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WARPATH to headline Winter Assault 2014

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

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10710701_659360664179478_5889293512895674715_nJD Metal Promotions have announced the headliners for this year’s Winter Assault and they haven’t disappointed. What better way to pass up three day old turkey and the dwindling stock piles of junk than by getting out into the crisp air and enjoying serious lashings of ye olde metal – WARPARTY style.

One of Dublin’s elite death metal bands, WARPATH will headline the night which will also feature Furnaze (Germany), the excellent Syphor, Axial Symmetry, Cursed Sun and more TBC.

It all goes down at Fibber MaGees on December 27th. Ticket prices and further line-up updates coming soon. Keep an eye on the Event Page for updates.

Merry f**king Christmas indeed!

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Fibber MaGees hold off Country & Western revamp

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , on July 7, 2014 by Tickets There

fibberds-1318881268Dublin heavy metal fans will be delighted this morning as Fibber MaGees have announced they are delaying their planned change in format. The iconic pub was undergoing renovations to re-launch this Friday as The Grand Ole Fibbers, a country and western themed bar that was hoping to cash in on the near half a million customers making their way to the big smoke for Garth Brooks in Croke Park this month.

In a statement released this morning, Fibber MaGees announced their decision is ‘regrettable’, but they don’t want to risk alienating one customer base before ensuring there’s another to pick up the pieces…again.

sadcowboyThis isn’t the first time Fibbers have dropped heavy metal in favour other musical flavours. In the past they’ve tried 90’s foam parties and laser discos, Alternative Malaysian symphonic movement stag parties, reggae and jungle beat mash up shot / wet t-shirt competitions and the Fibber MaGees Dusty Springfield Appreciation Centre and Grill. All have failed with Fibbers quickly returning to the one group that never truly abandoned them – metal heads. However, this change has been suggested as more exciting amongst regular patrons than previous attempts at change.

“Management have not been blind to the changes in the people drinking here on the weekends”, notes this mornings Facebook post. “There’s been more and more lads and ladies dressed in double denim that we realized they’re no longer interested in metal – they want country and we’re going to deliver.”

According to a statement on their Facebook page, Fibber’s will remain untouched until the Dublin Council make a final decision on the Garth Brooks shows. They’ve also re-hired former manager, David Lawlor, to head up the refurbishment and strategic customer re-focus. David has already commissioned a new promo video to show the pub’s new C&W atmosphere, wallpaper and, indeed, the wall to wall double denim.

 

Happy Birthday CLUB CARNAGE – CARNAGE FEST Tonight & Tomorrow

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

10472735_684423284957664_9086308779290459620_nThe site of countless drunken shenanigans, encounters, shots, bottles, buckie and lunacy – Club Carnage turns three today and they’re celebrating in style.

Carnage Fest is a two day event that’ll celebrate the club’s third successful year in operation and the fact that it has become the premier club night for metal fans in the capital. For three year’s they’ve promoted local bands, DJ’s, performers and provided a regular, low price, high craic night for metal fans to meet each other. Despite low turnouts from time to time, cancelations on the bill and general lack of funds these days – Carnage has remained constant and always given punters a good solid night for their buck.

Tonight’s show will be headlined by the mighty Dichotomy with Vile Regression, Dead Aeon and Visions of Apophis providing support on the upstairs stage. Meanwhile industrial fans can head to the cellar for full on DJ sessions and general urban terror dealings. Tomorrow’s show will take place upstairs and will feature sets from Motorheaders, S.F.U., Grande Royale, Devolted.

Venue is Fibber MaGees (or Fibbers if you’re inclined) and admission will be €6 each night. Usual drink promos and deals will apply. More details are available on the links below.

Happy Birthday guys and congratulations on reach three years!

Review: Snowblind & Axial Symmetry – Live @ Fibber MaGees (July 1st, 2014)

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on July 3, 2014 by Tickets There

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Axial Symmetry live @ Fibbers

Right, normally I wouldn’t be reviewing after shows because they involve a lot of drinking, spending quality time in smoking areas with people covered in sweat, booze and lord knows what else – plus the usual  general merriment and chaos. When you add the fact that this is a SLAYER after show – you can multiply all of the above by a hundred. Fortunately Tickets There is semi-sensible in our old age and we manage to hold things together quite well and show up when Axial Symmetry take the stage.

