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CanobieFan

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Uh, going to EDC Orlando this weekend - http://orlando.electricdaisycarnival.co ... ce/lineup/
Pretty excited to see Tiesto again after some 7 years. They haven't announced times yet.. but I'm hoping to make it to Calvin Harris, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Gorgon City, Kaskade, Paul van Dyk, Seven Lions, and uh.. Tiesto. Hopefully none of them overlap, my only fear, since the time slots haven't been released yet.
 

ThomVD

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I have three awesome concerts to look forward to.

First of all, Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess, where a full orchestra plays all of the best tunes of Zelda. In November.

A week later I'm seeing Nightwish again, in Amsterdam <3

In December I'm seeing Within Temptation in Tilburg for their dark christmas show.
 

peep

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^Really? I saw them at Download festival and thought they were dreadful (but I hadn't heard any of their stuff beforehand - probably makes a huge difference).

At least you had a good time. :)

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ATTACKHAMMER

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peep said:
^Really? I saw them at Download festival and thought they were dreadful (but I hadn't heard any of their stuff beforehand - probably makes a huge difference).

At least you had a good time. :)

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The sound was fantastic. I think Ghost are more suited to intimate venues as it works with the whole devil church mass they do.
 

3Dimensions

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Since my last post I've seen headline sets by Bullet For My Valentine, Marilyn Manson, Bring Me the Horizon and finally Ghost (Leeds) for what I was on the barrier for - a really odd experience being at the front, Papa Emeritus stood over me for part of 'Per Aspera Ad Inferi' where he toyed with the microphone whilst gazing straight into my eyes (which was incredibly disturbing). One of the songs, 'Body and Blood' had two nuns performing unholy communion with the front row. Thought the drink was going to be wine but tasted more like limoncello. At the end of the gig just before the encore I shook his hand!

Edit 3/2/16: Looks like I'm going to see Muse again!
 

Pink Cadillac

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I can't believe how amazing Grimes was last night which was something I've been looking forward too for ages. She pretty much covered all my absolute favourites which I was so happy about. I died when she announced that she was going to perform World Princess pt II for the first time and Venus Fly was literally a rave. Basically everything gave me so much life!
 

peep

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Saw Baby Metal for the third time last night, this time at Wembley Arena!

Their set was pretty incredible despite some poor audio. They were filming and streaming the whole thing to Japan (again) which was cool and hopefully we'll end up on the blu-ray again :p There was an epic wall of death (with some random waltzing going on before the chaos), though there was generally less moshing then at previous gigs. This could have been caused by the ridiculous set and pyro that they had this time. Both of the previous London gigs had been quite simple and more about the music and their dance routines whereas this one was much more of an epic scale event. The random video sequences were back and as random as ever (Star Wars one got pretty much everyone laughing), when they did a montage of all their UK performances/awards and then casually ended it with a live feed of the Japanese crowd that was pretty special. One thing I've loved about their gigs is the audience is so diverse and random and there's such a happy vibe amongst everyone, truly awesome feeling at the end of the performance with a collective "see you" <3

There were a few weak moments when they did some of the not so great tracks off the new album but they kept the energy going throughout and the crowd singalong moments were amazing. Oh and the FIRE! The fire was amazing, they even had themed flame torches behind the band <3

There's a reason why the Guardian gave it a 5 star review!
 

3Dimensions

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TesseracT just announced they're touring with crazy bald guy Devin Townsend, had to pick up a ticket for that. Saw Tesseract earlier this year in the Academy 2 in Manchester. Incredible live band.
 

Dave

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3Dimensions said:
TesseracT just announced they're touring with crazy bald guy Devin Townsend, had to pick up a ticket for that. Saw Tesseract earlier this year in the Academy 2 in Manchester. Incredible live band.
So excited! I was tagged on Facebook about this, already looking to buy tickets and make a day of it all in Bristol!

