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Into The Void announce store closure

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Tickets There

246440_567305073288833_1384730772_nSad news for Dublin’s metal community as Into the Void have announced they’ll be closing doors at the end of the year. The shop opened in 2011 after the closure of Sentinel Records  in 2010. The shop is the  united effort of Sarlacc Productions, Underground Movement and Blind Men & Occult Forces as well as Sentinel Records. It has specialised in promoting underground acts since it’s inception and will leave a very deep hole for up and coming bands in the city.

They’ll be announcing a closing party soon but in the mean time make it your mission to visit the store, spend a few shillings and discover one of Irish metal’s hidden gems. We’ve lost too many haunts now so get out, support your scene and be happy. Also give them a like on Facebook to follow further updates on the store’s physical and metaphysical future.



Phantom FM: Metal Notes Final Broadcast Announced

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , on February 18, 2014 by Tickets There

MetalnotesWell you’ve probably all heard the news over the past few days about Phantom FM. Due to falling revenues, the station has announced most people are to be let go from the station, a possible name change and a move to pre-programed playlists. Basically a glorified Spotify except you can’t choose the music.

The saddest part for metal fans is the beloved 2 hours on a Monday we all bask in is coming to an end. DJ Ray McGowan has hosted Metal Notes for many years and given opportunities for local bands to stand shoulder to shoulder with more established international acts. Considering there are very few outlets that make that possible in this country, this will be a major loss.

Ray, thank you for all the times I listened to the show. Despite you not responding to my first ever shout out on Facebook last week I w0n’t hold it against you. Seriously though you will be missed by a lot of metal heads in the country and thank you for everything you’ve done  for the scene.

The final Metal Notes will be broadcast on March 10th. Make sure you tune in and wish the team  well.

Ray this is for you,

It’s Oh so Quiet….

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , , on May 18, 2011 by Tickets There

This is what happens when you leave the internet for a while, things go arse ways! Yesterday I logged through the phone for a quick peak at the news and what did I discover? One of my favourite Irish Music Blogs, Harmless Noise, is closing down forever. The blogs owner, chief architect and all-round voice of music, Naomi McArdle, has decided to wind down the blog and apparently her writing career for good.

Beginning on the Hotpress blog ‘Off Her Rocker’, Nay started Harmless Noise in 2009 and within a very short space of time, had etched out a highly regarded position for her-self amongst the Dublin music scene. Over the past two years she has strived to find, promote and love as many of our home-grown talents as possible. She always has a good ear (aside from Bats, I won’t give in Nay!) and always set the standard for getting out and going to see these bands in person.

Nay has put up with some hard times over the past two years but the support she’s received from her readers and the bands she strives to promote shows that blogging is beneficial to the music scene, as there are very few main stream outfits who are bothered giving these bands any coverage. Her blog is a bench mark for all serious bloggers if they want to achieve their goal of properly publicizing our own bands and artists. Her unmeasurable hard work and sacrifice to keep the blog going, in good times and bad, is a testament to her love and devotion for Ireland’s music scene.

Of course it wasn’t boredom or lack of interest or love that’s brought Harmless Noise to a close, it wasn’t even the occasional fruitcake that pops up on all blogs at one time or another. Nay has no shortage of love for what she does and is more than capable of handling the masked nastiness of the internet’s troll community. I won’t go into the reasons as it’s not my business and you’re better reading it for yourself on Harmless Noises’ last ever post located here: This Is The Last One I Will Spin   

Harmless Noise will be sorely missed by her friends, her readers but most importantly the bands she worked so hard for. There is now one less credible, hard working source out there to find and write about our music, closing that window of opportunity to younger artists just a little bit more, as if it wasn’t hard enough for them already.

To Nay we say good luck and we hope to see you back soon!