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Bloodstock M2TM Irish Final – Preview

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2014 by Tickets There

10313485_311876778964689_6635778539738576005_nBloodstock-Festival-2014-Poster-With-Sophie-Stage-HeadlinersThe 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 to the world’s filth and be crowned legends for life. In short – it’s on!

Tomorrow night at Fibber MaGees, six of Ireland’s best and brightest underground bands will assault spectators, fans, friends and family in their hopes to play the Big B, alongside Megadeth, Down, Emperor and many more. Each of the bands has earned their right to go and now it falls on their followers and stage skills to push them through the final hurdle. We thought it might be fun to have a quick look at the six contenders and in absolutely no way show any bias Tickets There (*Cough PSYKOSIS) might have in the result.

IMG_8754AeSect: AeSect are, without a doubt, one of the best live bands in Ireland at the moment. They (some of them anyway) hail from close by my own homeland – the mighty…..mighty strange Longford and they have entertained me – none of you – many times with their solid, aggressive performances and heavier than sin tunes. You can’t flaw them, you can only love them. If you haven’t heard them you need to click THIS LINK now. Tis Friday after all, what else would you be doing other than learning about sexy sweet ass metal from Longford? (and Wicklow and Dublin).

Alpheidae: These guys, and I hate to say it, but these guys are not my cup of tea. They don’t seem to have anything to do with metal and instead come across like Coldplay meets Evanescence. I blame ten years of terrible pop indie and nu-metal for this latest attempt of the commercial skater world to water my beloved genre down. THEN AGAIN… they have a lot of fans, so I’m obviously in the minority which undermines my own opinion in the greater scheme of things and they’re very, very tight on stage. They’re not amateurs who can’t play – instead they’re extremely well rehearsed and have a lot going on. Time will tell on the staying power of this new form of metal but I’ll bet they gear up a lot more interest than I ever will. Look, I’ve already written more about them that I did AeSect! No doubt – a major contender for the top spot tomorrow.

525425_10151602106708200_118071200_nDead Label!: Another of the countries hottest bands and possibly one of the most interesting and successful of 2013. Can they repeat it in 2014? Hell yes they can! Anyone who saw their major live return with Gama Bomb a couple of months back couldn’t have been anything less than in awe of their new material. Heavy, crunchy… did I mention heavy? Sounding better than ever – well worth getting in for. Your life can only be poorer for missing them. Check out the video below- another band to get the taste buds going…metal taste buds for metal people (you can drop my Pulitzer in the post).

Killface: Now you’re talking. DUBLIN DEATH METAL at it’s best. Would you believe in all my years running this blog, I’ve only been lucky enough to catch these guys twice and both times they blew the roof of the place (the Pint has of course since reinstalled it’s roof, but mostly uninstalled it’s metal 😦 ). Killface are a cracking band with a lot of energy, good tunes and power to bring to the fold. I unfortunately don’t see them picking up the grand prize – but with Warpath’s success last year – at least we know death metal bands are major contenders for the title. I won’t mind eating my words on this one either way.

IMG_8777Psykosis: Ok, so why bother trying to lie? Pyskosis are Tickets There’s favourite metal band these days. They top an exceptionally long list and just bring it. They bring it so hard it’s difficult to believe they’re still underground. They have an album coming out this summer which makes me so excited I want to wet my pants and call my granny. Psykosis, Psykosis, Psykosis. They’ll play it loud and do us proud and I can guarantee my terrible writing is in no way reflective of how they play. Prove it you yell? well watch the video and check them our for yourselves. Soon you’ll be drowning in a sea of blood….sorry, what was the sea made from again? oh yeah…. BEER!

Theories Divide: A band I’ve heard, but never seen. I can’t speak for their live performances but I can tell their tracks are worth a spin. One of the those bands I’m still waiting to grab …so I’ve haven’t been grabbed yet and it’s no fault of theirs – all me. More listens will bring more love, it puts the lotion on it’s skin or else it gets the hose again.

