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Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:38 am
by houston4044
Napalm Death have a new album out next year so I'd reckon they're a shoe in

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:40 am
by Jay1993
Parkway Drive/KSE/Thy Art is Murder have a UK tour finishing early February :eyes: out of those I think KSE would be the most likely "commercial" headliner.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:16 pm
by Black Wizard
Jay1993 wrote:Parkway Drive/KSE/Thy Art is Murder have a UK tour finishing early February :eyes: out of those I think KSE would be the most likely "commercial" headliner.

Oh for God's sake. I want to see Killswitch again, but headlining their own show and not in fucking Alexandra Palace.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:21 am
by Czech's Mate
Sabaton are almost a certainty in my opinion and are definitely due a headline spot. I can see Dimmu Borgir back as well. Turisas, Tyr and Powerwolf are probably likely to be back in 2019 or soon thereafter. I would prefer it if Slayer were not headliners ....again but can see it happening. As for PWD.....no, just no!

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:30 pm
by MadManiac
Czech's Mate wrote:Sabaton are almost a certainty in my opinion and are definitely due a headline spot. I can see Dimmu Borgir back as well. Turisas, Tyr and Powerwolf are probably likely to be back in 2019 or soon thereafter. I would prefer it if Slayer were not headliners ....again but can see it happening. As for PWD.....no, just no!


Nope can not see Slayer at Bloodstock next year. I can see them coming back after there fair well tour but i don't think it will be at bloodstock..

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:15 pm
by Black Wizard
MadManiac wrote:Nope can not see Slayer at Bloodstock next year. I can see them coming back after there fair well tour but i don't think it will be at bloodstock..

Would you care to elaborate? Is it because Download will be able to offer more money and a larger crowd than Bloodstock, or just a feeling in your bones?

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:25 pm
by Soze
Slayer are likely to play either Bloodstock or Download next year. Download may well offer them more money but if it's their last ever UK gig they may prefer the opportunity to go out with a headline slot.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:18 pm
by Methuen
Soze wrote:Slayer are likely to play either Bloodstock or Download next year. Download may well offer them more money but if it's their last ever UK gig they may prefer the opportunity to go out with a headline slot.


Never seen Slayer - I get the impression from this board, and the Metal Archives, that they're just not terribly interesting live - what're your thoughts ?

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:12 pm
by apocalypsedude
They were woeful last time they played Bloodstock. Really dull Sunday night headliner.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:55 am
by Black Wizard
apocalypsedude wrote:They were woeful last time they played Bloodstock. Really dull Sunday night headliner.

Criticizing Slayer?

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Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:20 am
by robin8585
Methuen wrote:
Soze wrote:Slayer are likely to play either Bloodstock or Download next year. Download may well offer them more money but if it's their last ever UK gig they may prefer the opportunity to go out with a headline slot.


Never seen Slayer - I get the impression from this board, and the Metal Archives, that they're just not terribly interesting live - what're your thoughts ?


Totally agree. Even with all the fire I lasted about 4 songs before I got bored, and fire usually stretches my patience out more than that.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:00 am
by Black Wizard
Within Temptation are playing M'era Luna festival near Hannover next year which is 10/11 August. I'm not sure if that makes them more or less likely.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:32 am
by apocalypsedude
Black Wizard wrote:
apocalypsedude wrote:They were woeful last time they played Bloodstock. Really dull Sunday night headliner.

Criticizing Slayer?

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:D

I'm a fan and I've seen them several times over the years, but they've seemed less and less bothered as time has gone on. Even they seemed bored at BOA. It was incredibly dull.

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:54 am
by Black Wizard
As houston4044 insightfully points out, "Slayer are Slayer".

Re: 2019 Bands

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:31 pm
by Soze
Methuen wrote:Never seen Slayer - I get the impression from this board, and the Metal Archives, that they're just not terribly interesting live - what're your thoughts ?


Slayer do what they do. In their day (I'm old enough to have seen them on the Reign in Blood and South of Heaven tours) they were a force of nature, pretty much the most intense thing you could see. They used to absolutely destroy places. Nowadays Tom is a bit bored with it all and without Jeff and Dave it doesn't quite feel right. But if you like what they do you'll still enjoy them. I think some people like bells and whistles, Slayer dispense with that, they just get up and play.

Despite the fact they haven't written a truly great album in 25 years or so, they've remained one of my all time favourite bands since I first heard them in 1985. Seeing Slayer perform stuff from their 1983-1990 period still flicks my switches more than just about any other band...they're the only band this old bastard can still be moved to the mosh pit for! I totally get that younger generations than myself will just see them as a band past their prime but there's a lot of nostalgia in it for me, they really were something else back in the day.