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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.

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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

HAIL THE GODS OF WINTER – This Saturday @ THE PINT!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by Tickets There

Tired of going to Homebase, kids parties, Tesco and coffee shops on your Saturday (you sad git)? Then why not try twelve (12) foot stomping, guitar shredding metal bands on one stage this Saturday? Crunch Metal Promotions are hosting their Hail The Gods of Winter festival in the pint this weekend and they’ve got a line-up you wouldn’t believe for a price that’ll knock you out.

Sirocco, Coldwar, Syphor, I’ll eat Your Face and eight other bands will be showing their wares, damaging ears and delivering some top notch quality riffage all for the lovely price of €5 on Saturday at the Pint on Eden Quay (near the best strip club in Dublin).  12 bands, €5, ALL day. What more do you need to know? Full list of acts playing and their stage times can be found below. Metal \,,/

Doors 14:30

15:00 – 15:25 Sebek  15:40 – 16:05 Summoner  16:20 – 16:50 Syphor  17:05 – 17:35 Gacy’s Threads  17:50 – 18:20 Shardborne

————  BREAK – BBQ, Old School Tunes etc  ——————————​————

 19:00 – 19:25 Fat Actress  19:40 – 20:10 I’ll Eat Your Face  20:25 – 20:55 On Pain of Death  21:05 – 22:05 Coldwar  22:20 – 23:20 Overoth  23:35 – 00:25 Sirocco  00:40 – 01:30 Celtachor

Visit the event’s official Facebook for more information.

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.

Sirocco Announce 2011 European Tour

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , on May 31, 2011 by Tickets There

Cork / Watherford Celtic metallers Sirocco have announced a string of Irish / U.K. and European dates which kick off in September and last until late October.

After first coming to prominence through Tickets There’s mighty ‘MySpace Review’ series (ahem), the band have been gigging’, recording and …doing band-ly things in the build up to the revolution when they, along with a handful of others, will restore Ireland’s faith in heavy metal music. We loved them on record and after seeing them hold their own supporting Megadeth in Cork last year, we can vouch a hundred times over for their live performance.

They’ll be bringing some of the finest Irish born heavy rock / metal tunes you’ll hear so make sure you check out one of the following dates. Tickets There will be the ones holding the Jag and Buck in Fibbers… with no friends.

Ireland:
22/09/2011 An Cruiscin Lan, Cork
23/09/2011 Fibber Magees, Dublin
25/09/2011 TBC, Belfast

England:
27/09/2011 Bannermans, Edinburgh, UK
28/09/2011 Trillians, Newcastle, UK
29/09/2011 TBA, Manchester, UK
30/09/2011 The Wagon & Horses, Birmingham, UK
01/10/2011 TBA, London, UK

Italy:
14/10/2011 To Be Or, Macerata, IT
15/10/2011 Kickapoo, Perugia, IT
16/10/2011 TBA, Roma, IT
17/10/2011 TBA, Catania, IT

Greece:
20/10/2011 OnStage Club, Larissa, GR
21/10/2011 TBA, Volos City, GR
22/10/2011 TBA, Athens, GR
23/10/2011 TBA, Korinthos, GR

MySpace Review – Sirocco

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by Tickets There


It’s been far too long since we got a chance to do one of these. Managed to sprain, twist and dislocate things since the last time we checked in but all’s well and we’ve got a new found respect for the enduring people of Cambodia, aswell as picking up an in-depth history of the presidents box in Ford’s Theatre, Washington and finally, we’ve started a quest into researching the career of one of America’s most notorious politicians, Richard M. Nixon.

Anywho, Tickets There’s premier band search / TT bio series is back and we’re spicing things up with some Metal \,,/. After finding Waterford Celtic / Thrash metal  legends, Sirocco, we decided it was time to revive the greatest, sexiest, most entertaining and most respectable Music series currency being written anywhere in the entire country, The MySpace Review.

As usual (We don’t say almost anymore, been a long time since we used bias) we haven’t heard their album or seen them live.

I’m surprised we haven’t seen them live or even heard of them before. Sirocco formed in 2003 and they’re deadly, full stop!. Opening song God’s Salvation is like something Brian Robertson and Metallica could have penned in 1984. It’s a blistering, grinding slice of old school thrash metal mixed with some Irish styles and played with a restrained composer that very few Irish bands can pull off.

Second track Abyss is a complete turnaround in styles. Rather than giving you a brooding, dark beating like God’s Salvation, they deliver a pristine Celtic metal odyssey. No lyrics and no stopping it! Great Thin Lizzy / Iron Maiden styled dual lead guitars. Third track Blood and Soil goes back to the harder style of God’s Salvation. Some parts sound like a grunge song, others sound like Ozzy Osbourne’s singing. Other’s sound like Metallica, Megadeth…..you name it basically. A brilliant mix of styles and changes and a singer with one of the best metal voices in the country. You can’t really ask for a whole pile more can ya? Oh, did we mention riffage yet? Plenty of it, not to worry.

An Triu Creathan is another instrumental and believe it or not, it’s even better than Abyss. The guitars are heavier; the riff is piercing and the overall impacts far more powerful. Another great song.

Forsaken Shores brings us to the end and it’s just eight minutes of metal guitar mayhem, mystical (but not very convincing) lyrics about warriors and clans..etc, solos, kick drums and riffs. After a few goes, this one still isn’t sticking. It’s got alot for guitars nuts but there just isn’t a whole pile else and it seems far to drawn out. The fret solo towards the end is pretty sweet and some of the changes are great but the middle droops far too much. Saying that, nine minute opuses can’t really be properly judges after two listens so Tickets There is going back for more.

Sum it up you say? ok, ‘A Thrash Metal version of Thin Lizzy’.  Possibly the best Thrash metal band we’ve found so far from Ireland. They sound right, they play well and there’s just some awesome moments in there. Go and check them out for yourself by Clicking Here.