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Postby fluffkitten » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:09 pm

Really pleased about Priest even though they're a quick repeat. With it being their 50th year and the BOA 20th thing it was kind of inevitable. Behemoth I can take or leave, if I watch them I'll enjoy their set but I won't be upset to miss them.

Pleased it wasn't Mercyful Fate since I cannot stand King Diamond's voice, book them as SG and I'll escape to whoever is in the Sophie tent.
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Postby CharlesDexterWard » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:11 pm

3 out of 3 for me with the headliners for next year.

Pretty damn happy the way this is shaping up.
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Postby SlaytanicBacon » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:56 pm

A lot of people seem to be ruling out Mercyful Fate already but they may still take the Special Guest slot under Judas Priest

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Postby Methuen » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:58 pm

SlaytanicBacon wrote:A lot of people seem to be ruling out Mercyful Fate already but they may still take the Special Guest slot under Judas Priest


If they'd booked them, they'd have been announced by now, surely ? They want to shift some tickets this year I think :lol:
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Re: Next Announcement

Postby dvl666 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:06 pm

So is it because its priest that no one is up in arms about a repeat booking like they were with Slayer, Megadeth and many more that had more of a gap?

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Postby jwh20 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:46 pm

Behemoth are dull live, so much so it put me off giving their most recent album a go.

Priest and Townsend are great bookings for me, but the only other band on the lineup I like is Diamond Head, and at nine bands a day we're more than half way through the main stage now. Need the next few to be stronger, and need it to have MF.

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Postby i0th » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:57 pm

dvl666 wrote:So is it because its priest that no one is up in arms about a repeat booking like they were with Slayer, Megadeth and many more that had more of a gap?


Well yeah, because Priest are fucking legends whereas Slayer are shite and Megadeth are barely above average.
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Postby J.Ross29 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:18 pm

dvl666 wrote:So is it because its priest that no one is up in arms about a repeat booking like they were with Slayer, Megadeth and many more that had more of a gap?


I dunno, Nearly every other post on this thread since the announcement has been people saying its too soon.

Me included.

I like a few Mercyful Fate records but I hope to *insert deity of choice* that an SG slot isn't wasted on them. King Diamonds voice is truly awful now. He sounds like Tiny Tim. At least Tiny Tim sang in tune. I feel like if they are booked it will be on account of their status as a classic act rather than the quality of the band!

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Postby Ghost » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:56 pm

J.Ross29 wrote:
I like a few Mercyful Fate records but I hope to *insert deity of choice* that an SG slot isn't wasted on them. King Diamonds voice is truly awful now. He sounds like Tiny Tim. At least Tiny Tim sang in tune. I feel like if they are booked it will be on account of their status as a classic act rather than the quality of the band!


When I've seen the king in recent years I haven't noticed any drop in the quality of his voice at all. His recent dvd is fantastic.
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Postby WorMzy » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:41 pm

King Diamond's vocal quality declining isn't so much of an issue as the fact that voice is like nails down a chalkboard at the best of times. :hurl:

As for the announcement: eh, it could've been so much worse. If the choice is either having Priest back so soon vs having someone like Europe or Trivium, I'll take Priest any day of the week.
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Postby metalicbear » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:53 pm

dvl666 wrote:So is it because its priest that no one is up in arms about a repeat booking like they were with Slayer, Megadeth and many more that had more of a gap?


Every other comment I've read has been moaning about Priest playing again too soon.

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Postby Methuen » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:58 pm

metalicbear wrote:
dvl666 wrote:So is it because its priest that no one is up in arms about a repeat booking like they were with Slayer, Megadeth and many more that had more of a gap?


Every other comment I've read has been moaning about Priest playing again too soon.


A few people saying it's too soon - but no-one complaining that it's Priest per se. Nice thing about bands like them - you know you're getting something excellent, even if they just played Turbo or something, it'd be worth watching.
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Postby J.Ross29 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:16 pm

Ghost wrote:
J.Ross29 wrote:
I like a few Mercyful Fate records but I hope to *insert deity of choice* that an SG slot isn't wasted on them. King Diamonds voice is truly awful now. He sounds like Tiny Tim. At least Tiny Tim sang in tune. I feel like if they are booked it will be on account of their status as a classic act rather than the quality of the band!


When I've seen the king in recent years I haven't noticed any drop in the quality of his voice at all. His recent dvd is fantastic.


I suppose its down to personal taste then as I thought both the set at bloodstock in 13' was out of tune (that opening vocal melody in Candle was painful) and the recent DVD was more upsetting than anything. Welcome home used to be absolutely blistering live but now it feels forced and frankly he looks like it is hurting him to sing it. Like I said I am a fan on record but just shows you that different folk hear different things. In all honesty I wish I heard it your way then I could be excited about them potentially playing!

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Postby houston4044 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:17 pm

50/50 with the announcement

Personally happy with JP and won't turn down the chance to see them again. Will have seen Behemoth 3 times on the latest album tour by BOA and not a big draw for me now; might skip them depending on how I feel at the time.

I get how big a draw they are for the festival (JP especially since the Ozzy tour has been postponed, their 2nd UK show since Firepower should be a hell of a draw) but still seems too early for both to return. Add that Gloryhammer and Diamond Head seem very high up on main stage as well then not only do we have JP back very soon but we also have a dip in the undercard as a result.

Will probably end up going now, it's the strongest line up since 2017 for me, though I don't have high hopes for the rest of the bill now.

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Postby Skippy » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:53 pm

Priest were pretty crap last year, though I like them otherwise. Behemoth are not my kind of thing at all, but they were really good when they played in 2012, so I may check them out. Must say it seems a bit safe and uninspired, they've taken no risks on the headliners. I hope they throw a few curveballs in the special guest slots, not just Dimmu, Opeth and Skindred...
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