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by Black Wizard
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

" exclusive live performances from a selection of yet-to-be-revealed artists chosen by each festival"

So loads of great bands from the European festivals and Bloodstock will give us Parkway Drive, King 810 and Whitechapel.
by Black Wizard
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Dream Evil UK Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 2644

Re: Dream Evil UK Tour

I think I saw these guys supporting Hammerfall in 2010 in tiny, crappy Glasgow venue called The Cathouse.
by Black Wizard
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

metaldinosaur wrote:I will see what their offering but I can't imagine it's gonna be particularly earth shaking stuff.

Parkway Drive's legendary 2019 headlining set on repeat for three days.
by Black Wizard
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

It'll probably be e-Bloodstock over scheduled weekend of the festival, like Download is doing.
by Black Wizard
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

I liked them up to 'Threshold', then they tried to do something different with 'Infected' which was the same but not as much about hammers and templars. Since then they've reverted back to type and post-'Infected' albums have been dull and repetitive. They sort of backed themselves into a corner by ...
by Black Wizard
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

Firewind are still doing support slots like opening for Queensryche. Gus G should just mothball Firewind and strike out on his own or join a bigger band (he'd have more stage presence than Andy Sneap for example). Firewind will never amount to anything with their revolving door of singers. They blu...
by Black Wizard
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

I guess some of these think they are too big to come over here and play smaller shows, but I think they'd do alright if they actually worked at it. I think you're right. There's probably diminishing returns for many of the European bands who sell out arenas in Germany etc. but struggle to sell out ...
by Black Wizard
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

I won't go through all of the bands you've listed as I have no interest in many of them. However, Iced Earth did shows outside London in 2011 (I saw them in Birmingham) and in 2012 shortly before Bloodstock (I saw them in Glasgow). All they've done since 2014 that I can think of is the one show in L...
by Black Wizard
Sun May 31, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

Hammerfall, Sonata Arctica and others were doing more substantial UK tours several years before Blind Guardian bothered to.
by Black Wizard
Sun May 31, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

The last time Blind Guardian toured the UK they also played Nottingham, Manchester and Glasgow. 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 ...
by Black Wizard
Fri May 29, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

Nightwish have a a few UK dates set for the end of this year. In the event that they're postponed I think it's unlikely they'd headline Bloodstock and do arena shows within a few months of each other again . I'll be happy for Blind Guardian to return. They have a new album on the way so I suppose th...
by Black Wizard
Thu May 28, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

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JPMC wrote:Judas Priest were back after two years....

I know, and I was critical of that when the announcement was made.
by Black Wizard
Fri May 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

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Four years is maybe a bit too soon for a headliner to come back. I think headliners should go through a five year cycle to keep up the variety, but it would be a good repeat for Bloodstock.
by Black Wizard
Fri May 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

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Amon Amarth and Kreator would make me consider buying a ticket, but the organizers will probably get Parkway Drive again. :(
by Black Wizard
Wed May 20, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2021
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1427
Views: 267857

Re: Next Announcement

Ghost are probably too big for Bloodstock now. They're on course to headline Download eventually.