Thats a shame that FFDP are acting this way towards bands that have all been around longer and have paid more dues than they have. A billboard #7 and that's what it does. Quite a shame.
Very good review. I saw 2Cents before and IMO found them to be pretty awful. They were on Static X / Otep tour a couple years ago and opened. They did a cover of Raining Blood and it was really sad. For 3 minutes I actually hated that song just b/c they were covering it. To each their own.
I met Brian from SF a few years ago and everything you are saying seems pretty spot on as well. Still would have been a good time. Hopefully karma will kick in for FFDP one of these days.