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VADER Announce Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2015 by Tickets There

10915685_763003087101759_137786310554534813_oWhat will you be doing on March 20th? Simple, you’re going to see VADER in the Voodoo Lounge.

The death metal legends will be swinging by Eire and playing Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge as part of their Blitz! Europe In Fire 2015 tour. They’re bringing HATE and one more band TBC with them. Hopefully the TBC will be announced as one of our own home grown, but we’ll see.

Tickets go on sale Wed, Jan 28th priced €23.50 inc. fees from ticketmaster and all usual outlets. All hail the mighty Vader!

Visit the official event page for more details.

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VADER Announced For Waterford

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Tickets There

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Unfortunately WARPATH have had to cancel their appearance at this event. CMP will announce a replacement headliner soon.

*Original Article*

Yes, you really did read that correctly. Cunning Metal promotions have booked legendary Polish death metallers, VADER to play the last ever show at Waterford’s Forum venue. Not much notice on this so focus…

VADER will headline the South East Metal Fest on March 28th at the Forum and they won’t be alone. CMP have lined up a serious list of supporting bands including Dublin’s own WARPATH, Animator, Atominated, Dead Label, Uproot Chaos, All The Kings Ashes and One Shoot Kill.

Stand by for Ticket details – in the mean time, HELL YEAH!

Wacken Metal Battle Ireland – Semi-Final 1 This Saturday

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by Tickets There

Wacken Open Air 2012 may be six months away, but the excitement has begun. With tickets sold out and a line-up that boasts Amon Amarth, Saxon, Ministry, Machine Head, Scorpions, Testament, Cradle of Filth, Dark Funeral plus many, many more; W.O.A. 2012 promises to be the must see metal event of the summer!

In true metal spirit, Wacken have been running a battle of the bands since 2004 that takes place in over 30 countries with an all-out final at the festival itself. The top prize includes 1, a gig at Wacken (the final – duh), a yearlong recording contract with Nuclear Blast Records (Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, EXODUS, Hammerfall, Sepultura, Nile, Testament, VADER – frickin’ endless list of legends) and assorted endorsements from the festivals sponsors. Not too shabby eh?

On Saturday night, Crunch Metal promotions presents the first of two semi-finals in the Irish heat which take place at Dublin’s The Pint, and will see six native acts launch bloody war upon each other for a chance to claim the coveted prize. Beltbuckle Overdrive (Dublin), Clurichaun (Tipperary), Exzeltic (Dublin), Red Six (Belfast), Spittin’ Bones (Kildare) and Warpath (Dublin) are all in with a chance of reaching the finals which will be held again at The Pint on April 21st but only three will qualify on the night!

Tickets are only €5 on the door and you can bet your nut this will be a night worth going to see. These guys have proven their way around the country to get through the early stages and quarter finals so you’re going to see some full on metal this weekend. Check out the event’s Official Facebook Page for more detials.

W.O.A. Metal Battle Semi-Final 1
The Pint, Eden Quay (Dublin)
Saturday – February 25
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2012
Doors @ 19:00 – Tickets
€5

Dublin Metal Events: Upcoming 2011 / 2012 Shows

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2011 by Tickets There


The good folks over at D.M.E. (Dublin Metal Events) have an savage line-up of shows ready to suit the needs of every shot downing, leather wearing, long haired legend in the country. Whether you love rock, hard rock, glam rock, heavy metal, Celtic metal, black metal, death metal or sher, unadulterated gore infestation of the most ancient, alien-enslaving nature – DME got your back ya’ll.

Kicking us off is one of the foundation stones of Irish metal, Primordial. Celebrating two decades together, Primordial will be blowing the walls of the Academy this Saturday after an incredible year that’s seen them finally earn the respect they (and the Irish metal scene) deserve. Since it’s not TT’s cup of tea, we’re not going to bandwagon jump here – but it’s great to see an Irish act get some real recognition. It’s been twenty years, but incredibly enough it might just be the beginning.

Next big one on the TT Calendar (well actually, the first one on our own gig planner) – Norwegian black metal lovelies, 1349. Named after the year the Black Death gripped Norway, 1349 intend on re-igniting the flame of Lucifer in The Pint on October 15th in what will hopefully be a full on corpse-paint blood fest. Wonder how our Def Leppard love will go down with this crowd?

