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by Methuen
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Necessity of a Smart-Phone
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Necessity of a Smart-Phone

I've been using the same iPhone SE since 2016. Before that I had a positively antediluvian Blackberry. Apple getting their knuckles slapped about software-forced obsolescence means that it's a perfectly capable bit of kit, is made of actual metal and glass, and has a headphone jack. I'm sure I'll up...
by Methuen
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2020
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 878
Views: 58212

Re: Next Announcement

I don't know why I even bother checking these announcements any more - 6 more bands, 6 more that most folk won't have even heard of. They might as well just rename the Sophie Stage "New Blood Stage 2" at this rate. What a bottom-of-the-barrel-scraping lineup this has turned out to be. Mea...
by Methuen
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: KK Downing forms glorified Judas Priest tribute band
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: KK Downing forms glorified Judas Priest tribute band

Tribute band with more Priest members than Priest has currently :lol: Not really. Current Priest has Halford, Travis & Hill who are all more established Priest members than anyone in KK's band (with the exception of KK himself obviously) Ve Make Joke, Ja ? :lol: :yes: Zero Tolerance also have a...
by Methuen
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Epica + Apocalyptica UK shows
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Epica + Apocalyptica UK shows

Another one BOA didn't get, for some reason :lol: Looking forwards to this - it's been yeaaaaars since I've had the chance to see Epica, and I've enjoyed everything they've put out. I haven't listened to Apocalyptica ever - I just remember a Metallica covers band - I'll have to get a best-of or some...
by Methuen
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: KK Downing forms glorified Judas Priest tribute band
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: KK Downing forms glorified Judas Priest tribute band

Tribute band with more Priest members than Priest has currently :lol:
by Methuen
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread
Replies: 1580
Views: 298734

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Last gig - Rhapsody of Fire @ Rebellion in Manchester... I quite liked Dendera - Power Quest / Season's End members doing some proper British pub metal :lol: Sound was awful for both of the support bands, however. Rhapsody were fun, and the mrs remembered the words to both Holy Thunderforce AND Eme...
by Methuen
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2020
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 878
Views: 58212

Re: Next Announcement

There's still only 1 band across the whole of Friday and Saturday that I'd go out my way to watch (Paradise Lost). Good grief this is looking pretty dire. Hope the weather is nice for campsite drinking otherwise I'm gonna be screwed. If you want to spend upwards of 200 quid to sit in a field drinki...
by Methuen
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2020
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 878
Views: 58212

Re: Next Announcement

tbf its annoying me as yeah i feel lots of people wont check them out because of that. they are one of the most though provoking bands lyric content (sexual assult at gigs, abortion, dog breeding, femenism) wise and yeah they have hardcore elements...but to me they are a post black metal band. prou...
by Methuen
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2020
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 878
Views: 58212

Re: Next Announcement

The only one I'd heard of is Acid Reign, and that's only via the caustic reviews of their latest album :lol:

Not regretting my Rhapsody / Helloween / VoA / HRH Vikings tickets yet :lol:
by Methuen
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2020
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 878
Views: 58212

Re: Next Announcement

Black Wizard wrote:
henryburch4 wrote:announcement tomorrow ( post from simon on fb)

I reckon Delain will be there to fill up some of the space on Friday.


Glad I've been to see them in their packed-out tour venues. Seeing them in a half empty arena / on the Sophie with the joke bands wouldn't be quite the same.
by Methuen
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)
Replies: 1324
Views: 187096

Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Fun little thing (to add a little levity to this topic) - confused Welsh village folk were Friday arguing with the woman running the shop. The reason ? They weren't able to buy their Euromillions tickets...
by Methuen
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: Bands that got away... so far.
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: Bands that got away... so far.

Cathedral some how - they seemed to be playing everywhere all of the time, for a period, but I never managed to catch them live.

Stratovarius - I actually have a ticket stub from a show of theirs, and photos of them at Bloodstock, but absolutely no memory of either event. I suppose that counts ?
by Methuen
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread
Replies: 1580
Views: 298734

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Last - Delain (Ritz, Manchester) Absolutely fantastic. One of the best gigs I've been to - the support were good, sortof male-fronted Beyond the Black, but Delain were on fire. It was the release day for their new album, they were clearly impressed with the reception the new songs got, the crowd wer...
by Methuen
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: Last gig ticket you bought?
Replies: 2564
Views: 363466

Re: Last gig ticket you bought?

HRH Vikings (thankyou, Saor) :D

Rhapsody (OV FIRE) in Manchester

Tempted to do Beyond the Gates in Norway, absolutely stellar lineup so far (bar Peturabtor)
by Methuen
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: HRH Vikings III - O2 Academy Sheffield - 28th/29th Nov 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 4059

Re: HRH Vikings III - O2 Academy Sheffield - 28th/29th Nov 2020

Saor added, ticket sold - finally not playing at the arse end of Scotland or London :D