Archive for Dublin Metal Events

DME To Announce Announcement about an up and coming Announcement

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Tickets There

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Exciting news for Dublin metal fans as our main supplier of non-Point Depot filling mania have some exciting news to announce. Unfortunately though, fans will have to wait days to find out what the news is as DME are only in a position to hint that they will announce an announcement over the coming week.

Inpatient fans flooded the DME Facebook page this morning and inundated head honcho, Fergal ‘H’ with names, hoping desperately to receive a confirmation. Using a sophisticated formula, assisted with lashings of logic, history, hope and pant wetting excitement – fans proposed names, tours, possibilities, theories, counter-theories, arguments and naked hostility in the hopes and forcing DME into a position where it no longer makes sense to keep things secret. Unfortunately the responses were giving away no clues, but that didn’t stop the guessing.

It’s got to be Cannibal Corpse, Revocation and Aeon”, proclaims Stephen from Ballybrack. “They’re playing Europe in October, November and December and they’ve days off before the tour, after Helsinki, Gothenburg, Madrid, Lilli, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Nova Gorica and Uden. Plus six of those dates fall on a full moon which is 85.72% of the free days which corresponds to the number of full moons on free days on two of the past three times they’ve played here. It’s fucking obviously got to be them!”.

DME were not immediately available for comment on the matter, but Paul from Raheny offered a different opinion.

2014-evile-724x1024Cannibal Corpse me bollocks”, he writes. “Everyone knows they never play shows in Ireland that close to Cambodia’s Coronation Day when the year is dividable by two. It’s more than likely the Evile show is just being pushed out another twenty four months and reduced down to €0.36 entrance”.

With days to wait, the comments section on DME’s wall is likely to get more and more vicious as impatience, hormonal angst and metal hostility fuse together in a possible rampage of internet troll-ism and terror. Facebook admins are advising patient followers to temporarily disable alerts for new messages until the full announcement has been revealed.

ONSLAUGHT Announce Dublin and Belfast Shows

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

1926929_607312112670858_767121971_nDublin Metal Events have confirmed ONSLAUGHT are coming to Dublin. The Thrash pioneers are touring last years VI album and will hit Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge on July 13th, followed by a show in Belfast’s Limelight the following night.

With them on tour will be ARTILLERY and HATRIOT. Tickets are priced €20 and can be purchased from tickets.ie and ticketmaster. Check out the event page for a special Facebook sales link that won’t charge fees 🙂

Facebook Event Page

BREAKING NEWS: Overkill to Play Dublin

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2014 by Tickets There

This is actually breaking news…. honest..

893030_572580812810655_1783382037_oThe legendary OVERKILL are coming to Dublin this year to play what we believe (correct if needed) to be their very first show on Irish soil.

They’re set to take over the Academy on March 15th to deliver a night of new material (which is awesome) and classics (which are also awesome) and bring some tasty support in the form of Xentrix and Skeletonwitch. Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster priced €26.50 inc fees.

For all the latest, keep an eye on the Event Page.

NAPALM DEATH Added to Children of Bodom Show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Tickets There

1093864_512709502131120_1258127318_oDME – obviously totally pi$$sed off with our original short post about Children of Bodom’s October show have gone and done something very, very special – Cleary to prompt a more meaty post from yours truly. Why else would they do it? To appease the great unwashed? I think now.

English legends and metal veteran alumni, Napalm Death, have been added as very special guests for the COB show on October 10th. Anyone that read the TT Report on this year’s HELLFEST will know we only really took note of ND a few months back and a chance to see them, again so soon is very, very welcome.

Also added to the bill are Insomnium and Medeia. All happens in Vicar St. on October 10th.

There DME, there you go. Are you happy now? Is that enough to finally end this? I can’t keep living like this and I can’t be expected to write big long drawn out posts that have little or nothing to do with music. You can’t expect anymore!

(Napalm Death – HURGH!)

Lordi Return to The Button Factory in May

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Tickets There

858563_444373348964736_486886228_oFinnish Eurovision legends, Lordi, will return to Dublin’s The Button Factory on May2nd as part of their ‘Tour Beast or Not Tour Beast’ European trek this year.  The band are set to release their new album, ‘To Beast or Not to Beast’ (see where the tour tile is coming from?) in March.

Tickets are on sale now from all Ticketmaster outlets, Into The Void Records and Sound Cellar priced €25. Since we didn’t get to see GWAR last time, this will just have to do. Follow the official Dublin Metal Events Event Page on Facebook for latest details on support.

