Downvod wrote:They have 60 bands per year, there are only so many big name bands that are going to come on board. Kalmah and Anthrax were nice first time surprises though, and I am sure someone is happy about Amaranthe
Metal Archives lists over 60,000 active metal bands, and that is excluding most core and classic hard rock bands. Fair enough, a lot of these are rather small, but there are thousands of bands out there big enough to play the cruise. Tens of thousands if we look at some of the pay-to-play bands we've seen on earlier cruises. Dammit, even my iPod playlist has well over 500 bands big enough to play the cruise (that haven't been on yet), and I'm a lot pickier than most when it comes to metal.
And, yes, Amaranthe is indeed a wishlist band. Kudos for Andy for finally booking them.