Archive for Thrash Metal

Review: Animator – Blacklisted

Posted in Album Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2013 by Tickets There

922328_463819373702599_683130385_oIn typical Tickets There fashion, we found an album we loved. We listed to the hell out of it and never bothered for one second to put a word down on paper. For years we’ve struggled to express the excitement about albums we love, but that stops now because Animator’s Blacklisted deserves the attention of every metal fan in Ireland.

In Blacklisted, the Wexford lads have accomplished a truly memorable album, perfectly mixing writing quality, tight musicianship; all densely ground together to create something very special. Their diverse musical backgrounds fully complement each other as their sound screams through and you’re confronted with a thrash / hardcore assault of riffs, political angst and speed. First up to get the hearts racing, ‘State of Emergency’. Sirens, a brooding build-up; composed of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 ANPA address, breaking new stores snippets and James’s scream, “The shit has hit the fan this time, our nations on the brink” sets the tone for this entire record. ‘Death From Above’ strikes hard and fast, but its allure begins to pale when listed before the epic ‘In God We Trust’. A magnificent masterpiece of thrash metal. In God We Trust is reason enough to own this album, but it’s just one of several prime cuts.

960004_10151835604628200_548538767_nUltra 53’ 🙂 begins to express more personal anguish through a mix of swooping riffs, spiralling leads and surprise turns before ‘Dreadweb’ knuckles it’s way in to deliver some of the most balls out riffs and screaming solos of the whole album. ‘Taking the Liberty’ and ‘Electric Armageddon’ continues the punishing and lands yet another quality tune from this record. ‘Western Shadow’ adds little unfortunately for this review, the breakdown into scratchy bridges leads us astray, but the closing anthem of anthems (since In God We Trust), ‘When Duty Calls’ is the closing crown jewel on this incredible debut.

After months of listening, it’s hard to pretend there’s no prior judgements here. But six months ago I knew Animator as a name only. However, one or two listens of this album will turn any fans of thrash metal into Animatoriacs. This is a band with the talent, power and hunger to go far and all you need to do is press play. Well done lads!

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ANIMATOR Release Debut Album ‘ Blacklisted’ TODAY!

Posted in Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by Tickets There

922328_463819373702599_683130385_oWaterford thrash metallers, Animator, have just released their debut album through Bandcamp.  Titled BLACKLISTED, the album comes out on EBM records and has been hotly anticipated by metal heads around the country.

You can stream the album for free and download for a ‘Pay what you want’ scheme. If the quality is anything compared to the first single, ‘Death From Above’, we’re in for a real treat. Tickets There would like to wish Ryan, Darren, James and Barry well with the record. Looking forward to spinning this instead of the new Meadeth and Sabbath albums.

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Club Carnage Presents: THRASH YOUR FACE OFF (Psykosis / Atominated + 4 More)

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by Tickets There

20130501-221217.jpgGoodbye livers and brain cells, hello THRASH YOUR HEAD OFF \,,/. With the Day of Decay coming up on June 1st at Fibbers, Club Carnage have now decided to make things extra gruelling; by announcing a mouth watering line-up of thrash metal for the day before.

Psykosis, Atominated, Animator, Visceral Attack, Exzeltic and Edenfire are all playing on the night and entry is just €6, doors are at 8.30 and there’s drink promos and late night metal galore. You’d be half psychotic to even think about missing this gig.

Just to note, this night will also serve as the launch night for Atominated’s new EP, ‘World Without Flesh. Praise The Lord for thrash metal \,,/

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Review: Twisted Wrath – Madman’s Chorus (EP Review)

Posted in EP Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2013 by Tickets There

290668102-1Sligo Rovers, the best pubs in the country and less stress; all things I miss about living back in the west. Now it turns out there’s something new to go back for; the incredible, Twisted Wrath. The Galway/Mayo quartet have been on the go for almost six years and have recently put out their second EP, Madman’s Chorus, as a free download. I’m writing that too much today, you f**kers should be paying for music this good 🙂

Madman’s Chorus is an all too short slice of thrash metal Gold. Four songs of pure head banging glory. Wall to wall riffs/shredding solos, speed drums and anthem grounded vocals. There’s not a moment on this EP where your attention begins to wane or songs drag out. Opener ‘North Titan’ is a mesh of Manowar meets Testament! Epic in content and uncompromising in its mission. The EP’s title track continues the power and adds an almost Maiden element to the lyrics. Nowhere to hide – this song is a hammering attack of thrash metal at its best (well, close to its best).

