bloodofthekings wrote:I don't know why I even bother checking these announcements any more - 6 more bands, 6 more that most folk won't have even heard of. They might as well just rename the Sophie Stage "New Blood Stage 2" at this rate.
What a bottom-of-the-barrel-scraping lineup this has turned out to be.
In recent years I would agree with you but I have to say the disparity betwenn the RJD and the Sophie stage in regards to well known bands this year has dramatically decreased. Granted it is very Death Metal heavy but the following bands I feel most people active in the scene would know;
Unleash the Archers
Even bands like Bossk, Necrot, Memoriam, Blasphemer and Black Tongue have a lot more visibility in the scene than previous middle booking Sophie bands.