So, there it is in a nutshell. Basically every band is brilliant and loved. They’re all competing and for the tiny, tiny, tiny price of €5 (€10 after 9pm) you could be there to witness each of on them at the top of their game. Doors open at 7,30 and Fibbers will have some tasty beverages waiting for you of course 🙂 Tickets There would like to wish ALL six bands the best of luck. May the mightiest metal monsters win!.

 

 

Bloodstock M2TM Final Line-Up Complete

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Tickets There

1798641_279019888917045_606263842_nAnother weekend, another semi-final for the Bloodstock M2TM Irish leg. After 72,823 preliminary rounds, just under half a million entrants and literally hundreds of euro taken in by Fibber MaGees – the final is finally (not semi-finally) upon us.

On Friday night, Theories Divide, Dead Label! and Killface beat out competition from Skewered, Aeolian, Crossfire and Legion of Wolves to take their places in the Bloodstock M2TM Irish Final where they’ll compete against Semi-Final A winners Psykosis, AeSect and Alpheidae.

All six semi-final winners will compete in the grand final this Saturday at Fibbers for their chance to play this years Bloodstock Festival. Doors on the night will open at 8.00pm. Good to luck to all and c’mon my favourites Psykosis, Killface and AeSect!…and Dead Label :p All the details can be found on the Facebook Event Page.

Seriously though – these competitions are a great way of discovering new bands (and established bands) from around the country. The more rounds – the more new names you can add to your playlists.

VADER Announced For Waterford

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Tickets There

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Unfortunately WARPATH have had to cancel their appearance at this event. CMP will announce a replacement headliner soon.

*Original Article*

Yes, you really did read that correctly. Cunning Metal promotions have booked legendary Polish death metallers, VADER to play the last ever show at Waterford’s Forum venue. Not much notice on this so focus…

VADER will headline the South East Metal Fest on March 28th at the Forum and they won’t be alone. CMP have lined up a serious list of supporting bands including Dublin’s own WARPATH, Animator, Atominated, Dead Label, Uproot Chaos, All The Kings Ashes and One Shoot Kill.

Stand by for Ticket details – in the mean time, HELL YEAH!

GAMA BOMB Fibbers Show – This Friday!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2014 by Tickets There

1511702_10202510353194025_395454222_nCan you smell it? The blood, the beer, the sweat and metal goodness! GAMA BOMB’s return to Fibber MaGee’s is so close you can almost taste it.

This Friday, March 7th – EHT presents the greatest show on Dublin’s heavy metal calendar for 2014. As if GAMA BOMB weren’t enough, you’re also going to get PSYKOSIS, DEAD LABEL, AeSect, Hollow Truth, Katabolisis and Crossfire. Seven incredible bands, one incredible price and all manner of drink offers to boot. Oh, and the weekly Club Carnage is on afterwards for all those left standing – basically, the wimps and want to be journalists who don’t have the balls to pit it out for these guys.

…I’m going to be killed on Friday, aren’t I? Well – see you there.

*UPDATED: GAMA BOMB TO MAKE DUBLIN RETURN

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2014 by Tickets There

1012242_10152100201687435_1702815403_nCan you believe it? Dublin, we’re in for another night of GAMA BOMB! Anyone who attended the mighty UnLeashed Festival at Fibber MaGee’s last August will remember the incredible performance put on by the GB and they’re coming again for round 2 of the Terror Tapes Tour.

E.H.T. are again promoting the night which is happening on March 7th upstairs in Fibbers (Venue changes from Voodoo Lounge to Fibbers). Entry is €5 and support will include Psykosis, Dead Label, AeSect, Hollow Truth and Katabolisis. Exactly! what sort of a total f***tard would you have to be to miss this show? Probably as bad as Tickets There when we missed the Season’s Beatings show last month. Anyways…

March 7th – carve it into the arm and make sure it doesn’t heal before the night. See you there!

Happy New Year from Tickets There

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2014 by Tickets There

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Bc-Y3hAIcAASH1vTickets There would like to wish all of our readers, commenters, followers and all the many amazing bands we love so much a very happy new year. 2013 was epically epic and 2014 is looking even stronger.