Love Devin, as well as TesseracT
 

3Dimensions

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Dave said:
3Dimensions said:
TesseracT just announced they're touring with crazy bald guy Devin Townsend, had to pick up a ticket for that. Saw Tesseract earlier this year in the Academy 2 in Manchester. Incredible live band.
So excited! I was tagged on Facebook about this, already looking to buy tickets and make a day of it all in Bristol!

Love Devin, as well as TesseracT

Do it! Tesseract sold out their last show in Bristol and they're outstanding live (the crowd was brilliant too (at least they were in Manch). Seriously drooling over this lineup.
 

Will

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Apparently, I'm going to see Bullet for my Valentine on Sunday. This was Tarin's idea, but there's a certain amount of nostalgia involved - though their last two albums have fallen well short of the mark, their music was one of the first things we bonded over back in 2011 - and they're playing the first album in full, so I'm slightly looking forward to being to being reunited with my 18 year old self. Although listening in the car for what felt like the first time in years, it seemed odd that one of my best years featured such angry, miserable music :p

2017's shaping up very nicely as well - I'll see Iron Maiden at least twice in May with the family and 2 intimate Sonata Arctica shows booked around my birthday. Dream Theater have also announced a European tour to celebrate 25 years of Images & Words and I'll be first in line for tickets as soon as some UK shows are announced, and I'll go to Germany if they aren't (I wasn't a massive fan of the last tour, where all they played was The Astonishing) and... hopefully Gabrielle Aplin will play somewhere less than 200 miles from me.

Aside from somehow getting into the golden circle for Maiden in Gothenburg, my concert highlights of this year were Machine Head and Stereophonics, both of whom I saw in Nottingham. Nottingham is a silly place, with too many spiteful bus lanes.
 
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peep

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Oh, I forgot to post that I saw Alter Bridge last week. I first heard of them last year due to Guitar Hero Live and have been addicted to one of their albums since. They were excellent live but felt like all my favourite songs were played within the first 30 minutes of the set. Still, it was great to see a band who clearly know what they're doing and they really got the crowd going. The atmosphere during one of their slower songs was actually very impressive.

They were supported by 3 other bands but only really caught Volbeat. I think they have a couple of decent tracks but most of the singing is quite hard to understand? It's like trying to understand someone who is just mumbling away to themselves.
 

EthC

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Well this year for me has been fab for me in terms of concerts. My first ever concert embarrassingly was at the end of 2015 seeing Nightwish at Wembley who were fab! Then this year I first saw Sabaton who are amazing live as well Alestorm in Cardiff. Then we saw Korpiklaani in Bristol who were also amazing!! But that concert was scary as hell because even though we were at the front we kept on getting squashed by the incredibly aggressive moshpit which was ironic seeming how upbeat the music was. More recently I saw Delain and Evergrey in Cardiff. Delain were good and Charlotte wessels was great live but they were my least favourite out the bands I have seen. Evergrey were really good and really nice guys who came out afterwards and were signing autographs and meeting people for free, I was even having a few drinks with the guitarist which was a bit surreal but fab at the same time. Most recently this Sunday just gone, I saw one of my favourite Bands live on their european tour... Avatar! They were unreal live and definitely the best concert I have been to easily although I am seeing Korn and Limp Biskit on the 18th which should be interesting lol
But yeah I managed to lowkey film while headbanging along to Avatar to keep some good memories but they really were great!
 

tomahawk

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Korn is amazing live. Enjoy.

I haven't been to a concert since 2012 and I hate myself for it. BUT, they just announced the line up for Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH next year and it's got a plethora of amazing bands, as it's a three day festival, headlined by Metallica, Soundgarden, and Korn. Several other large heavy rock groups will be there, so I'm going to make the trek out there, plus gonna grab a few coasters on the trip to.
 

3Dimensions

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Managed to get to the very front row when I saw Biffy Clyro last night. Definitely one of the best gigs I've been to if not the best. :D
 

Will

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Reorganised my Germany itinerary slightly after the bad news about Colossos.
In doing so, I found out there's a Maiden gig 6 miles from my hotel. Win :D
 
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