Originally Posted by AnthG
I doubt a lot of the 15-18 year old Avenged Sevenfold fans have listened to Cannibal corpse. They might know who they are, and know that they're a death metal band, but I doubt many of the fans of the mainstage bands are that familiar with them, so it's a chance to expose them to a new audience. You also make more new fans when doing a support tour than you do on your own headlining tour. And Cannibal Corpse has more in common with Dark Funeral and 1349 musically than they do with Avenged Sevenfold.
Yeah you'd be surprised what about 50% of the Mayhem crowd hasn't heard of already.