Before the first proper 2014 post (and yet another Tickets There reboot begins), I’d like to thank Psykosis, Warpath, Exzeltic, Overoth, Animator, Killface, Zombified, Dead Label, Gama Bomb, EHT Promotions, DME, Donnchadh from WMB Ireland, Dan and all the folks from Carnage, Slayer, Exodus, Death, Leonard Cohen, ASH, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, KISS, Slash, Reckless Love, Crashdiet, Twisted Sister, Helloween, Napalm Death, Whitesnake, Danzig, Testament, Metallica, Jameson, Guinness, Jägermeister, Buckfast, Trooper Beer, Fibber MaGee’s, Gypsy Rose, McKenna’s Dun Laoghaire, everyone at HELLFEST, The Academy, all the cool folks in the Odyssey (except A-hole security and Stalin like measures of control) and my girlfriend (co-conspirator) Dee for an amazing year of gig going, good times and drunken shenanigans.

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.

Review: WARPATH / Dead Label / Psykosis / Vile Regression / Only Fumes & Corpses + More @ Fibber MaGees (April 13th 2013)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by Tickets There

549127_10151602107258200_84724036_nAny night spent at the WARPARTY is always going to deliver chaos, drinks and a rake of great tunes from one of Ireland’s leading metal bands. Tonight though, the mighty Warpath are getting support from sixteen other Irish groups, all playing varying styles of metal. Everything from Thrash, Death metal, hardcore, punk and Groove is catered for tonight and the drinks are flowing! Almost eight hours of metal, played out over two stages for the amazingly cheap price of €5. Fibbers, are you ready?

Things are in full swing when TT arrives. Clurichan are courting the upstairs crowd and sounding much stronger than this time last year when I last saw them. Their bassist (Tommy Buckley) still looks like a member of the Stone Roses, but no harm seeing one person stand out. After drinks are reigned in, it’s time to leg it downstairs and catch the end of By Conquest or Contest. These guys come from Belfast and TT is interested in seeing how they progress over the next couple of years. For now the lads sound good, play well and keep the crowd happy. Next time i hope to say a lot more about them, but right now it’s time for Psykosis!

532054_10151602106923200_959045676_nPsykosis were a late addition to tonight’s line-up, but the lack of notice doesn’t phase the lads. Even repeated sound issues, a missing microphone and lack of backing vocals doesn’t stop them shredding their way through an abbreviated set packed with crowd favourites. ‘Toxic Fugitive’ gets the mosh pit off to an early start while closers, ‘Terror At 3am’ and ‘Driller Killer’ send bodies, drinks and any thoughts of paced drinking out the window. Excellent performance as always; capped by the promise that they’ll be back to play their own headlining show soon.

555768_10151602106738200_1794130029_nThe next few hours are filled with wandering between stages, great music, the bar and Fibber’s overly appealing catacombs and smoking area. Upstairs Aesect are thundering through an impressive set. Having never seen them live before, their show is an attention grabber. They have a great sound and are definitely worth a second, third look. After that we get treated to some hardcore courtesy of Galway’s finest, Only Fumes & Corpses. TT first discovered these lads back in the MySpace Review days and after some initial hesitations, we grew fond. OFAC put on a strong show, blaring out positivity, killer riffs and energy by the bucket load. At this stage though, drink is needed.

548878_10151602107223200_1428710560_nWith some lineup changes, the order of things starts to misalign and instead of Spitting Bones, TT stumbles upon Murdock, a noisy punk hardcore three piece from Offaly. Unfortunately these guys just don’t do it for TT, but their show is undeniably full on and becomes more difficult to walk away from as it goes on. Both guitarist (Aidan Cunningham) and bassist (Michael Keyes) spend copious amounts if time playing from the crowd, wrecking mic stands and generally keeping things interesting. The music may not be our thing, but the show is fun.

