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Humanzi – Kingdom of Ghosts (Available on CD Now!)

Posted in Music, News with tags , on March 25, 2010 by Tickets There

JUst to confirm, Humanzi’s second album, Kingdom of Ghosts is out now on CD from Road Records priced €12.99.

Without a doubt one of the best Irish albums we’ll see in 2010, Humanzi are back folks! Pick up your copy NOW!


Humanzi: Kingdom of Ghosts OUT TODAY!!!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by Tickets There

Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over. After three long years, today finally sees the release of Humanzi’s second album, Kingdom of Ghosts.

The album is available from ITunes NOW and CD’s will be available soon from the usual outlets (we’re presuming that means Road Records, Tower Records & other independent stores around Dublin).

Check out the bands latest word on the album release by Clicking Here

Tickets There has been fortunate enough to have been listening since yesterday and all we can say is…..Read Our Review by Clicking Here

Humanzi – Kingdom of Ghosts (Album Review)

Posted in Album Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2010 by Tickets There

The time is finally upon us folks. The countdown is nearly over and an exhaustive three year wait is almost at an end. Tomorrow, Humanzi release their second album, Kingdom of Ghosts and Tickets There is delighted to say, it was more than worth the wait. Hell we’ll go further, they could have held out for another three years and it still would have been more than worth the wait. Quite simply, it’s the Humazi album we all dreamt it would be.

Opening with the ferocious Hammer, the band waste little time waging war on every one of your senses they can find. It’s a slow bruising thumper of a track that sucks you in on the first spin. The power, energy and sher heaviness of the band’s sound are all still there but the direction and bite in the music has grown so much stronger. An improvement that only grows as the record progresses. Just Like Bukowski has a similar feel. Heavy, pounding bass lines, bluntly distorted guitars against a wall of industrial synth power and Shaun’s gritty cutting vocals shred through the track. “Jesus, Jesus I’m joking”, heck no I ain’t!

Bass Balls may have been released as a single in August 2009 but that hasn’t stopped it from sounding fresh as ever on this record. That irresistible Cathy guitar riff, the pounding war drum and the vocals just make this song fly by at a million miles a minute. Black Sunrise see’s everything slow down but the tone of the song is no less intimidating than their other material. On the contrary, Black Sunrise is one of the most powerful compositions on Kingdom of Ghosts and marks a massive step up for the bands song writing and style. A bellowing bass riff drives the track along its path while the rest of the band create a desolate, unforgiving atmosphere of darkness that only break’s occasionally before the end when the pace increases and the everything comes crashing together to create a solid fusion of colossal harmonies and ascending guitars.

Like Bass Balls, Humanzi fans have been listening to Neu Tune for some time and it’s still pretty sweet here. Wouldn’t be one of the stand outs but on this album, but it ain’t filler either. Neu Tune’s prolonged; dance floor style is a long way from the stripped back, acoustic Amsterdamaged which follows. Padded with noisy muffled drum crashes, a light acoustic guitars and Shaun’s vocals standing up well without layers of music over them. The song has some of the best changes and an upbeat, catchy chorus (Almost all Manzi songs have a catchy chorus, stop saying it every time – Ed).

Straight Lines fires us straight back into what Humanzi do best, balls out rock!. It has one of the best riffs, one of the heaviest and catchiest choruses (What did I say! – Ed) and Tickets There just can’t get enough of this track. We managed to find a download of it months ago and still haven’t been able to stop listening. I’ll Repute is one of the bands defining stomper moments. Dirty war like anthem for all industrial punk dance floors. More accessible than Straight Lines, the song has a great flow, plenty of guitars, a funky bass and plenty of Humanzi’s dark tones. Love it!

Step Into The Shadows brings us towards the end of the album but never fear, they’ve saved some of the best till last. It starts off slowly and the band tease you for the first half as they give of the impression it’s about to explode before going quiet again. Eventually the stomping, beating vocals and guitars smash through, tearing the song apart. All finishes up with monster, galloping guitars.

Baby I’m Burning which is one of Tickets There’s favorites. Imagine Gary Numan covering Joy Division and you get close.  We keep associating it with the scene of the child on fire in Silent Hill and that adds to the creepiness. The chorus is much lighter and heartfelt than the majority of this record but it still sits perfectly on Kingdom of Ghosts. As the song develops they keep adding so many harmonies and changes that you’ll be memorized. How anyone could listen to this once and not click repeat is beyond us!

A few words in German introduce the albums last track, Shorter. Crunchy bass, military styled drums and a pretty direct guitars give early signs that this song means business. A change in the guitars and some added synths keep the suspense going before a restrained verse and chorus finish off one of the best albums Tickets There’s heard in many a moon. Shorter is similar to Neu Tune but the chorus is livelier and it’s a nice way to close of an album that’s almost non-stop chaos from the word go.

