This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Milwaukee Metalfest

Discussion in 'Novembers Doom' started by Jasonic, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Messages:
    19,861
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    West Burbs of Chicago
    I know some of you guys are in bands who have played this disasterous festival in the past.
    Anyone know what is going on with the fest this year?
    I know tix are on sale, but nothing official has been released regarding the line-up.
    I heard that Necrophagia are playing (which isn't really my thing).
    Looks like I may have to take a pass this year.
     
  2. NvmbrsDoom5

    NvmbrsDoom5 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago
    I haven't heard a single word about it. If it is in fact going to happen this year, it's going to be a disaster because noone I know personally has heard anything about it, and that's not a good sign. Normally the fest takes place in late July or early August, so that's pretty soon y'know?
     
  3. Billy Steele

    Billy Steele Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Kingman, AZ
    After checking their site (www.metalfest.com), it's listed that the bands will be announced this week. When that was posted, I have no idea... I see that Koshick is still running it, so don't expect anything good.
     
  4. chupe666

    chupe666 You may enter up to 25 ch

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2002
    Messages:
    7,348
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Where you live
    "This week"? That could've been from January.
     
  5. Novembers Paul

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    4,616
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    I also love how the Hotel link has a banner for Orbitz, and the Directions has one for Mapquest.
     
  6. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Messages:
    19,861
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    West Burbs of Chicago
    Yeah, it is the end of this month.
    The last time I went was 2003. Good line-up, but of course horribly run.
    Also, I remember going back in the 90's, they had wrestlers, porn stars, and a hell of a lot more merch booths.
    In 03, there were only maybe 20 vendors at most.
    It is a shame since it showed so much potential at one time.
    So many bands made their first US appearances there too.
     
  7. suela

    suela Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    July 29 & 30, 2005
    Modjeska Theatre, Milwaukee

    Modjeska Theatre
    1134 West. Mitchell Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53204

    MALEVOLENT CREATION
    NECROPHAGIA
    MACABRE
    TYPHUS
    INTERNAL BLEEDING
    UNHOLY GHOST
    ANIMOSITY
    ENGORGE
    JUNGLE ROT
    FLESHGRIND
    ANAL BLAST
    UNDER THREAT
    WACO JESUS
    WITHOUT END
    STONE VENGENCE
    BARWHORE
    STORM WITHIN
    STINKDITCH
    DREAMZFATE
    BLACK WIDOW
    NIHILIST
    ROBERT KATRIK'S OVERTURE
    REQUIEM
    AETERNAM FILTH PORN
    SOLACE OF REQUIEM
    GUILLOTINE
    KOBALT
    SUB*VERT
    EVIL BY INNOCENCE
    TRACES OF ENVY
    CHAOS
    DARK FALL
    DYING WISH
    DOWNSPELL
    A TORTURED SOUL
    PIG KNUCKLE
    BEYOND AGONY
    ORIGIN

    More Bands T.B.A.
     
  8. Novembers Paul

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    4,616
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    Wow... Just wow.
     
  9. NvmbrsDoom5

    NvmbrsDoom5 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago
    And people give us shit about our band name??? Look at some of these LOL
     
  10. BalanceofPower

    BalanceofPower My god,it's full of stars

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Palatine, IL
    Hey don't diss Barwhore!
     
  11. Usurper Dan

    Usurper Dan No good can come of this

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Chicago
    Explain how this is worth $60.
    I dare you.
     
  12. NvmbrsDoom5

    NvmbrsDoom5 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago
    I don't mean any disrespect to the bands on this bill, several of them I recognise and know and like, but many of them I've never heard of....which doesn't mean they're bad or anything, there might in fact be some very talented young bands on this bill. But the days when people would flock to a show to see hours and hours of unknown underground bands are past, I feel. I've seen many people complain in the past about "too many unknown bands" on Metalfest bills, and this time there's way more than before, so I have a feeling this is going to be a tough sell for Jack. Not to mention the lateness of announcing the lineup and such. Also gone are the days when people would plan to go to Metalfest even before they knew who was playing, just because it was such a special event. I wish Jack the best of luck with this, I think he's going to need it.
     
  13. Novembers Paul

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    4,616
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    There was a time when playing Milwaukee Metalfest was an honor. You we're personally invited to play, and it was the greatest metal show in North America. Them he introduced the "pay-to-play" bands, and 100 out of 120 bands each bought $1000 worth of tickets to sell, and the headliners were STILL not paid fairly. After a couple years of bounced checks for the headliners, we are where we are now. These poor pay-to-play bands are still paying out huge amounts of cash to play this, there are no real headliners to speak of, and the vendors are few and far between. This fest either needs a total re-structuring or just needs to stop, because people no longer take it seriously. I'm actually shocked he got some of the bands he did.
     
  14. Usurper Dan

    Usurper Dan No good can come of this

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Chicago
    Uh, not to mention the SEVERAL last minute cancellations every year.
     
  15. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Messages:
    31,057
    Likes Received:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Philly
    haha ive heard of a lot of those bands
     
  16. circus_brimstone

    circus_brimstone Forest: Sold Out

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2003
    Messages:
    5,155
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Indiana
    :ill:

    Definitely not going to it this year. Though I say that like I've been before. :tickled:
     
  17. NvmbrsDoom5

    NvmbrsDoom5 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago
    Well like I said I'm certainly not trying to dissuade anyone from attending, because there are still some good bands on the bill and who knows what unknown bands might actually turn out to be worth hearing. I'm just saying that it's a pretty hard sell nowadays when so many of the acts don't have much drawing power.
     
  18. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Messages:
    19,861
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    West Burbs of Chicago
    This line-up is plain awful!
    Sorry, but as a paying attendee of this fest for many years, I feel I have the right to speak my mind on it.
    All I can say is I can see why Jack waited so long to announce the line-up.
    If it was announced any earlier it would have hurt ticket sales.
    This year, it makes sense that tickets went on sale BEFORE announcing the line-up.
     
  19. Dr. Abner Mality

    Dr. Abner Mality Primary Scare Physician

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    This will be the first year since 1997 that I have not gone. Last year was just too much. The Modeskja is a rat hole in the barrio...the "second stage" was a tent in the parking lot, and the whole goddamn place almost burned down during Deeds of Flesh's set last year. :hotjump:

    Some of the pay to play bands can be really good...last year, I was impressed by Skeleton Witch and Striknine...but most are really awful. After last year, I'm surprised even these type of bands are signing up. :err:

    Such a shame. It was a great festival. A lot of the best gigs I've ever seen were at Metalfest. Venom...Death...Obituary...Exodus...Mercyful Fate. And the feeling of camaraderie was awesome, a real metal brotherhood.

    Greedy ass promoter has trashed it all... :yuk:
     
  20. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Messages:
    19,861
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    West Burbs of Chicago
    When did Venom play metalfest?
     

Share This Page