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zzzHillzzz
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Shirts from the official stalls are around 20 quid whereas the general merch stalls it tends to be a bit cheaper
AnnihiSlateR
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#642
Aye, as has been said really. There's a handfull of really good stalls though. Like I very nearly got a Graveland shirt that when I decided to buy when I got home took ages to track down due it being a limited edition one.

The Earache tent is good for CD's. I got a Forest, Graveland and Hate Forest album for £15. And if I didn't already own them I would have gotten most solstice and Temnozor releases for the same price.
Pagan_Angel
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#643
Stupid question, but can someone kind of explain how the Metal Market is laid out in terms of the festival, and what the selection and prices have been like in the past? Thanks
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#644
Earache stalls are always good at fests. Dunno if they come to Bloodstock but the Season Of Mist stall was cheap at Hellfest as well - 12 euros for a shirt, lots of CDs for under 7 and a bargain price for the Morbid Angel - Illud Divinum Insanus wooden box collectors set!!!!!
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AnnihiSlateR
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#645
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Stupid question, but can someone kind of explain how the Metal Market is laid out in terms of the festival, and what the selection and prices have been like in the past? Thanks



it's a very crude and inaccurate drawing, but basically, you have a few campsites in black, yellow is your way into the arena, blue are roughly the stages, pink is the fairground area, and then along the red lines you have the stalls, with the circle of tents in the middle all facing outwards. Most food places where around the edges too.

Prices are always reasonable. Obviously they have to make a living, but you can find a lot of bargains if your willing to put the effort in to looking. As far as tshirts and CD's go, I'm always surprised with what you manage to find. I always have a list of artists I want to find, and I wont find them, but I always end up finding other albums I didn't think I'd find instead. Like Irminsul, Dark Forest, Omen, Graveland, Forest, Hate Forest, Cathedral, Freedom Call, Avantasia, Korpiklaani and Bathory are all artists I've bought cd's/shirts of in the past.
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#646
From my experience, there's an equal spread of bargains and rip-off merchants at Bloodstock. If you want a bargain you'll need to get hitting the second-hand sections pretty rapid though.

EDIT: ^ Aye, that.
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Wretched_Spawn
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#647
To me it seems like the best time to do that stuff would be on the Thursday then, so one can check for bargains etc. and generally get a lay of the land.
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matt85210
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#648
^Yeah I guess, but I have been happily shopping way into Sunday and I am always finding things that I like. I agree with duncang though, the Earache stall always seems worth looking into.
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zzzHillzzz
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#649
I'm fairly sure the metal market bit isn't open on the Thursday and it's only open as far as the Sophie tent which has a few smaller bands on as a warm up on the Thursday
Wretched_Spawn
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^Yeah I guess, but I have been happily shopping way into Sunday and I am always finding things that I like. I agree with duncang though, the Earache stall always seems worth looking into.


I'll keep that in mind. What other stalls are worth checking out?
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AnnihiSlateR
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#651
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I'm fairly sure the metal market bit isn't open on the Thursday and it's only open as far as the Sophie tent which has a few smaller bands on as a warm up on the Thursday

It opens around 6 on Thursday, and whilst it was limited in 2010, last year it was all open.
zzzHillzzz
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#652
Ah fair enough then, last year I didn't venture into the arena on the Thursday and just stayed in the camp site was just going by previous years
AnnihiSlateR
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#653
Just got back. Very enjoyable weekend for me, even if I did see less and less bands every day.

And for those interested Anthrax are the first band confirmed for next year.
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Got back this afternoon. Much fun. I apparently got hit on by a 41 year old Liverpudlian mother of 3, who asked if I "was up for it", but only if she could call me Corey throughout (after Corey Taylor) FML.

Anyway, highlights were without doubt Nile, Behemoth, Grand Magus, Demonic Resurrection and Winterfylleth, but the real prizes go to Testament and Watain. Just... phenomenal shows.
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#655
I thought Testament started well, a newish one followed by The New order and The Preacher, but I felt they went a bit down hill after that only picking up again with Over the Wall. I also found the Randy Free (I'm sure that was backwards) stuff a bit cringy too.
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#656
Randy Free? As in Free Randy Blythe? I would have thought he was already released at the time they played but perhaps they missed that info in their drunken haze.
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AnnihiSlateR
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#657
Aye, someone suggested it had been Free Randy, but now he's free they swapped it round as if to say Randy is Free. I kind of hoped there was going to be another saying Zone, but alas it was not to be.
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#658
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I thought Testament started well, a newish one followed by The New order and The Preacher, but I felt they went a bit down hill after that only picking up again with Over the Wall. I also found the Randy Free (I'm sure that was backwards) stuff a bit cringy too.


I thought it was a ****ing awesome set. They played the new stuff brilliantly, and that 'down hill' bit you are referring to included 'More Than Meets the Eye' and 'Practice What You Preach'. 'True American Hate' was a set highlight, even though it was so new to everyone. Also, the guys in Testament and LoG have been best friends for years ever since Alex Skolnick played on a LoG album, so they were just so showing support for one of their buddies.
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AnnihiSlateR
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Practice What You Preach was alright, but More than Meets the eye pales into insignificance compared to their older stuff.
One thing I did sort of notice was that the older tracks had a bit more to them by way of dynamics, slower beat for the verse, build up in the bridge, fast for the chorus etc. The newer stuff just seems a lot less broken up and I guess a bit more repetitive which I feel gives it less staying power.
Argonaut
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#660
TBH, I think the newer stuff has more technical variety in rhythm, purely due to having Gene Hoglan on drums, the man who looks at Portnoy and pisses his britches laughing.
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matt85210
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#662
Well we're off to a slow start then...
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#663
King Diamond announced as Friday night headliner
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#665
Well that's that sorted then.
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Do you know if they do day tickets?
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#673
Bit late now, but the RJD stage is being streamed on Dailymotion.

Not bothering to link, if you just go to the Dailymotion website it's there on the homepage. Or it is when there's actually bands on, not now, obviously.
elatihc
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#674
^yeah was on Metal Archives home page and they have embedded the live stream too
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Yeah they do, £40 a pop or something like that
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#676
I was working on the Alchemy gothic stand so I got paid to go to Bloodstock
Had a pretty swell time, got a great view of the main stage though I was only able to actually leave the stand and join the crowd 2 times to see Gojira and a bit of Slayer, and obviously I had no clue what was going on at the Sophie Lancaster stage.

The first two days didn't do too much for me. Friday, Earthtone 9 and Municipal waste were the only bands I actually liked.

Only really liked Gojira on Sat, I mean 3 inches of blood were okay and so were Kataklysm but I don't really listen to them so

Lamb of god were dissapointing, fair play they had problems with the barrier among other stuff but I don't think what came after made up for it. No disrespect to Willie Adler and Mark Morton, the guitar was all solid as hell, but the drums seemed sloppy in places (maybe that was part of the tech problem?), the set seemed a bit rushed and above all Randy Blythe's sense of humour made me cringe, don't think he's a hugely good frontman anymore to be honest.

Sunday was by far the best day. Gama Bomb were certainly the men for the job of waking the crowd up, they were great. Whitechapel and Devildriver were great. Really enjoyed Anthrax although I'd never been hugely into them before.

Despite having a real cringey name with Slayer in I hadn't been an avid fan of Slayer like I used to be for a while, but despite having possibly their worst year or two ever they were even better than the first time I saw them way back at unholy alliance 3.
Really, really enjoyed them, I think they've still got it!

Well that's my shitty half arsed review anyway.