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Iced Earth are playing Wacken this year

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by caex, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. caex

    caex Member

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    ICED EARTH is the latest act confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com). scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

    MAn, this is going to be the best Wacken I've been to. I've only gone the past two years and each one has been amazing.

    Rest of lineup for those who don't know:

    1349
    AMORPHIS
    BELPHEGOR
    BENEDICTUM
    THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
    BLACK MAJESTY
    BLIND GUARDIAN
    BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
    CANNIBAL CORPSE
    CHTHONIC
    COMMUNIC
    DESTRUCTION
    DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
    DIMMU BORGIR
    DIR EN GREY
    DISILLUSION
    ENSLAVED
    FALCONER
    GRAVE DIGGER
    HAGGARD
    HEAVEN SHALL BURN
    ICED EARTH
    IMMORTAL
    IN FLAMES
    J.B.O.
    KAMPFAR
    LACUNA COIL
    LETZTE INSTANZ
    LORDI
    MENDEED
    MOONSORROW
    MOONSPELL
    MUNICIPAL WASTE
    NAPALM DEATH
    NARZISS
    NEAERA
    NORTHER
    RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER
    SACRED REICH
    SAMAEL
    SAXON
    SCHANDMAUL
    SODOM
    SONIC SYNDICATE
    THE SORROW
    STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen)
    STRATOVARIUS
    SWALLOW THE SUN
    THE VISION BLEAK
    THERION
    TYR
    UNHEILIG
    VADER
    VOLBEAT
     
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    I really need to win the lottery.

    Edit: Actually, I need to start PLAYING the lottery. Hard to win if you're not ;P.
     
  3. Bryan316

    Bryan316 METAL... nuff said!

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    SICK.

    Just SICK. One year, I'll make a pilgrimage...
     
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    Caex how much will that trip cost you total?????
     
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    I second that!

    I don't know why the fuck Bullet for My valentine would play wacken? T
     
  6. caex

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    Around $2000, more than likely less.
     
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    I read this as soon as I woke up, I'm fucking stoked. Anyone else going?
     
  8. MetalRose

    MetalRose ProgPower EMT

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    TEASE!

    -Metal
     
  9. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Dark One, DarkTide, me and my wife are all going. This is the announcement we've all been waiting for.

    Zod
     
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    Yeah .. no doubt !! Hopefully the last handful of announced bands will be bands of similar stature.

    Britt
     
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    That list already has 3 of my 5 favourite bands. Just needs to add Kamelot for the 4th. I don't think all 5 is possible as it's not likely Nightwish would play that kind of show right away with the new singer.
    Also has a bunch of other bands I just recently got into like Tyr & Swallow the Sun.
     
  12. The Invisible Guest

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    There have been 54 bands announced, and there is only one (Iced Earth) that I would rank among my 10 favorite bands of the past 10 years or so.

    I do however have at least some interest in seeing lots of bands on the list, but I would not call myself a huge fan of any of them. They would be the following.

    Amorphis, Benedictum, Black Majesty, Blind Guardian, Communic, Falconer, Grave Digger, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Moonsorrow, Rage w/the Orchestra, Saxon, Therion, and Tyr.

    Britt
     
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    Has anyone else thought about the Demons & Wizards possibilities with BG and Iced Earth playing the same festival together for the first time in a long, long, while? I hope they bust out some new material at the festival too, and that they have enough of a time slot to do it in. The size of the Bullet For My Valentine logo on the Wacken poster has given me a bit of a fright.

    On a related note, this lineup contains a lot of things I'm really interested in seeing:

    Blind Guardian, Communic, Disillusion, Iced Earth, Rage + Orchestra, Stormwarrior + Kai Hansen, Stratovarius, Therion...and I plan on checking out some of the other bands before the festival too, it's truly a great lineup.
     
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    Zod, was mentioning the possibilities of a Demons & Wizards thingy in a recent email, so it must have been on his mind as well. If it happens .. awesome .. I'm not going to get my hopes up though.

    Britt
     
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    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    I'm curious to see at what point the line up will be considered complete. Last year, there were 56 bands. They're damn close to that number now. However, they were still announcing (big) bands with regularity into May. In 2005 and 2004 there were 65 and 62 bands respectively. So, how many more bands will be added is anyone's guess.

    I think DarkOne had that little tid bit. I recall Jon saying that he and Hansi would like to do a D&W show, but the timing has never been right. This would seem to present them with the perfect opportunity.

    Zod
     
  16. mtndewqueen88

    mtndewqueen88 Mark the Music

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    wow... I would KILL to go to this.
     
  17. yardleybates

    yardleybates Chick Wrangler

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    Anyone that's been there before. What are your impressions of the fest. Having never been to an open air fest (Summerfest in Milwaukee would be the closest I've ever come) I'm curious how it all works. There are multiple stages, right? Are there bands playing on multiple stages at the same time? You just wander around from area to area? How are the crowds? Friendly?
     
  18. caex

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    Having been there the past two years, I can answer for you.

    Wacken has 4 main stages for bands: Black Metal Stage, True Metal Stage, Party Stage, WET stage. Bands play like this:

    One band on true metal stage with one on Wet stage
    then one band on Black Metal stage and one on Party Stage and on the Wet Stage.

    Wet stage is in a Tent and has a perfect name because it gets hot in the tent during bands.

    Stages aren't very far away from each other, Black and True metal stages are next to each other, Party stage is a little ways left of the True metal stage, and the Wet stage is off to the left and down from True Metal Stage.

    As for the crowd, they are polite, and will answer questions if you ask them. Both times I've been I stayed with at the camp for Snakenet Metal Radio so that I knew some people there. So, crowds are pretty friendly, never had any trouble there from the crowds.
     
  19. Dark One

    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    Fixed :loco:

    My actual prediction, is that rather than a full set, one or the other will join the other's band on stage for a few D & W tunes. I think that actually would be the perfect way to incorporate their songs.

    Jason
     
  20. Curufin

    Curufin Kind of a big deal...

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    This lineup just keeps getting better!

    I'll be staying in the (huge) BG Forum camp. I'm really excited about finally getting to go to Wacken.
     

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