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Stereo Nasty announce album release

Posted in Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2015 by Tickets There

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Fans of hair metal, it’s time to get the spray out! Kildare boys, Stereo Nasty have announced their debut album, Nasty By Nature, is set for release next month. If it’s first preview tune, ‘Interstellar’ is anything to go by the lads have a pretty epic record for us. It’s being released by American label, Stormspell Records, so hopefully the lads will get a nod into the tried, tested and livn’ it US market.

StereoNasty2Tickets There hasn’t had the chance to hear the album in full or see the guys live yet, but all reports from our inadequate – secret Spice Girl fan boy rivals are glowing so we’re going to trust there’s something pretty excellent on this album. Expect a review once we have a copy. In the meantime, check out Interstellar below (further, that’s the release info you’re reading).

Nasty By Nature will be available on August 8th and it’s being release on cassette, CD and digitally. You can also pre-order the record now from the Stereo Nasty official bandcamp page.

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Psykosis, AeSect and Alpheidae proceed to the M2TM Final

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by Tickets There

IMG_8777Congratulations 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 catching them before; and also Between Horizons.

Psykosis gearing up to walk on stage. (Tony (L), Shane (R))

Psykosis gearing up to walk on stage. (Tony (L), Shane (R))

The three bands now move into the final for a chance to appear at Bloodstock 2014 and play alongside Megadeth, Emperor, Down, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Saxon and many more. Good timing for Psykosis as they’re planning to release their debut album, Welcome to The Psykoward, later this summer.

Well done all!

 

 

Review: Reckless Love – Spirit

Posted in Album Review, Music with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2013 by Tickets There

img_54601No 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 and Reckless Love are increasingly becoming that band for yours truly.

Their third album, Spirit, hits shelves in the UK today and if you had any expectations about what the band was aiming for this time – you’re probably right on the nose. Spirit is chock full of anthems, hair-metal riffs, solos and great fun. Opening with the first single, ‘Night On Fire’, the album is set up for quality sing along fun, which wanes just a little bit on ‘Bad Lovin’. Not an awful song, but as Pierre said – probably should have stayed in Finnish. ‘I Love Heavy Metal’ pays homage to the classic Def Leppard Hysteria sound and tips its hat at just about every major band from the genre. Great tune and you know what? I love heavy metal too lads!

1277220_10150322447189960_1989641591_oFavourite Flavour’ is fast, chorus filled and fun before ‘Edge of Our Dreams’ goes further down that old pop rock ballad road. Not something that would light my fire, maybe it’ll light yours. Everything gets firmly back on track for the classic ‘Sex, Drugs and Reckless Love’. Great 80’s KISS guitar up front, smashing chorus; a wonderful little number from the boys.  ‘Dying to Live’ hints back at Mighty Leppard and ballad territory but avoids the overly poppy feel of ‘Edge of Our Dreams’. On repeat spins, the appeal only grows and you find yourself a cracking new RL tune to enjoy.

Here at TT we’re trying to move away from these song by song reviews so let’s cut through the red tape and say one thing – the second half of Spirit kicks ass! ‘Metal Ass’ is just brilliant for reasons that will become apparent when you hear it (damn heavy for RL), ‘Runaway Love’ is another attempt at pop ballad world and delivers another success for the band. Not a standout track, but enjoyable. The licked up ‘So Happy I Could Die’ is another winner before ‘Hot Rain’ stands up to become numero uno ballad of the album. For the first real time on Spirit the band deliver a soulful, passionate ballad and round Spirit off on a high.

Call them pop, call them wuss rock or a guilty pleasure, Reckless Love know how to write fun filled catchy tunes. If you’re too uptight, too serious or generally can’t acknowledge good fun music – then you need these guys more than anyone else. As for fans, Spirit is a winner. It’ll put a smile on your face, a beat in your heart and give you another reason to treat Reckless Love with some well earned respect.

