It`s a very fair point CDW, dont get me wrong they would blow 99% of bands away but they've been seen on these shores very often and they are not the same band as twenty years ago in a live setting, sad as that is to write in print
A huge point being this thread keeps coming back to Slayer, LOG and Parkway drive because very little is being suggested on the Wishlist
I have absolutely no doubt that the promoters DO look and inhale the suggestions , it`s like the pay talks at work if they cannot get this act one year they can try for it the next (For example the Phil Mogg, UFO retirement show)
No way they could also for instance get the German Big four, but its a hope for next year as I`m sure "they" looked at it
But if you are going to moan afterward when some repeat or knuckle drag metal is given a headliner or special guest spot then you have to blame yourself for not putting your thoughts in. No good wanting King Diamond keeping it to yourself then kicking off on here that you aren't going because they have booked Parkway Drive.
Nobody asked for Code Orange or whatever they are called but unless you feed back then you`ll keep getting it, personal opinion would be something like the Misfits would go down a storm as a headliner. Similarly think classic hardcore say DRI would go down great like Suicidal Tendencies did this year, be nice to see SOD one year also.
In a way i`m glad Code Orange are on there for variation, not for me definitely but certainly as much as I like Black, Grindcore, Doom, Power I dont just want to hear the same genre all day.
So can we say for Saturday headliner and special guests over the weekend "perhaps between"- Dimmu Borgir, WASP, Accept, King Diamond, Helloween, Lamb of God, Airborne, Amon Amarth, Disturbed, Saxon, Manowar (Unlikely), Parkway Drive, Bullet for my Valentine, Volbeat, Behemoth, Phil Anselmo and the illegals(?), Krokus (!), Opeth (NO!), Alice Cooper, Soulfly and Europe