Kreator Are Academy Bound

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Tickets There

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German thrashers KREATOR are coming to Dublin in April. The ‘Coma of Souls’ legends will storm the Academy as part of their Phantom Anti-Christ tour on April 26th. Joining them on the night will be EVILE + XENTRIX. Tickets are on sale now from all Ticketmaster outlets, Into The Void records and Sound Cellar priced €27.50. This is an 18+ plus show.

  • Kreator (plus Evile and Xentrix: April 26th – The Academy. Please see the official Facebook page for more details.

EXODUS Announce Dublin Show

Posted in Gig Listing with tags , , on February 19, 2013 by Tickets There

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Banned by Disney and they still bounce back for more \,,/ Amazing news for all thrash metal fans out there. The mighty Exodus have announced a Dublin show for this August! No you haven’t died and gone to Wacken. This is really happening.

The ‘War is my Sheppard’ legends will hit the Button Factory on August 12th. Tickets are on sale now from all Ticketmaster outlets priced €25. Bring it!

Voivod Announce Dublin Show for October

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , on September 4, 2012 by Tickets There

Canadian (Well, Québec to be more specific) legends, Voivod¸ have announced a show at Dublin’s ‘The Village’ on October 6th (yes, a Saturday! Can you believe it – we can get polluted drunk!).  The band are planning a major European trek in support of their sixteenth album, ‘Target Earth’.

Tickets are only €20 inc fees from http://www.tickets.ie, http://www.ticketmaster.ie & outlets nationwide, Sound Cellar and Into The Void Records – on sale now!

Support is still TBC but for all the latest, visit Dublin Metal Events ..ehm, event page on Facebook (Click here)

Now let’s all say it together… VOIVODDDDDDDDD

Hank Williams III Announces 2012 Dublin Date

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , on February 22, 2012 by Tickets There

This is what you call very good news. Hank Williams III, grandson of the legendary country and western performer, has announced he’s coming to Dublin’s Button factory on June 24th 2012. The country hero, doom master and all out tattooed outlaw is schedule to play a three hour set starting at 19:30 with no opening acts, nuttin’ except the man himself in full glory.

Tickets are ridiculously cheap for a musician of this calibre and will only set you back €20 and go on sale this Friday, February 24th. Dublin Metal Events are arranging the show so visit their event page for more details – D.M.E.: HANK3. If you save now, the gig works out at €0.16 a day! This is going to be a good one folks, TT is very happy. Oh what a feeling…

ICED EARTH Announce First Ever Irish Shows

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2012 by Tickets There

American metal heavyweights Iced Earth have announced their first ever Irish gigs. The group are currently touring their latest album, 2011’s Dystopia and will arrive on these shores to play Dublin’s Button Factory (August 7th) and Belfast’s Spring & Airbrake (August 8th). Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday @ 09:00 from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide priced €25 and £20 respectively (plus booking fees y’all).

7/08 – Dublin, IRE @ The Button Factory (Support TBC – Promoted by Dublin Metal Events)
8/08 – Belfast, N.I. @ Spring & Airbrake (Support TBC
– Promoted by The Distortion Project)

Ministry Announce Dublin and Belfast Shows

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

Industrial head’s day will be made by this morning’s announcement from Dublin Metal Events. The darkened souls from Ministry will take control of Belfast’s Mandela Hall on July 17th (Belfast show being promoted by The Distortion Project )and Dublin’s wonderful Vicar Street on July 18th. Tickets for both shows go on sale Monday, February 13th @ 09:00. Prices are below. For a full list of other up and coming D.M.E. events, please check This Sexy Ass Page

17/07 – Mandela Hall, Belfast (N.I.) – £29.50 + Booking Fee

18/07 – Vicar Street, Dublin (IE) – €32.50 + Booking Fee

Dublin Metal Events: Upcoming 2012 Shows

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by Tickets There

Dublin Metal Events have been busy as hell this year with 13 shows book between now and April, and they ain’t finish yet. The savagely cruel head honcho ‘H’ has promised a pretty tasty announcement for tomorrow after an earlier promise led to the announcement that W.A.S.P. will be returning to Dublin as part of their 30th anniversary tour.

Before that, there’s several other acts that will please all the hairy  leather ‘n’ denim brigade out there.  Few notes added to the ones Tickets There recommends if you’re looking to try something new. All dates available on the D.M.E. Events Page on Facebook.

