Archive for Into the Void

Into The Void announce store closure

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

246440_567305073288833_1384730772_nSad news for Dublin’s metal community as Into the Void have announced they’ll be closing doors at the end of the year. The shop opened in 2011 after the closure of Sentinel Records  in 2010. The shop is the  united effort of Sarlacc Productions, Underground Movement and Blind Men & Occult Forces as well as Sentinel Records. It has specialised in promoting underground acts since it’s inception and will leave a very deep hole for up and coming bands in the city.

They’ll be announcing a closing party soon but in the mean time make it your mission to visit the store, spend a few shillings and discover one of Irish metal’s hidden gems. We’ve lost too many haunts now so get out, support your scene and be happy. Also give them a like on Facebook to follow further updates on the store’s physical and metaphysical future.

 

HELLFEST TICKET UPDATE

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2014 by Tickets There

HELLFESTYou may have noticed Tickets There has gone a little HELLFEST mental today. Anyone wondering why needs their head examined! HELLFEST 2014 is easily the greatest line-up any festival has to offer this year. In fact it might simply be the greatest line-up for any metal festival of all time.

It’s like they just announced every great band in the world that didn’t play in 2013. Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Slayer, Sepultura, Soundgarden, Emperor, Rob Zombie, Deep Purple, Soulfly, DEATH DTA, Carcass, Opeth – the list is endless and everyone seems to know.

Hellfest are officially sold out of three day passes and day passes EXCEPT (get excited) for Sunday, June 22nd. If you want one of your last chances to catch Sabbath, Soundgarden, Megadeth, Emperor, Iced Earth, Annihilator, Behemoth, Opeth, Paradise Lost, 1349, VREID and many, many more – then book now.

Rumour mill has it that Into The Void records will/might have more passes soon. TT will keep you updated as we have it. The countdown has begun….er, time I booked flights. To book your tickets or view the full line-up – check out the Official HELLFEST 2014 Homepage

Break-in at Into The Void Records – Tattoo Equipment Stolen

Posted in Music, News with tags , , on July 15, 2013 by Tickets There

intothevoidOne of Dublin’s chief independent record stores, Into The Void, was broken into last night which has resulted in a decision to move the premises to another location soon.

Worst of all, about €2,000 of Tattoo equipment from The Devils Den Tattoos was stolen by the scumbags. ITV are asking for folks to be on the lookout for anyone selling Tattoo equipment around town and if you hear of it – please contact the store immediately. The owner of Devils Den is on tour at the moment so please send all details to Into The Void directly.  You can contact them through their Facebook page located HERE.

If you know anyone who works in the tattoo industry or owns a tattoo studio – please let them know to be on the lookout for dodgy sellers.

Full list of missing equipment coming soon.

Kreator Are Academy Bound

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Tickets There

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German thrashers KREATOR are coming to Dublin in April. The ‘Coma of Souls’ legends will storm the Academy as part of their Phantom Anti-Christ tour on April 26th. Joining them on the night will be EVILE + XENTRIX. Tickets are on sale now from all Ticketmaster outlets, Into The Void records and Sound Cellar priced €27.50. This is an 18+ plus show.

  • Kreator (plus Evile and Xentrix: April 26th – The Academy. Please see the official Facebook page for more details.

DUBLIN DAY OF DEATH II @ The Pint (This Friday)

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by Tickets There

UPDATED Friday, Sept. 7th – SADISTIC INTENT can no longer attend this show but the other bands will still be playing. Tickets for the night have been reduced to €5.

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Dublin Day of Death II kicks off in the Pint this Friday (yeah I know you read that much in the heading – deal with it). LA death metal legends SADISTIC INTENT finally come to Ireland with support from UK death metal stalwarts CRUCIAMENTUM. Also on the bill for the night are Zealot Cult, On Pain of Death and Atheos.

Doors are at 8:00pm sharp with early bird tickets going for €10 or you can pick them up on the door for €12. For more information visit Into The Void’s Event Page (Click Here)

House of Dolls – Welcome to the Department of Nuclear Medicine (Album Review)

Posted in Album Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , on June 7, 2012 by Tickets There

Earlier this year, House of Dolls asked their fans to help them make a record through a :fund:it campaign. Showing the DIY spirit is alive and well (with a little help from investors – Ed.) the band have finally completed and released their debut album, ‘Welcome To The Department of Nuclear Medicine’. Twelve songs that delve into the band’s defining melancholic, alt-rock core and further explores that infectious psychedelic sound first heard on ‘Gimmie Some Glory’ and ‘Before She Wakes’.

Opening with the full throttle ‘I Thought You Were My Friend’ and ‘Murder Machine’, the record refuses to pull it’s punches and sets you up for the ambient and wonderful ‘Photograph’ (sadly not a cover of the Def Leppard classic….next time – Ed.), ‘Prostitutes’ ups the tempo with its chunky guitars and vintage punk influence before the stellar ‘Into The Void’ shines through. Set on a basic bass line, Into the Void is wrapped it in both vastness and heavy, spiralling, soring leads and bewitching vocals. An excellent song if ever there was one.

Despite sticking closely to their formula sound, the band are able to diverse themselves into several different forms of attack. On heavier / rocking numbers such as ‘Light Starts to Fade’, No Excuses’, ‘Ills’ and ‘American Dream’ House of Dolls put both feet forward, pounding you with guitars and solid vocals while the more radio friendly numbers like ‘Lovers & Clowns’, ‘Photograph’, ‘Into The Void’, and ‘All I Need’ maintain the same gritty overtone, but stay neatly wrapped in a polished, well thought out collision of instrumental leads and un-intruding vocals.

