Archive for Fibber Magees

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!

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 : €

Mourning Beloveth set to play Paddy’s Day Dublin Gig

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

1597535_624973607569299_1450254966_oCarnage Metal Club + Demented Promotions & Fibber Magees Gigs Presents  – Irish Doom Legends, Mourning Beloveth plus guests in an exclusive St Patricks day show. Show kicks off at 4pm and tickets are priced  just €7. Incredible support lined up for the night – full list below and you can follow updates on the Facebook Event Page.

 

Mourning Beloveth – Death/Doom
Syphor – Death/Thrash
Thy Worshiper – Pagan Metal/Folk
Dirge in Extremis – Black Metal
Serpent – Thrash
Triptik Empire – Rock
Fusion Trip – Instrumental

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: 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.

Veil of Isis Playing Fibber MaGees this Friday

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, Music Video with tags , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by Tickets There

1460162_562072190543057_279818637_nThe Mother Fuzzers Ball have lined up some great acts for all Doom / Stoner fans out there who want to celebrate Valentines a little differently. Veil of Isis headline the event with support coming from Nomadic Rituals, Electric Taurus and Nautilus. Tickets are priced at €5 and it kicks off around 8.30om. For more details check out the Event Page.

Four great bands, one great price and all happening at Dublin’s favourite metal bar.

 

DAY OF DECAY II ANNOUNCED

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by Tickets There

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1557624_10153817209535171_989842710_nThe most exciting thing about this time of year is the anticipation of the forthcoming summer nights of metal, booze and good people. Yesterday the second Unleashed Festival was confirmed to be taking place again in Fibbers and now the DAY OF DECAY II has been announced. Tickets There will never live down having to miss last year’s amazing line-up, but the good folks at Beyond Decay Promotions have a very tasty list of bands to make this year’s event just as good. Oh, and did we mention this year’s it’s TWO DAYS OF DECAY? That’s right!

UK based death metallers DYSCARNATE will headline the two day event that sees international and the best of our home grown ass kickers share two stages over two days. Fibber MaGee’s will once again host BASEMENT TORTURE KILLINGS, BLACK SKIES BURN, FOUL BODY AUTOPSY, XENOCIDE, VILE REGRESSION, ATONEMENT, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, SKEWERED, zhOra, TWISTED AUTOCRACY, DEAD AEON, KILLFACE and more to be announced.

It all takes place May 31st and June 1st. Ticket prices and times still TBC. Watch this space and Tickets There will keep you updated. You can also follow the Event Page on Facebook.

METAL INJECTION II ANNOUNCED

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

9816_739002876118372_2061133606_nRiff Scene Promotions presents Metal Injection II this month at Fibber MaGees. Six bands including Crossfire, Chemical Sacrament, Stif-Neck and three more. It takes place on February 20th and admission is €5. Enjoy reading the same thing below but this time written by the promoters. Visit the Event Page for more details.

Get ready to disintegrate the foundations of Fibbers on the 20th of Feb, at the METAL INJECTION II when we bring together six of the best Metal Bands in an explosion of sound. Downstairs in Fibbers, Cheapest Beer in Dublin and Drink Promos, and only €5 admission, But sure what else would ye want.

Crossfire.
Chemical Sacrament.
Alpheidae.
Viscous Enigma.
Stif-Neck.
Dicks With Wings (haha, great name, Worth going just to hear these guysI’d say :D)

CARNAGE PRESENTS: For Ruin, Overoth & Rex Shachath

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , on February 10, 2014 by Tickets There

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IMG_5558By Saturday all of us or going to be well sick of all this Valentine’s day nonsense. The flowers, the love, the pure and utter sh*te of it all (my comments have nothing to do with the fact that I’m recently single…). Anyways, to celebrate that day ending, CARNAGE have a pretty tasty line-up in Fibbers on Saturday the 15th.

For Ruin, Overoth & Rex Shachath are all playing upstairs in Fibbers under the carnage banner. It’s just €5 on the door which is a pretty amazing price for these three bands and don’t go forgetting the many drink promos that always come with Carnage. See you there!

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Psykosis, Killface and more for Bloodstock M2TM – Heat 7

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2014 by Tickets There
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Tickets There was a bit late to outline the full Molten Battle of the Bands this year, but we’re not too late to get you in on the action for… Heat 7 (yeah, it’s silly big and complicated). Anyway €5 will get you a handy chance to catch Psykosis, Killface, Rex Shachath and Aggro-Culture battle it out for a chance to progress to the final round with an overall goal of playing this year’s Bloodstock where they’ll rub shoulders with the likes of Megadeth, Emperor, Amon Amarth and many more.
For those not to au fait with the local scene then this is your cheap chance to get down to Fibber MaGee’s and support your own. Believe me, it’s not a chore. Some of these guys can share a stage with the best of them and the others are getting there. So break with a fiver, come to Fibbers and enjoy.

*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.

Shave The Pagan Pope: Live Music and CUT-THROAT Shaving For Charity

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by Tickets There

1000585_634285503257456_544986048_nI’m not 100% sure how to report this one as the details seem a little sparse, but this Thursday (Aug 22nd)  in Fibber MaGee’s, some chap named John POPE Ryan will get shaved by a tattooist named Philie Ob to the tune of five live bands – and it’s all for charity. Oh, and as the headline says, the shaving happens with a cut-throat razor.

I’m afraid I don’t know about tickets or that, but playing on the night will be the legendary WARPATH, along with Kerouac, Hard Rockin Hobo, Little Brothers and Freddy And The Smokers.

Check out the official event page for updates.

OVEROTH: Wacken Warm Up Show (Fibbers)

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Tickets There

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Well, old TT didn’t make their headlining slot at The Unleashed Fesatival this weekend (damn you Buckfast and wallet!), but we were able to catch Overoth’s Wacken Warm Up show in Fibbers back on July 26th and our desperate need for attention means we have to post something. Here’s a few very…..[honest]… unique pics from the night, plus a video and a snap taken of them live at Wacken (latter is not from TT). This was a great night out!

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PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT Announce Dublin Show

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

1003376_162528940605312_2089496092_nGuttfuck Promotions have changed their name to Beyond Decay Productions and announced a new show. In addition to the previously announced AMPUTATED show on November 29th, they’ve just conformed that Dutch metallers, Prostitute Disfigurement are coming to Dublin in early September to tear Fibber MaGees a new one (and people please, Fibbers has been torn several new ones this year. Won’t someone please consider the metal venue).

December 7th is the date and ..oh wait, we forgot support. Will no one special, only WARPATH, XENOCIDE and one more TBC!!!!!! For WARPATH and XENOCIDE alone there’s plenty to get excited about so this promised to be one hell of a night.

December 7th is the date and €14 will get you in. Doors are @ 20:00. Keep an eye on the official event page for more details.