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Re: Next Announcement

Postby robin8585 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:37 pm

i0th wrote:I've updated my clashfinder with the new bands, great that Na Cruithne have been bumped up a slot :yes:


And now they clash with Silverchild :( Well, 2 2-way clashes is better than a 3-way clash, at least I can watch half of all 4 bands now.

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Postby Jay1993 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:06 pm

I'm actually really happy with this announcement, a massive shame for those who were looking forward to Scarab and/or Mantar though.

Didn't get the chance to catch Venom Prison at Damnation last year as they clashed with someone else so happy I get the chance to see them at Bloodstock. I was also surprised that they've been given a main stage slot but they seem to be very popular at the moment, probably roughly on par with Cambion who had an opening slot last year. Not sure where people are getting the idea of them being a "core" band though, I always thought they were straight up death metal :? Their latest album Animus certainly is anyway.

Well happy to see Xentrix playing. Saw them a couple of years ago at Thrashersaurus and been wanting to see them again since! Hopefully they don't clash too much with Kreator.

Red Rum also a great addition. Loved them when I saw them a few weeks back and adds a bit more folk which will be refreshing!

Lots of New Blood bands to check out too :)

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Postby houston4044 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:18 pm

Venom Prison seem to be a band with a lot of media hype behind them, I've heard their name bandied around quite a bit so I assumed they would play (admittedly I thought as a Sophie stage act). I think people have assumed they're a "core" act as Metal Hammer and Kerrang have been hyping them up alot so people have taken a lead from that. In terms of stage positioning, if BT and FS can open the stages with their hype then VP are just a step above them. Personally, they're ok, nothing groundbreaking but not unlistenable either.

i0th wrote:I've updated my clashfinder with the new bands, great that Na Cruithne have been bumped up a slot :yes:


I'm far from complaining but do Obituary and M Waste have hour long slots or have you just modelled it off of last year's times i.e. Satyricon and Fear Factory?

Thanks again though, now that I can see all the acts spread out like this the excitement ramps up :D

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Postby i0th » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:30 pm

houston4044 wrote:I'm far from complaining but do Obituary and M Waste have hour long slots or have you just modelled it off of last year's times i.e. Satyricon and Fear Factory?

Thanks again though, now that I can see all the acts spread out like this the excitement ramps up :D


It's purely using last year's times atm so expect some movement on each day on the top 6 and therefore the Jager bands too to fit in the gaps (though they didn't really bother on Firday last year which was fucking stupid).

Personally I'm hoping Blind Guardian get to keep the 75min slot that Behemoth got last year and rather than Obituary getting an hour Hell do.
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Postby VizardAmata » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:42 pm

Pretty bummed about Scarab, but I'm happy to see Red Rum in the mix.

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Postby Haldamir319 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:48 pm

I have not yet checked out Venom Prison, but Metal Archives lists them as "Death Metal / Hardcore".
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Postby i0th » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:01 pm

I've now checked out Venom Prison, won't be watching them.
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Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:10 pm

I haven't checked them out either.

But when they do play they usually play with the types of band that are more towards the Kerrang end of the Death/Metal Core spectrum rather than pure Death Metal bands. Darkest Hour and Suicide Silence for example.
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Postby Tet » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:01 pm

i0th wrote:I've updated my clashfinder

Hanowar clashing with Blind Guardian? I do hope that's not accurate.
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Postby phuqsticks » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:45 pm

Less clashes for me than any previous year, but the Friday night car crash of Blind Guardian, Nordjevel, Lionize and Hanowar is brutal.

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Postby metalicbear » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:44 am

Happy with Red Rum, but is it me or are the openers on the main stage terrible this year

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Re: Next Announcement

Postby i0th » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:55 am

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i0th wrote:I've updated my clashfinder

Hanowar clashing with Blind Guardian? I do hope that's not accurate.


I hope so too but on the Friday last year they did a rubbish job of having the Jager stage in the Dio gaps, hopefully it's done right this year.
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Re: Next Announcement

Postby houston4044 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:05 am

metalicbear wrote:Happy with Red Rum, but is it me or are the openers on the main stage terrible this year


I personally agree with you, I think the first two bands on each day are pretty poor (only one I might watch), but I've seen quite a few people who are happy with Fallujah though. Seen very little positive about FS and BT.

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Postby i0th » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:23 am

Out of the bottom 12 I only plan on watching 3 - Havok, Forever Still & Fallujah and even then I'm not that fussed on FS but there's very little on Friday early hours I want to watch so will see them. It's really poor lower half of the Dio stage this year for me.
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Re: Next Announcement

Postby metalicbear » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:54 am

I think I'm going to be in the SOPHIE tent everyday until mid-afternoon. Might check out Forever Still, but not that bothered if I miss them.