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    The Metal/Punk/Rock Thread

    Slam Dunk announced the first batch of bands for next years festival last week. The usual shit storm of "Why are they headlining" and "Why aren't BMTH on there" has started, aswell as folk kicking off at the lack of a midlands date and the fact that the Leeds event is now in muddy old Temple Newsam Park and not in the city centre. I've already bought a pair of tickets for the wife's birthday though, this is well up her street and Mad Caddies are one of my all time favourites. NOFX, NFG and Gallows are all excellent additions too, just hoping for minimal clashes.
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    New Top Gear presenters

    Honest question, what do Flintoff and McGuiness bring to the table? Clarkson and May were both motoring journalists before Top Gear so at least they had some element of credibility,these two are seemingly just pure entertainment presenters. Evans and LeBlanc were renowned petrolheads but were both dullards. Is there a happy medium? Could they just get Jay Leno to host it on his own and bin the idea of a three man team off?
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    DVDs and Films You Have Watched Recently 3 - The Final Insult

    Great shout with Stillwater. The full tracks from the soundtrack are on a little EP, it's ace. I'm throwing in The Lone Rangers in to this aswell.
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    The Metal/Punk/Rock Thread

    The girl I mentioned in the dates thread who lured me out bowling which turned out to be a family gathering had a younger brother, first time I met him he has a baddass vintage Saxon shirt on, massive black cargo trousers and huge spiked boots. I reckon he'd have been 13 at the time if that. I says "Nice shirt man, how long have you been in to Saxon?!" and he says "Is it a band? I just liked the shirt". Metal merch is so mainstream that my Mum once accidentally bought a shirt with the Kiss logo in rhinestones once having fuck all clue who they were. You can get Slayer shirts in H&M for fucks sake. Anybody still thinking it's niche is on acid. There's plenty of weird sub-genres that are a bit less accessible but if you look at the doom scene for instance, it's full of hipsters who have latched on to it because it's the next cool thing. A few years ago it was black metal. There's going to be fits and starts, the wankers will still be around and Burzum will never headline Bloodstock.
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    The Metal/Punk/Rock Thread

    Frostnazi are great. I liked them before they got big though.
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    The Metal/Punk/Rock Thread

    I used to like messing with those types. There were loads of them in 2005 when deathcore was massive. You'd find yourself talking to some twat with a backwards Lego man haircut and they'd say "Yeah, well I bet you've never heard of Job For A Cowboy" or whoever. And I'd just make up a fake band name and say "Have you heard of Falling Off A Bicycle Whilst Holding A Skull?" or something equally preposterous. The amount of times they'd say yes or that they'd only heard their first E.P. Tossers.
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    The Metal/Punk/Rock Thread

    Weirdly, everybody in a Ghost shirt (think I saw two or three) at Doom vs Stoner the other week was met with the standard elitist shit of "Look at this wanker who knows nothing about doom".
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    The Metal/Punk/Rock Thread

    On the subject of Ghost, I don't get it, they're a bit light so not for me, but to bitch about a band that's obviously a massive draw and getting younger eyes on Candlemass is surely a good thing? It's like when The Haunted randomly supported Funeral For A Friend years ago. Now admittedly, The Haunted are a way better band but FFAF were a huge draw over here then, get the yoof buying tickets and have an awesome band open up and batter them senseless.
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    DVDs and Films You Have Watched Recently 3 - The Final Insult

    Seems as good a place as any to post the new trailer for the new Pet Sematary remake. Never read the book but it looks pretty good, if only because of John Lithgow. I'm a fan of Stephen King. His books can be hit and miss, as are the film adaptations of his books, The Shining is a masterpiece in both formats, Cell was shit in both.
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    Which computer game character are you?

    I'm Helmut from Street Racer, solely for the fact that I can speak German and look good in a scarf. Moustache is nowhere near that good though.
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    I'll be following too. Not films as such but always wanted to try a music video for my band. Zero budget so phone filming, editing apps and then being able to chuck the audio track over the top. I know bugger all about lighting or anything either. Bass player has a go pro. Better quality video than an iPhone SE camera I'd assume?
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    First trip to the cinema

    First ever cinema trip was Snow White And The Seven Dwarves, on the 1987 re-release when I was 2. I don't remember it but my mum likes to remind me that she fell asleep about 5 minutes in. First I can remember is Home Alone.
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    I once found myself on a date without being aware at any point beforehand. When I was 19 I worked in the local goth shop in town. It was the perfect place to meet girls and they used to come and hang out in the shop and chat and the boss couldn't care less. This one girl used to come in a lot, she was nice enough but had permanent verbal diahorrea. She used to come in the shop all the time with her mates asking for me and would proceed to talk my ear off for 20 minutes whilst I was trying my best to arrange the leather jackets in to size order. One day she pops in with her mates and says "We're all going bowling tonight, want to come?". Why the fuck not, says I, assuming I was in for a nice evening of plutonic, competitive skittle bashing. When I got to the bowling place, none of the other friends were there. What met me instead was her entire family- mum, dad, brother, aunties and uncles and a grandma, whose birthday it was. What made it better was that she'd told all of them in advance that I was her boyfriend and this was the "meet the family" point of our non-existant relationship.
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    The Metal/Punk/Rock Thread

    Was anybody at the Doom vs Stoner gig over the weekend in Sheffield. Some quality bands on considering it's effectively a tenner for the weekend. Elephant Tree, Elder, BongCauldron and Conjourer were all amazing.
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    Doug Williams

    I reckon Ligero is the only wrestler I've seen more times live than Doug. Had the pleasure of calling a couple of his matches. Wonderful wrestler, really nice bloke too. Last Saw him wrestle against Silas Young at the ROH tour earlier this year and they were easily match of the night. Really good pacing and psychology. Just one of those guys that when you see his name on a card you know you're going to get something solid. Is there a chance of a performance centre run for him? You'd hope Regal, McGuinnes or any of the ex-indy guys he wrestled would be singing his praises.