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Wacken Metal Battle Ireland – Semi-Final 1 This Saturday

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by Tickets There

Wacken Open Air 2012 may be six months away, but the excitement has begun. With tickets sold out and a line-up that boasts Amon Amarth, Saxon, Ministry, Machine Head, Scorpions, Testament, Cradle of Filth, Dark Funeral plus many, many more; W.O.A. 2012 promises to be the must see metal event of the summer!

In true metal spirit, Wacken have been running a battle of the bands since 2004 that takes place in over 30 countries with an all-out final at the festival itself. The top prize includes 1, a gig at Wacken (the final – duh), a yearlong recording contract with Nuclear Blast Records (Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, EXODUS, Hammerfall, Sepultura, Nile, Testament, VADER – frickin’ endless list of legends) and assorted endorsements from the festivals sponsors. Not too shabby eh?

On Saturday night, Crunch Metal promotions presents the first of two semi-finals in the Irish heat which take place at Dublin’s The Pint, and will see six native acts launch bloody war upon each other for a chance to claim the coveted prize. Beltbuckle Overdrive (Dublin), Clurichaun (Tipperary), Exzeltic (Dublin), Red Six (Belfast), Spittin’ Bones (Kildare) and Warpath (Dublin) are all in with a chance of reaching the finals which will be held again at The Pint on April 21st but only three will qualify on the night!

Tickets are only €5 on the door and you can bet your nut this will be a night worth going to see. These guys have proven their way around the country to get through the early stages and quarter finals so you’re going to see some full on metal this weekend. Check out the event’s Official Facebook Page for more detials.

W.O.A. Metal Battle Semi-Final 1
The Pint, Eden Quay (Dublin)
Saturday – February 25
Doors @ 19:00 – Tickets


Slayer postpone Canadian Carnage Tour Dates:

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , on November 4, 2009 by Tickets There


Old news at this point but I got lazy over the last week and I’m just catching up.

Tom Araya, Slayers singer and bass player is having some pretty serious back problems which need immediate surgery. Because of this, their planned outing with Megadeth and Machine Head has been postponed. The band’s latest album, World Painted Blood hit stores yesterday but Tom’s injury will impact some of the bands promotional activates for the foreseeable future.

According to a press release from the band, there will be an announcement soon about the rescheduled dates and also their rescheduled appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Tickets There will update this story when the new dates have been announced. Really though, we just want to see SLAYER here in Ireland again. Come on back (no pun intended) soon guys!! Ireland Awaits!

The Dates affected are below,

November 2009
 8 Moncton,             NB Moncton Coliseum
 9 Halifax,                 NS Halifax Metro Centre
 11 Montreal, QC    Bell Centre
 12 Quebec City,    QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
 13 Toronto, ON     Air Canada Centre