WallieWallie wrote:Well when Ice Queen (from the Mother Earth album) skyrocketed into the charts around the early 00's it was nothing but WT this....WT that.
Personally I think it is a nice export product and a nice band for kids to get to know there is more then rap/dance and other voice-edited music.
And Epica is the reason how I found out about this cozy cruise. Time flies when I first saw them in a small venue in dec 2003.
Never heard a bad album or seen a bad live performance of them. I'll be there at least to one of their sets.
Evican wrote:Actually, I have gotten a lot of friends who don't listen to metal to listen to metal through introducing them to female fronted metal and once they've been shown the darkside, they find their own way to the heavier stuff. That's basically how I got into metal as well... I stumbled across Nightwish one day and then it snowballed from there!
Evican wrote:If you get to talk to them before the show, they even play a song request or two! We got Fools Of Damnation in Victoria as one of the fans during the meet and greet asked Mark if they would play it. Luckily for him it was one of the songs that Oliver had rehearsed with them. I wanted Burn To A Cinder! Hopefully they play it on the cruise. Someone also mentioned that they might play Crystal Mountain somewhere? That would be awesome too.
cycosurgeon wrote:Sonata Arctica N ( Don't want to and hope I can't hear the annoying keyboards from my room )
WallieWallie wrote:The path of the darkside is a wonderful technique. Although my little sister isn't such a big metal fan...she is saved from the grasps of anything rap or dance related.
Never met them personally in all those years I've been to their shows. And personally I never walk up to artists. But who knows what happens during this trip. I would like to hear Consign To Oblivion...9mins and 45seconds. But they played that one during the "5 Years - Consign To Oblivion"-show which was in March of this year where they played the full album from front to back and as encore some of the new songs of Design Your Universe. Burn To A Cinder is a good pick. Martyr Of The Free Word would be mine from their latest album.
Evican wrote:It definitely is! I have succeeded in turning my little sister however. Although she hasn't quite grasped Black Metal or anything of the like.
Evican wrote:They're really down to earth, friendly and like mingling with fans... Hence why they are on this cruise as well! Because they get to interact and drink with fans.
Evican wrote:I would have loved to see that show! If not purely because they would have played Another Me.
Evican wrote:MOTFW was going to be the song that I videoed in Victoria but the Sugar Room didn't allow cameras to be brought in, which was very unpleasant seeing as I'd traveled 15 hours to see them.
Michaelage wrote:Agent Steel Y not my cup of joe
Amon Amarth Y at least 8 times they tour a lot:D
Dark Tranquillity Y but like the older stuff better
Death Angel Y
Fear Factory Y
Finntroll Y at leat 10 times... one of my favourite bands of all time
Gamma Ray Y
Iced Earth Y
Korpiklaani Y still nice for getting hammered
Raven Dunno can remember a mention prolly was to drunk...
Sodom Y i dont like 3 man bands... but this one is alright!!!
Sonata Arctica Y at least the older heavier and way better sonata...
Swashbuckle Y yep and going to again sue me!!!
Uli Jon Roth Y
well that was it folks... and dont ask me to publish all the bands that i have seen... that would eat way to much time from my boss... hell probably would kill me if i tried anyway...
european festivals are just to nice to skip... i do at least 2 festivals a year... and never do them from the beer garten.... its always up front... listening headbanging and trying to catch as much plectrums and drumsticks as i possibly can!!!!
rhiawiz wrote:Agent Steel N
Amon Amarth Y (old band played a fest with them)
Blind Guardian N
Dark Tranquillity Y (old band opened for them)
Death Angel Y (played a fest with them)
Fear Factory Y
Gamma Ray N
Iced Earth Y
Marduk Y (opened for them)
Moonspell Y (opened for them)
Sodom Y (played one of the metalfests same year they did)
Sonata Arctica Y (got to open for them)
Testament Y (Might be in the dozens of times LOL)
Trouble Y (got to open for them)
Uli Jon Roth N
i've seen exactly half of them...not bad, plenty to look forward to.
Stained Class wrote:Holy shit. What band are you in?
sansebastian1190 wrote:Sonata Arctica Y (eight times, they are my favorite!!!)
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