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Old 07-15-2011, 12:10 AM
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Sorry this is late, personal life has been a little hectic the last few weeks!


Saturday:

Today did not start off well with the news that Ozzy had to cancel, but we were getting an extended Judas Priest setlist, which would soon prove to be one of the best sets of the festival!

Lacuna Coil (3/5)
We went to see these guys purely for the point of seeing Our Truth and Enjoy The Silence live. They put on an okay performance, purely okay. Bad sound and bad weather really just let them down. Under better circumstances, I can imagine them being amazing live.

Setlist:
Underdog
I Won't Tell You
Fragments of Faith
To The Edge
I'm Not Afraid
Heaven's A Lie
Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode cover)
Fragile
Survive
Spellbound
Our Truth


Firewind (3/5)

Next up were Firewind, or the Gus G consolation prize for those of us who weren't fans. They were good, not great, but they did their jobs well. I am not a power metal fan, as such their songs just didn't do anything for me, however, their keyboard player and Gus G were seriously amazing players to watch. I respect their talent, I just don't like the music.

Setlist:
Head Up High
World on Fire
The Fire And The Fury
Mercenary Man
Falling To Pieces


After Firewind, I skipped Triptykon to get backstage to meet and greet Times of Grace, I stand by my choice The guys in Times of Grace were awesome, got some cool insights into their inspiration for their record and some of the older KsE stuff, and found out they were planning a proper big headlining run next year!


Black Label Society (4/5)
Yeah, these guys do bog standard setlists, yeah Zakk likes to really highlight his guitar playing ability, but by god they do these things very well. Awesome, fun as hell set from these guys, and it was amazing just to watch one of my biggest inspirations as a teenager play guitar and put on a quality performance. Me and my gang thoroughly enjoyed this set, BLS haters be damned!

Setlist:
Crazy Horse
Funeral Bell
Bleed for Me
Overlord
Parade of the Dead
Fire it Up
Godspeed Hell Bound
Concrete Jungle
Stillborn


Times of Grace (4/5)
I had to run to catch of these guys set, but it was worth it. Few sound issues little marred a very enthusiastic set from these re-invented metalcore titans. Jesse was great live, and very inspirational in his speeches about suicide and about why the record was made and the lyrics held within. Adam was, well, Adam, but dressed normally They acted like this was their first ever tour as a band, and having had listened to the record for a couple of months at the time of the set, and having thusly heard alot of it live, I can say these songs have a very different feel to the KsE stuff these guys did together. Live, the songs just wouldn't sit right together.

Setlist (Incomplete):
Strength In Numbers
Willing
Hope Remains
Hymn Of A Broken Man


Arch Enemy (4/5)
The marquee was PACKED, so half this setlist was spent with me and my buddy making our way towards the pit near the front. The crowd LOVED these guys, and I can't blame them. They are tight live, and really exude an infectious energy. Angela was demonic on that stage, being flanked by the band who were tight as nails, they were in their element, and so was the crowd. Good stuff. Also, the crowd was a WARZONE for Nemesis and We Will Rise, bodies everywhere. It was fucking FUN.

Setlist:
Khaos Overture (Intro)
Yesterday is Dead and Gone
Revolution Begins
Ravenous
My Apocalypse
Bloodstained Cross
Dead Eyes See No Future
Under Black Flags We March
No Gods, No Masters
We Will Rise
Nemesis
Fields of Desolation


Whitesnake (4/5)
I'm not a huge fan of these seasoned rockers, but they know how to perform and entertain a crowd. Great, minimalist show, with all the classics you wanna hear from them. Doug Aldrich is a serious guitar player, and between the little solos and doodles throughout the set, I could not keep my eyes off him. David Coverdale is a very endearing frontman as well, and has a great live voice.

Setlist:
My Generation (The Who - Intro)
Best Years
Give Me All Your Love
Love Ain't No Stranger
Is This Love
Steal Your Heart Away
Forevermore
Guitar Duel
Love Will Set You Free
Drum Solo
Slide It In
Fool For Your Lovin'
Here I Go Again
Still Of The Night
We Wish You Well (Outro)


Judas Priest (5/5)
Then came the set we were all waiting for, the almighty JUDAS FUCKING PRIEST. They really did not disappoint, KK or not. Amazing setlist, with everything I wanted to hear, including my favorite song, the fucking SENTINEL. The replacement, Richie, was a great show man, and the dude can shred the part no sweat. Really, this an emotional heavy metal rollercoaster of a set, shedding a tear during Beyond The Realms of Death, to moshing for Painkiller, to Rob Halford letting the crowd sing all of Breaking The Law, it was an immense set, and something truly amazing as a metal fan to witness. I got serious goosebumps when, during the outro for You've Got Another Thing Coming, Rob Halford shouts 'If you think heavy metal will ever die, YOU'VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMING!'.

Setlist:
War Pigs/Battle Hymn (Intro)
Rapid Fire
Metal Gods
Heading Out to the Highway
Judas Rising
Starbreaker
Victim of Changes
Never Satisfied
Dawn of Creation
Prophecy
Night Crawler
Turbo Lover
Beyond the Realms of Death
The Sentinel
Blood Red Skies
The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crowd)
Breaking the Law
Painkiller

Encore:
The Hellion
Electric Eye

Encore 2:
Hell Bent for Leather
You've Got Another Thing Comin' (w/ Richie Faulkner Guitar Solo)

Encore 3:
Living After Midnight


Thus brought Day 2 to an end. I was destroyed, so after getting some supper in the lounge area and some post concert discussion, we went back to our tents to get some sleep for the next day and SLIPKNOT.

I will post Day 3 this evening, sorry for the delays once again!

R.I.P Judas Priest, enjoy your retirement from touring, you have earned it!
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