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    Guess the first band to play

    by bodomdragon » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:29 pm

    It's usually a reasonably popular band, I guess UMC doesn't want us to wait for long after the muster drill until we enjoy a good concert.

    My guess is gonna be Dark Tranquillity.
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by Pellaz » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:36 pm

    bodomdragon wrote:It's usually a reasonably popular band, I guess UMC doesn't want us to wait for long after the muster drill until we enjoy a good concert.

    My guess is gonna be Dark Tranquillity.


    And thus, my dreams of hanging around at the meet'n'greet will be dashed once again. :bitch:
    (I'll have to bail anyway at around 4pm for the ProgPower USA/70K group photo, but it's the principle of the thing. :lol: )

    I'm gonna guess Insomnium. And their other show will be at exactly 2 am on the last night. :shock:
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by Phoenix » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:45 pm

    Last year was Scar Symmetry wasn't it? I remember making a MAD dash from the meet and greet.

    I actually reckon it'll be Battle Beast. Nothing crazy, but some good solid fun to kick it all off.
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    by Sgt. B » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:53 pm

    Didn't they have 2 bands play at the same time to start with? I thought I recall that last year they had Scar Symmetry in Studio-B & Trauma in the Pyramid Lounge.
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by Phoenix » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:03 pm

    Sgt. B wrote:Didn't they have 2 bands play at the same time to start with? I thought I recall that last year they had Scar Symmetry in Studio-B & Trauma in the Pyramid Lounge.

    Don't trust my drunk memory, but I seem to recall that they were slightly staggered in start times, but delays meant that they started at around the same time. Though you're right, could be two bands opening the show.
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by Sgt. B » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:07 pm

    bodomdragon wrote:It's usually a reasonably popular band, I guess UMC doesn't want us to wait for long after the muster drill until we enjoy a good concert.

    My guess is gonna be Dark Tranquillity.


    Assuming that the first bands play in the Pyramid Lounge & Studio-B. Dark Tranquility to me is a band that will play their sets on the Pool Deck & in the Theater.


    I'm going to guess Septicflesh (Studio-B) & Evertale (Pyramid).
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by Gratch » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:11 pm

    Phoenix wrote:
    Sgt. B wrote:Didn't they have 2 bands play at the same time to start with? I thought I recall that last year they had Scar Symmetry in Studio-B & Trauma in the Pyramid Lounge.

    Don't trust my drunk memory, but I seem to recall that they were slightly staggered in start times, but delays meant that they started at around the same time. Though you're right, could be two bands opening the show.


    Last year, Scar Symmetry and Trauma both started at 17:15 in Studio B and Pyramid, respectively.
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by Phoenix » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:12 pm

    Gratch wrote:
    Phoenix wrote:Don't trust my drunk memory, but I seem to recall that they were slightly staggered in start times, but delays meant that they started at around the same time. Though you're right, could be two bands opening the show.


    Last year, Scar Symmetry and Trauma both started at 17:15 in Studio B and Pyramid, respectively.

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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by bodomdragon » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:21 pm

    Phoenix wrote:Last year was Scar Symmetry wasn't it? I remember making a MAD dash from the meet and greet.

    I actually reckon it'll be Battle Beast. Nothing crazy, but some good solid fun to kick it all off.

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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by mooyagi » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:35 pm

    I'll guess Battle Beast in the Ice Rink and Goatwhore in the Pyramid.
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    by meshuggah » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:10 pm

    mooyagi wrote:I'll guess Battle Beast in the Ice Rink and Goatwhore in the Pyramid.


    Please no. That will create an immediate conflict!
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by mooyagi » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:45 pm

    meshuggah wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:I'll guess Battle Beast in the Ice Rink and Goatwhore in the Pyramid.


    Please no. That will create an immediate conflict!


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    by Shadow Son » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:27 pm

    I'll guess that Metal Church will start in Studio B and Aeternam in the Pyramid Lounge.
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    by capacitator51 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:35 am

    I guess....Belphegor in Studio B with the candlestick.
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    by Pellaz » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:50 am

    capacitator51 wrote:I guess....Belphegor in Studio B with the candlestick.


    I'll guess Benighted (along with Colonel Mustard-Drill) in the studio with a lead pipe. :lol:

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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by sara » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:36 pm

    Shadow Son wrote:I'll guess that Metal Church will start in Studio B and Aeternam in the Pyramid Lounge.


    This honestly sounds pretty realistic. One moderately popular band in the rink, one band that's one of the better-known lounge-sized bands in the lounge.

    I don't think Benighted gets a prime-time rink set. I see them getting a lounge set and then a late-night pool set. Dark Tranquility probably gets a pool set that's maybe not headlining but still a great, nighttime slot, and then their other set is likely in the theater. Goatwhore I reckon's a bit big for the lounge. I think they'll get the ice rink at a good time and then maybe a later-hour pool set.
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    by Pellaz » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:33 pm

    sara wrote:
    Shadow Son wrote:I'll guess that Metal Church will start in Studio B and Aeternam in the Pyramid Lounge.


    This honestly sounds pretty realistic. One moderately popular band in the rink, one band that's one of the better-known lounge-sized bands in the lounge.

    Agreed.

    I don't think Benighted gets a prime-time rink set. I see them getting a lounge set and then a late-night pool set.

    I know, but "studio" meshed better with the "Clue" motif. :lol:

    Dark Tranquility probably gets a pool set that's maybe not headlining but still a great, nighttime slot, and then their other set is likely in the theater. Goatwhore I reckon's a bit big for the lounge. I think they'll get the ice rink at a good time and then maybe a later-hour pool set.

    These are all good surmises.

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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by mooyagi » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:21 pm

    mooyagi wrote:I'll guess Battle Beast in the Ice Rink and Goatwhore in the Pyramid.


    I'm gonna change my Ice Rink pick to Exodus. They have opened up the cruise before.
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    Opening with Exodus would be awesome! :beerbang:
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by Sgt. B » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:10 pm

    mooyagi wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:I'll guess Battle Beast in the Ice Rink and Goatwhore in the Pyramid.


    I'm gonna change my Ice Rink pick to Exodus. They have opened up the cruise before.


    Same here. Adding Exodus makes me want to change my pick. They opened up & played last on the pool deck (I think) on Barge.

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    I'm now going to guess Exodus (Studio-B) & Evertale (Pyramid)
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by Downvod » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:22 pm

    It is worth noting that when Exodus opened the cruise in 2011, they played for 60 minutes and I reckon they will play 60 this year too. Since 2015, the first band on every stage has always played 45 minute sets, and the 60 minute bands and headliners play later. For this reason, I don't expect it to be Exodus.
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by praey » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:47 pm

    I think Exciter or Metal Church will be one of the first bands. The last two cruises (and maybe even the one before that, actually) both had an old school metal band be one of the openers, with Raven in the Ice Rink in 2016 and Trauma in Pyramid Lounge in 2017. Makes sense I guess, straightforward heavy metal has mass appeal and is a good way to get everyone amped up!
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    Re: Guess the first band to play

    by Pellaz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:49 pm

    I'm gonna guess Primal Fear and Exhumed. :twisted:
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