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by Gandalf the Red
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2020
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 878
Views: 58229

Re: Next Announcement

Glastonbury takes about a month to build. I would guess that they had to cancel earlier to avoid losing too much on contractors. Download takes 12 days and bloodstock about 7... so comparatively a lot less time. Maybe Glastonbury was more under the gun in terms of having to make a decision whereas ...
by Gandalf the Red
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: coronavirus and its effects on the economy of Metal
Replies: 30
Views: 990

Re: coronavirus and its effects on the economy of Metal

Normal people who don't worry about a bit of a cold...
by Gandalf the Red
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Biff Byford Solo Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Worth bearing in mind the bloke had major heart surgery recently.
by Gandalf the Red
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 44
Views: 1897

Re: Coronavirus

I would suggest it's more down to logistics than anything else. Or bands threatening to pull out completely. Usually the Yanks (remember all the tours being cancelled after 9/11?) Unless you are in the Far East or Italy there isn't currently any problems. You aren't even being told not to travel. Th...
by Gandalf the Red
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: Rock/Metal pubs in Worthing, W. Surrey
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Rock/Metal pubs in Worthing, W. Surrey

There used to be about half a dozen regulars on here from that neck of the woods.

One person who might know would be Tet. ISTR from previous posts that he frequented places all over the South East.
by Gandalf the Red
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2020
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 878
Views: 58229

Re: Next Announcement

Savage Master are decent. I've you like bands like Warlock, Dio and 1980s US Power/Speed Metal they will be right up your street. Must admit I haven't heard of the others apart from Pist and Blasphemer. And looking at the descriptions I know why, "Modern hard rock crew", what does that eve...
by Gandalf the Red
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Hammerfest 13
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Hammerfest 13

I like Lordi so far but that's about it. Seems like it isn't just Bloodstock struggling to book people, everyone's downsizing . Shame, as Birmingham definitely doesn't have the same vibe as a holiday camp. Really? Doesn't seem that different from previous line ups tbh I mean I'm assuming Unleashed ...
by Gandalf the Red
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2020
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 878
Views: 58229

Re: Next Announcement

I don't get all the negativity on here. Hoblin Goblin IPA is still on the line up and there will be music too! Might be back at the camp for Black Dahlia Murder but the rest are ok. Yes. But you can get it in 'Spoons for £2.30 and even cheaper if you go to a cheap supermarket. Rather than the £4 or...
by Gandalf the Red
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2020
Topic: worst band on the lineup ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1561

Re: worst band on the lineup ?

- Diamond Head, if i wanted to see grandads on their death beds, I'd just go to the old folks home :o Yeah. A bit bizarre seeing as it's only Tatler that is anywhere near old and they are far from being the worst band on this line up. Even though the "new" singer is a bit ropey. Similar c...
by Gandalf the Red
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Beermageddon 2020 (Double Vision)
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Beermageddon 2020 (Double Vision)

By far the best announcement of yesterday. :yes:
by Gandalf the Red
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Wacken 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2723

Re: Wacken 2020

I'm sure Maiden were gutted you weren't there. I've always fancied going but am never organised enough to get round to it, I always like the diversity of the line up it generally has. Yes, but me not giving money to Iron Maiden Holdings is a small victory. Trying to turn it into Iron Maiden Fest by...
by Gandalf the Red
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Wacken 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2723

Re: Wacken 2020

2009 was my last year. Didn't bother with 2010 as I didn't want to stoke Iron Maiden's egos and it was starting to go too much into mainstream territory with bands like Motley Crue. One of the reason we started going in the first place was Dynamo was going too mainstream and booking Nu Metal bands. ...
by Gandalf the Red
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: Bands Changing Musical Style
Replies: 18
Views: 1259

Re: Bands Changing Musical Style

For me it depends if they can make it sound like a natural progression/evolution than just a wholesale switch up. Metallica are a good example (and the reason why bands who aim to "make our black album" miss the point) of a band doing it right. Discharge and Celtic Frost are the good exam...
by Gandalf the Red
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: Bands Changing Musical Style
Replies: 18
Views: 1259

Re: Bands Changing Musical Style

What I hate is when bands drastically change and then piss over their entire back catalogue and even ridicule the fans who put them where they are in the first place. Metallica is a prime example. Remember them laughing at old footage of when they were still a Thrash band and had long hair when on t...
by Gandalf the Red
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2020
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 878
Views: 58229

Re: Next Announcement

SlaytanicBacon wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:Needs some German Thrash.


I'm hoping Kreator for Saturday special guest :D


Can't see Kreator supporting Behemoth. I was thinking Sodom, Rage, Grave Digger or Destruction maybe.