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    Re: Three's Company!

    by bodomdragon » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:48 am

    I'm pretty sure the S is Striker. No clue about the other two.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by Kingslayer » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:05 am

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the first time we've had no British bands? I don't know about you guys, but to me it would feel wrong to not have any
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by Pellaz » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:10 am

    bodomdragon wrote:I'm pretty sure the S is Striker. No clue about the other two.


    I wouldn't put money on it, but that's a pretty safe bet.
    I've seen Scythia mentioned also and that'd be cool. They were quite good when they played here in Atlanta.
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    Re: 2017 Artist Escorted Shore Excursions

    by Pellaz » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:19 am

    Warphine wrote:
    Pellaz wrote:BTW, word online is that the water-slide isn't worth the money. It's apparently kinda slow.


    At least, if it's slow you won't end up like this guy...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0d5mOysM98

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    Holy shit. I've come close to doing that...ironically aboard a cruise-ship on their water slide.* :shock: (I was cheating, though.)

    That guy got pretty badly hurt. Here's one that isn't quite as brutal...but it's fun for the lolz:

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    Re: Three's Company!

    by bodomdragon » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:25 am

    By the way, I'm SO surprised, and happy, that it is still a little bit more than two weeks till we depart, and we already know 56 out of 60 bands! UMC are definitely doing some improvements :D
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by cowboy71 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:18 am

    Kingslayer wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the first time we've had no British bands? I don't know about you guys, but to me it would feel wrong to not have any

    Correct you are. Even in the 40-ish band days of The Majesty we always had at least 2.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by cowboy71 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:22 am

    Jotunheimr wrote:Remember when we used to get a few extra bands? Those were the days.

    Remember when we used to not know 1/3 of the lineup with only 2 weeks to go? Those were the days. :lol:
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by Speedy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:26 am

    Diabulus in Musica starts their tour on 10.02., would love to see them or Dalriada as the D from Europe.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by cowboy71 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:21 am

    Speedy wrote:Diabulus in Musica starts their tour on 10.02., would love to see them or Dalriada as the D from Europe.

    I would be quite happy with either of those.

    But seriously, its gotta be Dragony.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by Monmisreal » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:41 am

    Hoppy McGee wrote:UPDATE....actually....after listening to these guys for a few more minutes I'm actually really enjoying it! Depending on what time these guys are playing and my mood at the time they might actually be a nice fun little change of pace :beerwink:


    I feel the same way. Will I see them at 10am? Yea sure why not. Any time after midnight, no chance in hell.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by crazemidgt » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:04 am

    Pellaz wrote:
    bodomdragon wrote:I'm pretty sure the S is Striker. No clue about the other two.


    I wouldn't put money on it, but that's a pretty safe bet.
    I've seen Scythia mentioned also and that'd be cool. They were quite good when they played here in Atlanta.


    They are playing in Florida right before the cruise than there is a 70K sized hole in there tour dates. When someone questioned 70K they pulled a bunch of their tour dates to hide the hole. Recently they put their schedule back up and said there is 1 more tour date to be announced soon.

    Also after these 3 we will be at 1 remaining band. I don't think it will be Cripper caliber, but I am curious to see if we will get a clue to the name at all? Be interesting to see what Skipper does to keep us guessing!
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    by DrinkMoxie » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:18 am

    Speedy wrote:Diabulus in Musica starts their tour on 10.02., would love to see them or Dalriada as the D from Europe.

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    Re: Three's Company!

    by big perken » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:35 am

    one will probably be thrash
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by drrock » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:40 am

    D- Band from Europe?
    I would aprreciate DOOMSHINE .

    And I am still waiting on Candlemass... ;) l
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by Phoenix » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:42 am

    Candlemass is the last band? Seems pretty underwhelming.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by crazemidgt » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:01 am

    Phoenix wrote:Candlemass is the last band? Seems pretty underwhelming.


    Any reason to suspect Candlemass as the final announcement? I'd have to agree if they were, pretty underwhelming to hang onto this announcement until the end.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by Phoenix » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:12 am

    Because the next three take us to 59, and that makes the leftover #60 :P
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by crazemidgt » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:18 am

    Phoenix wrote:Because the next three take us to 59, and that makes the leftover #60 :P


    I realize that...but why the speculation for Candlemass?
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by bodomdragon » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:24 am

    crazemidgt wrote:
    Phoenix wrote:Because the next three take us to 59, and that makes the leftover #60 :P


    I realize that...but why the speculation for Candlemass?

