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MONSTERS OF ROT IV ANNOUNCED

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2014 by Tickets There

10275943_686468261401211_8490055018114973289_nWhile we look in wonder and amazement at the continent and it’s incredible array of festivals that deliver the greatest bands on the planet, year after year – it’s important we don’t fixate too long or we’ll never get a chance to support and grow indigenous efforts to cater to the metal masses. With that said, it’s about time we all had a good look north and realize how good this year’s MONSTERS OF ROT is looking.

Held in Fermanagh, Monsters of Rot IV is bigger and badder than ever before as it has announced two stages, nearly twenty acts and the best value you could ever ask for. OVEROTH and COLDWAR are set to headline the one day event with Zombified, Gargantuan, Dead Aeon, Bipolar Joe appearing in the line-up (full breakdown by stage can be found below).

It all happens in The Halfway Inn, Letterbreen on August 16th. Entry is £15 | E18 and that includes camping. Full details can be found on the Facebook page and an official; website will be online soon.

Main stage:
OVEROTH, COLDWAR, ETERNAL HELCARAXE, FUCKHAMMER, GARGANTUAN, WEED PRIEST, SETTING OFF SIRENS, ZHORA, DEAD AEON, PUTREFY, ZOMBIFIED
Noise stage:
LUXURY MOLLUSC, BIPOLAR JOE, CATHAL RODGERS, KATIE O’NEILL, GEN 26, RUAIRI O’BAOIGHILL, DRECK, MAXIMUM TERROREM

 

MONSTERS OF ROT III FESTIVAL – NEXT MONTH!

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2013 by Tickets There

935725_530544303660275_2113986898_nTickets There have been too slow for this one, but it’s not too late. Next month will see the third instalment of the annual MONSTERS OF ROT festival in Co. The bill so far includes eleven ear crushing bands including Dichotomy, Gargantuan, Rex Shachath (some lads from Overoth), On Pain of Death, Grinned and more.

It takes place on Saturday, August 24th at The Halfway Inn in Letterbreen and will only set you back £10. Adding to this, the festival will also include camping facilities, fully stocked bar, toilets and a Meat and Vegan friendly BBQ (Vegans please make sure you read the next story – you do not belong in metal – and stop reading Tickets There). On top of that, the organizers have arranged a free taxi service from Enniskillen to the venue so what more could you honestly ask for?

More details about the festival can be found @ The FACEBOOK EVENT 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.

IRISH METAL ARCHIVE – ‘THE FIRST WAVE’ Released

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2013 by Tickets There

00_IMA-TheFirstWave_IrishMetalComp2013-AlbumCover(large)The Irish Metal Archive have gone and done something truly beneficial for Irish metal bands. They have released a massive compilation, displaying skills and talents from different genres/parts of the country and popped it all on Bandcamp for you to download – FREE of charge.

Titled the ‘Irish Metal Archive – The First Wave (An Chéad Tonn), it includes 42 choice cuts from Tickets There favourites Sirocco, Warpath, Edenfire, Coldwar, Celtachor, Gargantuan and many, many more. All and all, an incredible collection of music that’s sure to provide you with more than a few new favourite bands.

You can download the compilation from bandcamp at the following link. If it doesn’t work, IMA have provided instructions to get the download from another site. Track listing below.

1. Abaddon Incarnate – Undead Outcasts (Demo 2013) 02:51

2. AeSect – Snipe The Lamb 03:21

3. Afterlife – Evolution (Re-Recording 2012) 04:42

4. Atheos – The Human Burden 06:13

5. Atominated – Hook Torn Flesh 03:40

6. Bäkken – Voyage Of Aodh 07:43

7. Belinus – The Witch’s Spell (Unreleased 2004) 06:46

8. Borderline Prime – Slave 05:33

9. Celtachor – The Kingship Of Bodb Dearg 07:53

10. Chosen – Engines Of Belief 05:31

11. Coldwar – Last Days Of The 4th Sun (Demo 2012) 08:25

12. Dark_Matter – Gates Of Salvation 05:35

13. Dead Aeon – Rise To Power 05:07

14. Dead Label – It Burns Within (Demo 2012) 07:33

15. Decryptor – Inverted Coma 03:29

16. Dichotomy – All Seeing Eye 05:26

17. Edenfire – Corruption 04:13

18. Emigra – Deadlights (feat. Jamie Harrison) 03:40

19. Era Vulgaris – More Is Said Than Done (Unreleased 2009) 06:22

20. Fatality – Sentenced To Death 03:30

21. For Ruin – Cold Call (Demo 2008) 04:00

22. Gargantuan – I Rot 05:32

23. Hollow Truth – Terrible Winds 03:17

24. Íweriú – Untitled (Calm After the Storm [edit]) 08:32

25. Killface – Murderers 03:25

26. Negativ Result – Welcome To Hell 03:56

27. Nimh Stil – Torched Land 06:16

28. Ogre – Brain Driller (Pre-Release Demo 2013) 02:04

29. Putrefy – Smashed Down With Iron (Promo 2011) 04:27

30. Scylla – Battle Of Thetford 05:44

31. Sirocco – Mael Suthain 05:54

32. Skewered – Blasphetus 02:34

33. Skewered – Ground And Pound (Pre-Production 2012) 02:27

34. Snowblind – Birth Of Your Demise 04:22

35. Three Hour Ceasefire – Trench Knife 02:42

36. Twisted Wrath – To The Sword 03:04

37. Venus Sleeps – Dawn Of Nova 08:21

38. Vile Regression – Ascension 03:51

39. Warpath – Infectors (Promo 2012) 03:19

40. Warpath – Involuntary Suicide ** 04:51

41. Weed Priest – Day Of Reckoning 13:52

42. Zero Tolerance – I Thought The Hurricane Season Was Over 04:16

Enthroned Support for Dublin Confirmed

Posted in Gig Listing, News with tags , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by Tickets There

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Enthroned will be supported by Gargantuan and Apocalyptic Masterpiece for their show in The Pint next Thursday.

The Belgium death metal legends are touring in support of last year’s Obsidium album. Tickets will set you back a mere €15 on the door.

Gutf*ck Presents: Dublin Day of Decay 2013

Posted in Gig Listing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2013 by Tickets There

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Gutfuck Promotions (Wayyyyy better name than ‘MCD’ IMHOyc) have announced the 2013 Dublin Day of Decay. 22 bands, 2 stages in 1 day. If you’re a fan of any sort of extreme metal then this is another excellent opportunity to check out some of Ireland and Europe’s best up and comers.

Everything from (wait for this) Thrash metal, death thrash, death metal, brutal death metal, old school death metal, goregrind, depressive blackened death, tech-death and melodic tech-death is catered for at this almost all day event.

It takes place June 1st @ Fibber MaGee’s. Doors open at 3pm and its €14 entry.

Oh, who’s playing? Well, WARPATH, Zombified, Guttrench, Overoth, VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC, Atrax Mantis, Scordatura, Psykosis, Cemtex, Rex Shachath, Skewered, Wound Upon Wound, Zealot Cult, Atheos, Xenocide, Killface, Dichotomy, Grinned, Aesect, Edenfire, Dead Aeon and Gargantuan will all be there. Drinks promos, spot prizes ..etc all on the day as well.

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