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Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 09-18-2014, 04:17 PM
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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: 22
Views: 454
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?)
Forum: Set Lists and Gig Reports 09-08-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By mattlion
We had Wolf and Raven in Worcester, but no...

We had Wolf and Raven in Worcester, but no Victoria's Secret.

Delain was the best band of the night, I thought. I may be biased though, I love their vibe.
Forum: Set Lists and Gig Reports 08-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By mattlion
I thought so. The dude up there looked like a...

I thought so. The dude up there looked like a younger version of Mark, I was wondering what was going on. Any ideas as to why Morton wasn't there?
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 08-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By mattlion
In Flames without Jesper will never return to...

In Flames without Jesper will never return to anything resembling their older approach. They started to sound different with him, but now the band's interest in material he wrote is waning even more.
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 07-24-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By mattlion
I'm not a big hardcore guy but I've seen these...

I'm not a big hardcore guy but I've seen these guys twice in the last 4 months and they really brought it live both times. They have a definite metal tinge to their approach.
Forum: Set Lists and Gig Reports 07-18-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,358
Posted By mattlion
I always thought All Shall Perish >> Suicide...

I always thought All Shall Perish >> Suicide Silence, so to hear Eddie is trying to do Mitch's highs is pretty disappointing.

I can deal with deathcore if the band can play. Suicide Silence are...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 06-27-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,379
Posted By mattlion
Do bands always tour with a full time merch...

Do bands always tour with a full time merch person? I was under the impression that at times touring bands found people locally (friends, fans, club employees) to help run the tables. Same thing...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 06-27-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,176
Posted By mattlion
Let's split the difference... this article says...

Let's split the difference... this article says 2160, which seems right...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 06-25-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,176
Posted By mattlion
Palladium downstairs, when the balcony is open,...

Palladium downstairs, when the balcony is open, holds 1750 or so. If the balcony is closed that number drops into the 1300/1400 range, but it will be open for this.

Upstairs holds about 350-400.
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 06-23-2014, 07:43 PM
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Posted By mattlion
The Forum booking screams of overconfidence in...

The Forum booking screams of overconfidence in having 2 LA bands with enough connections (or in Suicidal's case, possibly leftover gang members) to get it to half-full or more.
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 06-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,176
Posted By mattlion
This proximity clause stuff suddenly makes some...

This proximity clause stuff suddenly makes some more sense when I think about how tours can be booked around here.

You never see a mid-level band play Worcester/Hartford/Providence/Boston (or any...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 06-17-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By mattlion
I have no idea how that band gets booked. Or how...

I have no idea how that band gets booked. Or how anyone listens to them, for that matter.
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 06-08-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By mattlion
Sounds like a Swedish FFDP. No, that's not good.

Sounds like a Swedish FFDP. No, that's not good.
Forum: Set Lists and Gig Reports 06-05-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By mattlion
Now, if only they could find a competent...

Now, if only they could find a competent replacement for King, they'd sound really good. Maybe that banjo dude is available.
Forum: Set Lists and Gig Reports 05-29-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By mattlion
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 05-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,379
Posted By mattlion
I can agree with this. LoG came along and...

I can agree with this. LoG came along and started to fill a void (Pantera-style stuff was not the rage in 03-05 when LoG "made the leap") but at the same time SF was one of a handful of bands with a...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 05-22-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,379
Posted By mattlion
I had a long conversation with Matt Barchand at a...

I had a long conversation with Matt Barchand at a Fear Factory/Shadows Fall show a couple years back in NH. I told him I kinda thought the major label thing was a big detriment to their career. He...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 05-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,274
Posted By mattlion
Battlecross is the new Mutiny Within or...

Battlecross is the new Mutiny Within or Blackguard, they'll be a part of any tour they can get. Have to respect that.

This would be a very interesting run for Epica - they are a bit heavier than...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 04-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 19,610
Posted By mattlion
What are the odds this gets added to Heavy...

What are the odds this gets added to Heavy Montreal?
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 04-15-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By mattlion
Sports betting of any kind is only legal in 4...

Sports betting of any kind is only legal in 4 states (and only 1, Nevada, has "true" sports betting). Other types of gambling (slots, table games) have become fairly common in other states, whether...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 03-23-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,271
Posted By mattlion
This will be pretty interesting. I got into Arch...

This will be pretty interesting. I got into Arch Enemy when Wages of Sin came out and I saw them with Angela at NEMHF '02. Since that was my first exposure to them, I was more "used to" the Angela...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 01-31-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,768
Posted By mattlion
They can say want they want, but they shot...

They can say want they want, but they shot themselves in the foot a few ways:

1. Year 2 in Detroit. Um, no.
2. Not doing full headlining sets both nights. They know most of the people there...
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 12-07-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,768
Posted By mattlion
Barely, but there's a lot more to do and see in...

Barely, but there's a lot more to do and see in AC, and it's drivable from NY, Philly, Baltimore, DC, and Boston. Detroit is drivable from.... Detroit and Windsor. And maybe Cleveland and Chicago....
Forum: Misinformation and Propaganda 12-04-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,768
Posted By mattlion
Orion Fest in Detroit drew 20k each night? ...

Orion Fest in Detroit drew 20k each night? That's the same as Metallica can get on some arena tours themselves.

They completely missed the boat on that one.

AC the year before I think was...
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