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Review: The Unleashed Festival DAY 01 – Live @ Fibber MaGees (16th August, 2013)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2013 by Tickets There

1175712_10151835602288200_447479861_nWhat is Ireland seriously lacking? That’s right, a proper metal festival – and some other stuff Tickets There doesn’t deal with. Unlike continental Europe and the U.K., Ireland lacks a serious metal festival despite obvious popularity for the genre. Perhaps M*D and @iken (I disguised their names ;)) are too flooded with Hip Hop/Hipster D4 elitists who lack the skills to see that almost every single metal show they host sells out, unlike many of their other ill-advised follies. So it falls to metal fans themselves to start things up and tonight, EHT have made a massive step in the right direction.

The Unleashed Festival is the first of what will hopefully become a much bigger annual festival. Three days boasting some of the best home-grown talent on offer. One day of the purest thrash from the meanest streets, one day of extreme metal and one day for the under-agers who need metal too. In essence, three days of metal that caters for everyone’s taste. Unfortunately this old fogey only managed the first night, but what a night.

960004_10151835604628200_548538767_nAnimator are first up for me tonight. It’s a special show for these guys as they officially launch their debut album, Blacklisted (review coming this week). Anyone that’s heard the record knows it’s bursting with instant classics and on stage, Animator have the chops to belt them out in perfect form. ‘In God We Trust’ steals their short set and sets the perfect tone for the night.

993996_10151835604098200_773772792_nExzeltic are up next and it’s special show for them tonight as well. Long-time guitarist, Connor Eustace has sadly parted ways with the band and has been replaced by Jamie Power. Despite this being the first major show for the new line-up, they pull it off with flying colours. Jamie steps up to the plate and delivers both new and older material with amazing technique.  ‘Breaker of Nations’ and ‘Agents of Chaos‘ truly stand out and with new material now appearing, you can expect to see more of Exzeltic over the next year. Connor’s presence will be missed, but the lads prove tonight they’re not going anywhere but forward.

1095107_10151519528321396_1610632817_nThe cavalcade of who’s who in the world of Irish trash metal continues with Edenfire.  The lads from Edenfire have been building steadily over the last couple of years, landing prominent support slots (including an opening slot with Exodus earlier this week) and raising their profile with every show. Live, they’re tight, focused and each one of them knows what they’re doing, a quality that is essential for thrash metal to work. Tonight is no different as they plough through a mix of tracks from their debut EP as well as other favourites. Edenfire are in the process of writing their debut album these days and it’s one well worth looking out for.

As the night rolls on, the large crowd swells, the pints turn to shorts and the terrifying, yet exciting sign of Buckfast begins. That perfect cocktail of merriness and early stages of ridiculous drunkenness serves as the warm welcome for the next band, Psykosis.

539698_10151835603683200_92292527_nTaking the stage to a packed house, Psykosis produce a hail of riffs, aggression and fun for the gasping, sweaty crowd. Along with Exzeltic, Psykosis are also playing tonight with a slightly adjusted line-up as Rats from Dichotomy fills in for Tony Corcoran on guitar. Fans fear not – it’s just temporary, but man; Rats can certainly  play. It’s incredible just how good these guys are. They blend everything that’s great about thrash metal and deliver it with youthful passion and fun. No sooner are the band on than the pit begins. Slowly at first before encapsulating the entire standing area. I’d love to give you the set they played but amongst the haze of Jameson and active pit participation, all I remember is bashing, ‘Toxic Fugitive’ and the best craic of the night. What a band and what a night. There’s only one thing left to do, enjoy tonight’s headliners GAMA BOMB.

gAMAbOMBGama Bomb have long reigned supreme as the heroes of the Irish thrash scene. They have international acclaim, a massive arsenal of material from their four albums including this year’s incredible output, The Terror Tapes. On stage the band are on fire. They tear through their set with unrelenting power to a packed house. Build-up of quality throughout the night has been jaw dropping, but Gama Bomb display those additional years of experience and bring the night home in awe-inspiring glory. Moshing, stagediving, celling climbing and madness are this writers final memories before the madness spills into Club Carnage downstairs. A long awaited, but very welcome return to Dublin for Gama Bomb and hopefully they’ll return before the ringing notes of ‘Terror Tapes’ and ‘Hammer Slammer’ fade out from my ear drums.

Well done EHT Promotions, what a triumph of a night! All the bands outdid themselves and showed the how strong the Irish metal scene is. With debut albums pending for most of tonight’s line-up, you can expect a very exciting few years on the horizon!

EHT Announce The Unleashed Festival

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, New Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2013 by Tickets There

1010198_539988596048812_351219175_n (2)Metal heads of Dublin; prepare to get excited as EHT are bringing us three days of thrash and death metal this summer. Fibber MaGees will host the event that’ll see thrash metallers Gama Bomb and the mighty Overoth headline. There will also be an under 18’s day of bands for those that can’t make the first two nights.

Line-up’s for the three shows are available below and there are just a few acts left to confirm. Tickets can be bought individually or a two day pass can currently be purchased for E20. A three day pass is currently being considered and TT will let you know when details have been announced.

