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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.

 

SIEGE OF LIMERICK X Announced For October Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by Tickets There

603027_637554776255387_1390589964_nThe tenth Siege of Limerick has been announced and it’s going to be a monster. With a headliner still to confirm next month, the Siege have already announced a mouth-watering line-up of metal delights that are sure to entice.

So far, over twenty bands have been announce including UK, Switz, Spanish, Swedish, German and Irish bands with more to come. The current line-up can be seen below,

Zatokrev (Switz), Old Corpse Road (Eng), Galvano (Swe), Ctulu (Ger), Rest, Putrefaction, Tome, From The Bogs OF Aughiska, Brains, Gacys Threads, Shardborne, Zealot Cult, ZhOra, Collosus Fall (Switz), Dark Matter, Pig Shackle (Eng), Three Hour Ceasefire, No Mans Land, Sirocco, Wound Upon Wound, World Statesmen, Far’n’Hate (Spain), Dead Label, Alright the Captain (Eng), Realistic Train, Pilgrimage, Dead Aeon, Uproot Chaos and Clurichaun.

It all takes place on Sunday, October 27th in Dolan’s and the event will be sponsored by Jagermeister and Bavaria. Ticket details and main headliner announcement will come over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on their official Facebook Event Page for updates.

Hellfire()Sounds Review: Shardborne (Aeonian Sequence E.P.)

Posted in EP Review, Hellfire()Sounds : REVIEWS, Music, Special Features with tags , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by Tickets There

As with the IRISH NOISE! Reviews, we’re not limiting ourselves to just random tracks for the Hellfire series. Today for example, we’ve been listening to Shardborne’sAeonian Sequence’ EP which was released last year as a free download or very nicely priced €5 CD. These guys have been around for almost ten years so we won’t treat them as newbies and neither should you. This EP screams experience, a fined craft for traditional Celtic folk metal and a powerful skill and writing very soothing, involved tracks.

Opening with the fantastic ‘B141’, it doesn’t immediately click that these guys are an instrumental band. Unlike some, they don’t go down the old road of basically writing a normal verse/chorus job and just forget to advertise for a singer. B141 is a mix of fast guitars, heavy drumming and swoops, loops ‘n’ changes. This feel is carried on in second track ‘Deimos’ which pushed both the bands lighter side, with soothing brides, un-intruding guitar leads and waves before the mighty backdrop of drums and riffs trounce in; paving the way for the bleak ‘Aeonian Sequence Pt.1 – Societies Collapse’. Metal military drumming, chaos, sings of strength and aggression all pour into one of this track with the odd moment of computer jazz confusion and emptiness with the lead guitars acting as the protagonist and the wall of sound the antagonist. The jazz moments play Charlie Chaplin.

‘Pt.2, Enduring’ carries on the assault with heavier riffs, more poignant guitar leads and even a touch of romance. This isn’t a song, it’s a full blown stage production with characters, stories and emotion. An excellent piece of music from start to finish that could be amazing in a live setting with KISS’s budget. If you haven’t heard them, check out their Soundcloud and download this. Even if you don’t like instrumental music, I can guarantee you’ll hardly notice and by the time you reach Aeonian Sequence Pt.1 & 2, you’ll be sold. Excellent find! Long live Limerick metal!

Hail The Gods of Winter – 12 Band Metal Festival Announced!

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2011 by Tickets There

The Pint continues it’s dominating stronghold of the live metal scene in Dublin with this announcement. Dubbed ‘Hail The Gods of Winter’, the one day event being held on January 28th boats 12 bands in one day including well known acts like For Ruin, I’ll Eat Your Face, Sirocco and Waylander (well, we’ve heard of Waylander) not to mention drink promos, stalls and a winter BBQ. All this for a lowly, lowly, lowly, measly, so measly you’d have to ask yourself ‘as a heavy metal fan living in Dublin, how can I justify not going to this?’ measly price of €5 on the door.

The whole thing is being brought to you by Crunch Metal Promotions (who ran Curse The Gods of Summer earlier in the year) and bands are still being confirmed so keep checking C.M.P.’s event page for more details. All confirmed names announced so far can be found below

Celtachor, For Ruin, I’ll Eat Your Face, Sirocco, Shardborne, Syphor, WayLander + 5 More.

January 28th – €5 on the door – 2.30pm – very late.