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DARKEST ERA Announce New Album Release Date

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

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Enniskillen Celtic metal five piece …three of which have dark hair, one blonde and another two seemingly between brown and reddish, DARKEST ERA have announced plans to release their second studio album. Sorry, sick of typing out the usual where they’re from and a quick genre label.

Severance is the follow up to 2011’s The Last Caress of Light and will hit shelves on June 13th in Europe and July 3rd in the US. Darkest Era have teamed up with Cruz Del Sur Music for the release and the album will come in CD, Online and Vinyl formats. Let the mouths start to water…..

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UPDATED: Sinate Announce Irish Shows

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by Tickets There

1653730_531185490330330_1957489433_nNew Zealand thrash / death metallers SINATE have announced two Irish shows as part of their 2014 European tour later this year.

The group will first be heading to the lovely Belfast before making their way to Dublin the following night to hit up (where else?), Fibber MaGees. Locals Syphor will support both dates with additional guests in Dublin including Legion of Wolves and 2 more TBC.

  • 22nd of August – Limelight 2, Belfast (Changed from Charlie’s Bar – Enniskillen).
  • 23rd of August – Fibber MaGee’s – Dublin.

Tickets will set you back €8. JD Metal Promotions are arranging the show and you can follow updates on the Facebook Page.

Review: Gargantuan – Declarations of Gore

Posted in EP Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , on April 4, 2013 by Tickets There

66114115-1For those who don’t know, Enniskillen was once home to a might record shop called ‘Island Discs’. In its day, island Discs was the mecca of the North West for all things hard rock and metal. Anything demo/bootlegged or hard to find was always to be found in Island and generally at a decent price. It was a gathering ground for every rock/metal fan in the town and the surrounding counties. It’s no surprise that Enniskillen is now in the habit of producing some quality metal, first with Darkest Era and now Gargantuan (and
many more I’ve still discover I’m sure).

Formed in 2008, the death metal quartet has spent the last four years furiously touring Ireland with some of the major players from the Belfast and Dublin scene. They released their debut EP, Gargantuan EP in 2010 and now they’re ready to take things to a new level. Declarations of Gore is the band’s second EP and there’s no denying they’ve made some serious progress in the last two years. While the Gargantuan E.P. was a powerful adversary that nicely fused together many of the bands death / technical metal influences, it pales in comparison to Declarations of Gore. The songs on the first EP had the intensity, the power but seemed to lack a direction (except Sticky Trigger Finger; that song gallops down the headphones).  That’s all over now as opening tune, ‘Hell Unearth’, thunders through the speakers with unstoppable fury. It introduces honed skills, a sharper direction and a harmonious mix of their influences and own unique style.

‘Kathartic Bloodletting’ pulls back into a brooding, intimidating mangle of restrained riffs and classic death / brutal metal structure. Less full frontal aggressiveness on K. Bloodletting is evened off when ‘I Rot’ hammers in. A concoction of death and black metal, I Rot is disjointed in structure, at times drawn out, but the power and intensity of the verse and bridges makes the song an authoritative piece for this EP. ‘Math Murder’ brings a little more doom back into Gargantuan’s sound. Slow and mighty at the start, you’re quickly thrown into a private pit of intensity. The EP ends with the forceful ‘Necrosis‘. Here the band just let loose with rampaging aggression. No long bridges, no melodic pit stops – just full on war for the ears. Excellent finish from a truly promising band. They’ll be down in Dublin for a show on June 1st at the Dublin Day of Decay so make sure you stop by and check them out.

Congrats to Gargantuan – Molten Metal Battle Finalists (NI)

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by Tickets There

Another congrats this morning thanks to Donal who filled us in on the Northern Ireland Molten Battle of the Bands semi-final. It’s been confirmed that Enniskillen locals, Gargantuan, have made it through the finals in London after picking up the top spot in Belfast last Friday.

Not a band TT has previously been familiar with bit a few spins in and they sound like pretty hard hitting death metal – expect a review in the near future. They join Dublin semi-finalists, Psykosis, and some other English bands who hope to compete in the grand final in London…… date TBC. Best of luck to both bands, TT will expect a first place finish for Psykosis and second for Gargantuan J