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International / Re: KING DIAMOND Undergoes Triple-Bypass Heart Surgery!
« on: December 15, 2010, 02:09:27 AM »
Yes a speedy recovery to the King!

International / Re: Judas Priest announce farewell EPITAPH World Tour!
« on: December 12, 2010, 05:18:30 AM »
Yes pretty good run I'd say. Black Sabbath were the heavy, priest were the metal.

For me would have liked to see Katatonia & 3 Inches of Blood on later and Dropkick Murphys on earlier, but I guess the promoters have thier reasons.

The Frontline / Re: Nightmare on Elm St - remake 2010
« on: November 30, 2010, 05:58:15 AM »
Not sure you need a real actor to play Conan though - that guy has a lot catchin up to do in the physique dept for that role - why arn't they using a bodybuilder instead of this chippendale model this is really sad..

The Frontline / Re: The Truth about the Corby Saga.
« on: November 30, 2010, 05:47:54 AM »
So much easier making an honest living...

Some nice work lads.

WA Gigs / Re: Metallica in November
« on: October 25, 2010, 06:47:12 AM »
Having said that the only thing I was disappointed about was that no local bands got to play support as it would have been great exposure.

Apart from their first oz tour in the 80s with Mortal Sin where the promoter probably overode them (they werent as big then & the musos union were still a threat) Metallica have NEVER used Australian support bands.

There was a massive row with the musicians union on their 90s tour as there used to be some kind of stipulation that Australian support acts were a requirement by touring international acts. At least thats how the story goes from my understanding of it.


WA Gigs / Re: Metallica in November
« on: October 23, 2010, 05:38:48 PM »
Lamb of God ooh yeah!!!

The Frontline / Re: New Wave of Thrash Metal,
« on: October 23, 2010, 04:54:25 PM »
The new wave of thrash is cool, bullet belts, patches and denims rule.

All those bands mentioned are good fun to listen to and MUNICIPAL WASTE is some decent crossover like D.R.I. for gen Y its all good even the artwork is authentic.

Some others to check out are DEMONICA (veteran musos from MERCYFUL FATE & FORBIDDEN) , REDEEMER, RATTLEHEAD & definalty SUICIDAL ANGELS if you like Slayer.

We also have some cool MUNICIPAL WASTE tees if anyone is interested (scuse the plug),

Western Australia / Re: Ups and Downs of Metal.
« on: October 04, 2010, 07:28:50 AM »
Damn line up changes.. Sounds like you got a good attitude hang in there guys you'll get there.

Western Australia / Re: Allegiance, Metallica, and the 1990s
« on: October 03, 2010, 07:01:21 AM »
ALLEGIANCE played with Pantera a couple of times and are also featured briefly on one of their Vulgar videos.  

METALLICA did not use any Australian support acts, I think they had an Australian busker in the foyer.

Yes ALLEGIANCE played with FAITH NO MORE in 1990 (Real thing tour), the singer you are talking about was only in the band for a very short time, like a few months until Conrad stepped in, most people don't remember or know that line up as the band didnt really do much until those guys left.

ALLEGIANCE also played on the first national tours for FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR, SLAYER, ROB HALFORD FIGHT (Rob was managing the band at the time), shows with MORBID ANGEL, CARCASS, SOUNDGARDEN, SEPULTURA, KISS, CHANNEL ZERO, SOUNDGARDEN, MUDHONEY, BEASTIE BOYS.. ofF the top of my head..

WA Gigs / Re: BDO 2011
« on: September 30, 2010, 06:26:04 PM »
Mr Olympia big Jay Cutler yeah saw him when he was in Perth at over 300lb he is definately bigger than a fridge.

WA Gigs / Re: BDO 2011
« on: September 30, 2010, 07:20:46 AM »
I am just a little dissapointed was really hoping for Manowar on the BDO maybe in the second announcement.

Manowar will make you strong. Sword into the wind Hail & Kill! If you want to compete with Soundwave you need the big boys, they were good enough for Sonisphere and smashed the hammer of heavy metal into the stadium so c'mon BDO you can do it!

All men play on ten, we are warriors of the world, Kill with power! Die Die!

General discussion / Re: MANOWAR
« on: September 30, 2010, 07:05:32 AM »
Manowar will make you strong. Sword into the wind Hail & Kill!

WA Gigs / Re: BDO 2011
« on: September 28, 2010, 06:04:25 PM »
Oh no James Valentine rips into the #1 music industry pretentious rich kid poser Nick Cave (in his opinion):

Poor Nick copped a floggin here.

Nick's fart would get this kind of review?