Friday   August 16th (18+ Show) Saturday August   17th (18+ Show) Sunday August   18th (All Ages Gig)
Gama Bomb Overoth Death of a Salesman
Psykosis Xenocide Aesect
Edenfire Gacys Threads Awaken Dominion
Exzeltic Ilenkus Milestones
Edenfire Dead Like Me (France) Hollow Truth
Animator Emigra All The Kings Ashes
Snowblind Electric Taurus Stronghold
Doors : 6pm Castero Chemical Sacrament
Entry : €15 For Christ Sake Ambush The Empire
Axecatcher Requiem
  Specter Doors : 12pm
  *More BANDS TBA* Entry : €7
Doors : 6pm  
  Entry :€7

Fibber MaGees Announce 2 Night 21st Anniversary Bash

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2013 by Tickets There

BlackMetalCakeGuysFibber MaGee’s, the long standing Dublin metal mecca on Parnell St. is celebrating its 21st Anniversary this month. Since it’s the big one, they’re going for not one, but two nights of live music and drink promos. There’s also a mention of free booze – and you heard that here. Remember to come back and read other great stories here in thanks for us getting tanked @ Fibbers for nuttin’.

Anyways, both nights are at the weekend, it’s just €3 in both nights and did we mention drink promos? Oh, well then how about adding 14 bands to the list. Doors are at 8 both nights and the music kicks off at 8.30. List of bands and dates below.

PART I – Saturday: June 22nd 3 Hour Ceasefire, Taibhse, Theories Divide, Lace Weeper, Medz, Atominated, Seventh Age

PART II – Friday: June 28th Beltbuckle Overdrive, Jemson Green, Kerouac, Edenfire, Tanks General, Wolf Regime, Aggo-Culture

Club Carnage Presents: THRASH YOUR FACE OFF (Psykosis / Atominated + 4 More)

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

20130501-221217.jpgGoodbye livers and brain cells, hello THRASH YOUR HEAD OFF \,,/. With the Day of Decay coming up on June 1st at Fibbers, Club Carnage have now decided to make things extra gruelling; by announcing a mouth watering line-up of thrash metal for the day before.

Psykosis, Atominated, Animator, Visceral Attack, Exzeltic and Edenfire are all playing on the night and entry is just €6, doors are at 8.30 and there’s drink promos and late night metal galore. You’d be half psychotic to even think about missing this gig.

Just to note, this night will also serve as the launch night for Atominated’s new EP, ‘World Without Flesh. Praise The Lord for thrash metal \,,/

[ Videos will be added later ]

EHT Announce GAMA BOMB, Psykosis, Edenfire and More for Thrash Metal Bash @ Fibbers

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2013 by Tickets There

521809_10151533964327435_373124109_nEHT Promotions have just announced a thrash metal bash to end them all. This August, GAMA BOMB, along with Psykosis, Edenfire, Exzeltic, Animator and Snowblind will take over Dublin’s Fibber MaGees for a night of full on bullet belt mayhem. It all takes place on August 16th with tickets costing €15. Doors are at six so get there early.

Gama Bomb are currently gearing up for the release of their fourth album, The Terror Tapes which is out this Friday. Earlier this month the first single, ‘Terrorscope‘ was released on 7″ after initially being released as a free download in March. The artwork for Terror Tapes was designed by legendary horror artist Graham Humphreys (Nightmare on Elm Street / Evil Dead).

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.

Review: Psykosis / Exzeltic / Edenfire @ Club Carnage – Fibber MaGee’s (April 5th, 2013)

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2013 by Tickets There

20130408-005012.jpgMetal fans living in Dublin, drinking anywhere but Fibbers tonight are losing out (broke, sick, murderous fans excused), because when you get three bands like Psykosis, Exzeltic and Edenfire playing the same night together, it’s not something to skip. Club Carnage may not be the most packed venue of all time, but there’s a good strong crowd in to hear some of the best thrash metal Dublin has to offer. A night made even sweeter by cheap entry, cheap booze and more than enough room to mosh the Buckfast away \,,/

562339_10151591375713200_595606017_nEdenfire are just getting warmed up when TT reaches the venue. Only the second group on and already there’s an impressive crowd gathered around the front of the stage. The band sound strong, playing tracks from their debut EP and displaying skills that only come from the vast number of shows Edenfire have been playing over the last two years. Getting better with each performance and definitely ones to watch over the next year.

5958_10151591349468200_209870050_nEver since seeing this next band sweep through last year’s Wacken Metal Final semi finals; Tickets There has loved Exzeltic. In fact I’d find it hard to understand anyone who likes thrash metal not liking them. Adam, Connor, Neil and ‘Giller’ are four of the most talented, energetic and ferocious musicians on the scene today. With a small arsenal of songs at their disposal, Exzeltic has masterfully wielded their tracks into merciless destroyers. Extended solos played with extreme precision and unrelenting riffs pack their unfortunately short set with more power than you’re likely to see from any of the greats. Their bruising ‘Agents of Chaos’ and cover of Megadeth’s ‘Hanger 18 finish the night in epic style. Exzeltic are a new band with a lot to offer. Now we just wait until they’re ready for a full blown release. However tonight belongs to headliners Psykosis and they’re ready to light this place up.

482758_10151591349158200_1034823677_nI’ll be blunt – Psykosis are so good live its borderline ridiculous. This is the third or fourth time I’ve been able to catch them and each show sets the bar a little higher. They trump their excellent support bands in terms of performance, catalogue and skill together. Each song is delivered with flawless style and gut punching brutality. Yet the band still maintain and extremely relaxed, fun approach and are able to put on a stellar show without it seeming a challenge or like they’re going through the motions. Band interaction between songs and their best known hits saved till last (‘Toxic Fugitive’ and ‘Terror at 3am’!) complete a night of unbeatable metal.

543992_10151591348978200_1066333988_nWhat we got here…is some of the finest talent the Irish metal world has to offer; in the prime of their early days together. When these bands start releasing albums and touring extensively – there will be no stopping them. Anyone who like their Overkill, Megadeth, Slayer…etc, needs to get their asses down to the Pint, to Fibbers and anywhere else they play and support these bands before we lose them to the continent or the States. One incredible night from all involved.