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The biggest surprise is Hellhammer, Tom has said repeatedly that he hated that stuff but now he's doing live sets of all that eras music. Out of every name there I'd mostly be going for The Sisters of Mercy, that little hip sludge fest at the the bottom of Saturday looks lovely too.

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i went in 2016 and had considered it again but i genuinely dont think i can be arsed with the grind of a weekend festival at this point. That lineup is fantastic though.

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Mineral has released their first new song in 20 years, along with the announcement of a European tour. Only one UK date and that's Thursday 23rd May in London.

Bit shit as it means booking a day off work for a band I really want to see but have heard that they aren't all that live. It's great news regardless and the new material could suggest further tours down the line.

I'm also super jealous of those going to their San Diego show, as they are being supported by Cursive (!), marking this the third time two of my all time faves have toured together in the US (the first times being earlier this when Coheed toured with Cursive and Taking Back Sunday).

 

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11 hours ago, Accident Prone said:

Mineral has released their first new song in 20 years, along with the announcement of a European tour. Only one UK date and that's Thursday 23rd May in London.

Bit shit as it means booking a day off work for a band I really want to see but have heard that they aren't all that live. It's great news regardless and the new material could suggest further tours down the line.

I'm also super jealous of those going to their San Diego show, as they are being supported by Cursive (!), marking this the third time two of my all time faves have toured together in the US (the first times being earlier this when Coheed toured with Cursive and Taking Back Sunday).

 

I saw them when they toured over here in 2015. They were OK but a little bit of a let down honestly which was a shame.

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I agree completely. It was cool to finally see them and tick them off the 'ol list but pretty forgettable in all honesty. Coheed touring with Cursive and Taking Back Sunday sounds like a right banger of a tour, mind.

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31 minutes ago, lightningxlock said:

I agree completely. It was cool to finally see them and tick them off the 'ol list but pretty forgettable in all honesty. Coheed touring with Cursive and Taking Back Sunday sounds like a right banger of a tour, mind.

Separate tours; Coheed toured with Cursive, took a break, then toured with TBS. Frustrated me to no end. A Coheed/Cursive/TBS triple header is probably my dream tour. 

Shame about Mineral being so shabby. I'm not too fussed about their one London show if that's the case. 

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I saw Zeal & Ardor last night, pretty amazing live. One of the best parts was the mish mash of people attending, you had your trvest kvlt kiddies all patched up next to your emos and hipsters and all were going batshit.

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ahhh shit, i really wanted to goto that tour. Such a unique band, i didnt know how they'd top the first album but they have. The singers pre-Zeal & Ardor project Birdmask is cool as well.

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I wasn't totally sold on the first album, loved the idea but not the execution but Stranger Fruit was such an improvement and the mix of sounds really fell into place much neater. Oh and I had Bri from the band Doom headbanging next to me all night, good to know an old dreaded crustie can have fun.

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Cards on the table, chaps: I blimmin' love Ghost. I've been listening to them a lot recently. I also think it's great that they irk the metal purists who don't understand that metal should be about theatricality and silliness rather than just tattooed men shouting about how shit the world is. With Dance Macabre they've gone in an almost 80s pop direction: fantastic, it's catchy as fuck! They're about the only band I'd actually pay money to see these days.

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Give me my card back!

But yeah, I fucking love Ghost. Each album is different from the other which is something I often look for from bands. They nearly buggered it all up with Infestissumam which is their weakest effort but still has its moments. I remember saying to a mate of mine that if they played things right, they’ll be headlining a festival around album #4, and was a little pleased with myself when they headlined Bloodstock before they went and recorded their fourth. Seen them 6 times (never in the same place twice), and will be seeing them many more times.

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same here, ive seen Ghost all over the place. They keep talking about getting to a point where they can afford to put on the type of show they have in their heads and i cant wait for the that. I recently went to The Royal Albert Hall show and besides the incredible setting the show was pretty bare bones, outside of some confetti cannons.

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I'm not a fan, but don't see the need to slag them off all over the internet and make shit memes about them like some knuckledraggers do. I was disappointed when I first heard them because pictures I'd seen of them and their shirt designs got my hopes up they'd be a badass doom band. Folk can like what they like though and I can definitely understand the appeal, metal snobs just like to take any opportunity to get pissed off.

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I just don't get the hype. Their music doesn't interest me and after seeing them live 3 (4 maybe? Can't remember) times I don't think their show is anything amazing either. King Diamond does it better.

The best thing about their rise to fame is seeing all the people I know that used to bum them back when they first came out now hating on them because they got popular. Ah, elitism.

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