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Will Borknagar ever play in the United States...?

Discussion in 'Borknagar' started by zzz, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. SoilworkForever

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    I hope so! I would kill to see them...just name the victim!
     
  2. Parasite

    Parasite Captain Evil

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    Yeah, I think a US appearance would be nice.
     
  3. steve112sms

    steve112sms New Metal Member

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    The fact that they sell Quintessence and sometimes Empiricism in Best Buy makes me confident that they have a decent number of American fans. I'm guessing they've never toured here before? We really need to get more bands over here. Blind Guardian is pretty big here and they just came over for the first time a few months ago.
     
  4. SonOfAbyss

    SonOfAbyss Roaming Through

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    Im pretty sure they came for New Jersey metalfest of some sort some time ago, but I couldn't make it that far. Id drive to Millwuake or Chicago for fest but not all the way to the east.
     
  5. FailingAcension

    FailingAcension Spiffy, eh?

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    Yes, they've tourned over here with Emperor before. And they sell Quintessence and Empiricism all over the place here...Best Buy, FYE, somwhere I can't remember the name, ect.
     
  6. Ol' Dirty Bastard

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    I saw them in New York. Neh neh neh neh neh!
     
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    Metaltom New Metal Member

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    Why didnt you people attend one of these shows? :loco:

    EMPEROR Kings Of Terror USA Tour 1999
    With BORKNAGAR, Witchery, Peccatum, Divine Empire.
    July 9, Chicago Illinois Congress Theatre
    July 10, Cleveland Ohio Agora Ballroom
    July 11, New York New York Tramps
    July 14, Toronto Canada Reverb Room
    July 15, Montreal Canada Spectrum
    July 16, Worcester Massachusetts Palladium
    July 17, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Graffiti
    July 18, Springfield Virginia Jaxx
    July 19, Richmond Virginia Twisters
    July 20, Spartenburg South Carolina Ground Zero
    July 23, Houston Texas Cardis 2000
    July 24, Mexico City Mexico Circo Vloader
    July 27, Alberquerque New Mexico Launchpad
    July 28, Tucson Arizona The Rialto
    July 30, Los Angeles California Variety Arts Center
    July 31, San Francisco California Maritime Hall




    Anyway, if you knew how many people attended some of those gigs, you wouldnt dare mention a us tour again... Sad but true.
     
  8. iAMtheblackwizards

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    Borknagar should play the NJ metal fest coming up in november, since i live 15 minutes from where its going to be anyway, and im lazy, and i dont want the fest to be overrun by hardcore bands (its the hardcore and metal fest, same guys that did the new england one).
     
  9. En Vind Av Sorg

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    i went to the jaxx show. first and last time i got to see emperor unfortunatley....
     
  10. SonOfAbyss

    SonOfAbyss Roaming Through

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    Because Millwuakkee Metalfest was 2 weeks after with Opeth, Enslaved, Mayhem, Katatonia, Children Of Bodom, Anathema, Rain Fell Within, and such and such and so forth, and already had plans for that. Couldn't afford 2 trips there or I would have. How fuckin' sad. :erk:
    Wish they would have came to these woods though.:ill:
     
  11. -Galaxy 500-

    -Galaxy 500- Obscured by Clouds

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    I wish Borknagar would come to the US but I'm not sure they have the fan base. They couldn't come as a headliner but definately opening for someone or maybe get a spot on, yes i'm about to say it, Ozzfest. Hey atleast Ozzfest is a lot of exposure.
     
  12. Warlock Lord

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    I would be cool if they did a tour, but I live in a barren wasteland close to nowhere. Closest they would get to me is Chicago, which is 6 hours drive for me. So I'm not sure that I'd be able to make it anyway. Now if they could make it to St. Louis that might be more feasable.
     
  13. I Luv God

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    Yeah,I think a great line up for U.S. would be Borknagar,Vintersorg and Blind Guardian but extremely unlikely.Not sure who would headline either.
    Yeah,when I saw blind Guardian a few months back in Detroit the turn-out was really small,maybe a couple hundred at most and the same from a buddy who saw them in Rochester..Twice
    Americans know no real music.They have been consumed by commercialism,sequencers,mixers and mtv..How sad.
     
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    I was at the South Carolina show. I'd love to see Borknagar come back, especially with Mr V fronting the band since I've been a fan of his vocals since Hedniskhjärtad. That's a show I'd take a road trip for and I HATE road trips.:Spin:
     
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    I HAVE to see Borknagar with Vintersorg as frontman..I must. Borknagar is one of my favorites and Vintersorg is one of my favorite vocalist. I doubt they'll come to New York, but I'll keep hoping.
     
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    steve112sms New Metal Member

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    Blind Guardian sold out when I saw them in Southern California a while back. Anyway a lot has changed in America since 1999. Metal is slowing but surely becoming more popular albeit with often crappy nu-metal bands. Either way I think the turn out would be better.
     
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    Demonic_Angel Fuck *****s

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    I would drive to Canada to see the borkie boys if they made it to north america
     
  18. aztattooedsean

    aztattooedsean crazed tattooed metalhead

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    the states are hard for anyone to tour in as we are so much larger than european countries and we are so spread out. that is usually why bands might only have a 10 or so show tour schedule. they will hit all the major cities where the crowds are more likely, if not from those cities but also including people who are willing to road trip to those cities. that is what happens when opeth hits here in phoenix(a hit and miss city when it comes to concert crowdsize). people will come here from all over arizona, new mexico and other neighboring states as Cali is only other state around here they will come to play. Only the bands like In flames that are so close to mainstream now can get on those big tours that hit every hillbilly city in good ole Kansas :)
     
  19. Anthony3

    Anthony3 I Am Nothing

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    must see Borknagar!

    I could have seen Vintersorg at New Jersey Metal fest a couple years ago but I was too busy being a dumb ass watching some band in the other room.
     
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    year '99 i drove 2 and half hours to see Borknagar, to be greeted with a large group of angry metalheads and a sign that read: show cancelled-Emperor sick with the flu. :hotjump::yell:. Jerks!!!!
     

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