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WIN: Tickets to see SAXON tomorrow night @ The Academy (CLOSED)

December 4, 2014

This competition is now closed. MCD have been extremely generous this week and have showered us with free tickets to give away and it ain’t over yet. Tomorrow night the legendary SAXON play The Academy and we want to send one lucky winner and a friend off to see them. If you’d like to be […]

Papa Roach announce Dublin show – tickets on sale now

November 28, 2014

Slipknot, Korn and now Papa Roach. Right now there’s a multitude of twenty something people going out of their minds with excitement as late 90’s / early noughties nostalgia and dreams come through. We all remember MTV2 and Kerrang TV when Papa Roach burst out with ‘Last Resort’ from their massive selling second album, Infest. […]

Megadeth lose half their line-up

November 26, 2014

A very strange morning for MegadetH fans as news has come through that both drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick have handed in their notice, reducing the group to founding members, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson. The real reasons behind the split will no doubt emerge in time but for now Shawn is chalking […]

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 […]

Win tickets to Radkey at Academy 2 tomorrow night

June 25, 2014

Looking for a chance to win two tickets to see Radkey perform tomorrow night at the Academy? Well look no further! Thanks to MCD, we’re sending one lucky winner with a friend to the show and all you have to do is answer this insanely difficult question. Please note that no hints can be found […]

The Treatment | Talk 2 Tickets

June 16, 2014

Described as one of the most exciting bands to emerge from England in years, The Treatment are five guys who love rock ‘n’ roll. They released their debut album, This Might Hurt, in 2011 and its follow up, Running with the Dogs, earlier this year to massive critical acclaim. They’ve supported some of the biggest […]

MAYHEM Streaming new album

May 27, 2014

Can’t wait for the Mayhem’s new album, Esoteric Warfare, to hit shelves next month and you’ve run out of conjures to raise it from the spirit world? Well good news – they’re streaming the album on several sites right now. This is the first studio release from the band since 2007’s Ordo Ad Chao and […]

SLASH Announces Dublin O2 Show

May 27, 2014

The slickest guitar God since Hendrix has announced this morning that he’ll be kicking off his 2014 European tour in Dublin this November. Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will be hitting the road to support their third studio album, World On Fire. This will be Slash’s largest headlining solo show on Irish soil […]

Bass Player Colony Collapse Threatens Irish Music Scene

May 1, 2014

Over the past three weeks, a noticeable shortage of Irish bass players has emerged. Several bands have taken to Facebook, their websites and twitter feeds to literally beg for replacement players. Atominated, Stone Trigger and even our new favourites – Stereo Nasty are all in dire need for the 4-6 stringers, but bass players are […]

Judas Priest Release New Song

April 28, 2014

JUDAS PRIEST ARE BACK! ‘Redeemer of Souls’ is the first new Priest track since 2008’s Nostradamus! Can you believe it’s been that long? Since then they’ve announced their retirement, parted company with legendary guitarist, K. K. Downing, hired Richie Faulkner to replace him and rebuked the retirement announcement. Us Ireland folks were lucky to catch […]

Congratulations Axl Rose – God!

April 24, 2014

Axl Rose was awarded the Ronnie James Dio lifetime achievement award at the Revolver Golden Gods awards. Well done Axl, highly deserved. I’m sure there were other awards, but they probably went to all that new crap like FFDP and so on that people vote for, At least they got this one right. Also Slayer […]

‘Super Duper Alice Cooper’ Coming to Dublin

April 15, 2014

Holy smokes, look what was just announced for next week – Alice ‘The Coop’ COOPER will be (technically, make sure you read the fine print and understand that statement is not factual) in cinema’s across Ireland! PR Blurb…..now: The story of the rock legend that is Alice Cooper is told in a new documentary called […]

Vivian Campbell | Talks 2Tickets

March 7, 2014

For more than thirty years, Vivian Campbell has been a well-established figure in the world of heavy metal and hard rock. Since cutting his teeth with the influential Sweet Savage in the late seventies, Vivian has continuously worked with some of the genre’s finest artists. Firstly with the iconic DIO, where he wrote and contributed to […]

COLDWAR Announce Fifth Album Details

March 4, 2014

Coldwar fans, you have permission to ‘go f**king mental’, per say. The band has announced details of their fifth studio album which is due for release on April 28th via Candlelight Records. Panthiest will contain nine new tracks and unleash itself at a special release show in The Pint on the 26th. Helping Coldwar remind […]

DARKEST ERA Announce New Album Release Date

February 18, 2014

Enniskillen Celtic metal five piece …three of which have dark hair, one blonde and another two seemingly between brown and reddish, DARKEST ERA have announced plans to release their second studio album. Sorry, sick of typing out the usual where they’re from and a quick genre label. Severance is the follow up to 2011’s The […]

Review: Def Leppard – Slang

February 14, 2014

I was initially going to avoid reviewing this and just enjoy it, but after several spins of the Slang re-issue this week and it being Valentines days and all, I figured my first love in music deserved my attention. Sending the actual members of Def Leppard a card is considered ‘psychotic’ by those around me […]

Gorgoroth + Vital Remains Announce Dublin show

February 7, 2014

Now we’re talking. First Overkill, then Amon Amarth and now GORGOROTH are a coming. DME have confirmed the Norwegian band will play The Voodoo Lounge on April 4th and they’re bringing US band VITAL REMAINS with them. Ticket’s will set you back €25 and guests will be announced closer to the date. In the meantime, […]

Motörhead Announce new album details

September 4, 2013

The true lords of rock ‘n’ roll are coming back! It’s been almost three years since The Wörld Is Yours hit the shelves and it’s been a long wait for something new from the mighty Motörhead; especially considering the horrible reports that came from Europe over the summer regarding Lemmy’s health. Well never fear, Lemmy […]

DEATH DTA Announce Dublin date!!!

August 22, 2013

Hold onto your excited caps, legendary death metallers and widely renowned inventors of the genre, DEATH, have announced a European tour and Dublin is bang smack in the middle! The band, thrilled with the success of their recent North American DTA tour, have decided to come and visit Europe and give fans the DEATH experience […]

Twisted Autocracy Complete Recording of EP

August 19, 2013

Congrats to the lads in Twisted Autocracy as they have completed recording of their new EP, Reinstate the Hate, at Resonant Evil studios. The EP should be available online over the next few weeks and the band are aiming for a physical release towards the end of the year. In the meantime, check out a […]