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Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 06-10-2015, 07:24 PM
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I wouldn't kill off festival tours just because...

I wouldn't kill off festival tours just because of the downfall of Mayhem and Metal Alliance. It does seem like "underground" bands who would rather put together things on their own terms are doing...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 05-26-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By mattlion
Wait, I am wrong. Eluveitie played Royale with...

Wait, I am wrong. Eluveitie played Royale with Wintersun... how could I forget that? I had a contact lens knocked out of my eye that night.
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 05-26-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By mattlion
I think the same can be said for Eluveitie as...

I think the same can be said for Eluveitie as well. Both have played Cambridge (Epica did Middle East on the tour Simone missed, Eluveitie did Sinclair last year after it was moved from Royale) but...
Forum: Set Lists and Gig Reports 05-20-2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By mattlion
Agreed on both counts. I actually got my...

Agreed on both counts.

I actually got my tix to the Amaranthe show through Jess and Chad. Small world.
Forum: Set Lists and Gig Reports 05-20-2015, 05:16 PM
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Posted By mattlion
I was at this show (no shame!). The show had...

I was at this show (no shame!).

The show had 4 local openers upstairs followed by Santa Cruz, I Prevail, and then Amaranthe downstairs. Probably only about 500-600 people there, which was a bit...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 05-19-2015, 09:26 PM
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Posted By mattlion
I agree with the popularity thing but it is a bit...

I agree with the popularity thing but it is a bit unusual to see a quality 2 Euroband tour and no one else latching on for the ride to warm things up.

Could be space for locals too perhaps...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 05-19-2015, 08:48 PM
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Posted By mattlion
The Euro version of this also had Scar Symmetry. ...

The Euro version of this also had Scar Symmetry. I'm guessing they'll be taking out 1-2 more here as well.
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 05-19-2015, 08:39 PM
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Posted By mattlion
I think a lot of people on this board overrate...

I think a lot of people on this board overrate the drawing power of Fear Factory on their own these days. I saw them headline basically a bar with a side room/stage (Wally's Pub, Hampton Beach NH) a...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 05-05-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,069
Posted By mattlion
Not to sound too bitchy because last year was...

Not to sound too bitchy because last year was awesome and they do a great job with this fest - but to me last year was 3 days worth of good bands crammed into 2 days, this year looks like they could...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 04-23-2015, 02:16 PM
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Posted By mattlion
entered, didn't win

entered, didn't win
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 04-17-2015, 04:19 AM
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Posted By mattlion
Fair point, but they had a 75 minute slot...

Fair point, but they had a 75 minute slot (10:45-midnight) and they ended up playing for less than an hour, so something else happened. Whether or not it was other bands starting late or they took...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 04-15-2015, 03:47 AM
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Posted By mattlion
Testament will get a full set since the last band...

Testament will get a full set since the last band of the night at NEMHF always gets their full time. Exodus..... it will depend on where they end up in the bill. If they are second to last it'll...
Forum: Set Lists and Gig Reports 04-12-2015, 08:33 PM
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Posted By mattlion
Royale is such a weird venue for metal, it's...

Royale is such a weird venue for metal, it's almost too nice inside, but every show I've seen there has been a blast. ATG sounded amazing and were having a blast.

Ditto on the Vallenfyre singer...
Forum: Set Lists and Gig Reports 04-12-2015, 08:24 PM
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Views: 768
Posted By mattlion
Some additional thoughts/notes/info... ...

Some additional thoughts/notes/info...

"April Rain" was in Delain's set, it may have been third or fourth. And yes, Charlotte can sing. She's one of the best live vocalists in the genre.

I...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 03-09-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,069
Posted By mattlion
Clearly there won't be a night that's as...

Clearly there won't be a night that's as ridiculously packed as the Saturday night w/Metallica was last year, but this is about as diverse a heavy music fest will get in North America.
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 01-30-2015, 03:57 PM
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Views: 2,069
Posted By mattlion
LoG did play Heavy Montreal last year as a...

LoG did play Heavy Montreal last year as a one-off to make up for a date they missed there during the Randy/Czech issues. They really like it there, they'll play it again I'm guessing. They aren't...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 12-01-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By mattlion
I'm surprised Drover hung around as long as he...

I'm surprised Drover hung around as long as he did considering he was basically a fill-in while his brother was there and ended up sticking around for a long time by 'Deth standards. He also has...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 10-23-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,997
Posted By mattlion
Wow, Robb Flynn is dumber than I thought. ...

Wow, Robb Flynn is dumber than I thought.

The easy-button to Machine Head's ticket sales problems would have been "hey, guess what, we're gonna celebrate 20 years of Burn My Eyes and play it in...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 10-21-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,873
Posted By mattlion
I'll split the difference. 60 minutes is a bit...

I'll split the difference. 60 minutes is a bit short, 75 minutes seems fair for an intense headlining set for a "heavy" "veteran" band. That is usually 14-16 songs for most. 60 minutes as a...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 10-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By mattlion
I'm shocked Sinclair is that small. It feels...

I'm shocked Sinclair is that small. It feels bigger than that. That capacity makes it smaller than the middle east downstairs (something like 660).

Valid point, there are lots of ways to get to...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 10-13-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By mattlion
Not that big a drop. Royale holds about 800 for...

Not that big a drop. Royale holds about 800 for shows, Sinclair about 650. If it got pushed to Palladium upstairs or a Brighton venue, that would be a very bad sign.

I'm actually kinda happy -...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 09-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,097
Posted By mattlion
They SHOULD have the same drawing power, but it's...

They SHOULD have the same drawing power, but it's nowhere close currently.

Symphonic metal drawing power in the US goes Nightwish(longevity, material)/Within Temptation(longevity/limited...
Forum: Set Lists and Gig Reports 09-23-2014, 02:35 PM
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Views: 893
Posted By mattlion
I can understand why bands prefer to play new...

I can understand why bands prefer to play new stuff, but man, they (Eluveitie) did this the last time they did a headliner (basically played their entire new record and then 5 other songs). No...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 09-18-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,997
Posted By mattlion
This has to be one of the weirdest tour...

This has to be one of the weirdest tour postponements/cancellations in recent memory.

When Manowar does this, it's not a surprise, they have a bit of a track record of it, and rarely are a part of...
Forum: General Chat 09-11-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,237
Posted By mattlion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNcFl4yRtzg ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNcFl4yRtzg

Tom Araya singing "Looks that Kill" for his younger brother's covers band practice.

(Sorry, don't know how to embed videos in posts..... any help?)
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