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by samlewis45
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Epica + Apocalyptica UK shows
Replies: 12
Views: 3954

Re: Epica + Apocalyptica UK shows

Black Wizard wrote:The London show is now on a Tuesday which is extremely irritating.


Yup! I've asked for a refund as it just won't be practical - but I might go to Nottingham instead as it kinda ties in with some other plans I already have.
by samlewis45
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Conception
Replies: 0
Views: 1183

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
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: BOA 2019: Rate the bands
Replies: 40
Views: 11158

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: 40
Views: 11158

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
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: BOA 2019: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.
Replies: 62
Views: 19833

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: 62
Views: 19833

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...
by samlewis45
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: BOA 2019: Rate the bands
Replies: 40
Views: 11158

Re: BOA 2019: Rate the bands

Blind River 6/10 - Decent heavy blues rock Rotting Christ 4/10 - Enjoyed them somewhat last time they played, but did nothing for me at all on Thursday Incite 2/10 - Bellowing with the worst guitar tone I heard all weekend Control the Storm 6/10 - Thought all the pyro was a bit much for so early on ...
by samlewis45
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Dimmu Borgir cancel
Replies: 50
Views: 12865

Re: Dimmu Borgir cancel

That's a shame, was interested to see their set.

I wonder what they'll do about that slot? I personally wouldn't mind Queensr├┐che and Dee Snider both playing for slightly longer to make up for Dimmu not being there.
by samlewis45
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Clashfinder
Replies: 41
Views: 12442

Re: Clashfinder

Mine will probably be something like... Friday: Control the Storm, Death Angel, Metal Church, Children of Bodom, Tesseract, Powerwolf, Sabaton, Grand Magus Saturday: Swallow the Sun, Guardians of Time, The Wildhearts, 3 Headed Snake, Anthrax, Parkway Drive Sunday: Ross the Boss, Soilwork, Hypocrisy,...
by samlewis45
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: LIST TIME! Definitely / Likely / Maybe / Avoid.
Replies: 40
Views: 11572

Re: LIST TIME! Definitely / Likely / Maybe / Avoid.

Definitely: Sabaton Powerwolf Children of Bodom Metal Church Death Angel Anthrax Swallow the Sun Scorpions Queensryche Dee Snider Soilwork Ross the Boss Grand Magus Likely: Tesseract Parkway Drive Dimmu Borgir Eluveitie Maybe: Soulfly Cradle of Filth Hypocrisy The Lazys Some of the Sophie bands soun...
by samlewis45
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Fifth Angel
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

Fifth Angel

Recently reformed traditional US prog/power metal band who have just released their first album since 1989. Not sure if they plan to tour the album or not, but I like to see them at Bloodstock! Possibly either a very early Main Stage slot of a decent-ish Sophie Stage slot. https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by samlewis45
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: W.A.S.P
Replies: 10
Views: 4235

Re: W.A.S.P

I went to go see them on the 30 Years of Thunder tour in Bristol, it was advertised as a 2 hour show. They played for an hour (including drum solo) and then left the stage - people were pretty pissed off! I was living in the Midlands at the time and saw them in Nottingham on that tour. That show wa...
by samlewis45
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Sonata Arctica
Replies: 5
Views: 2833

Re: Sonata Arctica

They always put on a good show, so I'd be more than up for them being booked.
by samlewis45
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: W.A.S.P
Replies: 10
Views: 4235

Re: W.A.S.P

I'd be very surprised if they were asked back. I went to see them in Bristol last year and they cancelled the show an hour before the doors opened and never gave any reason or apology - or even acknowledged that anything had happened. I remember one of the Bloodstock team tweeted something along the...
by samlewis45
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Hammerfall
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Hammerfall

Yeah the UK seems to be conspicuously absent from their EU tours in recent years. Would love to see them at BOA!