    Because they were leaked in an advertisement a few months ago, and they were shown as officially confirmed.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by crazemidgt » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:25 am

    bodomdragon wrote:
    crazemidgt wrote:
    Phoenix wrote:Because the next three take us to 59, and that makes the leftover #60 :P


    I realize that...but why the speculation for Candlemass?

    Because they were leaked in an advertisement a few months ago, and they were shown as officially confirmed.


    That is lame and extremely underwhelming.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by General Zod » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:35 am

    So with 4 bands to go to hit 60, and three of those spots likely to be taken by crippers with the next announcement, I'm guessing we're not getting Amon Amarth, Overkill, Candlemass and Grand Magus.
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    General Zod wrote:So with 4 bands to go to hit 60, and three of those spots likely to be taken by crippers with the next announcement, I'm guessing we're not getting Amon Amarth, Overkill, Candlemass and Grand Magus.


    Yeah, or we're only getting one of those, or we're getting none of those. Hey Statsman, what has been the last announcement each year? Has it been spicy, or underwhelming, or a mix?
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    Phoenix wrote:
    General Zod wrote:So with 4 bands to go to hit 60, and three of those spots likely to be taken by crippers with the next announcement, I'm guessing we're not getting Amon Amarth, Overkill, Candlemass and Grand Magus.


    Yeah, or we're only getting one of those, or we're getting none of those. Hey Statsman, what has been the last announcement each year? Has it been spicy, or underwhelming, or a mix?


    Here's the leaked ad from quite a while ago:

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    I had to scroll through the forums to find it. Psycroptic was also one of the leaked bands which was eventually announced. Candlemass has to be the last band announced, if this ad is correct.
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    crazemidgt wrote:I had to scroll through the forums to find it. Psycroptic was also one of the leaked bands which was eventually announced. Candlemass has to be the last band announced, if this ad is correct.

    Oh trust me we've been all over it - people are starting to wonder if Candlemass has perhaps fallen through and that's what contributed to the long silence. Leif (Lief? I'm bad at names) is unable to play with Avatarium on this cruise, and it's making people think that perhaps something happened and Candlemass is also unable to play anymore.
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    by metalmaciejmetal » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:09 am

    These are probably more obscure than last years unknown bands. Bless their hearts but, how did these bands get booked? I was puzzled as to why only 1 of the 3 bands is listed on metal archives. I try to stay up to date on underground and upcoming Canadian metal but Touch the sun is a mystery to me. Not that I have an issue with these bands being booked, I'm just curious what they did to be selected.
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    Phoenix wrote:
    General Zod wrote:So with 4 bands to go to hit 60, and three of those spots likely to be taken by crippers with the next announcement, I'm guessing we're not getting Amon Amarth, Overkill, Candlemass and Grand Magus.


    Yeah, or we're only getting one of those, or we're getting none of those. Hey Statsman, what has been the last announcement each year? Has it been spicy, or underwhelming, or a mix?


    Was already looking at this...

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    2012 - Combined announcement of Candlemass, Diamond Plate, and Megora

    I would say Wintersun is the only 'holy shit!' announcement they have finished with...
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    metalmaciejmetal wrote:These are probably more obscure than last years unknown bands. Bless their hearts but, how did these bands get booked? I was puzzled as to why only 1 of the 3 bands is listed on metal archives. I try to stay up to date on underground and upcoming Canadian metal but Touch the sun is a mystery to me. Not that I have an issue with these bands being booked, I'm just curious what they did to be selected.


    I would kind of compare these to the Dia de los Muertos, Distillator, and Koyi K Utho announcements from last year. I think most had never heard of those at all... and to be fair, we were all just remarking at how it has been a lot bigger names so far in the last 20 bands. We were due to get some really small names.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by Phoenix » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:17 am

    Downvod wrote:
    Was already looking at this...

    2016 - Diamond Head
    2015 - Wintersun
    2014 - Terrorizer
    2013 - Cryptopsy
    2012 - Combined announcement of Candlemass, Diamond Plate, and Megora

    I would say Wintersun is the only 'holy shit!' announcement they have finished with...

