Originally Posted by slapguitarer
Yeah man. In my opinion, there's no point in just putting bands people know on these kind of festivals. Yeah, you gotta have well known bands to sell, but the promoters should want to help out smaller bands that they see potential in. And Mayhem Fest has helped out a few bands, so there's no reason to rule out smaller bands because tons of people don't know 'em.
Exactly. For example, look what Summer Slaughter has done for bands like Fleshgod Apocalypse and Exhumed (especially Fleshgod). Smaller bands need these festivals in order to expose themselves to a larger audience. I think a Nuclear Blast tent would be an excellent idea (not to mention the selection of bands are WAY fucking better that the bands at the Sumerian tent this year.)