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Bands willing to play....but needing sponsorship

Discussion in 'Heathen Crusade' started by JayKeeley, May 6, 2008.

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Who would you most likely sponsor?

  1. HEIDEVOLK

    37.2%
  2. WAYLANDER

    11.6%
  3. ARKONA

    44.2%
  4. PAGAN ALTAR

    34.9%
  5. MAEL MORDHA

    30.2%
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  1. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    Nah... I think with Moonsorrow and Ancient Rites you're pretty much tapping the group who would flock for Arkona and Mael Mordha. They may add a bit to the draw, but the 2 headliners really have a lot of those people decided already.

    With a Pagan Altar, on the other hand, you have people who have been waiting nearly 20 years for them to come stateside, not to mention up you're opening up to a Doom and NWOBHM crowd. Grab Pagan Altar and possibly another trad, powerish, doom, or NWOBHM band... You can get one from the US, Twisted Tower Dire or Pale Divine come to mind someone who doesn't tour much outside of their small area... I'd say Slough Feg, but they've been touring so much lately that I don't think it would be as much of a draw as it was 2 years ago, granted I'd go see them any day of the week... and you've got a nice decent group of people flocking.
     
  2. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Solstice! No, Doomsword!

    I voted for Arkona and Mael Mordha by the way.
     
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    I voted Arkona and Heidevolk (damn, only two votes for them so far). I enjoy Pagan Altar, but to be honest, they are not a band I would want to see on a Heathen Crusade billing. Just my opinion. Is this for sponsorship above the already listed sponsorship tiers in the other thread? I recently had some unexpected medical expenses, so was unable to send in my monies as soon as I would have liked. Sorry about that. The Economic Stimulus Package is supposed to be in my account by this Friday, so I will be sending it out once that arrives.
     
  4. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    Heh same plan as me...

    Do your best to stimulate the US economy by submitting money to be used to bring over foreign bands!
     
  5. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    Pagan Altar could be the neat twist in the tale. By having a select few HC fans sponsor their performance, PA could in fact attract a wider audience from the doom and NWOBHM genres and I suspect John could use an increased headcount for HC 3. It might mean branching out a little without necessarily changing the entire theme but the simple fact is: HC needs significantly greater attendance to keep going.

    EDIT: By the way, if John does manage to get Pagan Altar, an obvious suggestion is to plug this unique performance at all the doom festivals prior to HC 3.
     
  6. rms

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    There are doom festivals? :erk:
     
  7. Climb Thar Hill

    Climb Thar Hill not family oriented

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    Taking a step away from my blatant Pagan Altar fanboyism, I do agree with the points Eric & Ali bring up.

    They'll surely attract a lot more people I think, then say Arkona or the like (I'm not knocking them either). They'll fit in perfectly for the odd band out slot and will offer a great performance of doom tinged NWOBHM.

    In fact, if Pagan Altar does indeed get signed on for HCIII, that'll ensure my presence at the event and I'm sure that'll happen with many others.
     
  8. Climb Thar Hill

    Climb Thar Hill not family oriented

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    Jason, which songs did you listen to? They are certainly more in lines with NWOBHM than actual doom metal. :headbang:
     
  9. Dark One

    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    The ones on the Myspace. Of course, with it being a short sampling, I'd be more than happy to give 'em a fair shake if they were to play HC. Also, the fact that apparently many would be pleased can only be a good thing, so if it makes most of the cool peeps I hang out with there happy, then I'm all for it. :kickass:
     
  10. Dark One

    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    Whoa, I had no idea Doomcifer and En Vind Av Sorg were considering coming out! :kickass:
     
  11. Climb Thar Hill

    Climb Thar Hill not family oriented

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    <3 :kickass:

    See what Pagan Altar is already doing :headbang:
     
  12. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    That may be the case for you, but would most NWOBHM/Doom fans be willing to travel to hear one band, amongst a bunch of folk/viking bands? While I wish for variety, I think Pagan Altar are too far away from the general musical theme of the festival. IE, they're not folk/black metally/pagany to be that push that makes the folkers decide to come, and I doubt that them alone would be enough to attract the doomers/heavy metallers from across the nation, that is besides RC of course.

    I may be wrong of course, but how many Pagan Altars fans are into bands like Gernotshagen, for example?

    That said, I like what I've heard of Pagan Altar, so it will still be cool if they are chosen, but from a financial point of view, I think Arkona would be a safer bet. I mean, look at the "Bands you would love to see at Heathen Crusade" thread and see how many people suggested Arkona.
     
  13. Dark One

    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    I hereby decree, no more posts about Arkona. :loco:
     
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    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Arkona
    Heidevolk
    Mael Mordha
     
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    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    Ok, that's it. I've decided to use my sponsorship money solely for the purpose of bribing Heathen Crusader *not* to get Arkona. :loco:
     
  16. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    :lol:

    Thats why you have to join the Pagan Altar crowd...
     
  17. PurpleCrayonWriter

    PurpleCrayonWriter Just a Kid at Heart

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    Holy shit.

    I absolutely LOVE Pagan Altar's riffs! They're a '70s/'80s metal riff band! They're reminiscent of Uriah Heep in some spots.

    Yeah. I voted Arkona in the poll, but that was because I wasn't familiar with Pagan Altar.

    I say PAGAN ALTAR!!!!

    Bill
     
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    I love Waylander, so they are my #1 choice on the list. Big fan of Heidevolk too, and their 2008 album is great. Arkona is really good and would like them as well. Not familiar with Pagan Altar though. I'll check them out.
     
  19. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    I don't disagree but as Eric mentioned earlier, it's reasonable to accept that the usual pagan/viking crowd will be coming for AR and Moonsorrow anyway, the rest of the roster could simply be incidental (unlike HC 2 where many folks came for the support acts).

    Pagan Altar, on the other hand, may bring in 20 new people ($400-$600 in increased ticket sales) who wouldn't have otherwise attended. To answer your question, there are definitely people who would attend a festival just to see one band, and considering this band is as cult-as-cult-can-be, I'd be surprised if it didn't garner the attention.

    I don't know though, I speculate....but there are non-pagan metal fans who would have attended HC 3 for Primordial alone. Or Agalloch. Hell, I remember going to ProgPower just to see Orphaned Land.
     
  20. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    20 new people? I think Pagan Altar has much more of a cult following than that. Give them an hour set and I'm willing to bet you'll see many coming out, even if its just for that night.
     
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