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Old 01-27-2011, 03:20 PM
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i have never been to this yet so yeah......is it fun? haha
Depends, really. If you like a lot of the bands on the lineup, it's worth it (I liked atleast half of the bands the first year I went and had a pretty good time, except for the Dark Tranquillity incident mentioned below). However, there's usually WAY too much core for my taste, and it's a very long day to sit through a lot of stuff you don't like just for a couple bands.

I don't have much else nice/good to say about the festival, however. They handle band cancellations worse than any other festival or show I've ever seen.

The first year I went (2007), Satyricon was scheduled near the top of the bill, and they dropped off a few months before the fest. They never booked a replacement, but instead listed Dark Tranquillity in their place (who weren't even in the country at the time). When the time came for the night "Dark Tranquillity" were supposed to play, nothing happened. There was an hour gap between Behemoth and Dimmu Borgir that was completely empty.

The next year, 2008, I only went one day, which was the day that the first Paganfest & Ministry's farewell tour played. Divine Heresy was supposed to play between Ensiferum & Meshuggah, but dropped off. Instead of extending anybody's set (Meshuggah were already playing as long as they played all tour, but Ensiferum only had 25 minutes, even though this was a stop on their headlining tour), again, we had an excessive empty waiting time.

2009, I had no complaints. Again I only went one day, and that was a very last minute thing as I was put on the guest list as a part of the Summer Slaughter street team (who's going to complain about a show they didn't pay for?). I remember the lineup for the day being pretty bad, but Toxic Holocaust, God Forbid & CoB both kicked ass.

Last year, I didn't go. There was maybe one or two bands all weekend that I hadn't yet seen that I wanted to, so I skipped out. However, for a few weeks they were advertising Primordial to play, and Primordial are one of my favorite bands. They used footage from their live DVD in an ad for the festival. I e-mailed the band and found out that they were only in talks to play, but nothing was confirmed. Of course, the festival had jumped the gun in advertising them - they never ended up playing (but, as opposed to the Dark Tranquillity incident, they weren't on the final festival schedule, so this was just them being hasty). This is more of a personal gripe than anything, because while it may not be true for most people, I would have bought a ticket for that day JUST to see Primordial, and I wouldn't have been happy if I had wasted my money on a ticket to find out they weren't actually playing.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:36 AM
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Confirmed lineup.

April 14(Thursday, worst day in NEMHF History. This lineup makes me sad)
Attack Attack!
MyChildren My Bride
Vanna
Our Last Night
Stray From The Path
Arsonists Get All The Girls
A Bullet For Pretty Boy
Lions Lions
Armor For The Broken
This Or The Apocalypse
I The Breather
Across The Sun
Too Late The Hero
Atilla
A Plea For Purging
Dr.Acula
The Crimson Armada
Legacy
Counterparts
Legion



April 15(Friday)
Biohazard
Bury Your Dead
Terror
Cruel Hand
Your Demise
Thy Will Be Done
This Is Hell
The Carrier
Suffokate
Murder Death Kill
Stick To Your Guns
Trapped Under Ice
First Blood
Lionheart
Shai Hulud
Close Your Eyes
Legend
Monsters
The Great Commission
Hundreth
King Conquer
Betrayal


April 16(Saturday)
Hatebreed
Between The Buried and Me
Job For A Cowboy
The Ocean
Carnifex
Oceano
Born Of Osiris
Dying Fetus
Skeletonwitch
Lazarus A.D
3 Inches Of Blood
Beneath The Massacre
Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza
Within The Ruins
The Contortionist
Revocation
Son Of Auerlius
Volumes
Moltov Solution
A Life Once Lost
Withered
Wretched
Nails
Hung
Structres
Last Chance To Reason

I'm going on Saturday for sure, the lineup is amazing. Friday isn't bad either, but I don't think I will be going. Thursday is fucking horrible:flame:

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Old 02-01-2011, 06:40 AM
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Wow, there are like 4 bands in that lineup that aren't musical abortions. They're not even good either, just bearable.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:41 AM
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Skeletonwitch, Lazarus A.D, 3 Inches Of Blood, Revocation, and Hung are not enough to make me go this year. Yeah, saving money!
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:45 AM
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Nails and Withered....what are you guys doing there?
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:52 AM
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I guess that means The Ocean will be on a US tour!
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:10 AM
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Biohazard
Bury Your Dead
Terror
Thy Will Be Done
This Is Hell
Stick To Your Guns
Trapped Under Ice
First Blood
Shai Hulud
Hatebreed
Between The Buried and Me
Born Of Osiris
Skeletonwitch
3 Inches Of Blood
Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza
A Life Once Lost



those are the only bands I either like or at the very least have some mild interest in

I rarely say this, but this festival went downhill
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:28 AM
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Skeletonwitch, 3 Inches of Blood, and Revocation are the only bands on the whole lineup that interest me at all, and definitely not enough to justify buying a ticket.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:32 AM
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Skeletonwitch, 3 Inches of Blood, and Revocation are the only bands on the whole lineup that interest me at all, and definitely not enough to justify buying a ticket.
Hung, dear friend - HUNG! They're awesome.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:57 AM
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I guess that means The Ocean will be on a US tour!
I read somewhere they were suppose to announce dates this week
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