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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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Psykosis lead Fibber MaGees Halloween Carnage

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by Tickets There

1601433_683717905052856_7044808280993022342_nIt’s Halloween and you know what that means – serious metal mayhem all around the capital, perhaps the country but that’s none of our business here and time strapped and under-resourced Tickets There HQ. The most exciting event to come out for this year’s ghoulish festivities is a very special Club Carnage which is happening tonight and features the most metal line-up you could ever ask for.

Psykosis will lead the event, supported by Guttrench, Theories Divide, Bäkken and Negative Nero. This will be Psykosis first Dublin show since they performed at Bloodstock 2014 and possibly their last before the release of their debut album (details coming soon). On top of all that, you’ll get mad drink offers, there’s fancy dress, hot women, hairy men and a very special €300 cash prize for best costume!

Get down there and have a laugh. Happy Halloween!

More details on the Official Event Page

Bloodstock M2TM Irish Final – Preview

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2014 by Tickets There

10313485_311876778964689_6635778539738576005_nBloodstock-Festival-2014-Poster-With-Sophie-Stage-HeadlinersThe gloves are off, the bets are down and metal is coming to town. After several months, 10 heats, six second rounds and two semi finals – the battle is entering it’s final stages. Bloodstock M2TM Ireland is going to have a 2014 champion to send forth to the English lands, so they may lay waste to the world’s filth and be crowned legends for life. In short – it’s on!

Tomorrow night at Fibber MaGees, six of Ireland’s best and brightest underground bands will assault spectators, fans, friends and family in their hopes to play the Big B, alongside Megadeth, Down, Emperor and many more. Each of the bands has earned their right to go and now it falls on their followers and stage skills to push them through the final hurdle. We thought it might be fun to have a quick look at the six contenders and in absolutely no way show any bias Tickets There (*Cough PSYKOSIS) might have in the result.

IMG_8754AeSect: AeSect are, without a doubt, one of the best live bands in Ireland at the moment. They (some of them anyway) hail from close by my own homeland – the mighty…..mighty strange Longford and they have entertained me – none of you – many times with their solid, aggressive performances and heavier than sin tunes. You can’t flaw them, you can only love them. If you haven’t heard them you need to click THIS LINK now. Tis Friday after all, what else would you be doing other than learning about sexy sweet ass metal from Longford? (and Wicklow and Dublin).

Alpheidae: These guys, and I hate to say it, but these guys are not my cup of tea. They don’t seem to have anything to do with metal and instead come across like Coldplay meets Evanescence. I blame ten years of terrible pop indie and nu-metal for this latest attempt of the commercial skater world to water my beloved genre down. THEN AGAIN… they have a lot of fans, so I’m obviously in the minority which undermines my own opinion in the greater scheme of things and they’re very, very tight on stage. They’re not amateurs who can’t play – instead they’re extremely well rehearsed and have a lot going on. Time will tell on the staying power of this new form of metal but I’ll bet they gear up a lot more interest than I ever will. Look, I’ve already written more about them that I did AeSect! No doubt – a major contender for the top spot tomorrow.

525425_10151602106708200_118071200_nDead Label!: Another of the countries hottest bands and possibly one of the most interesting and successful of 2013. Can they repeat it in 2014? Hell yes they can! Anyone who saw their major live return with Gama Bomb a couple of months back couldn’t have been anything less than in awe of their new material. Heavy, crunchy… did I mention heavy? Sounding better than ever – well worth getting in for. Your life can only be poorer for missing them. Check out the video below- another band to get the taste buds going…metal taste buds for metal people (you can drop my Pulitzer in the post).

Killface: Now you’re talking. DUBLIN DEATH METAL at it’s best. Would you believe in all my years running this blog, I’ve only been lucky enough to catch these guys twice and both times they blew the roof of the place (the Pint has of course since reinstalled it’s roof, but mostly uninstalled it’s metal 😦 ). Killface are a cracking band with a lot of energy, good tunes and power to bring to the fold. I unfortunately don’t see them picking up the grand prize – but with Warpath’s success last year – at least we know death metal bands are major contenders for the title. I won’t mind eating my words on this one either way.