Alestorm – 12/02/12 – The Pint
Krisiun + Malevolent Creation + Vital Remains – 14/02/12 – The Pint
The Devil’s Blood – 18/02/12 – The Pint
Alcest – 19/02/11 – The Pint

Fleshgod Apocalypse – 09/03/12 – The Pint
Stand Up And Shout – A Ronnie James Dio Tribute – 10/03/12 – Button Factory

  • Tribute night to the late great Ronnie James \,,/DIO\,,/. Seattle’s premier DIO tribute band will come and do their best at reminding you why we all miss the little fella so much. The disappointment from Heaven & Hell’s Iron Maiden support still runs deep; maybe this will go a little towards reconciliation. RIPDIO

Amon Amarth – 15/03/12 – Vicar St

  • Perhaps the only time it is ok for Vikings to return to Ireland. Amon Amarth will be bringing their Swedish rage to Vicar Street with DME promising us their full stage show is coming along for the rise. Heyyy hoooo – Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding!

Suffocation – 16/03/12 – The Pint

 Exhumed – 21/03/12 – The Pint

  • You take a little Death metal, a sprinkling of hardcore, some more death metal and the beatings of a thousand soldiers and you’ve got Exhumed. Now, despite some fans objections to the band becoming a lot more radio friendly and being play listed on a lot of morning and drive time shows, Tickets There thinks these guys do still credit their roots. Just because Ray Darcy likes them doesn’t mean you don’t have to!…..Tickets There will not be attending this show in case Matt Harvey tears TT’s head off.

April – Dec 2012


Obscura – 02/04/11 – The Pint
Absu + Impiety – 11/04/12 – The Pint
Orange Goblin – 20/04/12 – The Pint

  • You’ve got to ask yourself, ‘what else would ya be doing?’ Organge Goblin in town and you’re sitting at home with a tin, jacking off to Cristina Scabbia? Dude, get out of the house more and rock out to Rage of Angels, Blue Snow and  The Ballad of Solomon Eagle!!

Mael Mordha & Darkest Era – 27/04/12 – The Pint
W.A.S.P. – 25/09/12 – Vicar St

  • Tickets There we stupid enough to wait until 2010 to really get into the W.A.S.P. buzz but their show at The Academy was enough to seal us in as life time fans. The news that they’re coming back deserves a little post all of it’s own…..which it has….right …. HERE

Review: Reckless Love – Live @ Whelan’s, Dublin (Dec. 2nd 2011)

Posted in Gig Review, INTO-NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2011 by Tickets There

Is there anything better than glam metal? Def Leppard did it best (not open for debate), Guns N’ Roses made it dangerous and Bon Jovi tried to kill it; but 2011 sees a plethora of young bands revitalizing one of music’s most infamous genres. About bloody time!

In the thirty odd years since Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Guns N’ Roses and the likes took that old blues rock n roll, dumped a tonne of eye liner, Jack Daniels and explicit west coast sex into the mix; a lot has changed in the world. Geeks have taken over, bands ware scarves, converse, recycle like Germans and …God help us, Chris Martin and Thom Yorke are even considered rock stars. Don’t panic, there’s hope! Tonight, Finland’s extremely credible successor to Hanoi Rocks; Reckless Love are in Dublin to inject a little sleaze into our cold Irish blood.

Last year the band visited Ireland on their ‘Back To Paradise tour’ in support of their self-titled debut LP. Now they’re back with a new album, ‘Animal Attraction and a jump in venue; going from Crawdaddy to Whelan’s. A pint of the black stuff in hand, hair down; it’s time to rock n roll with openers The Dirty Youth who, if nothing else, manage to deliver a little ‘eazy on the eyes’ warm up. Not implying anything…. While we may not speak for everyone, this concert goer found it difficult to focus on their music right off due to the sight of their lovely lead singer Danni Monroe in short shorts. Yes, Tickets There likes short shorts. So, all’s well and they don’t sound bad either.

Taking the stage shortly after, tonight’s’ headliners easily manage to jump that all important step from opening act to main attraction. Pepe (guitars), Hessu (drums, crowd control) and Jalle (bass) take positions and kick into the group’s latest single, ‘Animal Attraction’. As the slow drums and feedback guitar fill the PA, lead singer Olli Herman slides on stage, teasing the impressive array of young Irish fillies lined up at the front. Despite some worries about Animal Attraction lacking in the balls department, Reckless prove the new material has just as much umpf as their standards, Animal Attraction and following track ‘Speedin’ deliver everything that’s good about the glam scene. Guitars, solos, speed and born-to-be-rock stars. ‘Badass‘ from their début comes next giving all fans the first major rallying point of the night. As calls come from the crowd for him to remove his shirt and a degree of tension from the ladies as he ponders it, Olli endorses the sound man and a few audience members to remove theirs first and start “to have romances together”. Ice firmly broken, let’s go.

