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Old 09-11-2010, 10:08 PM
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I hope they're looking forward to moving 800 tickets this year, because that's all I figure they'll do. They can't even dream of a sell-out with a lineup like that.

I'll reiterate. What a joke. I hate the fact that this festival has gotten so up its own ass with trying to please every single facet of the community that it is in turn pleasing essentially no one.

Seriously, what the fuck kind of bands are Voyager, Red Circuit, Eldritch, and Creation's End (whose debut album isn't even out, mind you) for "lesser known" traditional-festival-style acts? Let me not even mention that Voyager being the first-ever Australian band on the festival is a joke in and of itself. Labyrinth is the ONLY band on the entire bill I would consider paying $20+ and driving 2+ hours to see on their own. That is EASILY an all-time low in the history of the festival. Long gone are the days of 10 band lineups where I would've genuinely wanted/loved to see 7-8 or more of the bands. I feel these lineups are just going to keep getting worse until Glenn eventually does his Finale Blowout year for the end of the festival.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:30 PM
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Much more appealing to me thin this years ProgPower, but still not enough to make me want to go.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:00 AM
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Seriously, what the fuck kind of bands are Voyager, Red Circuit, Eldritch, and Creation's End (whose debut album isn't even out, mind you) for "lesser known" traditional-festival-style acts?
Out of those four, I'm only familiar with Eldritch, and I'm actually really curious as to why you don't think they're acceptable for the festival? They fit right in to the Prog/Power genres...
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:36 AM
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I'd go for Arcturus!
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Out of those four, I'm only familiar with Eldritch, and I'm actually really curious as to why you don't think they're acceptable for the festival? They fit right in to the Prog/Power genres...
Stylistically, they do fit. It's just that I find all of those bands to be really weak selections as far as "traditional-style" bands of lesser stature are concerned.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:22 AM
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Lineup announced via video played after Kamelot's set at tonight's show, with Glenn tweeting the bands as they were announced.

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FRIDAY
Creation's End
Voyager
Eldritch
Mob Rules
Arcturus
Sanctuary

SATURDAY
Haken
While Heaven Wept
Red Circuit
Labyrinth
Dream Evil
Therion

Really good lineup IMO. Seeing Therion is pretty much one of my life goals, so if I can make it down next year, I'd like to.
Superb line-up. I'd certainly go to this.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:23 AM
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ONE band I genuinely want to see? Wow.
That is no reflection of the quality of the line-up at all.

I would expect this to sell out on Therion and Sanctuary alone. Hell, Sanctuary alone.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:27 AM
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I do think that the variety of genres represented hurts the festival, though. It's pretty much exclusively a destination gig unless you happen to live in Atlanta, and for people to want to spend that kind of money and make that trip and pay for that hotel room for three nights, they need to like a lot of the bands on the bill. I'd assume there aren't many people who are equally enthusiastic about Arcturus and Labyrinth.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:30 AM
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Arcturus, Sanctuary, While Heaven Wept, Therion? ProgPower is really trying to distance itself from, well, prog and power.
Erm, all of those bands fit... I don't get the issue. This will be Therion's third PP franchise appearance, I believe.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:32 AM
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I do think that the variety of genres represented hurts the festival, though.
I don't. This is exactly the formula that's kept PP going in Europe. I don't see a single band on that bill that don't belong there.
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