on, bleaker than black vocals. Don’t judge a man by his height, book by it’s cover or song by it’s length!. Final song, ‘Premature Incineration’ has all the hallmarks of a AAA VIP pass into hell. Short, bitter and brutal. While it may not be the most radio friendly genre out there, Summoner do it well but know this – we are keeping a closer eye on church fires from now on!

Check out the band’s ‘Infernal Incantations’ demo now on Bandcamp (Click here).

Hellfire()Sounds Review: Psykosis (‘Toxic Terror Storm’ Demo)

Posted in EP Review, Hellfire()Sounds : REVIEWS, IRISH NOISE!, Music, New Music with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2012 by Tickets There


It’s Monday, it’s sunny and that means thrash metal is needed! Rather that rooting through the American bands for some tunage, why not try some local home-grown boys who are just as good. Psykosis are a Dublin born ‘n’ bred, God honest thrash band with killer riffs, no quarter lyrics and blistering solos. Oh yes, welcome home!

The band has one demo to their name and are looking to get their debut album out and onto your stereos as soon as possible. In the meantime the demo, ‘Toxic Terror Storm’ will be enough to keep your going. Opening with the rampaging ‘Toxic Fugitive’, the tune immediately blasts you into a no-holes barred, thrash world of carnage. Sneering lyrics overlapped with shredding guitar leads and riffs so forceful you’ll think you’re having a seizure.  ‘Terror At 3 A.M.’ turns things up a few notches with thundering drums/riffs creating a wall of power behind Grant Walsh’s vocals and guitars. Powerful chorus, savage solos – everything a good healthy dose of metal can deliver really.

The Demo closes with the fearsome ‘Bonestorm’ which starts off with one solid riff that pounds its way through the track. If you’re into mind-numbing riff ‘n’ solo style metal, then this is your baby. Dense, hard and heavy and a crackin’ tune to finish the demo of with. In short, Psykosis are a formidable force on the Irish metal scene. Well worth checking out and another band you’ll be hearing more about on Tickets There in the future.

All tracks on the demo are available on their MySpace Page (Click Here) and they play the Wacken Metal Battle Semi-Final II on March 24th @ The Pint, Dublin.

Darkest Era Release New Video and Irish Tour Dates

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Tickets There

Fermanagh (Enniskillen – booyeah!) locals Darkest Era have just released an official video for ‘An Ancient Fire Burns’ from their 2011 debut album, The Last Caress of Light. The video was produced and directed by am up and coming Belfast based production called Fastville and directed by Kieran Majury. The semi-Celtic metal lads put a nice piling of heavy riffs, pelting drums and harmonies together for a tight, well produced sound. Good news is, if you like it, you’ll be able to catch them in the Pint (Dublin) and The Limelight (Belfast) this April…read on.

  • 04/27 – The Pint, Dublin w/ Mael Mordha – Tickets €12 plus booking fee. 04/28
  • The Limelight, Belfast w/ Mael Mordha £7 plus booking fee.

To celebrate the release of the video (and presumably just to tour .….we made up the celebrate thing) the band have announced a Dublin and Belfast dates in April. They’ll be kicking off a full UK tour on Saturday in Plymouth which carries on till the 19th before returning back to Ireland for a couple of home grown shows. Full list can be found below,

February Tour w/ Alestorm and Claim the Throne 4th – White Rabbit, Plymouth 5th – UK Green Star, Stoke On Trent 6th – Corporation, Sheffield 7th – The Fleece, Bristol 8th – The Cellar, Southampton 9th – Moho Live, Manchester 10th – Garage, Glasgow 13th – The O2 Academy, Leicester 14th – The Haun, Brighton 15th – Central Station, Wrexham 16th – The Well, Leeds 18th – Islington Academy, London 19th – Waterfront, Norwich   April Tour 04/27 – The Pint, Dublin w/ Mael Mordha – Tickets €12 plus booking fee. 04/28 – The Limelight, Belfast w/ Mael Mordha £7 plus booking fee.

The Aftermath’s ‘In Loneliness Lies Love’ Single – Coming to a Radio Near You!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, Music Video, New Music with tags , , on January 30, 2012 by Tickets There

Longford/The GAR mod rockers The Aftermath are back with a new single, a new video and a revamped line-up as they prepare the build up towards their second album. This week’s sees their new single, In Loneliness Lies Love arriving at radio stations around the country so be sure to have a call in and request it.

The video can be found below, lets wish ‘em the best!

NEW MUSIC: Million $ Reload – Bullets in the Sky (Video)

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , on January 27, 2012 by Tickets There

Yesterday we gave ye the awesome Trucker Diablo, today it’s another of Northern Ireland’s fine young crop of hard hitting, heavy rocking, word that rhymes with c**king bands. Million $ Reload become firm favourites of ours a couple of years back so they’re no strangers to praise from TT.

They’ve recently released the official video for their track Bullets In The Sky and we think you’ll like it. Hail The Gods of 4 season’s metal (take that Crunch promotions!). According to my sources across the border, M$R, Trucker Diablo and the awesome Swanee River (and more) will all be playing a show next weekend at the The Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill on 4th Feb. If you live close by you’d be a bloody mornon to miss it. Enjoy the tune!

NEW MUSIC: The Walls ‘Stop The Lights’ & The Stunning’s 25th Anniversary

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by Tickets There

It’s all go at the Wall household this year. First of all 2012 seems to be the year The Walls will finally release their third album, Stop The Lighst. This one’s been a long time coming but anyone’s that’s heard previous releases like Bird In A Cage, Phantom Power and Carrying The Fire will agree it’ll be worth it. To kick things off the band have released another single titled ‘Stop The Lights’ and it’s available from all good radio stations who will even take the time and effort to play it for you on the air if you’d be so good as to give them a call. More info on the album as and when we have it…or by TT traditions, 6 months after Goldenplec tell you. For now, have a listen to a live recording of Stop The Lighst below.

Also, it’s The Stunning’s 25th anniversary this year so expect news galore on the coming months. Rumour is there’s a tour in the works and even a new release but details remain to be seen. The official update from the band can be found below (there goes my ‘rumour story)

2012 is The Stunning’s 25th anniversary!

It’s hard to believe as we’ve hardly changed over the years and we play even better! But it is indeed 25 years since the band formed. Watch this space for some activity later this year. There’s talk of a new release (including a couple of new songs) and a tour. Stay in touch…..

Trucker Diablo’s Debut Album Gets US Release

Posted in Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , on January 26, 2012 by Tickets There

Excuse certain bloggers tardiness on this one, but we couldn’t not mention the fact that Trucker Diablo, one of the most exciting things happening in hard rock have re-released their debut album ‘The Devil Rhythm’ through Ripple; a California based record label. They’ve also got the official video for ‘Drink Beer, Destroy’ out there and it’s kicking ass all over YouTube and on Kerrang Radio. The re-rellease features 3 additional bonus tracks including one new recording and two live recordings from last years Download Festival in the U.K.

If you haven’t heard this record then you need to pick it up. For fans of AC/DC, Guns, Metallica… it’ll be right up your ally. More fury than a dragon and more power than Tyson. Tickets There sold out and put our review elsewhere but mark my words, you’ll be seeing a lot more about these guys in 2012.