Raised By Owls are more likely to be bumped up to the Sophie, because they went down ridiculously well and completely rammed the New Blood tent out.
Nordjevel got a bit of a raw deal, cos they're an established and well know band on a sizeable record label, but for some reason they got put on the stage for unsigned bands; they were easily worthy of a Sophie slot, and possibly even an opening slot on the main stage. Would like to see them back on the right stage.
I was just throwing it out there as a possibility, didn't see Nordjevel myself. Personally I hope Vorbid get the Sophie slot
someone else wrote:
They booked the Priest Feast into Arenas, hoping that Megadeth and Testament would boost but it was a disaster - gigs were cancelled and Manchester was downgraded into the Apollo - from a 20k venue to a 4K one. You have a point about a first reunion tour, but to sell less than half the tickets you did when touring the next album is a bit more than 'a dip' when you're booked to fill a venue with twice as many seats
Oh right, yeah, that does sound pretty bad
Personally had I been able to I would of jumped at that at the time
True, although it could mark the beginning of their festival run
for certain bands (hopefully!). Fleshgod Apocalypse and Tsuder are playing Mammothfest this weekend so could be in the mix for next week. Or possible repeats with Ihsahn, Dark Funeral and/or Napalm Death. I'm just praying for Electric Wizard
Think a 4 month festival run that early in the year is a bit of a stretch
although now you mention it I guess they could end one Euro leg in April and start a second in August.