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Review: Snowblind & Theories Divide – Live @ The Lycan Sessions (Whelans, Nov. 6th 2014)

Posted in Gig Listing, Gig Review, Metal Club Night, Music, News with tags , , , on November 17, 2014 by Tickets There

10686920_475404685931686_8719873132712742308_nIs there anything better than a new night devoted to metal in the capital? Me thinks not. It wasn’t all that long ago that Dublin had two haunts for heavy metal. The downstairs bar in Brux (if you were looking for ridiculously egotistic metal snobs who all at one point or another had managed to ingest pool cues up their rear ends) or the classic Fibber MaGee’s, who in fairness had their moments of hesitation when it came to metal (smell of foam has officially left the building though).

Now things are different. Despite the closure of Fibbers II and the turncoat Pint, we still have Gypsy Rose, Fibbers, Brux, Club Carnage, Club Hell, Club Poison and more to keep us entertained. However – if there’s one thing the city needs is more regular nights with live bands and that’s what Whelan’s are hoping to cater for with their new monthly night, The Lycan Sessions.

IMG_0358Snowblind and Theories Divide are the first acts up to launch metal latest newest night and you’d be hard pressed to come up with better. Theories Divide are first up (at some massively unholy hour when the world wants to sleep but metal heads awake) and you just know they ooze presence. Having seen them a few times it’s obvious that they’re not going to disappear anytime soon (unless they break up for some random reason of course) and you’ll only hear more about them in the coming years.

IMG_0361Snowblind next and God! What can you say about Snowblind that falls short of naked, biased, all out love? Snowblind are just incredible. It’s rare to find a jam metal band in Dublin these days, especially one that can work a room but they do it at the drop of a hat. They’re easily one of the most talented bands in the city, perhaps the country and they gel together so well you could be forgiven for thinking they never leave the stage. Despite the talent and tightness, they still make their show seem like an easy going, on the spot jam. They kick about song ideas, glide through their numbers with casual ease and find subtle opportunities to display each of their own respective talents. Incredible as always and what a start for Whelan’s first metal night. Roll on the next session!

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Review: Snowblind & Axial Symmetry – Live @ Fibber MaGees (July 1st, 2014)

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on July 3, 2014 by Tickets There

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Axial Symmetry live @ Fibbers

Right, normally I wouldn’t be reviewing after shows because they involve a lot of drinking, spending quality time in smoking areas with people covered in sweat, booze and lord knows what else – plus the usual  general merriment and chaos. When you add the fact that this is a SLAYER after show – you can multiply all of the above by a hundred. Fortunately Tickets There is semi-sensible in our old age and we manage to hold things together quite well and show up when Axial Symmetry take the stage.

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Matt O’ Brien of Axial Symmetry

Axial Symmetry are a new one for us, but you can instantly see they’re out to impress. Singer Gavin Doyle commands the stage in a manner that demonstrates an obvious nod to some well know road trained heroes. He works the crowd well, hides his own excitement at the number of people in attendance and gets on the with the business of rocking out. In fact., he’s so good it takes about two or three songs for people to start realizing there’s no-one behind the drum kit for tonight’s show. Yes – Axial Symmetry don’t currently have a drummer in place apparently, but they succeed in performing a great show (despite the bass player’s headphones things – lose them pal, you’re not in Linkin Park). They’re young, they’re not quite there yet – but they’re definitely going in the right direction. We’ll be keeping an eye out for them on future bills.

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The mighty SNOWBLIND!

With the venue nicely warmed up and pints flowing – it’s time for the almighty mothers of funk, groove, stoner, heavy – all of the above and more METAL – Snowblind. If you’ve seen Snowblind, you’ve probably thought to yourself, “man – these guys are fucking insane! Why isn’t everyone in the world here to see them?”. Well Tickets There thinks the exact same thing every time we see them on stage. Despite having a bigger crowd than the last time we caught them at Carnage, they still play to a half empty room. This doesn’t phase the lads though as they plough through a savage set of covers and originals.  This is a band with extremely talented people, great songs and they have a shed loads of craic on stage. Go see them, go see them now!

By the end, memories of Slayer had almost become just that as Snowblind and Axial Symmetry nudged in and stole some of the thunder. Thanks to EHT for having us!

Snowblind to release debut ep, ‘Existence Is Futile’ next week

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , on February 8, 2014 by Tickets There

1654275_616973805035946_1268267570_nDublin metal trio, Snowblind are set to release their debut E.P. on Valentines day. Before you going thinking lovey dovey shloopy gak, remember this is metal .. and it’s taking place at the most unromantic* club night in Dublin – CLUB CARANGE! The dark, metal filled dungeons of Fibbers will make the perfect setting for Existence Is Futile to make it’s mark.