The set is mostly taken from their new record with eight tracks getting an airing tonight. Born To Break Your Heart, Animal Attraction’s first single, ‘Hot’ and ‘Fantasy’ all get the band’s special live treatment and deliver a few instantly enjoyable riffs and chorus’s. The band blaze through tonight’s show with professional ease and arena style antics. Every pose, pout and kick are reminiscent of the greats; but revitalized with youthful energy from a band with a long career ahead of them.

Romance bring things back their full fighting harmonic best before the set gets rounded off with new tracks ‘Dirty Dreams’, ‘On The Radio’ and ‘Dance’. With the band fully in form and winning the crowd over with their new material, the return to their debut for the final pounding. ‘Wild Touch’ explodes from the PA like a panther, sounding stronger and more aggressive than any recording could capture. Returning for the encore, the band demand one final roar from the crowd before bringing it home with the cock rock-tastic ‘Beautiful Bomb’ and the anthematic ‘One More Time’. That’s twice Dublin Metal Events have had them over and hopefully they’re the first visits of many. Reckless Love are not a band you want to miss next time.

Reckless Love: Animal Attraction Released Tomorrow (Oct. 5th)

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , on October 4, 2011 by Tickets There

Finnish sleaze rock legends, Reckless Love release their new album tomorrow. Animal Attraction follows on from last year’s self-titled debut that launched the band on the world stage after several years of EP and single releases. It’s already receiving great reviews from across the globe but much to Tickets There’s regret we haven’t gotten our hands on a copy to review….yet, keep an eye out.

Animal Attraction is officially released tomorrow. If it’s anything like their first record it’ll be one of the hottest records of 2011. If you can’t find a copy in Dublin (you’re not looking hard enough!) then be sure to check out their Whelan’s gig on December 2nd. Tickets are on sale now through ticketmaster.ie priced €19.90 – All hail Dublin Metal Events

Check out the album’s track list and first single, ‘HOT’ below.

Animal Attraction – Track List:
1. Animal Attraction (3:26)
2. Speedin’ (3:52)
3. Born To Break Your Heart (4:00)
4. Hot (3:22)
5. Fantasy (5:11)
6. Dirty Dreams (3:31)
7. Dance (3:28)
8. Fight (3:04)
9. Switchblade Babe (4:56)
10. On The Radio (3:37)
11. Coconuts (4:05)

Dublin Metal Events: Upcoming 2011 / 2012 Shows

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2011 by Tickets There


The good folks over at D.M.E. (Dublin Metal Events) have an savage line-up of shows ready to suit the needs of every shot downing, leather wearing, long haired legend in the country. Whether you love rock, hard rock, glam rock, heavy metal, Celtic metal, black metal, death metal or sher, unadulterated gore infestation of the most ancient, alien-enslaving nature – DME got your back ya’ll.

Kicking us off is one of the foundation stones of Irish metal, Primordial. Celebrating two decades together, Primordial will be blowing the walls of the Academy this Saturday after an incredible year that’s seen them finally earn the respect they (and the Irish metal scene) deserve. Since it’s not TT’s cup of tea, we’re not going to bandwagon jump here – but it’s great to see an Irish act get some real recognition. It’s been twenty years, but incredibly enough it might just be the beginning.

Next big one on the TT Calendar (well actually, the first one on our own gig planner) – Norwegian black metal lovelies, 1349. Named after the year the Black Death gripped Norway, 1349 intend on re-igniting the flame of Lucifer in The Pint on October 15th in what will hopefully be a full on corpse-paint blood fest. Wonder how our Def Leppard love will go down with this crowd?

Second on our own planner (all dates listed below – no need to panic), Gorgoroth & Vader @ The Button Factory on November 12th. Now, TT doesn’t know a whole pile about Gotgoroth (aside from folks constantly saying they’re frickin’ amazing!) but we managed to catch Vader’s last Irish show in Whelan’s and that’s enough for us. Without a doubt Poland’s premier metal band and one you should do anything you can to see live.

The Quireboys introduce a little good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll into the line-up when they play Whelan’s on November 27th. Sing along with their classics and you can enjoy Belfast’s Million $ Reload, who’ll be joining them on the night as support. Both bands get a double TT thumbs up which, as you all know, is the highest mark of respect in the world!

