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Lineup Announcement?

Discussion in 'Chicago Powerfest' started by Dolamite S. Biffle, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Saladbar

    Saladbar Jose Saladbar

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    Looks like Friday May 1st is out.

    ENSLAVED, SWALLOW THE SUN and KEEP OF KALESSIN 2009
    May 01 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
     
  2. War Ensemble

    War Ensemble Enos, You Dipstick!

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    Unless that is part of the Friday night lineup.
     
  3. Saladbar

    Saladbar Jose Saladbar

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    Well if we had an official announcement already we wouldn't be guessing. :mad:
     
  4. Chris Lotesto

    Chris Lotesto Uncle Fester

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    no announcement = no guessing about anything announced anywhere else about anything. :)
     
  5. wildfyr

    wildfyr unus spiritus est

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    Is it a requirement to have bands from outside the continent play Powerfest? If not, I think it would be prudent to have bands from this side of the pond play PF '09, since the economy is in the shitter.

    Agree/Disagree?
     
  6. War Ensemble

    War Ensemble Enos, You Dipstick!

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    Last I checked, Most of the bands last year were from North America. Testament, Iced Earth, A Life Once Lost, Epicurean, Arise & Ruin, Sacred Dawn, Ion Vein, & Twelth Gate were on this side of the pond. Even Autumn Offering (who wasn't there) is from the US. Darkane, Suidakra, & Chaoswave were the only bands not from North America on the main days of Friday and Saturday. The Paganfest show was for the pre-party. It was a national tour. They would have had a Chicago area stop with or without being attached to CPF.
     
  7. War Ensemble

    War Ensemble Enos, You Dipstick!

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    Thanks for the clarification. :loco:
     
  8. War Ensemble

    War Ensemble Enos, You Dipstick!

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    Since it has gotten slow at work this afternoon......


    If the Enslaved tour is part of the lineup, I'm guessing the following.

    Thursday pre-party - Moonsorrow/Primordial/Eluveitie/tba
    Friday Day 1 - Enslaved/Swallow The Sun/Keep Of Kalessin/tba/tba
    Saturday Day 2 - 5 bands tba

    I'm not sure if Ion Vein & Twelfth Gate are planning to play again this year. If so, there are 2 more bands for the list.
     
  9. Dolamite S. Biffle

    Dolamite S. Biffle Biffliest Person Ever

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    Looks to be about what I was thinking. Saturday better be a Power Metal fan's wet dream, there is a shit load o Pagan/Black/Doom stuff.
     
  10. ShadowLioness

    ShadowLioness \m/ \m/

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    I'd be happy with the Pagan/Black/Doom stuff. :tickled:
     
  11. Will Bozarth

    Will Bozarth Everlasting Godstopper

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    give me doom or give me death!







    lolz get it?
     
  12. Pate

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    How about some real doom.
     
  13. Will Bozarth

    Will Bozarth Everlasting Godstopper

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    Mourning Beloveth!
     
  14. wildfyr

    wildfyr unus spiritus est

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    QFT

    And in addition to that, Powerfest '08 had the highest attendance to date did it not?

    Need I say more?
     
  15. War Ensemble

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    The attendance was higher this past year because of Testament & Iced Earth. It was Barlow's first show back and (I think) Testament had not been in the Chicago area in some years. Chicago Powerfest '07 had 8 of 10 bands from North America (Lethal, Solitude Aeturnus, Benedictum, Shatter Messiah, Suspyre, Athiest, Mertyr, & Novembers Doom). I was not there, but I understand the attendance was not that great. It all depends on if the promoters get artists that the fans want to see. Last year they had 2 headliners that people wanted to see. It doesn't matter what country they come from. I'm also guessing that neither Testament or Iced Earth offered a discount on their guarantees due to being from the US.
     
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    wildfyr unus spiritus est

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    I've only been to 3 Powerfest shows ( '00, '07 & '08) I don't have exact numbers for all PF events but it seems attendance as increased the past two years. '08 has been the best so far so I suppose we should all be thankful for that. :)

    Your assertion that "It doesn't matter what country they come from." may be true on levels other than fiscal though.
     
  17. The Wicked One

    The Wicked One Still menacing

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    Well what makes this fest so great is that it is a festival.
    The combination of great bands not only entices local goers, but out of state ppl like me as well. If I feel that I can make do without going to the concerts by seeing the bands on other divided tours, then that would deter me from going.
    Bringing in an out of country band is an instant drawer especially if it doesn't have a NA tour on support initially, Like SuidAkra at first.

    While there are bands that will be touring the ones that are not coming to Michigan would be an instant grab for Powerfest enticements.....Kreator for example, Many Michigan metalheads who looked forward to the KD/Kreator tour would be interested in a metalfest with currently unattainable bands, or
     
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    Lose your train of thought? :lol:
     
  19. The Wicked One

    The Wicked One Still menacing

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    long day, lots of work, still sick, and I really want KREATOR to be at Powerfest. :lol:

    was gonna end it right there but didn't erase the 'or'
     
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    kreator is coming in April though
     

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