Pellaz wrote: Dimma wrote:
Yep. For many people on the boat who hail from countries where metal tours are rare or even nonexistent (I'm lookin' at YOU, Australia, Uzbekistan et al), seeing ANYONE is like metal nirvana. If you're going to shell out a crapload of money to book this cruise, 60 bands is a really BIG deal.
We're not exactly a backwater dude. Australia gets more metal tours than Florida and many other US States, that much is certain.
Rare? Nonexistent? A bit like your research.
Yeah, I was working from the oft-stated opinions of my friends from Australia, nearly all of whom kvetch about how few tours they get. (Two of those metalheads are from Perth, however, which apparently IS a backwater.
it is indeed, but they've only got themselves to blame, i've lost count on how many gigs i've been to the past couple of years, festivals and heavy hitters aside this ain't a bad list.
Carcass, Napalm Death, Fear Factory, Apocalyptica, Exodus, Mastadon, Prong, In Flames, Dream Theatre, Mayhem, Malmsteen, Trivium, Sepultura, Accept, Gorguts, Aborted, Tankard, Morbid Angel, Dark Tranquillity, Monster Magnet, Gloryhammer, Iced Earth, Lord, Testament, Volbeat, Kreator, Death Angel, D.R.I, Ringworm, Finntroll, Kataklysm, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Septicflesh, Coroner, Nile, Behemoth, Lita Ford, Sabaton, Nightwish, Dragonforce, Anthrax, Slayer, Butcher Babies, Anvil, Sabbath, Opeth, Incubus, Killswitch Engage, Uriah Heap, Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste, Gwar, Amon Amarth, Satyricon, Black Dalia Murder, Eyehategod, Gus G’s Firewind, Sirenia, Devin Townsend, Lamb of God, Amorphis, Flyleaf, Enslaved, Kamelot, Soilwork, Blue Oyster Cult, Cradle of Filth, Eluveitie, Ensiferum, Otep, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Crue, Panther, Whoever Guns N Roses are these days, KISS every fucking year, NIN, Suicidal Tendencies, Marduk, At The Gates, Alestorm, Inquisition, Krisiun, Sinister, Bengal Tigers, Vanishing Point, Ne Obliviscaris, Orphanland, Airbourne, Epica, Coheed & Cambria....and that's just the 'metally' ones.
Dallas could probably add the bands i've missed.