cowboy71 wrote:Time for statsman to reach into his bag of tricks for some interesting (well I think they are interesting anyway!) stats!
Using last.fm listeners as a measure of "popularity" its interesting to note that in the current 2013 lineup, there are only 10 bands with more than 200,000 listeners:
IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, DRAGONFORCE, HELLOWEEN, KREATOR, ENSIFERUM, SABATON, TIAMAT, ANGRA, NILE
The lineups for 2011 and 2012 had 17 and 16 respectively.
So will we get 6 or 7 'big' bands in the final announcements? That would be nice. Bands from my wishlist that have over 200,000 listeners would be:
WITHIN TEMPTATION, AVANTASIA, LEAVES EYES, XANDRIA, ACCEPT
Another interesting fact - months back, I went through 'wishlists' in the 2013 wishlist thread, and collated the info there. Currently we have 5 bands from the top 15 most requested:
Helloween, Kreator, Arkona, Turisas, Hedevolk
The other 10 bands were:
Accept, Immortal, King Diamond, Running Wild, Hypocrisy, Symphony X, Kalmah, Powerwolf, Bolt Thrower, Madder Mortem
I would be totally agreeable with a few off that list :)
That's why i think I will not join this year but you know I am just 1 or 2 bands away of changing my mind.
Dark Tranquillity, Accept, Unisonic, Xandria, Running Wild, King D., Amon Amarth....
for smaller acts: Damnation Game, This cold life, Triosphere, Before the dawn....