Competition: Win Overoth’s Debut Album, ‘Kingdom of Shadows’

Posted in Competition, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by Tickets There

905603_10151522721177435_932325338_oIts competition time again, this time for all you Twitter followers. If you’d like to win a copy of Wacken Metal Battle finalists, OVEROTH’s, debut album, ‘Kingdom of Shadows’, just pop on over to twitter and start following Tickets There (twitter.com/ticketsthere)

Once we reach 700 followers (51 currently needed) we will pick a random name to win the CD.

Overoth took the crown as Irish champions of the Wacken metal Battle and will be heading to Germany in August to represent us against some of the best up and coming bands from around the world at the Wacken Open Air festival. They’ll play in the largest festival in tent in Europe to 8,000 people in the hopes of becoming world champions. Previous winners include Coldwar (2011) and Warpath (2012)

If you’re not on twitter, now is a good time to start. It’s far less invasive than Facebook and updated more regularly. Here’s a couple of links to get you started,

(Thank you to the band for letting us do this – legends!)

Black Star Riders Announce Album Details

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2013 by Tickets There

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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 while recording All hell breaks Loose. The decision was announced as a way of respecting Phil Lynott’s legacy. The band includes Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums.

Release dates per country can be found below. Oddly enough they have neglected to mention Ireland, something Phil Lynott would never have allowed (ahem). Black Star Riders will kick off once Thin Lizzy wrap up their current and final shows.

* May 21 – Japan
* May 22 – Sweden
* May 24 – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway
* May 27 – U.K., France, BeNeLux, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Greece
* May 28 – U.S., Canada, Italy, South America

The tracklist is as follows,

All Hell Breaks Loose

01. All Hell Breaks Loose
02. Bound For Glory
03. Kingdom Of The Lost
04. Bloodshot
05. Kissin’ The Ground
06. Hey Judas
07. Hoodoo Voodoo
08. Valley Of The Stones
09. Someday Salvation
10. Before The War
11. Blues Ain’t So Bad

GAMA BOMB Announce New Album Artwork / Track listing and Release Details

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on March 6, 2013 by Tickets There

31930_539926336029359_1651500463_nOur old pals Gama Bomb are preparing to re-assault the Irish and global metal scene with the release of their fourth album next month. Titled, ‘The Terror Tapes’, this will be the band’s first release since 2009’s ‘Tales From The Grave In Space’.

The Terror Tapes will hit European Shelves on April 19th followed by a US release on May 7th. It’s release will be proceeded by their brand new single, Terrorscope which will be made available as a free download on March 26th. The track listing can be found below,

01. The Wrong Stuff
02. Legend of Speed
03. Backwards Bible
04. Beverly Hills
Robocop

05. Smoke
The Blow With Willem Dafoe

06. We Started The Fire
07. Terrorscope
08. The Cannibals Are In The Streets – All Flesh
Must Be Eaten

09. Shitting Yourself To Live
10. Matrioshka Brain
11. Metal Idiot
12. Wrecking Ball

In a posting on the band’s twitter page, they’re pretty confident the album’s artwork (which was illustrated by famous horror artist, Graham Humphreys) is the be all and end all of metal covers. What do you think?

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The Riptide Movement Confirm Album Release Date

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , on March 3, 2012 by Tickets There

One of Tickets There’s favourite Irish bands, The Riptide Movement have confirmed their second album, ‘Keep on keppin’ on’ is finally finished and will be released …(drum roll please) – April 20th 2012!! A post from the band confirmed every thing’s ready to go, but it wasn’t easy or fast to get them to this stage.

“They say good things come to those who wait…. its only taken us 2 years, €40,000, 1 Orchestra, 4 studios, a clatter of musicians and a crazy dude on a didgeridoo..but like a fine pint of Guinness this beast is ready to be enjoyed. Our 2nd album Keep on, Keepin on’ is due for release Fri April 20th. Are you ready? Thank you all for your support, big, big love. T.R.M”

The bands début, ‘What About the Tip Jars?‘ was released in 2009 and this follow up has been highly anticipated, a lot of that thanks to their tireless touring, hit single – ‘Hot Tramp an of course that good ol Cajun sound. Bring on 2012!