cowboy71 wrote:Its bat-shit insane that this late in the piece we are being left to feed on the scraps of hearsay to figure out the lineup :(
And even the scraps of hearsay I've been fed, only 2 are what I would deem "wishlist bands", the bulk of them being bands that most would deem "barge bands".
Weekend announcements have been practically non-existent for 2014 so I'm not expecting anything for the next two days - that will leave us 21 days from sailing, with at least 15 bands unknown.
IT. JUST. DOES. NOT. MAKE. SENSE.
Doesn't leave fans of the unannounced bands time to book if they wanted to.
Doesn't leave those of us that DON'T know the bands time to get to know their stuff, buy stuff to get autographed, etc.
And the fact that Cynic and Death To All have stated explicitly that they are still negotiating with Andy completely blows the whole 'he has the lineup months in advance' bullshit right out of the water.
Sorry for the rant :( But its fucking hot here, and to quote one of my favourite actors of all time, my easy-going nature is gettin' sorely fuckin' tested!
My first post here, also it'll be my first time at UMC, but you've just spoken my mind. :)
The previous editions, I was always following the announcements with a hint of envy for the ones attending. This time, made all my arrangements to fly there from Brazil last April, but excitement turned to
apprehension a couple of months ago, as I started realizing not only the line-up wouldn't get much better than the bands already announced, as well as it seems a lot of the recent bands look like just fillers (no matter which style they are).
At least, the Death to All / Cynic talk got my hopes up. Not that are BTH-alike-bands, but cos they are extremely relevant ones, top of the bill on this so far not very strong cast. Ihsahn would definetely be a highlight, but I wouldn't place my bet on him with all the Emperor reunion shows coming up. Leprous, however, would still kick major ass.
Well, at least I'm sure the cruise will kick ass anyway, just wishing the TBA bands help it along.