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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby robin8585 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:31 pm

rizzly wrote:There were some awesome bands in the Manchester competition, some of which didn't even make it through the heats. I think it's a bit of a slap in the face to them when a band that doesn't even play metal get sent to Bloodstock despite not actually 'winning'.


Not so sure I agree with that. There were a couple of bands who got totally screwed in the heats in my opinion (VOID, Silverchild and Midnight Prophecy spring to mind), but of the finalists the bands who deserved the slots got them I think. Yeah strictly, Voodoo Blood play Blues not Metal, but they play on a lot of metal line-ups in Manchester and always go down really well so there's definite cross-over appeal. They had the biggest, loudest audience of the day despite being the only 1 of the 4 who didn't seem to have brought a core of mates in support. I thought they deserved the win, but I can see how that would be contentious, so a slot on the tiny stage was an excellent way to handle it.

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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby rizzly » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:02 pm

I wouldn't say you're wrong there, just opinions. I love it when Danko Jones plays all the metal fests but I wouldn't say it's right if he won any metal awards. I've seen Voodoo Blood a couple of times and no doubt they're very good at what they do. Though sadly I think too much of that is the front woman entrancing a predominately male audience with those moves, makes me cringe. But yeah, tight band with energy for sure.

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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby Haldamir319 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:09 am

Leemanruss wrote:
rizzly wrote:I'm a bit curious as to why Manchester got to send two bands to Bloodstock?

I think its bollocks that bands seem to get picked for the Jager stage from the later M2TM finals. Apparently, Simon Hall keeps a bunch of bands 'in mind' from earlier finals, but I havent ever seen an occasion where an earlier band was picked (correct me if Im wrong). Na Cruithne comes to mind...


Na Cruithne just got confirmed!
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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby robin8585 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:36 am

Haldamir319 wrote:
Leemanruss wrote:
rizzly wrote:I'm a bit curious as to why Manchester got to send two bands to Bloodstock?

I think its bollocks that bands seem to get picked for the Jager stage from the later M2TM finals. Apparently, Simon Hall keeps a bunch of bands 'in mind' from earlier finals, but I havent ever seen an occasion where an earlier band was picked (correct me if Im wrong). Na Cruithne comes to mind...


Na Cruithne just got confirmed!


Really happy to see that. Kind of sucks that 50% of my folk metal fix for the weekend is now a M2TM runner-up being gifted a slot.

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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby Dombag » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:06 am

Gandalf the Red wrote:Speaking of the Liverpool one.

I think it was the other day. I've no idea who won as I couldn't make it. Can't find anything online either.


Don't worry la, I was there. Reaper won the new blood slot and Biggus Riffus are on the Jager
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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby Haldamir319 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:31 am

Cool. What are they both like?
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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:22 pm

Dombag wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:Speaking of the Liverpool one.

I think it was the other day. I've no idea who won as I couldn't make it. Can't find anything online either.


Don't worry la, I was there. Reaper won the new blood slot and Biggus Riffus are on the Jager


I'm surprised any one was there. They aren't exactly the best at advertising things. :lol:



Reaper are a decent young Thrash band. When I say, young they look about twelve. :lol:

I don't know much about Biggus Riffus apart from they obviously took their name from this.

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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby robin8585 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:46 pm

Dombag wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:Speaking of the Liverpool one.

I think it was the other day. I've no idea who won as I couldn't make it. Can't find anything online either.


Don't worry la, I was there. Reaper won the new blood slot and Biggus Riffus are on the Jager


I'll be taking the time to watch Biggus Riffus just so I can put their name on my list of bands wot I have seen, don't care what they sound like :lol:

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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby Haldamir319 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:50 am

Looks like Raze the Void won last night. Also looks like Everest Queen may have been given a spot too.
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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:17 am

Biggus Riffus - what a great name for a band!
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Postby Bizza » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:04 pm

CharlesDexterWard wrote:Biggus Riffus - what a great name for a band!



Great name! only problem is this is all I can think when I see it. :lol:

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Postby CharlesDexterWard » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:22 pm

They should have a song titled "he has a wife you know..."
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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby Tet » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:14 pm

London M2TM continued a long standing tradition of putting through the worst band of the night. This year's lucky recipients were Sentience, a prog tech band.

Also going through (to play on the Jägermeister stage) were Bangover, a thrash band, which was well deserved. They'd risen to the occasion and played a far, far better set than the last time I'd seen them, and they were the band of the evening for me.

Overall, a pretty weak group of finalists. If that's supposed to be the best London has to offer, it doesn't say much about the quality of the scene.
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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby Haldamir319 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:34 am

Embodiment win the Bristol competition.
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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby Slev » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:13 am

Tet wrote:a prog tech band.

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