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SIEGE OF LIMERICK X Announced For October Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by Tickets There

603027_637554776255387_1390589964_nThe tenth Siege of Limerick has been announced and it’s going to be a monster. With a headliner still to confirm next month, the Siege have already announced a mouth-watering line-up of metal delights that are sure to entice.

So far, over twenty bands have been announce including UK, Switz, Spanish, Swedish, German and Irish bands with more to come. The current line-up can be seen below,

Zatokrev (Switz), Old Corpse Road (Eng), Galvano (Swe), Ctulu (Ger), Rest, Putrefaction, Tome, From The Bogs OF Aughiska, Brains, Gacys Threads, Shardborne, Zealot Cult, ZhOra, Collosus Fall (Switz), Dark Matter, Pig Shackle (Eng), Three Hour Ceasefire, No Mans Land, Sirocco, Wound Upon Wound, World Statesmen, Far’n’Hate (Spain), Dead Label, Alright the Captain (Eng), Realistic Train, Pilgrimage, Dead Aeon, Uproot Chaos and Clurichaun.

It all takes place on Sunday, October 27th in Dolan’s and the event will be sponsored by Jagermeister and Bavaria. Ticket details and main headliner announcement will come over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on their official Facebook Event Page for updates.

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Into The Void Records: 1st Year Anniversary Celebration Tomorrow Night

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2012 by Tickets There

Dublin’s Into The Void Records turns a year old tomorrow and to celebrate, they’ve arranged a little shindig in The Pint featuring six different bands. Brains, Abaddon IncarnateAbaddon IncarnateAbaddon Incarnate, Mourning Beloveth, Cursed Earth, Twisted Mass and Psykosis  will take the stage from 20:15 to deliver over five hours of 100% guaranteed metal n’ noise.  Advance tickets can be purchased at Into The Void (3A Whitefriar Place, Dublin 8) for €10 or on the door for €15. Stage times for all acts can be found below.

Into the Void is the united effort of Sarlacc Productions, Underground Movement and Blind Men & Occult Forces as well as beloved local metal store/independent label, Sentinel Records after the latter closed its Temple Bar doors back in 2010. As well as selling the best in big name metal, the shop also focuses on underground and local metal as well as providing an intimate venue space and a tattoo studio. Basically it’s the greatest shop in Dublin.

For more detials, be sure to check their Event Page @ Facebook.

8.15 – 8.45 :: Psykosis
9 – 9.30 :: Twisted Mass
9.45 – 10.15 :: Cursed Earth
10.30 – 11.45 :: Mourning Beloveth
12.00 – 12.40 :: Abaddon Incarnate
12.55 – 01.35 :: Brains

Brains – Strange Meat (EP Review)

Posted in EP Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2010 by Tickets There


Recession or no recession, this country never stops producing good music and Cork band, Brains are the latest example of that. Formed in 2009, the band play what they describe as ‘blackened rock n roll’ which loosely translated means ‘American styled stoner rock / metal. Not that this comment really does the band justice because their debut EP, Strange Meat is packed with little gems and the odd one we’re still getting our heads around.

Wolfbeast opens things up and we still haven’t decided if we like it or not. It’s a strange one that slips between comical and pretty savage. The chunky bass, the Hammond organ and explosive guitars are excellent and the singer’s voice is powerful during the verses but something happens in the bridge and things go off course a little.  Maybe it’s just because the song is called Wolfbeast and we don’t know the band well enough to let them away it.

Second song 3ft Wide 7ft Tall was the other one we weren’t full sure about at first. Given a few spins though it quickly convinced us to keep going with this band. Opening with a doom, piano / guitar – slowed down black metal styled intro, the song quickly changes into a lighter pop rock styled verse before the booming guitars return for the chorus. Pretty funny in places but works well as a serious number because the music’s there to back it up.

Things really kick off with the guitar driven That Awful Witch which is chuck-full of dueling guitar leads, a funky chunky bass line and some very catchy hooks. An excellent number and a welcome sign that this band are not just here to sing about Wolfbeast and massive women (3ft Wide 7ft Tall isn’t about women TT, listen properly next time – Ed)….then again, AC/DC made a career out of doing that.

Black on Black really gets the full on, hard rock buzz going. Opening with another simple yet atmospheric bass intro, the song is once again filled with hooky guitars, riffs, a belting chorus and some dark fantasy lyrics. The guitar explosion at the end is reminiscent of the Thin Lizzy and sits perfectly well with the slowed down, seventies tone on the song.

Muddy Water opens with a riff that’s become synonymous with the band’s sound after just five songs. It gets a little repetitive but the song itself is great, broken down blues rock with some iconic dark metal sounds thrown in. Lovely guitar work and another credible song to make this a damn fine EP.

Things ain’t over yet however as the fine bumpkin (love that word) guitar intro to the EP’s title track kicks in. Strange Meat breaks the trend of the a crunchy bass intro and dives head first into a chaotic, raw guitar driven track. Tender moments, noisy moments – another winner.

Excellent EP, full of very enjoyable moments and definitely a band to watch if you’re a fan of seventies heavy metal or heavy rock. Like we said there’s a few moments in there where you’re trying to figure out which side you’re on but when Tickets There sees these guys live, we’ll be there singing along to Wolfbeast as loud as we can. Oh, and did we mention you can download it for free from This Location?