bloodfiend wrote:I disagree - if they just announce a handful of tiny bands like this, everyone goes "meh" and switched off from the start and uninterested. Hardly any comments on the Facebook announcement or here, and the announcement thread just went straight into the other forum with no comments. No one cared, everyone was underwhelmed, and everyone went straight to thinking about the next announcement rather than being interested in the bands.
If this was announced with at least one main stage band however, there would have been much more interest in the announcement, more comments and these bands and more effort made to check them out,
I think it was just the bands announced that has led to a bit of a "meh" response, (personally I have no issue with it) by sounds of things, quite a few people dislike the repeats of bands who tour regularly. I bet if rarer/new bands were announced it would of gone down well, take last year for example, if Ne Obliviscaris, Ol' Drake and Battalion were announced in one go it would of been greatly received.