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by samlewis45
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Whitesnake, Foreigner & Europe UK Tour 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Whitesnake, Foreigner & Europe UK Tour 2020

Whitesnake are one of my favourite bands of all time so I have been waiting for this announcement! Ticket for the O2 Arena booked :) All three bands will be great despite the fact Foreigner have been playing the same songs over and over since Kelly Hansen took over as vocalist.
by samlewis45
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: W.A.S.P - "1984 TO HEADLESS" UK/IRE TOUR OCTOBER 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: W.A.S.P - "1984 TO HEADLESS" UK/IRE TOUR OCTOBER 2020

Really temped by this, as they've been great the three times I've seen them, but after they cancelled their Bristol show in 2017 an hour before the door time I've got reservations. They never even acknowledged the cancellation or apologised, just left the security to turn away disappointed punters -...
by samlewis45
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Female Metal Voices
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Female Metal Voices

I'm surprised at the negative comments regarding Leaves' Eyes. Sure, the politics was unpleasant. But in terms of the music, I'd say they're better than ever these days. Yes, I may be biased because I'm friends with Elina. But I don't think so. Actually, after the announcement I thought she was the...
by samlewis45
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: Best Lyricists
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Best Lyricists

Non-metal also, but Fish has always been my favourite lyricist. He might be a bit verbose at times, but the images he conjures up are second-to-none in my opinion.
by samlewis45
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Status Quo UK Tour 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Status Quo UK Tour 2020

I'll probably try and get to one of these. The new album Backbone is a strong one, and they were great a few months ago with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
by samlewis45
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Conception
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Conception

The recently reformed prog metal act are yet to schedule any UK shows, so Bloodstock might be a good shout? A European headline tour is planned for Spring 2020, so I assume they'll do a few festivals afterwards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ToxCfNrKw
by samlewis45
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: Is Dee Snider OK?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Is Dee Snider OK?

What did he say at BOA? I must have missed that. I can't remember exactly, but I remember at the time thinking some of the things he was saying sounded a bit ominous. He was saying stuff like 'It means a lot for me to be back in the UK again, for reasons you don't know yet etc etc' - i.e. there was...
by samlewis45
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Lamb of God (+ kreator) Tour 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1159

Re: Lamb of God (+ kreator) Tour 2020

I'll be heading to London for this one - three great bands in my book :)
by samlewis45
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: BOA 2019: Rate the bands
Replies: 41
Views: 3540

Re: BOA 2019: Rate the bands

Little concerned with Vicky`s Twitter is going somewhat overboard that Parkway Drive`s 2019 Bloodstock set was the best show ever?? It's getting a bit tedious isn't it? Barely any of the other bands have had a look in. I didn't watch PWD, but the general consensuses seems to be that they were not m...
by samlewis45
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: BOA 2019: Rate the bands
Replies: 41
Views: 3540

Re: BOA 2019: Rate the bands

Queensryche - so glad they finally got to play and really enjoyed them. I did find the set list a little odd (with so many old tracks) and there wasn't a lot of movement from the band, but La Torre's vocals were incredible. They were my joint set of the weekend, so its sad to see that so many other...
by samlewis45
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Grand Magus UK & IRE Tour 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Grand Magus UK & IRE Tour 2020

I agree about their set lengths. I wouldn't travel that far to see them, but as they're playing in Bristol and the ticket was cheap I thought it was worth a little trip up there.
by samlewis45
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Queensryche & Firewind
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Queensryche & Firewind

Will hopefully get to the Manchester show, work dependant, as I can tie it in with some existing gigging plans. Queensryche were excellent on Sunday I thought, and Firewind are always worth a watch :)
by samlewis45
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Grand Magus UK & IRE Tour 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Grand Magus UK & IRE Tour 2020

I'm glad they're not announcing shows in November - as my November is already pretty busy so anything announced for it now is probably going to clash with something else or be a on a day I can't make for work reasons. I am hoping to get to the Bristol show of this tour :)
by samlewis45
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: BOA 2019: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.
Replies: 63
Views: 6204

Re: BOA 2019: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

Actually I should add smoking in general to my 'bads'. It just seems that there is nowhere you can stand anywhere in the main festival site without someone next to you immediately lighting up a cigarette. This obviously isn't too bad outside (although I still find it annoying), but in the tents it c...
by samlewis45
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: BOA 2019: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.
Replies: 63
Views: 6204

Re: BOA 2019: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

Good: - All of the bands that I was looking forward to were at least 'good', with many being much better than that. My top three sets were from Queensryche, Dee Snider, and Sabaton - Discovering a few new bands which I shall check out further in due course - The fact it took me about 10 minutes from...