An excellent album from start to finish and one well worth buying if you’re looking for some new blood on the scene.

Into The Void Records: 1st Year Anniversary Celebration Tomorrow Night

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2012 by Tickets There

Dublin’s Into The Void Records turns a year old tomorrow and to celebrate, they’ve arranged a little shindig in The Pint featuring six different bands. Brains, Abaddon IncarnateAbaddon IncarnateAbaddon Incarnate, Mourning Beloveth, Cursed Earth, Twisted Mass and Psykosis  will take the stage from 20:15 to deliver over five hours of 100% guaranteed metal n’ noise.  Advance tickets can be purchased at Into The Void (3A Whitefriar Place, Dublin 8) for €10 or on the door for €15. Stage times for all acts can be found below.

Into the Void is the united effort of Sarlacc Productions, Underground Movement and Blind Men & Occult Forces as well as beloved local metal store/independent label, Sentinel Records after the latter closed its Temple Bar doors back in 2010. As well as selling the best in big name metal, the shop also focuses on underground and local metal as well as providing an intimate venue space and a tattoo studio. Basically it’s the greatest shop in Dublin.

For more detials, be sure to check their Event Page @ Facebook.

8.15 – 8.45 :: Psykosis
9 – 9.30 :: Twisted Mass
9.45 – 10.15 :: Cursed Earth
10.30 – 11.45 :: Mourning Beloveth
12.00 – 12.40 :: Abaddon Incarnate
12.55 – 01.35 :: Brains

KISS – ALIVE IV (PART 4 OF 4)

Posted in Album Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2009 by Tickets There

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Ah, I can’t believe this is the last one already. The sound of the classic ‘You Wanted the Best, You Got the best’ intro is a welcome, welcome return. So, this album was recorded seven years after the Alive III and in that time, the band reformed with their original line-up, played a massive two year world tour and released a studio album entitled Psycho Circus. Oh, and they put the fucking makeup and suits back on!! The legends returned to their thrones and revived one of Rock N Rolls greatest bands. KISS are kings, KISS are Gods, KISS are KISS!!

So, after the intro booms over the PA, the opening chords of Psycho Circus blare out and the band fire things up in rocketing style. Psycho Circus is an absolute gem of a track and without a doubt the best thing to come of their last studio album. Even the mighty Shout It Out Loud doesn’t undermine its impact, despite the fact that the version here is a heaving monster of a thing. Shout It Out Loud is one of about eighty KISS tracks that could take the title for ultimate party anthem. You may notice several repeats on this record from the previous three but I’ll try and keep it interesting J, so come on, ‘Shout It, Shout, It, Shout it out loud! Turn it up Louder baby!’

As always, the amazing Deuce makes an appearance and honestly, a KISS live record or show wouldn’t be the same without this song. In fact, if you ever do go to one of their gigs and they don’t play it, stage a protest and sing songs of freedom….until Gene tells you to stop, then you obey the master and be on your way. I love this song! I meant to write more about the stage theatrics when I was doing the first Alive article and one of the things I wanted to describe was the routine Ace, Gene and Paul do towards the end. You cant really describe it properly though so pop over to this location on YouTube and see if for yourself. Well worth it.

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 Next up, their eighties classic Heavens on Fire, which just doesn’t get old. Kind of a slow start on the recording but they pull through. Next track, Into the Void is another great track from Psycho Circus and legendary guitarist, Mr. Space Ace Frehley himself make it what it is. Ace should do more lead vocals. It may not be the strongest voice in the universe but it’s perfect. Great upbeat rock number and its successor, Firehouse is just as good or else a lot better, I always get those confused :p. I think this is Firehouses first appearance on a Live record so I’ll fill ye in. When the band play this live, the stage lights up with siren flashing lights and at the end, Gene Simmons breaths fire (think it’s this one). The fire breathing is fun, especially since uses a flaming sword to do it. Fuck the haters; Gene Simmons rocks your balls off (wide open TT – Ed).

Do You Love Me is another classic KISS number that really doesn’t need too much explanation. Pretty good job of it done here. Let Me Go Rock N Roll is a brilliant riff/solo filled belter. Ace’s guitar work is incredible here and it’s good to know that, no matter how much time those guys spend apart from one another, that still got it! Tickets There’s beloved I Love It Loud’s up next. You can never get sick of this song. Not really bothered about details for this last one, just enjoying it. Personally I’d recommend just going out and buying these albums rather than reading my reviews, but whatever. Lick It Up, god I love that song. I wonder what Ace and Peter thought about playing it since they weren’t involved on the original. Ah well, it all sounds good.

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Ah, the Stanley penned 100,000 Years. Does it get any better than this? Now the show is in overdrive and the next six (five songs, fuck Beth, we’re not mentioning it – Ed) songs will have you rolling around in your seat. Mental track and possibly the closest thing the band have done to metal or at the very least, it’s a damn fine attempt at it. Love Gun’s next and this is possibly my favorite live recording, even better that the Alive II one. Paul’s voice is shockingly good and the band sound on top form. At the start you can hear Paul mention he’s coming out to the crowd. During their reunion tour, they set up a rig that allows Paul to fly over the audiences heads and land on a small stage towards the back of the arena, stadium..etc.

Black Diamond, Beth (ugh) and Rock N Roll All Night finish the shows off as pyro’s explode away in the back ground and make any listener wish for their chance to stand in one of KISS’s crowds. Amazing stuff, good auld KISS.

Well, I’ve tried. Not sure I succeeded but at least I tried to write something about the magic of this band. They are incredible and with a new album on the way in a few days, you can guarantee KISS will be around for a long time to come.

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