AceHugger wrote:BloodSimple / Chimaira / Fear Factory / Machinehead / Spineshank
Would give me a metal bonor, - but i have a feeling that most of these wouldn't hold water with a lot of the regular cruisers.
Likely, no. Fear Factory has been on twice, but there was nearly a riot when they booked Chimaira a few years ago (they ended up canceling). You'd probably find more of those types of bands on the Shiprocked cruise. Spineshank and Bloodsimple I could never see being on here, and Machine Head no longer does festivals of any type.
Good to know.
I nearly went one of the years that Fear Factory played (early cruise I think) It never panned out, - then after my wife & I separated I went travelling for a couple of years, last year my (current) fiancee & I saw that her favourite band 'My dying bride' were on, but it was too late to rally the funds really. This year we booked on day of sale.
And why the hate for Chimaira?
Maybe I'm missing something with the cruise, but IMO it takes All different types of Metal to make up the sphere.
Metallers get so hyper sensitive about their own niche-genre. Like when I used to DJ, - the Slayer fans only liked Slayer or very very similar., - the Marilyn Manson fans only like Marilyn Manson or very very similar & so on... after a track, if you play anything even slightly different, pretty much the entire dancefloor empties & re-fills with the new lot.
I always thought that I had an eclectic Metal knowledge, but being on this forum has highlighted that probably isn't the case these days.
Maybe if I was still up on the bands playing at Metal festivals & stuff I might still feel like I know something, but I just don't really have the time.
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