#1
was looking at the wacken open air line up for 2008 and
all a sudden i read a7x? i'm like wtf...
(no i'm not bashing a7x or anything but wacken? come on...)
wacken is more "metal" then anything
but last time i checked a7x wasn't metal except for a TINY part of there first stuff?
i dunno...
ANYWAYS....

other then that i think the wacken 08 line up should be interesting...

anybody else have a comment or an opinion on the line up for this year?
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#3
Good bands on it
Nowhere near as good as the last few years.
And as much as I love the untr00 bands on the line up (A7X, AILD, KSE), they should not be on the bill. It's the most metal festival in the world, no need to dumb it down.
#4
Avenged Sevenfold are popular. The more popular a band is, the more tickets they sell. It's all about the money, not how 'metal' a band is, ya know?
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#5
erm.... dont complain that A7X are at a metal fest.
im going download. so is lethal bizzle. now THATS a problem
#6
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Avenged Sevenfold are popular. The more popular a band is, the more tickets they sell. It's all about the money, not how 'metal' a band is, ya know?


Considering Wacken sells out every year, regardless how popular the bands playing are, I'd say it was pretty weird.

Maybe it's the planners trying to kill A7X in hopes that the hordes of black metallers will bottle them into oblivion.

CYNIC AND AT THE GATES!?!?!?

Jesus. I wish I had tickets now.
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#8
As Mr President pointed out.

Two outcomes seem likely.

1) Untr00 bands will be bottled and basically harrassed. Even a small proportion of the 60,000 metal head crowd riots and it's massive. Shit happens fast. So it could spiral out of control quickly, and could mean the end of Wacken if it gets bad enough.

2) Fans accept A7X and support them. Promoters notice. Promoters start to add more and more untr00 bands. Wacken becomes just another corporate "metal fest".

Fingers crossed they get bottled off-stage before the riot to be honest.
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As Mr President pointed out.

Two outcomes seem likely.

1) Untr00 bands will be bottled and basically harrassed. Even a small proportion of the 60,000 metal head crowd riots and it's massive. Shit happens fast. So it could spiral out of control quickly, and could mean the end of Wacken if it gets bad enough.

2) Fans accept A7X and support them. Promoters notice. Promoters start to add more and more untr00 bands. Wacken becomes just another corporate "metal fest".

Fingers crossed they get bottled off-stage before the riot to be honest.


Wacken will never become another corporate metal fest. Man, if the Germans have taught me anything besides using Jews as financial counselors, it's that Wacken is the only festival right now that still has potential to get better.
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#11
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Wacken will never become another corporate metal fest. Man, if the Germans have taught me anything besides using Jews as financial counselors, it's that Wacken is the only festival right now that still has potential to get better.

I dunno man. More and more untr00 bands are seeping in.
I believe theres about 7/8 this year....
#12
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I dunno man. More and more untr00 bands are seeping in.
I believe theres about 7/8 this year....


As I Lay Dying
A7X
Job for a Cowboy (worst band in existence)
Hatebreed
Killswitch Engage (I like them, sue me)
Lordi (****ing Lordi? Jesus)
Unearth

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#13
Considering I love everything on that list except for Lordi and Hatebreed, yeah, could be worse, but that's what I mean.

3 years ago, the amount of "untr00" bands on the list was 0.
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Considering I love everything on that list except for Lordi and Hatebreed, yeah, could be worse, but that's what I mean.

3 years ago, the amount of "untr00" bands on the list was 0.


They had Accept, Edguy, and Dragonforce.

(Edguy is awesome)
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#16
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Power Metal = Metal


Eh, they're hardly as heavy as bands like 1349, or any other bands they shared the stage with.

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#17
True they shouldn't really be there... but it's def. still worth it. Iron Maiden, Opeth, Kamelot and Sonata Arctica alone would be worth it for me.
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#18
wacken is the biggest fesvial for black and power metal and so on and the with full force is a huge hardcore / metal festival and popular in germany for its status as THE hardcore festival.
this year hatebreed is going to play on wacken where noone likes hardcore and not playing with full force where everyone wants to see them. its all about the money :<
#19
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Good bands on it
Nowhere near as good as the last few years.
And as much as I love the untr00 bands on the line up (A7X, AILD, KSE), they should not be on the bill. It's the most metal festival in the world, no need to dumb it down.


Lies. Here's the lineup for the finnish tuska festival:

SLAYER (USA)
CARCASS (UK)
DIMMU BORGIR (NOR)
MORBID ANGEL (USA)
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE (USA)
SONATA ARCTICA
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM (UK)
AMON AMARTH (SWE)
MOKOMA
KREATOR (GER)
STAM1NA
ENTOMBED (SWE)
DIABLO
JOB FOR A COWBOY (USA)
BEHEMOTH (POL)
NILE (USA)
KALMAH
DREAM EVIL (SWE)
TYR (FRI)
PRIMORDIAL
KORPIKLAANI
THE SORROW (AUT)
THE SCOURGER
NOXA (IND)
SOTAJUMALA
KYPCK
KIUAS
GHOST BRIGADE
DISCARD
TRACEDAWN
SHADE EMPIRE
DYING FETUS (USA)

I think we win despite the few -core bands.
#20
Dammit, I really wanted to get tickets to Tuska but I won't be able to go....

I would have gone just because of Slayer, Dimmu and Amon Amarth...

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#21
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Avenged Sevenfold are popular. The more popular a band is, the more tickets they sell. It's all about the money, not how 'metal' a band is, ya know?


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#22
it depends what you define as metal, a7x and killswitch engage are more metalcore or heavy metal, i know that waken probably defines metal as black and death metal like cannibal corpse or mayhem. but a7x and kse are still metal