I haven't posted on these forums for a while but I quite like all 4 announcements which is a first. Having said that, none of them would seal the deal if I was undecided but still, they're a nice addition to the festival line-up.
Life of Agony - allow me to quote myself:
River Runs Red is a classic but all the rest a joke. They'd evaded me for years until last year when I decided to go see them on their own turf (Bowery Ballroom, NYC).
They are actually playing London tonight.
Pantera Tribute Act - never got a chance to see Pantera live so this is probably as close to them as we'll ever get. I don't listen to them anymore and the incident upset me a great deal but there's no denying I was into them when I was a teenager (early-mid 90s) and if he truly regrets what he did I see no reason to deny myself the pleasure of seeing them.
Paradise Lost - D.T. marks the band's beginning of the end in my opinion. I do like it but I remember my great disappointment when it came out. I skipped the D.T. in its entirety tour for that reason. I will gladly watch them at Bloodstock though. Also, Nick Holmes's on stage demeanour does not sit right with me - he is a bit of a nagger. Has there ever been a gig during which he did not complain about something?
Diamond Head - it's a British festival so there should ALWAYS be NWOBHM present. If anything, there's not enough of it.