M2TM 2017

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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby Leemanruss » Wed May 03, 2017 7:46 pm

Blake_Porter wrote:OK we are on page 5, is there still no BM being mentioned? Or am I just being blind?

Draugr were the only one I noticed
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Postby Haldamir319 » Thu May 04, 2017 7:49 am

Blake_Porter wrote:OK we are on page 5, is there still no BM being mentioned? Or am I just being blind?


The closest we had was probably Soulphernous, but they were more like Blackened Death Metal. It's a shame because, whilst it's not my favourite genre, I'd have like to see it represented. Having gotten to know the guys at the Mulberry quite well over the past couple of months, I know for a fact they haven't excluded anyone on genre grounds - we ended up with quite a diverse line-up across the whole tournament.

On a similar note, if you guys know any bands based remotely close/commutable to South Yorkshire, and you/they feel the band isn't getting a fair shake on genre grounds (black, folk and power immediately spring to mind), tell them to apply ot play Sheffield next year. The Mulberry have already said they are going for it again, and all genres are welcome. :)
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Postby robin8585 » Thu May 04, 2017 8:27 am

Blake_Porter wrote:OK we are on page 5, is there still no BM being mentioned? Or am I just being blind?


Manchester had none at all.

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Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu May 04, 2017 12:20 pm

Would any self respecting Black Metal band enter a competition?

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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby pinhead0303 » Thu May 04, 2017 1:24 pm

I'm pretty sure Decrepit Monolith were mentioned somewhere? Either way, they won their Newcastle heat. Good band.

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Postby JPMC » Thu May 04, 2017 4:00 pm

Blake_Porter wrote:OK we are on page 5, is there still no BM being mentioned? Or am I just being blind?


I've been trying and failing hard to start a black metal band for years now. You just can't get the staff! I'd love to do something Dissection-ish, but trying to get anyone who is into that music to play to an anywhere good standard let alone actually physically show up is pretty difficult.

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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby robin8585 » Fri May 05, 2017 8:39 am

Manchester Quarter Final 3 was last night with Lester Verde, 1968, Cresent Halo and Zebedy, my opinions are totally unchanged on these from the heats.

Lester Verde and 1968 went through to the Semis, which I can't complain about too much. 1968 I quite enjoy, and while I would have preferred to see Zebedy through over them, Lester Verde aren't bad, just a little uninspiring.

The final Quarter Final isn't for 2 weeks because Napalm Death are playing the venue next Thursday.

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Postby Haldamir319 » Fri May 05, 2017 9:36 am

1968 seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment, and I've heard pretty good things about their live performances.
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Postby someone else » Fri May 05, 2017 6:39 pm

Haldamir319 wrote:1968 seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment, and I've heard pretty good things about their live performances.


Only seen them once in a near empty room - they were quite good but loads of bands play in that style

Cybernetic Witch Cult won their heat in Plymouth - they played the jäger last year and were pretty good and
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Postby Haldamir319 » Fri May 05, 2017 10:29 pm

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Haldamir319 wrote:1968 seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment, and I've heard pretty good things about their live performances.


Only seen them once in a near empty room - they were quite good but loads of bands play in that style

Cybernetic Witch Cult won their heat in Plymouth - they played the jäger last year and were pretty good and


CWC are a favourite of mine. I loved their set last year, and I have their eperformance as one of the best of the festival. Hopefully they'll win the Plymouth tourney this year!
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Postby robin8585 » Sat May 06, 2017 6:49 am

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Haldamir319 wrote:1968 seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment, and I've heard pretty good things about their live performances.


Only seen them once in a near empty room - they were quite good but loads of bands play in that style

Cybernetic Witch Cult won their heat in Plymouth - they played the jäger last year and were pretty good and


Good stuff, I really enjoyed their set last year too.

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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby robin8585 » Mon May 08, 2017 9:58 am

Just a note to say that I saw the Sheffield winners Ba'al on Saturday, and they were fantastic. Highly recommend checking them out on the New Blood.

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Postby Haldamir319 » Mon May 08, 2017 11:25 am

robin8585 wrote:Just a note to say that I saw the Sheffield winners Ba'al on Saturday, and they were fantastic. Highly recommend checking them out on the New Blood.


Ah, glad you enjoyed them! I heard that their set went down really well.
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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby Leemanruss » Sun May 14, 2017 11:20 am

Anyone know who won the Metal 2 The Masses in Ireland last night? I've been waiting for any of the bands to put a status up about it, but nothing yet. I've been hoping Na Cruithne win so we get some folk metal on the bill this year, and also some folk metal on the new Blood Stage for the first time since Northern Oak in 2011!
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Re: M2TM 2017

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Sun May 14, 2017 11:28 am

Irish guy I know on facebook just posted that Zhora were the Irish winners
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