07:37 - Lit. Ah, the fabled Vampire Squid. The Nosferatu of the deep.
07:24 - LeKiwi Just wrote the least informative mini-review on my list - the band is Vampire Squid. [link]
06:35 - Fearmeister Aw shit, that sucks. I got in like, 5 mins before the show started.
06:34 - MetalDoomMaster Drove 11 hours there and back to see it too haha. At least now I know for next time I guess.
06:32 - MetalDoomMaster I'm a fucking retard. I was staying with a friend in Merrillville and neither of us knew it was in a different time zone even though it was in the same state, so we missed the first hour of the show. Just saw the last Aeon song.
Seems Terrorizer magazine may have let slip the unannounced headliner, apparently at the end of their most recent interview with Machine Head it was stated that they are making a "special announcement" on the 6th July. Could just be coincidence but I would really not be surprised if it was correct, it fits most of the stuff BoA have been talking about with having their most prestigious headliner yet!
Damn, there have been rumours that it is Machine Head... and I really hoped it wouldn't be.
I've been hearing King Diamond or Slayer alot, I'm leaning more towards slayer with the announcement date. I'm not the biggest fan of Machine Head but they did put a hell of a show on when I saw them, rather have a band I like more though...
The crowd went bonkers, sure. But the band wasn't good live at all those two times. Just like Heaven & Hell was mediocre live in 2009 but the crowd still went apeshit. Same for Slayer and Fear Factory in 2010, crowd went bananas but the performances were mediocre to bad.
Anaal Nathrakh definitely owned the weekend. Even more so because Dave Hunt did the show (and Benediction's) hobbling on one leg after he broke the other. Behemoth were almost as good strangely enough seeing I'm not a big fan of their recent stuff (though quite liking some older material). Probably no coincidence both these shows were at when I was my most intoxicated. Enjoyed wall of deathing and pitting for Nathrakh a lot too, not something I usually do.
Mayhem were disappointing as I expected, very bad sound and a rather limp and short set. Always nice see Attila on stage though Nile I found somewhat so-so too. Orange Goblin, Witchsorrow, Sanctuary, Cambion, Sepultura were all very enjoyable and Dimmu and Machine Head were pretty ok too, along with a few others.