Originally Posted by Wrecking Crew
Totally agree, your last sentence is why I didn't go to Mayhem this year. Everyone I was interested in (Amon Amarth and Zombie) I had already seen do full sets within the last two years so that was good enough for me. Last year's Mayhem was awesome with Anthrax, Slayer and Motorhead but a list that good doesn't happen very often.
These tours have had this problem since the beginning. It's almost always the exact same set of bands that already tour North America frequently. On this Mayhem, I like Huntress, Children of Bodom, and Amon Amarth, but I've seen all three, and even if I hadn't, I wouldn't go and sit through all of the terrible bands playing.