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by Soze
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 390399

Re: Next Announcement

I think they used to be bigger - moving away from the heavier/growly vocals seemed to rub people the wrong way - up here, on the Ghost Reveries your they were filling a venue nearly twice the size of the places they were in on the back if the proggier stuff According to the info I've googled they w...
by Soze
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 390399

Re: Next Announcement

Opeth were playing O2 venues on their last tour, I saw them in Bristol and it was sold out, that's somewhere around 2-2,500 capacity. That was on the back on an album which reached no. 11 in the UK charts. I certainly wouldn't say they're getting smaller, quite the opposite.
by Soze
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 390399

Re: Next Announcement

The problem is Opeth have headlined. And it was boring. So, so boring. In your opinion. I'd be more than happy for them to deadline again (though they are probs a sub-level band these days). I'd say Opeth are a bigger band than Gojira. As for their live shows, I enjoy them but I can see why someone...
by Soze
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Helloween
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Re: Helloween

Yes but I fear they've too expensive (or at least ask for too much). They've headlined everywhere else this summer with 2.5 hour setlist, Bloodstock would give them an hour as special guests at best. I can't believe that discussions weren't had.
by Soze
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Dark Tranquility
Replies: 10
Views: 3402

Re: Dark Tranquility

I put them down in the Bloodstock Bingo every year, simply flabbergasted that it's been so long since they've played. Wonder if they price themselves out (unlikely?!) or have fallen out with the bookers?
by Soze
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 390399

Re: Next Announcement

If Accept toured the country they'd be playing to pretty small crowds in a lot of places. They may sell well in a one off date in London but that's pretty much the extent of their pulling power. There's no way they'd sell out the 500 capacity venue in Plymouth that the likes of Amon Amarth and Alest...
by Soze
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.
Replies: 830
Views: 301680

Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Jacqueline Pearce has died today at 74. Starred in a couple of Hammer Horror movies, Doctor Who, The Avengers etc. but was famous for her iconic performance as Servalan in the BBC cheapo sci-fi series Blakes 7. I imagine she'll be well remembered amongst those of us in our 40s and beyond.
by Soze
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 390399

Re: Next Announcement

I also saw a lot of requests for Manowar and a sprinkling for Helloween.
by Soze
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2018
Topic: 2019 Bands
Replies: 59
Views: 24325

Re: 2019 Bands

Never seen Slayer - I get the impression from this board, and the Metal Archives, that they're just not terribly interesting live - what're your thoughts ? Slayer do what they do. In their day (I'm old enough to have seen them on the Reign in Blood and South of Heaven tours) they were a force of na...
by Soze
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 390399

Re: Next Announcement

I can't possibly fathom how someone could not have a good time watching Sabaton. I've known people who don't like them walk away from a live gig saying they'd had a blast. But each to their own I guess. I'd be more than happy with a Sabaton headline slot and at this point, I'd be amazed if it didn't...
by Soze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Bloodstock Bingo 2019 edition - RESULTS
Replies: 60
Views: 23771

Re: Bloodstock Bingo 2019 edition

Sabaton
Slayer
Anthrax
Helloween
Finntroll
Deicide
In Flames
Myrkur
Overkill
Dee Snider
by Soze
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2018
Topic: BOA 2018 - Rate the Bands You Saw
Replies: 45
Views: 15090

Re: BOA 2018 - Rate the Bands You Saw

varangian wrote:Emperor-4/10 Black metal played by office staff


What the fuck does that even mean??! Emperor were one of the forerunners of the 2nd wave of black metal, pretty much the first ever band to play that sort of atmospheric black metal.
by Soze
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2018
Topic: BOA 2018 - Rate the Bands You Saw
Replies: 45
Views: 15090

Re: BOA 2018 - Rate the Bands You Saw

Didn't go this year but I've worked out the averages on this thread the last couple, so thought I'd do so again. Been a week so I'm guessing everyone who can be arsed to post has done so! Average scores for bands across the RJD and Sophie stage...for those that received at least 5 votes - 23 voted i...
by Soze
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2018
Topic: 2019 Bands
Replies: 59
Views: 24325

Re: 2019 Bands

Slayer are likely to play either Bloodstock or Download next year. Download may well offer them more money but if it's their last ever UK gig they may prefer the opportunity to go out with a headline slot.
by Soze
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2018
Topic: BOA 2018: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.
Replies: 76
Views: 28451

Re: BOA 2018: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

Only went for the day, worst lineup in the history of Bloodstock in my opinion. Judging by the amount of people I saw with pink wristbands I’m guessing I wasn’t alone in that opinion either. Also four of last years 12 or so strong camp attended this year. Whilst I agree about the line up, and indee...