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Re: Next announcement

Postby Ghost » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:06 pm

Looking at recent setlists Combichrist still play the old stuff, which is nice. Just hope they don't omit those songs at bloodstock.
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Re: Next announcement

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:46 pm

houston4044 wrote:
Black Wizard wrote:Download are announcing tomorrow, probably Metallica, which is sort of a bigger deal than Bloodstock.


Really? That passed me by :o

It seems like they had to postpone the announcement. Two weeks ago Download posted something about an announcement in two weeks, but last week there was a post about waiting a few more days. There's a rumour that Metallica have postponed a summer tour of Europe, so they're probably booking Def Leppard again. Sounds a lot like how Sonisphere did things.

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Re: Next announcement

Postby houston4044 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:06 pm

Black Wizard wrote:
houston4044 wrote:
Black Wizard wrote:Download are announcing tomorrow, probably Metallica, which is sort of a bigger deal than Bloodstock.


Really? That passed me by :o

It seems like they had to postpone the announcement. Two weeks ago Download posted something about an announcement in two weeks, but last week there was a post about waiting a few more days. There's a rumour that Metallica have postponed a summer tour of Europe, so they're probably booking Def Leppard again. Sounds a lot like how Sonisphere did things.


Oh, so the usual announcement of an announcement then...yay :rolleyes:

Wonder if it'll end up being the same bands shuffled around as per usual again next year

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Re: Next announcement

Postby JD_B3E5 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:12 pm

Andy Copping will probably book Five Finger Death Punch (Shitty Pantera tribute act) again :lol:

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Re: Next announcement

Postby Tet » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:27 pm

JD_B3E5 wrote:Five Finger Death Punch (Shitty Pantera tribute act)

To be honest, I'd take FFDP over (post-Cowboys) Pantera any day of the week!
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Re: Next announcement

Postby Tet » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:29 pm

houston4044 wrote:Count yourself lucky, currently more power than thrash metal bands :eyes:

To be fair, thrash has been massively overrepresented at Bloodstock for many years. If we have a year where it's not quite so thrash heavy, that would be no bad thing.
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Re: Next announcement

Postby houston4044 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:09 pm

Tet wrote:To be fair, thrash has been massively overrepresented at Bloodstock for many years. If we have a year where it's not quite so thrash heavy, that would be no bad thing.


Heresy! :lol: Personally I love it :D

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JD_B3E5 wrote:Five Finger Death Punch (Shitty Pantera tribute act)

To be honest, I'd take FFDP over (post-Cowboys) Pantera any day of the week!


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Go home Tet, you're drunk :lol:

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Postby Tet » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:19 pm

houston4044 wrote:Heresy! :lol: Personally I love it :D

I too quite like thrash if it's good. But not all of the thrash bands at Bloodstock have fallen into that category, and even if we're only talking about those that do, it's possible to have too much of a good thing.

houston4044 wrote:Go home Tet, you're drunk :lol:

No, I just think that Anselmo is one of the worst frontmen in metal, and that angry shouty Pantera in the later stages of their career were one of the most overrated bands in metal.
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Re: Next announcement

Postby Czech's Mate » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:20 am

Tet wrote: To be honest, I'd take FFDP over (post-Cowboys) Pantera any day of the week!


I'd take having root canal work done over Pantera
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Re: Next announcement

Postby houston4044 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:51 am

Tet wrote:
houston4044 wrote:Heresy! :lol: Personally I love it :D

I too quite like thrash if it's good. But not all of the thrash bands at Bloodstock have fallen into that category, and even if we're only talking about those that do, it's possible to have too much of a good thing.


I think they have a decent amount at BOA, if I was offered more I'd jump at it but if they continued at current levels I'm more than happy. On a festival line up it may seem excessive but over the course of a year (so gigs outside of BOA) there isn't all that much, for me, BOA hits that spot perfectly for me.

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houston4044 wrote:Go home Tet, you're drunk :lol:

No, I just think that Anselmo is one of the worst frontmen in metal, and that angry shouty Pantera in the later stages of their career were one of the most overrated bands in metal.


It's more you're over-rating FFDP than underestimating Pantera. At least Pantera had interesting guitar lines or shook up their formula once in awhile, FFDP are so cookie cutter it's really gotten stale. I say this as a huge Ramones and Motorhead fan but at least they tinkered around with their formulas, FFDP don't even do that (unless you count having different guest appearances)

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Re: Next announcement

Postby florencethemachine » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:39 pm

Never given FFDP a proper listen before so I can't comment on how they compare to Pantera.

I do.enjoy most of Pantera's work on a very basic background music/occasional basis. I prefer Far Beyond Driven to Vulgar Display of (White) Power.
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Re: Next announcement

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:53 pm

I've never knowingly listened to FFDP (just the name puts me off), but I loved Pantera up to the point they became popular around Cowboys From Hell.

It was such a drastic change of direction. Listen to the first four albums to see what I mean. And no they weren't Glam. That was just the image at the time, look at photos of Ozzy, KK Downing and even Kerry King from the same era.
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Re: Next announcement

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:50 pm

Have to agree re Pantera.

Much as I loved CFH or Vulgar Display, their earlier stuff was damn fine. Towards the end it wasn't great at all. I still treasure seeing them in Glasgow on the Reinventing the Steel tour but on album they just weren't the same.

FFDP suck balls compared to Pantera though!
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Re: Next announcement

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:36 pm

I can't believe that it's nearly twenty years since I last saw Pantera at that Ozzfest thing. :o
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Re: Next announcement

Postby Black Wizard » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:27 pm

Pantera are massively overrated. I think they have a few great songs then the rest is 'take it or leave it' at best. Were people obsessed with them before Dimebag got shot?