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by Soze
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1079
Views: 88112

Re: Next Announcement

I can't see how this will work for metal bands. I've watched a few live streams from the likes of Frank Turner and Levellers singer Mark Chadwick, where they sit with an acoustic guitar in their front room, banter and sing songs. But a metal band...I can't see it. Even if they play from a stage or s...
by Soze
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: 2020 Albums
Replies: 119
Views: 9213

Re: 2020 Albums

In Flames' re-recording of Clayman is horrible. Just sounds weak and bland plus Anders has used his awful new vocal style on it. He and Bjorn are the only two left from the original album...the band died for me when Jesper left. Pretty much everything they've done since has been arse.
by Soze
Sun May 31, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1079
Views: 88112

Re: Next Announcement

I know, but it took them something like 25 years to get round to that sort of tour so I'm considering that to be an anomaly rather than anything regular. Wasn't one of the indoor Bloodstocks their first ever UK show? That took them about 15 years to get round to doing. Because both Blind Guardian a...
by Soze
Fri May 29, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Manowar European Tour 2021 (No UK dates)
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Manowar European Tour 2021 (No UK dates)

They've since claimed the 'Final Battle' tour was never meant to imply they were splitting up but based on an album called 'The Final Battle', of which one EP has been released so far, entitled The Final Battle Part One. I paid over a hundred quid to see them last year, thinking that it would be my ...
by Soze
Fri May 29, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1079
Views: 88112

Re: Next Announcement

Black Wizard wrote:I'll be happy for Blind Guardian to return. They have a new album on the way so I suppose they'll do their token one UK show in London or at Bloodstock.


The last time Blind Guardian toured the UK they also played Nottingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
by Soze
Fri May 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: 2020 Albums
Replies: 119
Views: 9213

Re: 2020 Albums

Shit Boat (No Fans) made me laugh on first listen but it loses it appeal after that. It's only a minute or so long though! The rest of the album is typical Alestorm, infectious, catchy songs that are great fun/extremely annoying (delete as applicable, they seem a very divisive band! It's the former ...
by Soze
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Mayhem UK & IRE Tour
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Mayhem UK & IRE Tour

I'm amazed that bands are booking tours for this year still although I guess they have to remain optimistic.
by Soze
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1079
Views: 88112

Re: Next Announcement

Beautiful Days Festival cancelled today, that's 2 weeks after Bloodstock.
by Soze
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1079
Views: 88112

Re: Next Announcement

Metal Days even raised this in relation to possible refunds for tickets in the event of cancellation. Since it has now been cancelled I'm not sure if they're sticking to this or not, no announcements have been made, but obviously it went down like a lead balloon. 'Every ticket buyer accepted our T&a...
by Soze
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1079
Views: 88112

Re: Next Announcement

I'm no expert but I think some of the problems with insurance would be that they don't cover pandemics? It's one of those things which appear in the small print alongside 'acts of God' that people just presume will never actually happen.
by Soze
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: 2020 Albums
Replies: 119
Views: 9213

Re: 2020 Albums

Yeah I'm liking that Myrkur record a lot, which was unexpected because I wasn't taken with her first one. Might have to go back and revisit it, don't think I ever gave the second one a listen. The second one was a huge leap forward for me. I loved it but wasn't particularly taken with the first eit...
by Soze
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Wacken 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3929

Re: Wacken 2020

German media have announced all large gatherings are off until August 31st. No official announcement from Wacken but cancellation news is apparently expected later today.
by Soze
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1079
Views: 88112

Re: Next Announcement

Apparently there's an announcement about Wacken being called off later today. All the German media have announced no large gatherings until September at the earliest. I'm sure we'll follow suit.
by Soze
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: 2020 Albums
Replies: 119
Views: 9213

Re: 2020 Albums

The new Testament is decent but a bit forgettable. I much preferred the last album which I thought was a killer record. In a year when Bütcher have put out one of the best thrash metal albums I've heard in ages, this isn't really hitting the mark. I'm really enjoying the new Myrkur. Not remotely met...
by Soze
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: 2020 Albums
Replies: 119
Views: 9213

Re: 2020 Albums

January has been my favourite metal month in ages! Some brilliant cheesy power metal in Brothers of Metal and Victorius, some good old school Rage, the *amazing* old school Euro thrash of Bütcher (seriously, the new album, 666 Goats Carry My Chariot is stunning!), plus Midnight and Annihilator and t...