*Unromantic should not be taken as a slur against Carnage. While not for the shoulder sweaters and wistful smiles, it is always hard chocked with gorgeous delights from the female metal community and of course, massive hairy (but polite, pleasant and funny) lads.

Atominated return to Club Carnge Tomorrow Night

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by Tickets There

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Atominated are currently rolling out their new EP to the masses and tomorrow night is a good chance to see it live. They return to Club Carnage @ Fibber’s Basement to headline a packed night of thrash metal. Joining them will be Snowblind, Twisted Autocracy and Acid Age. It’s free entry (seriously) and there’s always plenty of drink promos and special offers on. Doors are at 9pm. facebook Event page is here.

Club Carnage @ Fibbers: Stone Trigger, Atominated, Gartgantuan + More – This Friday

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by Tickets There

601901_10151631243998383_945106083_nLoads of good bands playing Fibber MaGee’s this Friday, May 3rd. Club Carnage is gearing up to kick off the bank holidays weekend in style with two stages of bands, followed by their usual messy night of booze deals, metal for every punter and … more booze.

Among the names are Stone Trigger, Zhora, Snowblind, DNAapp, Downward Spiral, Atominated and Gargantuan…. so that’s all the names – pretty damn good though. It all starts at 9 so get in there! More details can be found at the Facebook Event Page.

EHT Announce GAMA BOMB, Psykosis, Edenfire and More for Thrash Metal Bash @ Fibbers

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2013 by Tickets There

521809_10151533964327435_373124109_nEHT Promotions have just announced a thrash metal bash to end them all. This August, GAMA BOMB, along with Psykosis, Edenfire, Exzeltic, Animator and Snowblind will take over Dublin’s Fibber MaGees for a night of full on bullet belt mayhem. It all takes place on August 16th with tickets costing €15. Doors are at six so get there early.

Gama Bomb are currently gearing up for the release of their fourth album, The Terror Tapes which is out this Friday. Earlier this month the first single, ‘Terrorscope‘ was released on 7″ after initially being released as a free download in March. The artwork for Terror Tapes was designed by legendary horror artist Graham Humphreys (Nightmare on Elm Street / Evil Dead).

Bloodstock M2TM IRELAND: Full Line-up (Almost) Announced

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2013 by Tickets There

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Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses is on! With Heat 1 wrapped up last night (the still waiting to hear the winners), there are now six heats left before the grand final on July 13th in Fibber MaGee’s. The Annual battle of the bands gives local talent from around the Europe a chance to play at this year’s Bloodstock Festival, as well as three other European festivals (W.O.A. 2014, Metal Camp, SL 2014 and OST in Romania).

Some of the biggest names in Irish metal are involved in the competition with another couple of bands (TT counts 1) still to be announced. A full list of the various heats happening between now and May can be found below. TT will be doing a weekly feature on each winner as they’re announced with the possibility of us begging our choice from the final seven for an interview. Like on our knees begging, none of this email nonsense.

  • Heat 1 – 27th March – Fibber MaGees Upstairs – €6

The Boy In The Attic – Alablaster – EdenfireDead Aeon – Uproot Chaos – AeSect

  • Heat 2 – April 3rd – Fibber MaGees Upstairs – €6

XenocidePsykosis – Milestones – Alstralnaut – Sticky Digits – Zero Tollerence

  • Heat 3 – April 10th – Fibber Magees Upstairs – €6

Conquest Or Consent – Xerosun – Spitting Bones – Animator – We Know Jack – Emigra

  • Heat 4 – April 24th – Fibber Magees Upstairs – €6

Beltbuckle Overdrive – Eyes See Blind – Hello Jackie – Serpent – Axial Symmetry – Wheels of Poseidon

  • Heat 5 – May 8th – Fibber Magees Upstairs – €6

Victimised – Snowblind – Pussy Willow – Twisted Autocracy – New Age Extinction – Atominated

  • Heat 6 – May 15th – Fibber Magees Upstairs – €6

Warpath – Awaken Dominion – Negative Result – Broken Remnants – Electric Taurus – 1 More TBC

  • Heat 7 – May 29th – Fibber Magees Upstairs – €6

Raw Dawgs – Hollow Truth – Little Miss Stakes – Petrichor – Kerouc – Specter

  • Grand Final – July 13th – Fibber Magees Upstairs – €TBC

All details will be added to the Gigz Guide soon.