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by Smerphy
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: The Meaning of Metal
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: The Meaning of Metal

I've been thinking about this a bit the past few days, metal music is mostly apolitical, the only prevalent political leaning seems to be anti-authoritarian. Even bands that I know are in favour of progressive politics will only focus on an anti-authoritarian message. Peace and love and equality jus...
by Smerphy
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: 2020 Albums
Replies: 121
Views: 10626

Re: 2020 Albums

New Pigs Pigs Pigs album is great Stoner Rock/Doom Metal.
by Smerphy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

Not gonna lie, when I saw Acid Reign at the top of the announcement I had low expectations, but I'm actually impressed by the number of up and coming bands that they've booked, Svalbard, Conjurer, Green Lung and Idle Hands are all bands who have received loads of praise and who actually seem to be c...
by Smerphy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Green Lung UK Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Green Lung UK Tour

Support from Juniper Grave, one of the best bands from the Scottish scene in recent years, I'd recommend their album.

Really wish they'd put a Scottish date in there somewhere.
by Smerphy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

The Saturday line-up would have gone down really well ten years ago, haven't heard anyone clamoring for Sylosis or Toxic Holocaust or Paradise Lost recently, slightly surprised they're still going.
by Smerphy
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

MF will only be booked if they can get a 90 minute Special Guest spot like Avantasia in 2013, King Diamond won't play anywhere that he can't perform the whole show, he doesn't cut his setlist for anything. Also they're bringing a KD style stage show this time around so would need extra time to set up.
by Smerphy
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)
Replies: 1314
Views: 204632

Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Ask and ye shall receive.
by Smerphy
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

As far as shows go they seem to still be playing pretty humble venues, but they have 20000 monthly listeners on Spotify(more than Memoriam, Venom Prison etc.) and 1000 album sales on Bandcamp, may not seem like much now but those are very respectable numbers for a band who just released their debut ...
by Smerphy
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

Great announcement imo, Cattle Decap are the biggest Death Metal band going, Green Lung are the biggest metal band to come out of the UK in years and Memoriam are a solid booking too. Still going unless they book MF but very solid announcement today.
by Smerphy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

Careful - you'll open yourself up for the predictable 'kids these days!' backlash :lol: Back to your point, I would say that they're too big for the Sophie stage - but only because they've been away and haven't played live in so long (particularly in the UK). They will get the inevitable bump in cr...
by Smerphy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

I think Saxon are the Sunday special guests, I've a feeling a band like Testament will be playing as well. It would be fantastic if MF could play but as much as we post suggestions of bands we all want sometimes it really is either logistics or if a band wants to play another festival. Except there...
by Smerphy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

Rubbish
by Smerphy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

I think they'd already booked this year's headliners by the time MF reached out to festivals, so now they're stuck trying to book them sort of last second without a natural place to put them.
by Smerphy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

Just about any band that gets billed as "the future" never lives up to the hype, who predicted the success of Ghost, Sabaton, Volbeat? There are plenty of bands that are popular simply because people like their music, not because a label is trying to push them as the next big thing.
by Smerphy
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1098
Views: 96884

Re: Next Announcement

Tbh the whole line-up looks upside down atm.