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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Def Leppard Announce ‘Viva Hysteria’ Cinema and DVD Release

August 7, 2013

UPDATED AUG 18th 2013: IRISH FANS!!!! VIVA! HYSTERIA is coming to Cineworld Cinema, Parnell Street on September 19th for one showing only. Tickets are on sale now priced €10.50 from their Official Website. Of course, this was most likely down to the article below. There’s no doubt in my mind that Leppard were so blown away […]

R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman

May 3, 2013

I’ve been taking my time to put this up. The news about Jeff Hanneman has devastated the metal community and I’m still in shock that it’s actually true. For many of us, Slayer are the ultimate metal band. Fans from all genres of the music could relate to Slayer and Jeff’s music. He was the driving […]

Black Star Riders Announce Dublin Date

April 22, 2013

Black Star Riders, the new band from members of the current Thin Lizzy line-up, have announced a Dublin date. The group will perform their first show in Dublin on December 14th at the Academy. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 26th priced €25. BSR have recently finished recording their debut album together, All Hell […]

Review: Psykosis / Exzeltic / Edenfire @ Club Carnage – Fibber MaGee’s (April 5th, 2013)

April 8, 2013

Metal fans living in Dublin, drinking anywhere but Fibbers tonight are losing out (broke, sick, murderous fans excused), because when you get three bands like Psykosis, Exzeltic and Edenfire playing the same night together, it’s not something to skip. Club Carnage may not be the most packed venue of all time, but there’s a good […]

Black Star Riders Announce Album Details

March 8, 2013

Black Star Riders, the band featuring members of the 2012 Thin Lizzy line-up, have announced the title, track listing and release dates for their debut album. All Hell Breaks Loose is coming to a download site/record store near you in May via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Thin Lizzy decided to drop the famous name last year […]

SLAYER Announce 2013 Dublin & Belfast shows

March 5, 2013

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for! Legendary thrash metal band, Slayer, have confirmed shows in both Dublin and Belfast for this summer. The war starting juggernauts will steamroll into Ireland to play two intimate shows at Dublin’s The Academy and Belfast’s Limelight on May 10th and 12th respectively. Old filthty Tickets There is holding […]

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, […]

Happy Halloween from Tickets There! (Axl Rose Pumpkin)

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween all! May your wine turn to blood, jelly to brains and rice into maggots and enjoy scaring yourself shitless with horror movie bonanzas! As per tradition; I hope you’ll all enjoy this year’s Tickets There pumpkin. You’ve seen the KISSkins, King Diamond Pumpkin, and Vic ‘Megadeth’ Rattlehead. Now it’s time for Appetite Axl […]

Sirocco Announce 2011 European Tour

May 31, 2011

Cork / Watherford Celtic metallers Sirocco have announced a string of Irish / U.K. and European dates which kick off in September and last until late October. After first coming to prominence through Tickets There’s mighty ‘MySpace Review’ series (ahem), the band have been gigging’, recording and …doing band-ly things in the build up to […]

BIG 4 TO ANNOUNCE 2011 AMERICAN TOUR DATE TOMORROW

January 24, 2011

***April Show Confirmed – Click HERE for Details*** The poster says it all really don’t it? The Big Four (BIG4) (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax (BIG 4 of thrash metal) will be announcing their plans for an American show tomorrow morning, 08:00 am PST time (16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET). Tickets There will update this […]

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 […]

IRISH NOISE! – The Danger Is (The Danger Is EP REVIEW)

January 21, 2011

Their second appearance in the Irish Noise series and there’ll be many more. No sweeter sound to Tickets There’s ears these days than the lovely Niamh Danger and her band The Danger Is. Quirky, fun, excellent, sublime, lovely, talented, well played, well written, emotional and just the bees knees in every respect under the sun. […]

BIG 4 Confirmed for U.K. Sonisphere

December 13, 2010

Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax have announced they will play this years British Sonisphere festival being held in Knebworth between July 8th and 10th. The four legendary bands will be playing Friday the 8th joining already confirmed head-liners Slipknot and Biffy Clyro. The event is under the same banner the four (fucking thrash legends!!) groups […]