IMG_8777Psykosis: Ok, so why bother trying to lie? Pyskosis are Tickets There’s favourite metal band these days. They top an exceptionally long list and just bring it. They bring it so hard it’s difficult to believe they’re still underground. They have an album coming out this summer which makes me so excited I want to wet my pants and call my granny. Psykosis, Psykosis, Psykosis. They’ll play it loud and do us proud and I can guarantee my terrible writing is in no way reflective of how they play. Prove it you yell? well watch the video and check them our for yourselves. Soon you’ll be drowning in a sea of blood….sorry, what was the sea made from again? oh yeah…. BEER!

Theories Divide: A band I’ve heard, but never seen. I can’t speak for their live performances but I can tell their tracks are worth a spin. One of the those bands I’m still waiting to grab …so I’ve haven’t been grabbed yet and it’s no fault of theirs – all me. More listens will bring more love, it puts the lotion on it’s skin or else it gets the hose again.

So, there it is in a nutshell. Basically every band is brilliant and loved. They’re all competing and for the tiny, tiny, tiny price of €5 (€10 after 9pm) you could be there to witness each of on them at the top of their game. Doors open at 7,30 and Fibbers will have some tasty beverages waiting for you of course 🙂 Tickets There would like to wish ALL six bands the best of luck. May the mightiest metal monsters win!.

 

 

Bloodstock M2TM Final Line-Up Complete

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Tickets There

1798641_279019888917045_606263842_nAnother weekend, another semi-final for the Bloodstock M2TM Irish leg. After 72,823 preliminary rounds, just under half a million entrants and literally hundreds of euro taken in by Fibber MaGees – the final is finally (not semi-finally) upon us.

On Friday night, Theories Divide, Dead Label! and Killface beat out competition from Skewered, Aeolian, Crossfire and Legion of Wolves to take their places in the Bloodstock M2TM Irish Final where they’ll compete against Semi-Final A winners Psykosis, AeSect and Alpheidae.

All six semi-final winners will compete in the grand final this Saturday at Fibbers for their chance to play this years Bloodstock Festival. Doors on the night will open at 8.00pm. Good to luck to all and c’mon my favourites Psykosis, Killface and AeSect!…and Dead Label :p All the details can be found on the Facebook Event Page.

Seriously though – these competitions are a great way of discovering new bands (and established bands) from around the country. The more rounds – the more new names you can add to your playlists.

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.

 

Perverting The Innocent Metal Fest 2014 Announced

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Tickets There

10259994_566426030139609_3687522522337578577_nThe summer of metal in Dublin continues to look brighter with the announcement of the Perverting The Innocent Metal Fest 2014.

JD Metal Promotions have announced the one day metal fest for Fibber MaGee’s on September 27th (yes, the day after Evile – ye’ll be destroyed!) with ten fearsome bands lined up. German thrash metal outfit, Witchburner will headline the event in what will be the group’s first ever Irish show (despite being around for 22 years!). They’ll be supported with a killer line-up, inducing Belfast’s OVEROTH and Dublin’s KillFace!

You can see the full line-up below. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2nd exclusively through Into The Void Records priced €12. It’ll cost you €14 on the door and you won’t get a fancy ticket so buy in advance. More details can be found on the FB Event page.

Witchburner
Overoth
Syphor
Killface
Legion of Wolves
ForChristSake
Rabid Bitch Of The North
Theories Divide
Axial Symmetry
Crossfire

Fibber MaGees Announce 2 Night 21st Anniversary Bash

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2013 by Tickets There

BlackMetalCakeGuysFibber MaGee’s, the long standing Dublin metal mecca on Parnell St. is celebrating its 21st Anniversary this month. Since it’s the big one, they’re going for not one, but two nights of live music and drink promos. There’s also a mention of free booze – and you heard that here. Remember to come back and read other great stories here in thanks for us getting tanked @ Fibbers for nuttin’.

Anyways, both nights are at the weekend, it’s just €3 in both nights and did we mention drink promos? Oh, well then how about adding 14 bands to the list. Doors are at 8 both nights and the music kicks off at 8.30. List of bands and dates below.

PART I – Saturday: June 22nd 3 Hour Ceasefire, Taibhse, Theories Divide, Lace Weeper, Medz, Atominated, Seventh Age

PART II – Friday: June 28th Beltbuckle Overdrive, Jemson Green, Kerouac, Edenfire, Tanks General, Wolf Regime, Aggo-Culture