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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 […]

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 […]

Review: Reckless Love – Spirit

September 2, 2013

No matter how much metal you’re into, you still need something anthematic for those Friday and Saturday nights. Vader and Deicide are great and all, but they won’t have your singling along with fists raised on the dance floor when the thirteenth Jägerbomb. No, in times like that you need to turn to something else […]

Report: Hellfest 2013 June 21st – 23rd (Clisson, France)

June 27, 2013

Well, the hangovers have worn off, the body has stopped aching and the cure has been had. Hellfest 2013 is over and despite it only being two days since Tickets There’s triumphant return, it seems like a hell of a lot longer since I (yes I, too late for the split personality bullsh*t) was passed […]

Review: SLAYER – Live @ The Academy, Dublin (June 10th, 2013)

June 11, 2013

It’s amazing how much has changed in the Slayer camp  since this show was announced. Back in March, we were all happy and safe knowing Tom Araya, Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman and Dave Lombardo were all happy and.., well happy as in Jeff was in his second year of absenteeism from the band and Dave had just […]


May 6, 2013

Swedish hair metallers Crashdïet need your help. After losing their manager, Michael Sundén, late last month, the band now finds themselves cut off from their own revenue and in need of funds to complete their 2013 tour dates in Europe. The help get back and the road and avoid disappointing fans around Europe; the band […]

Review: Guns N’ Roses – Live @ The O2, Dublin (May 17th, 2012)

May 22, 2012

“Axl’s not coming, he fell off a table in Russia and isn’t allowed to fly at the moment”. Just leaving the central bar on O’Connell Street to catch the Luas down to the O2 and one waiter talks himself out of ever getting my custom again with that little comment. But then again, what’s a […]

Hellfire()Sounds Review: Exzeltic (Ground Zero EP)

March 1, 2012

After seeing these guys on Saturday night at the Wacken Metal battle semi-finals, we’re confident there’s a future for thrash metal in Ireland. Taking their influence from Megadeth, ‘Kill Em All’ era Metallica (when they were actually thrash, like) and the Priest (Judas, not the other kind), the band play fast, heavy metal with riffs, […]

Guns N’ Roses – Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide: Vinyl & Cassette Buyers Guide

November 13, 2011

This page is the accumulation of several years’ research, hard work, frantic panic, image comparing, fact re-re-re checking and the near collapse of my better half’s admirable patience. If you’re in the market for a copy of this record or you’re close to someone who’s searched for it, you’ll understand. So you know who Guns […]

Beastmen – EP2 (Review)

May 23, 2011

Ah hell yes! Beastmen are back with a new EP, a more spacious sound but! they ain’t forgetting the massive helpings of their guitar laden, riff filled instrumental metal that made us like them in the first place. We’re slightly late getting this review up but better late than never. The lads are hard at […]

Ash – Instinct (Single Review)

July 4, 2010

Another fantastically sunny Sunday here in Dublin and what better way to celebrate than by closing the curtains, straining the tired eyes and listening to the latest single from Ash. Tickets There only managed to reach bed around eight am this morning so we’re relying on the Co. Down boys to wake us up more […]

Review: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax – Live @ Sonisphere (Warsaw, Poland – June 14th, 2010)

June 19, 2010

Almost all Photo’s from Warsawa Gazeta After nearly thirty long years of calls, prayers, pleads and begging from the metal community, thrash metal’s ‘Big Four’ have finally done it. On June 14th, all four bands appeared on one stage to play together and Tickets There, along with 80,998 other metal maniacs were fortunate enough to […]

Sounds of System Breakdown – Sounds of System Breakdown (Album Review)

March 3, 2010

The day has finally arrived, Tickets There has gone out and bought some music from those MySpace bands we keep preaching to ye about. A refreshing trip to Tower Records on Sunday replenished our supplies and we can finally knock off the net for awhile, sit back and listen to a good old fashioned CD. […]

MySpace Review – Wounds

February 21, 2010

Want some dancy, downbeat Hardcore noise? Then Tickets There has just the thing. Dublin four piece Wounds were formed in late 2008 and they’re about the release their first EP, Dead Dead Fucking Dead, tomorrow (or March 29th depending on your source)! High time we gave the boys a review. As usual, we haven’t seen […]

Tickets There Likes: Whitesnake – Good to be Bad

February 16, 2010

In 2008, Tickets There had the most horrible test of endurance we’d ever faced. Because of our combined love for Def Leppard and KISS, we put ourselves in a position that involved watching eighties hair metal love gods, Whitesnake, five times within the space of two weeks. Does it get any worse? The first encounter […]

MySpace Review – The Black Strands

February 11, 2010

Last week things were pretty bleak on the review front. With no requests from bands and nothing showing up on the radars, we were saved at the last minute with Million Dollar Reload. Since then the floodgates have opened and we have a list again. Formed in early 2009, The Black Strands (formally Rotovibe….but not […]

The Smashing Pumpkins – Widow Make My Mind (Single Review)

January 20, 2010

In the year 1555 AD, the poet Dante Alighieri’s defining contribution to the literary world was released. The Divine Comedy told a story of Dante traveling through the seven circles of Hell before passing through Purgatory and eventually moving onto Heaven to culminate in a meeting with God. The poem is, for lack of a […]

MySpace Review – House of Dolls

January 19, 2010

Dirty, sleazy and good. Three words that sum up Tickets There’s highly professional opinion of House of Dolls. We found these guys days ago but haven’t been able to properly sit down and give them the dedicated focus they deserve from us. Now, with the wind in our hair, the sweat on our brow and […]

MySpace Review – Stone Throwing Youths

January 17, 2010

Hangover is starting to disappear, feeling is returning to skull and Tickets There feels we’re ready to review yet another of Irelands emerging acts. For the next twenty or so reviews, we’re going to focus on unsigned bands competing in this years JD Set. Click Here to read more about that. Anways, ff Jack Daniels […]

MySpace Review – A Futurist Theatre

January 7, 2010

Ask and you shall receive. After four frustrating days with no news, f**k all to write about and a feature about a Lego band (of all things!!), we’ve finally been pointed in the right direction. One ‘discreet’ cry for help on Twitter later, the wonderful Naomi Neu (Off Her Rocker / Harmless Noise) has helped […]