Bringing us towards the end of 2011 will be two almost back to back hair metal bonanza nights. First up, The excellent Reckless Love who’ll be hitting Whelan’s on December 2nd for a night of hairspray, spandex and some of the best rock n roll classics ever to emerge out of Finland (Hanoi who now?). Again anyone that was at their Crawdaddy show will agree that this gig promises to be something very special. After that we get some Swedish glam rock from Crashdiet who’ll also be abringing local lads Eazy Tyger along for support. Anyone that hasn’t seen them in a while would do…alright to check out their regular show in Gypsy Rose as there’s a new singer and new sound…well, newish. Both nights promise to make for a great end to 2011 with one final surprise up DME’s sleeve…..

Beasts of the night, enslavers of men and the all-round overlords of the Universe – GWAR will be ringing in the New Year in chaotic fashion when they arrive on stage in Dublin’s Button Factory on Januray 17th to show people how gore metal and stage theatrics should be done. GWAR have always been the pinnacle of on stage extremity with January’s show promising to be one of the highlights of the decade, let alone the year. More details still to be confirmed for this one but D.M.E. are hoping to have this sorted later in the week.

So to sum up, we’re not exactly stuck are we? All tickets are on sale now from Into The Void Records and Ticketmaster.ie (and outlets nationwide) for all events (except GWAR for the moment) and you’ve also got shows from Onslaught, Christ Agony, Evile and Hail of Bullets just in case none of the above appeal to you (although you should ask yourself ‘what sort of person isn’t infatuated by GWAR?’. We say bad people!!). Full list of gigs is available below, keep checking D.M.E.’s official website for more details.

Band Venue Date
Primordial The Academy  24/09/2011
Onslaught The Pint 01/10/2011
Christ Agony The Pint 07/10/2011
1349 The Pint 15/10/2011
Evile The Pint 23/10/2011
Hail Of Bullets The Pint 05/11/2011
Gorgoroth & Vader The Button factory 12/11/2011
The Quireboys Whelans 27/11/2011
Reckless Love Whelans 02/12/2011
Crashdiet The Village 04/12/2011
   2012  
GWAR The Button factory 17/01/2012

W.A.S.P. Playing The Academy Tomorrow Night (Saturday, Nov. 27th)

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by Tickets There

That’s right folks, Blackie Lawless and the boys are hitting Dublin tomorrow night for the second time in less than a year. The boys are still touring their 2009 album Babylon but there’s plenty of older hits in there like On Your Knees, L.O.V.E. Machine, Chainsaw Charlie and many more to keep all fans happy.

Gig’s happening in the Academy and if the crowd at Exodus last week is anything to go by, then recession or no recession: this show will be packed.

Dublin Metal Events presents W.A.S.P. tomorrow night in The Academy, Middle Abbey Street Dublin tomorrow night with tickets priced at €23.50. Support from Shadowside.

That’s not all folks, D.M.E. have a pretty savage winter lined up for all you heads out there meaning Fibbers, Brux and Gypsy Rose won’t be going out of business any time soon. Here’s just a few of the shows they’ve got planned.

Napalm Death – The Village (Dec 1st 2010)
Support by: Immolation, Macabre & Waking The Cadaver

Municipal WasteWhelan’s (Dec 4th 2010)
Support by: Saviours & Ramming Speed

DecapitatedThe Village (Dec 11th 2010)
Support by: Nephridium and Zealot Cult

Anathema – The Village (Dec 18th 2010)
Support by: North Atlantic Oscillation

Entombed – The Village (Jan 29th 2011)
Support by: Morphosis & Two Tales of Woe

Nile – The Button Factory (Feb 11th 2011)
Support by: Melechesh

Accept – The Village (Mar 19th 2011)
Support by: TBC

Children of Bodom / Amon Amarth – Vicar Street (April 5th 2011)
Support by: TBC

All details for each show can be found on Dublin metal Events Official Website (Click here).

Meanwhile Tickets There will be the ones robbing the Exodus / WASP poster tomorrow!

EXODUS: Look What’s Coming to Dublin Next Month!

Posted in Music, Music Video, News with tags , , , on October 13, 2010 by Tickets There

Dublin Metal Events are brining the pain next month as legendary bay area thrashers Exodus arrive to destroy The Village and Dublin!

Exodus + Man Must Die takes place on November 20th at The Village, Wexford Street. Tickets are a handy €22 in advance or €25 on the door. A small price to pay for this little beauty alone.