    Huh, well fair enough. I guess hoping for a really big announcement last has just been wishful thinking on my part. Thanks dude :cheers:
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    by metalmaciejmetal » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:22 am

    Downvod wrote:
    metalmaciejmetal wrote:These are probably more obscure than last years unknown bands. Bless their hearts but, how did these bands get booked? I was puzzled as to why only 1 of the 3 bands is listed on metal archives. I try to stay up to date on underground and upcoming Canadian metal but Touch the sun is a mystery to me. Not that I have an issue with these bands being booked, I'm just curious what they did to be selected.


    I would kind of compare these to the Dia de los Muertos, Distillator, and Koyi K Utho announcements from last year. I think most had never heard of those at all... and to be fair, we were all just remarking at how it has been a lot bigger names so far in the last 20 bands. We were due to get some really small names.


    No doubt, this year there has been some really heavy hitters booked. As I said no issue with small bands, its cool to have the chance to sample these band. Last year I was a huge fan of DDLM. Koyi K Utho, I didn't care for their music but they were awesome guys. Question remains, anyone have any idea what the small bands do to get booked?
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    crazemidgt wrote:That is lame and extremely underwhelming.


    How can having Candlemass on board be "underwhelming"?? :shock:
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    by General Zod » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:32 am

    Phoenix wrote:Yeah, or we're only getting one of those, or we're getting none of those.

    Agreed. At this point, one or none seem like the most likely outcomes.
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    by DrinkMoxie » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:41 am

    TPH wrote:
    crazemidgt wrote:That is lame and extremely underwhelming.


    How can having Candlemass on board be "underwhelming"?? :shock:

    Because a lot of metalheads these days are in this bubble with no perspective about anything they don't already know
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    Or maybe they just don't like doom metal. That's allowed.
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    by Downvod » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:50 am

    DrinkMoxie wrote:
    TPH wrote:
    crazemidgt wrote:That is lame and extremely underwhelming.


    How can having Candlemass on board be "underwhelming"?? :shock:

    Because a lot of metalheads these days are in this bubble with no perspective about anything they don't already know


    I don't think they necessarily meant underwhelming in terms of the band itself. It would be underwhelming to have all of this build up and drama leading to the last announcement, only to have it be a band that was already leaked months ago.
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    by crazemidgt » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:53 am

    DrinkMoxie wrote:
    TPH wrote:
    crazemidgt wrote:That is lame and extremely underwhelming.


    How can having Candlemass on board be "underwhelming"?? :shock:

    Because a lot of metalheads these days are in this bubble with no perspective about anything they don't already know


    Not my genre, but I mean't underwhelming in the sense that it's been leaked for months, why would they save this until the end? It wouldn't really be a surprise to any one once it's made official. Would be a lot more fun to have just let the cat out of the bag on this one a while ago, and announce a different band. It's like opening your present on Christmas day already knowing what it is.

    Unless speculation is correct and Leif is unable to play with Avatarium, than that possibly means Candlemass is out as well. I would suspect they opted to go with Avatarium instead of Candlemass because a) they use the same booking management? And that makes negotiations easier b) Avatarium has a replacement for Leif.
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    Re: Three's Company!

    by Monmisreal » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:07 am

    Phoenix wrote:Candlemass is the last band? Seems pretty underwhelming.


    What Wintersun being announced last again!?

    BTW, where the hell is Grand Magus!
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    big perken wrote:one will probably be thrash
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    by JARI » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:28 am

    big perken wrote:one will probably be thrash
    Woslom would be good or demon prayers from Greece or desolator from the uk

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    by macamatic » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:31 am

    crazemidgt wrote:I would suspect they opted to go with Avatarium instead of Candlemass because a) they use the same booking management? And that makes negotiations easier b) Avatarium has a replacement for Leif.


    Their FB pages list different booking agents, though who knows if those are up to date. Still, it's possible that Leif helped facilitate it when he told them he had to back out. It actually makes a lot of sense since Avatarium was announced right after Psycroptic, exactly when we expected the Candlemass announcement to be.
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    by Sgt. B » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:43 am

    I saw Candlemass last year & Leif wasn't performing with them. Metal Archives lists Per Wiberg, Jörgen Sandström & Lord K. Philipson as filling in for Leif the last year or so during live shows. Jörgen should already be onbroad playing with Misery Loves Company. The unavailability of Leif for the last couple of years has not stopped Candlemass from performing live.
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