It’s punk, its rock; it’s a death disco bonanza of horrors. With Kingdom of Ghosts, Humanzi have proven that they’re only going from strength to strength. The song writing styles have grown far more diverse and been improved so much since the band’s debut album, Tremors. Yet they’ve retained the overwhelming power and raw energy they made their name on. The futures bright, the future is now HUMANZI!

Humanzi: Kingdom of Ghosts Release (1 Day and Counting)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2010 by Tickets There

Only twenty four short hours left until Humanzi release their long awaited second album, Kingdom of Ghosts. At last Tickets There can say we’ve heard…some of it and so far, it’s f**king amazing. The tracks have all the passion, energy and power of Tremors but the direction is far more focused and hard hitting. We don’t want to say too much yet but the tracks we’ve heard have more then justified the long three year wait. Oh god, we just can’t stop playing them!

Won’t be starting the review until we’ve given it a good few spins but hopefully it’ll be up by tomorrow. Honestly though, from the way this beast’s shaping up, you don’t need a review, you need an ITunes account so you can buy it the second it’s available!

Humanzi: Kingdom of Ghosts Release (2 Days and Counting)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by Tickets There

Just Two Days left until the Mighty Humanzi release their second opus upon the unsuspecting people of the world. Kingdom of Ghosts, the bands sophomore album is arriving to ITunes and possibly (hopefully :)) Dublin record stores on CD this Friday, February 26th and Tickets There can now confirm the full track-listing.

  1. Hammer
  2. Just Like Bukowski
  3. Bass Balls
  4. Black Sunrise
  5. Neu Tune
  6. Amsterdamaged
  7. Straight Lines
  8. Ill Repute
  9. Step Into The Shadows
  10. Baby I’m Burning
  11. Shorter

To promote the release, Humanzi are in the process of uploading one video a day to Each video was filmed live in Berlin.

Reports about a launch party are still to be confirmed by the band but fear not, Tickets There will continue scavenging the Internet for updates. In the mean time, you can busy yourself with the bands Official MySpace Page that has three of the new tracks on the player.

Humanzi: Kingdom of Ghosts Release (3 Days and Counting)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by Tickets There

Just three days until the release of Humanzi’s second album, Kingdom of Ghosts. It’s going to be available this Friday on ITunes and possibly in Dublin on CD.

Some of the tracks set to feature on the record include Straight Lines, Shorter, Black Sunrise, Amsterdamaged and the albums first single, Bass Balls

According to the Album Release Event Page on Facebook, details about a launch party will be released shortly.

Here’s a link to The Firstborn Is Dead Recordings Facebook Event Page for the albums release. Annnd, here’s a link to their Official Facebook Page

Finally, The Official HUMANZI Facebook Page

To celebrate, here’s a video that’ll come free with the download about the band making the album in Berlin.

Humanzi: Kingdom of Ghosts Release (4 Days and Counting)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , on February 22, 2010 by Tickets There

It may have just been a few hours since the last update, but Tickets There is just too excited to keep things quiet. The lads have added a new picture to the MySpace and if that doesn’t call for a celebration then we don’t know what does!

Remember, their second album, Kingdom of Ghosts will be available on ITunes (and hopefully Road Records) this Friday!! Keep your eyes pealed on Tickets There for updates as we have em.

Here’s a wee blast from the Humanzi past. The classic, Fix The Cracks!

Visit their MySpace now if you want to hear some of da new shit!

Humanzi: Kingdom of Ghosts Release (5 Days and Counting)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on February 21, 2010 by Tickets There

That’s right, Irish legends Humanzi release their second album, Kingdom of Ghosts is out in six short days (Feb 26th) and Tickets There’s decided if the band don’t want to promote, we will.

By the sounds of tracks like Straight Lines, Bass Balls, Neu Tune and others they’ve played live, this album is going to be one of the best we’ll hear this year. If you were a fan of Humanzi back in 2005/6 during their Tremors era, you’ll notice quite a change…for the best.

Here’s a taste of things to come. These are the videos for the first single of Kingdom of Ghosts, Bass Balls and it’s B-Side, Neu Tune.

New Humanzi Album: Due out February 26th!!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2010 by Tickets There

Once again Hotpress out does us, but this time we don’t mind. Tickets There favorites Humanzi are finally set to digitally release their long delayed, long overdue but highly anticipated second album, Kingdom of Ghosts on February 26th.

After spending the last two years recording the album in East Berlin, it looks like we’re finally going to see the return of one of Ireland’s most promising acts. The first single from the album, Bass Balls was released on 7” last August and plans to release the album on a physical format are hopefully in the works.

You can bet your life Tickets There will have more information soon.

**UPDATED – 12 – Feb – 2010**

In a blog posted on the bands MySpace, the band has confirmed that the album will be released worldwide on the 26th through ITunes and, that a CD formatt will be released in Ireland for a limited run. We’ll get more as soon as we can.

Check out Bass Balls, Straight Lines and another new tune on their MySpace.