525425_10151602106708200_118071200_nBack upstairs Vile Regression punish their fans with a blistering show. These boys have been around long enough to perfect their stuff and tonight there’s no doubt their fanbase will increase. Next up is Dead Label and they’re just what’s needed to keep things going more than six hours into this show. The floor packs up as they take stage and lead us closer to tonight’s headliners. Dead Label pack their set with tracks from their debut album, Sense of Slaughter which they released earlier this year. New single, ‘Are You Ready to Kill?‘ Adds an extra boost of energy towards to end of their set before things finish off with just one band left to go.

It’s been said before and it’ll be said again; Warpath are a juggernaut on this country’s metal scene. It’s only been a little under two months since TT last caught them onstage and that’s far too long to go without. After recently performing in Norway at the Inferno Metal festival, Darren, Dario, Karl, Eoin and Joe are back and ready to raise hell, fists and pints in their mission to blow all the other bands away and end the night with a vicious assault on the ears. With the downstairs stage now closed, it’s time to party!

541462_10151602107123200_1768076710_nMunting Season’ opens a set evenly packed with crowd favourites from their two studio albums (2007’s Gorefare and 2010’s Malevolent Reprisal), as well as a couple of new tracks to whet our appetites as we wait for album number three. ‘The Red Mist’ and ‘Extreme Rendition’ continue to punish the swelling crowd and the fatigue from those first seven hours seems to wear off. As the heat rises on and off stage, the band treat us to ‘Brutal Paralysis’ before performing a new track entitled, ‘Shackled to the Chains of Command’. Two more trips to Malevolent Reprisal follow before 2012’s ‘preview song’, ‘Infectors’ gets an airing. Judging by these tunes, there is nothing about Warpath’s material that shows any hint of slowing down…as if anyone expected it to.

485185_10151602107393200_1930162149_nTaking a break to down some luscious Buckfast, Darren remarks on the appearance of the band’s old bass player up the front and the heat of the venue, before kindly instructing us to form the biggest pit of the night and tear the place apart! Of course we all oblige as the band belt into ‘Skinned and Salted’, ‘Point Blank Execution’ and ‘Gorefare’ which bring us closer to the end of the night, extreme alcohol poisoning and chronic dehydration…but they’re not done yet. Darren reflects on the passing of Hate bassist, Slawek “Mortifer” Archangielskij (R.I.P.) last week and dedicates a cover of Deicide’sWhen Satan Rules His World’, which sees another pit explode in front of the stage and Warpath bassist, Eoin Dunne, get in on the action (losing a t-shirt in the process). The band get the go a-head for one last tune and bring the house down with ‘Demonic Possession’, wrapping up more than eight hours of incredible music from some of the best groups you could spend a night listening to. Excellent, excellent show that would be hard to beat, even form the most accomplished bands in the industry.

..and apologies to Eoin, I owe you a t-shirt 🙂

Dead Label Release ‘Are You Ready to Kill?’ Video

Posted in Music, New Music with tags , , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by Tickets There

Kildare’s noiesest three piece, Dead Label, have just released a new video for their tune, ‘Are You Ready to Kill?’. Check it out below (and remember – Dead Label play Fibber’s this Saturday, April 13th with Warpath, Psykosis, Edenfire and 14 more.

EHT PROMOTIONS Presents: Warpath + Dead Label + Vile Regression + Only Fumes and Corpses + Aesect + 13 more @ Fibbers, April 13th

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by Tickets There

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Yes, seriously! 18 bands, two stages, a fiver in and loads of drink promos! That’s the name of the game at Fibber MaGee’s on April 13th as metal comes to town. For anyone that thought the Dublin Day of Decay was the next big day out, welcome to hell!. There’s quite a few names so I’ve posted the names and stage times for each act below. Went through all the effort of copy and then paste to get that info to you so please take the time to read it. Of course I didn’t forget the amazing drink promos either.

April 13th @ Fibbers. See you there! For more information, check out the Facebook Event Page.