Second on our own planner (all dates listed below – no need to panic), Gorgoroth & Vader @ The Button Factory on November 12th. Now, TT doesn’t know a whole pile about Gotgoroth (aside from folks constantly saying they’re frickin’ amazing!) but we managed to catch Vader’s last Irish show in Whelan’s and that’s enough for us. Without a doubt Poland’s premier metal band and one you should do anything you can to see live.

The Quireboys introduce a little good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll into the line-up when they play Whelan’s on November 27th. Sing along with their classics and you can enjoy Belfast’s Million $ Reload, who’ll be joining them on the night as support. Both bands get a double TT thumbs up which, as you all know, is the highest mark of respect in the world!

Bringing us towards the end of 2011 will be two almost back to back hair metal bonanza nights. First up, The excellent Reckless Love who’ll be hitting Whelan’s on December 2nd for a night of hairspray, spandex and some of the best rock n roll classics ever to emerge out of Finland (Hanoi who now?). Again anyone that was at their Crawdaddy show will agree that this gig promises to be something very special. After that we get some Swedish glam rock from Crashdiet who’ll also be abringing local lads Eazy Tyger along for support. Anyone that hasn’t seen them in a while would do…alright to check out their regular show in Gypsy Rose as there’s a new singer and new sound…well, newish. Both nights promise to make for a great end to 2011 with one final surprise up DME’s sleeve…..

Beasts of the night, enslavers of men and the all-round overlords of the Universe – GWAR will be ringing in the New Year in chaotic fashion when they arrive on stage in Dublin’s Button Factory on Januray 17th to show people how gore metal and stage theatrics should be done. GWAR have always been the pinnacle of on stage extremity with January’s show promising to be one of the highlights of the decade, let alone the year. More details still to be confirmed for this one but D.M.E. are hoping to have this sorted later in the week.

So to sum up, we’re not exactly stuck are we? All tickets are on sale now from Into The Void Records and Ticketmaster.ie (and outlets nationwide) for all events (except GWAR for the moment) and you’ve also got shows from Onslaught, Christ Agony, Evile and Hail of Bullets just in case none of the above appeal to you (although you should ask yourself ‘what sort of person isn’t infatuated by GWAR?’. We say bad people!!). Full list of gigs is available below, keep checking D.M.E.’s official website for more details.

Band Venue Date
Primordial The Academy  24/09/2011
Onslaught The Pint 01/10/2011
Christ Agony The Pint 07/10/2011
1349 The Pint 15/10/2011
Evile The Pint 23/10/2011
Hail Of Bullets The Pint 05/11/2011
Gorgoroth & Vader The Button factory 12/11/2011
The Quireboys Whelans 27/11/2011
Reckless Love Whelans 02/12/2011
Crashdiet The Village 04/12/2011
   2012  
GWAR The Button factory 17/01/2012

IRISH NOISE! Warpath (MySpace Review)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , , , on March 6, 2010 by Tickets There


We’ve been to all sorts of gigs over the years but we’d never been to a real death metal concert. That all changed on Thursday when we caught Polish metallers Vader in Whelan’s. We have a few Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel and Celtic Frost albums in the collection but we’d never had any real interest in the genre. Death Metal always struck us as a comical genre to be enjoyed with a grin. In all fairness, the gig didn’t change our opinions but out of all the shows we’ve gone to without knowing the band in advance, this will stick out.

On stage, Vader are an incredible force. The band deliver their songs with the same dull downed perfectionism you hear on the albums. You see bands all the time that deliver tight performances but Vader perform like an elite military unit. Each one perfectly in sync with each other, the music and the crowd.  There’s no slips, no flaws and the sher assaulting quality of the music just overpowers you and takes control.

Hard not to get sucked in by that!

So, with our opinions on Death Metal changing, we thought we’d check out one of that nights Irish support acts, Warpath. Unfortunately, Tickets There arrived fashionably (accidentally) late and missed all but Vader. Still though, a McKenna’s Guinness is hard thing to ignore.

In short, Warpath are pretty good. We still don’t see the point in writing extensively about the drums, guitars are vocals when it comes to death metal (hence the Vader intro), but we’ll happily admit that they sound good at what they do. The vocals are deep, grinding and believable, the guitars are like machines and who ever has their finger on the double bass trigger does a mighty fine job. Gorefare is currently standing out the most and adding to the strain in our neck.

If you like Death Metal, check out Warpath’s MySpace. If you don’t, go see a gig and you might be turned around.