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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 […]

Def Leppard to Star in Viva Hysteria! Reality Show

July 23, 2013

Many of Def Leppard’s army of fans will remember the disappointment of not being able to attend their residency in Last Vegas earlier this year. Fortunately, Bunim / Murray Productions, AEG and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas have stepped up to offer fans a chance to get an inside glimpse into the […]

Review: Whitesnake – Live @ The Odyssey Arena, Belfast (May 16th, 2013)

May 20, 2013

Maiden, Metallica, Sabbath and now Whitesnake – for some reason Dublin is missing out on a lot of high quality metal and rock shows these last couple of years; with the bands choosing to play up north instead. In some ways it sucks, but if you’re from the north it’s probably a long overdue welcome. […]

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 […]

Heavy Metal Truants Show Announced: Frantica, Psykosis, Shoctopus, Beltbuckle Overdrive, AeSect and Stone Trigger

April 29, 2013

A night of metal/rock and charity has been announced for the Grand Social on May 15th.  Headliners are Frantica, a Metallica tribute band and they’ll be supported by rock and metal artists from the local scene including Psykosis, Stone Trigger, Shoctopus, Beltbuckle Overdrive and AeSect. It’s all for a good cause and sher everyone likes […]

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: Warcrux (Warcrux E.P.)

October 23, 2012

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 […]

18 Reasons Why Axl Rose Is The Biggest Legend In Rock

May 10, 2012

Guns N’ Roses 2012 European Tour kicks off tomorrow night in Moscow and one week from today, they’ll take the stage at Dublin’s O2 Arena with Thin Lizzy and Vengeance & the Panther Queen as special guests. It’s been two long years since their last Irish shows and this writer for one is dying to […]

Wacken Metal Battle: Final This Saturday

April 19, 2012

The Irish final of the Wacken Metal Battle takes place this Saturday, April 21st at The Pint on Eden Quay. The six finalists from around the country will take the stage and battle for a place in the world final which takes place at the W.O.A. (Wacken Open Air) Festival in August. The six bands […]

Hellfire()Sounds Review: Zealot Cult

March 1, 2012

In fairness, this should be flagged more as a ‘traditional music’ review than a metal one. Like in the bay area of San Francisco, they don’t call Metallica ‘heavy metal’, they call them ‘heritage music’ and ‘traditional bay area folk’. Same can be said the Zealot Cult and Limerick. If Limerick was allowed revamp and […]

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, […]

Trucker Diablo’s Debut Album Gets US Release

January 26, 2012

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 […]

Mastodon – The Hunter (Album Review)

September 29, 2011

Review by: Brian McCaul Hard rock heroes Mastodon return with their fifth album, ‘The Hunter’. Named after Brent Hind’s brother who was killed in a hunting accident, it is not the morbid affair you would think. The band have described the album as “Like a Really Super-Heavy Led Zeppelin” and will make you want to […]

Guns N’ Roses: 2011 Tour Dates

February 26, 2011

For the 2012 Tour Dates Please CLICK HERE ***UPDATE – 16th Nov. *** LAS VEGAS & L.A. Tour Dates Added*** Sorry for the recent silence folks – will do a proper update this evening, For now it’s time for Los Angeles and Las Vegas to get excited cause Guns N’ Roses are coming to town. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pay To Play – Tyrants, Thieves and The Bands They Rob

October 13, 2010

If there’s one topic that every music site, blog, magazine and opinionist in the world has to voice their view on at one time or another,  it’s illegal downloading. Ever since the whole Metallica Vs. Napster fall out in 2000, the music world has become strongly divided on the subject of illegal downloading and file sharing. Bands […]

Save The 100 Club

October 4, 2010

Well folks, yet another historic venue is coming close to biting the dust. London’s world famous 100 Club is on the verge of shutting its doors permanently as greedy landlords up the venues rent unrealistically high (uhm, recession people??). In response to this, fans and friends of the venue have started a campaign to raise […]

The Big 4: DVD Artwork Released

August 26, 2010

The DVD of the ‘Big 4’ show (featuring Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax) from Sofia, Bulgaria in June is coming out in October and the art work has just been release. Head on over to Blabbermouth for alllll the details. Tickets There managed to make it over to see the first ever show with all […]

Slayer / Megadeth / Anthrax Announce American Tour

July 12, 2010

Slayer and Megadeth have announced that fellow Big 4 companions Anthrax are going to join them on the second leg of American Carnage. After playing together at several Sonisphere dates in Europe with Metallica, three thirds of the Big 4 will be playing 20 dates all across the States in September and October. The line-up […]