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Matt O’ Brien of Axial Symmetry

Axial Symmetry are a new one for us, but you can instantly see they’re out to impress. Singer Gavin Doyle commands the stage in a manner that demonstrates an obvious nod to some well know road trained heroes. He works the crowd well, hides his own excitement at the number of people in attendance and gets on the with the business of rocking out. In fact., he’s so good it takes about two or three songs for people to start realizing there’s no-one behind the drum kit for tonight’s show. Yes – Axial Symmetry don’t currently have a drummer in place apparently, but they succeed in performing a great show (despite the bass player’s headphones things – lose them pal, you’re not in Linkin Park). They’re young, they’re not quite there yet – but they’re definitely going in the right direction. We’ll be keeping an eye out for them on future bills.

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The mighty SNOWBLIND!

With the venue nicely warmed up and pints flowing – it’s time for the almighty mothers of funk, groove, stoner, heavy – all of the above and more METAL – Snowblind. If you’ve seen Snowblind, you’ve probably thought to yourself, “man – these guys are fucking insane! Why isn’t everyone in the world here to see them?”. Well Tickets There thinks the exact same thing every time we see them on stage. Despite having a bigger crowd than the last time we caught them at Carnage, they still play to a half empty room. This doesn’t phase the lads though as they plough through a savage set of covers and originals.  This is a band with extremely talented people, great songs and they have a shed loads of craic on stage. Go see them, go see them now!

By the end, memories of Slayer had almost become just that as Snowblind and Axial Symmetry nudged in and stole some of the thunder. Thanks to EHT for having us!

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.

WACKEN METAL BATTLE IRELAND 2014 FINAL Announced

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

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Summertime is fast approaching and that means festival seasons is almost upon us. That also means it’s time to find an Irish band on par with Coldwar, Warpath and Overoth and send them over to Waken Open Air to represent Ireland in the Wacken Metal Battle!

The final six bands were announced this morning after Megalomania Production (in partnership with Carnage Metalclub) decided to forego the usual semi-final rounds. Going for the competition are Alpheidae, Animator, Killface, Shardborne, Theories Divide and Zhora.

It all goes down in Fibber MaGees on June 7th. Entry is just €5 and you can follow all the latest updates on their Facebook Event Page.

 

EHT Announces Second UNLEASHED FESTIVAL

Posted in Festival News, Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Tickets There

10152466_10203010651101160_1445761242_nEHT have announced details for the second UNLEASHED FESTIVAL which is due to take place in Fibber MaGee’s this September. 28 bands have been announced so far with more to come. Once again the festival will take place over three days, with the third day being opened up for under age fans (no vodka, whiskey, tequila cocktails for you though – Ha!….my live hurts).

Sinocence, Malevolence and Sworn Against are topping the bills with some undeniably massive names from our local scene popping up over the three days, including Killface, Animator, Vile Regression, AeSect, Hollow Truth and many, many more. No details have been released on weekend tickets, but entry to the Friday and Saturday shows will cost a mere €8 each. Full line’s and dates can be viewed below. We’ll update you as more bands are announced and you can also follow updates from EHT on the Facebook Event page.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14 (ALL AGES SHOW)
SINOCENCE MALEVOLENCE SWORN AMONGST
KILLFACE FRUSTRATION VILE REGRESSION
AESECT FREEBASE AWAKEN DOMINION
ANIMATOR GACYS THREADS UPROOT CHAOS
ATOMINATED NIBIRU ALL THE KINGS ASHES
CROSS FIRE BY ANY MEANS AGGRO CULTURE
VISCOUS ENIGMA HOLLOW TRUTH HADEAN
MORE BANDS TBA MILESTONES CALL TO ARMS
STRONGHOLD DISPLACED
DEFYED WITH GRACE AND CHARM
STRANGE DAZE
DOORS : 7:00PM DOORS : 6:00PM DOORS : 1:00PM
ENTRY : €8 ENTRY : €8 ENTRY : €