‘To The Sword‘ comes swooping in, not very distinct from the previous songs, before suddenly accelerating into Slayer-esque thrash territory; where’s it’s harder riffs and grittier, heavier vocals. By the time ‘Smoke’ kicks in you’ll be begging for more but sadly, it’s the closing tune and a fitting end to a great second EP from a very promising band.

With all these Dublin bands blowing TT’s auld head these days, it’s great to see homeland bands aren’t lagging behind. Twisted Wrath are an excellent find and well worth as much of your time as you can spare. Listen to them now on Bandcamp.

New Music: Animator – ‘Death From Above’

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, New Music with tags , , , , , on April 18, 2013 by Tickets There

31473_445512272199976_508181285_nWaterford thrash metallers, Animator, are promising great things from their debut album. Due to hit shelves ‘soon’ by EBM Records, Blacklisted is one of the must watch releases this year and the band have helped fuel the excitement with the release of a new song titled ‘Death From Above’. You can listen by playing the video below. We’re restraining ourselves here at TTHQ from reviewing and waiting for the album ….but, it’s fricking awesome. Check it out now and see for yourself.

 

 

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).

EHT PROMOTIONS Presents: Warpath + Dead Label + Vile Regression + Only Fumes and Corpses + Aesect + 13 more @ Fibbers, April 13th

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by Tickets There

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Yes, seriously! 18 bands, two stages, a fiver in and loads of drink promos! That’s the name of the game at Fibber MaGee’s on April 13th as metal comes to town. For anyone that thought the Dublin Day of Decay was the next big day out, welcome to hell!. There’s quite a few names so I’ve posted the names and stage times for each act below. Went through all the effort of copy and then paste to get that info to you so please take the time to read it. Of course I didn’t forget the amazing drink promos either.

April 13th @ Fibbers. See you there! For more information, check out the Facebook Event Page.

UPSTAIRS STAGE-

WARPATH 12:15 – 01:00
DEAD LABEL 11:30 – 12:00
VILE REGRESSION 10:45 – 11:15
ONLY FUMES & CORPSES 10:00 – 10:30
AESECT 9:15 – 9:45
DEATH OF A SALESMAN 8:30 – 9:00
EDENFIRE 7:30 – 8:00
AGGRO-CULTURE 6:45 – 7:15
ATOMINATED 6:00 – 6:30

DOWNSTAIRS STAGE-

SPITTIN BONES 11:00 – 11:30
MURDOCK 10:15– 10:45
HORNETS 9:30 – 10:00
BY CONQUEST OR CONSENT 8:45 – 9:15
CORROSIVE MACHINE 8:00 – 8:30
PSYKOSIS (replacing Zero Tolerance) 7:15 – 7:45
NEW AGE EXTINCTION 6:30 – 7:00
HOLLOW TRUTH 5:45 – 6:15
STRONGHOLD 5:00 – 5:30

Late Night DJ after the bands finish to close

DRINK PROMOS:

Vodka/Paddy Powers + Mixer €3
Pints from €3.70
Shots: Jager/Mickey Finns €3
Beer Pitchers from €11
Pitcher JD/Captain Morgan’s /Cocktail €16
3 Jager or Agwa Bombs €10
Bottle of Buckfast €12

Date: Saturday April 13th 2013

Venue : Fibbers Parnell Street, Upstairs & Downstairs Venue

Admission : €5 or €2.50 with Gospel Of The Horns Ticket stub

Doors : 5pm