UPSTAIRS STAGE-

WARPATH 12:15 – 01:00
DEAD LABEL 11:30 – 12:00
VILE REGRESSION 10:45 – 11:15
ONLY FUMES & CORPSES 10:00 – 10:30
AESECT 9:15 – 9:45
DEATH OF A SALESMAN 8:30 – 9:00
EDENFIRE 7:30 – 8:00
AGGRO-CULTURE 6:45 – 7:15
ATOMINATED 6:00 – 6:30

DOWNSTAIRS STAGE-

SPITTIN BONES 11:00 – 11:30
MURDOCK 10:15– 10:45
HORNETS 9:30 – 10:00
BY CONQUEST OR CONSENT 8:45 – 9:15
CORROSIVE MACHINE 8:00 – 8:30
PSYKOSIS (replacing Zero Tolerance) 7:15 – 7:45
NEW AGE EXTINCTION 6:30 – 7:00
HOLLOW TRUTH 5:45 – 6:15
STRONGHOLD 5:00 – 5:30

Late Night DJ after the bands finish to close

DRINK PROMOS:

Vodka/Paddy Powers + Mixer €3
Pints from €3.70
Shots: Jager/Mickey Finns €3
Beer Pitchers from €11
Pitcher JD/Captain Morgan’s /Cocktail €16
3 Jager or Agwa Bombs €10
Bottle of Buckfast €12

Date: Saturday April 13th 2013

Venue : Fibbers Parnell Street, Upstairs & Downstairs Venue

Admission : €5 or €2.50 with Gospel Of The Horns Ticket stub

Doors : 5pm

CURSE THE GODS OF SUMMER II – First 12 Bands Announced!

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2012 by Tickets There

In the mood for some bloody summer metal, mayhem and carnage? If yes, then Crunch Metal Productions have you sorted. This July sees the second instalment of the (best named metal event series ever) ‘CURSE THE GODS OF SUMMER’ mini-festival. 13 bands, 1 day, 1 venue, drinks promos, summer BBQ and lots more await you at one of Ireland’s best value music events.

The first twelve bands have been confirmed and among them, some of Ireland’s most aggressive, hard hitting, guitar shredding, ear bleeding rock monsters including Warpath, Dead Label, Psykosis and Only Fumes and Corpses. It all kicks off at 2pm, July 14th, The Pint, Eden Quay, Dublin.

Did we mention entrance is only €5? 13 bands, BBQ, stalls, drinks promos and no massive walking about….can’t really beat that can you? Full list of bands announced so far can be found below. Visit the official Facebook Event Page for more details.

Confirmed Bands: Dead Label, Fuckhammer, Fuckhammer, Katabolisis, Killface, Mental Deficiency, Only Fumes and Corpses, Phalmuter, Psykosis, Rites, Three Hour Ceasefire, Warpath, ZhOra + 1 More band

Edenfire E.P. Launch Night & Guests Announced

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , on May 23, 2012 by Tickets There

The June Bank Holiday is looking better with a city stopping showcase of Irish metal. On Saturday, June 2nd; Dublin’s Edenfire launch their new EP and they’re bringing a few friends with them to get the job done right and proper.

Support on the night comes from Dead Label, Animator and Tickets There favourites; EXZELTIC. It all takes place at The Pint, June 2nd and entrance is only €5 on the door. CD’s of the new E.P. will also be available on the night for an additional €5.

Initially formed in 2003, after a few different iterations 2010 saw the best line up so far settled upon with Dan Monaghan (Guitar & Vocals), Tony Murphy (Bass & Vocals), Paul Murphy (Guitar) and Steven Maloney (Drums). Fusing a combination of melodic and thrash metal, Edenfire are a mainstay in metal gigs in Dublin. This is the first E.P. the band has recorded and it was made @ TrackmixTrackmix Studios earlier this year.

Dead Label: Debut album ‘Sense of Slaughter’ out Feb 13th

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

Kildare’s nosiest three piece, Dead Label, are releasing their debut album, Sense of Slaughter on Rising Records this Monday, February 13th. The release follows last years ‘Dead Label EP’ and will kick of 2012 will a little brutality of lead single, ‘Sense of Slaughter’ is anything to go by. In addition to this, the band have been announced as one of the first booked for Hail The Gods of Summer II which takes place in The Pint on July 14th 2012.