"During lunch Nick let loose with a wondrous fart which was not just wondrous in its tone and delivery but also an ironic comment on farts, a bluesy type smear on the kind of people who think farts are bad taste, an indication of a new direction for Nick, a rectal trumpet blast that was side splittingly funny while still being somehow redolent of eternal mysteries. Nick's fart filled with air with a whiff of brimstone and a view of heaven, and by the end of lunch it had spawned a legion of imitators, none of whom seem to be able to fart with the kind of credibility only Nick can summon.

Nick seems to me to be a one trick pony. He discovered early on that if you shove Jesus and the bible into your work, it makes it sound deep. Just say the word Jesus, or Elijah or Gethsemane and it sets off a whirlpool of meaning for people and you're work is done. His obscenity is too constant to be anything but adolescent."

WA Gigs / Re: BDO 2011
« on: September 16, 2010, 05:21:51 PM »

WA Gigs / Re: BDO 2011
« on: September 16, 2010, 04:37:32 PM »
An Aussie band like Slaughter Lord, Alchemist, Psycroptic or even Mortal Sin or some of the Aussie newcomers with Megadeth I say.

WA Gigs / Re: BDO 2011
« on: September 16, 2010, 04:23:46 PM »
Its all about giving value especially in an oversaturated touring market, internet information overload age why risk diminishing the value of your ticket and have people sitting on the fence? Jack of all trades master of none. Rather provide such a great not to miss line up of complimentary acts for your market that its a no brainer people are going to want to go because they have had the value demonstrated.

In pre internet 1992 yeah it was cool to expose punters to diverse acts but now with youtube and all the other social media, access to everything on the planet - everyone is already exposed to everything, that work has already been done. People know what they like - hedging your bets 'by a bit of this a bit of that' line up means many will sit on the ticket buying fence because they don't see the value.

Rather lets throw on a couple of metal acts to please the metal heads so we can grab their ticket money - why not lets do a metal festival for the metal heads so every metal head will not want to miss this event and be gauranteed of a stong turnout sales because its such great value for money. 
People don't think it will work until Ozzfest & Hellfest came along and destroyed the more pre internet age play it safe 'bit of this bit of that' diverse line up Lollapalooza.

WA Gigs / Re: BDO 2011
« on: September 16, 2010, 06:20:23 AM »
Soundwave is a good value ticket for sure.  Its 2010 trying to be all things to everyone is difficult these days in the information overloaded internet society, people filter out the stuff they are not interested in search out what they like.

A bill with all metal acts is a way better value ticket if you are targeting that audience. Thats why Ozzfest killed Lollapalooza way back in the mid 90s - it was the beginning of the internet information era they had their market and made it the best possible value ticket for their target audience.

I'd rather see a festival like Wacken that hits the bullseye or Megadeth Gigantour or big four package that has complimentary acts making a good value ticket, not diminishing it, feeling like a lot of my ticket is wasted paying for acts Im not into.

Anyone else agree with this?   Dropkick Murphys with Megadeth?

International / Re: Mike Portnoy leaves DT.
« on: September 11, 2010, 10:46:57 PM »
I imagine touring with A7X who are #1 in America and have a very experienced manager looking after the biz, would have been a easier and enjoyable gig for him.

Is he now going to join A7X full time?  

Sadly Dream Theater will now be like a car with no engine (at least until he returns someday), if the other guys don't want him in the band right now then all the best to Avenged Sevenfold as the late Revs favorite drummer was MP and he would be the most fitting and appreciated replacement.

MP will kick ass no matter what he does good for you go with what makes you happy, this has taken a lot of guts for him to break away from a stale situation.

I will enjoy hearing whatever projects or bands he takes on = GO FOR IT MAN!!

Polish news site TVP has uncovered that the disease is leukemia and it's past the point of chemotherapy treatment, and he would need a bone marrow transplant.

There are apparently only 100 thousand donors of bone marrow in Poland, where the population is over 38 million. Nergal's fiance, Polish singer Doda has donated her bone marrow but it is apparently unknown if it's compatible.

Steve Rowe from Australian band Mortification survived this, he was given something like 1% survival rate, he was given last rites, he had to regrow his bloodstream which he described to me as way beyond any pain imaginable, Steve now has a walking stick etc and re-tought himself to play guitar so if Steve can do it so can Nergal! There is hope.

Megadeth doing the Rust in Peace set. GWAR will be covering everything in blood, Katatonia, 3 Inches Of Blood, Atreyu are strong gen Y crowd puller.

Western Australia / Re: Anger Management
« on: August 11, 2010, 06:55:17 AM »
oh man i missed the S.O.D. thrash attack nooooo!!

« on: August 06, 2010, 04:14:27 AM »
Is Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater playing with Avenged Sevenfold, I know he has been recording with them (He was their old drummers RIP all time favourite drummer)?

WA Gigs / Re: Iron Maiden Australian tour to be announced soon?
« on: August 06, 2010, 04:02:12 AM »
A good line up Iron Maiden, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Slash, High On Fire, DevilDriver.. those tickets will sell...

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