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Surprised no one put this up yet...first 30 bands announced

1349 (Norway)
AHAB (Germany)
Apartment 213
Archgoat (Finland)
Aura Noir (Norway)
Avulsed (Spain)
Bloodbath (Sweden)
Blue Holocaust (France)
Brodequin
Broken Hope
Carpathian Forest (Norway)
Cenotaph (Turkey)
Coffins (Japan)
Deathhammer (Norway)
Defleshed (Sweden)
Depulsed
Extortion (Australia)
Fossilization (Brazil)
Grave (Sweden)
Impure
Inhume (Netherlands)
Internal Suffering (Colombia)
Kurnugia
Mortuary Drape (Italy)
Necessary Death
Primordial (Ireland)
Ripper (Chile)
ROT (Brazil)
Sacrifice (Canada)
Severe Torture (Netherlands)
Skinless
Stabbing
Tankard (Germany)
Vomitory (Sweden)
Vomi Noir (France)
Yacøpsæ (Germany)
Yellow Eyes

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1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Bottle of whiskey to the winner! 

I kid... I couldn't hang, if you won you'd get a bottle of Turkey or Beam :(

Unless that whiskey is coming my way I'm not going to tell anyone :P

27 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

See Kuke? We may not care about your band, but we care about you, buddy.

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Here they are called Cute-cumbers

9 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Sacrifice was my first thought as well, since we know he's a big thrash fan, but strangely the typically loose lipped Orca has chosen not to confirm or deny.

I was busy talking to my old man, I'm sorry.

 

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Yup, will be there... again. MDF is more than just the bands playing though. Deathfest is an essential American metalhead experience. Worth it even years with weaker lineups. This one looks pretty decent and these guys have a pretty solid track record. Fuck me Archgoat and Primordial?!? I dig it. Then again I'm sure there aren't many here who didn't expect I'd be going. Preorders start in the am and I'll be in the queue.

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7 hours ago, SurgicalBrute said:

Ticket bought

Same, but what a fucking shit show with the Eventbrite system. The server was overwhelmed. All early bird gone in 3 minutes. Had to try several times to get it to work and then unsure I had bought them until I checked my email. More coming in February though. Hopefully it was real people and real demand and not bots looking to scalp in the future.

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21 minutes ago, navybsn said:

Same, but what a fucking shit show with the Eventbrite system. The server was overwhelmed. All early bird gone in 3 minutes. Had to try several times to get it to work and then unsure I had bought them until I checked my email. More coming in February though. Hopefully it was real people and real demand and not bots looking to scalp in the future.

3 minutes!? Fuck...glad I was in a position to buy one as soon as they went up. Otherwise I'd have had to get the wife to do it, and while she's come through for me in previous years, I know she doesn't have quite the same level of motivation lighting her ass to grab one. My only issue this year was the damn paypal system making me start my payment info over from scratch when I told it to autofill.

I did run into a similar problem when I tried to buy one for a friend one year...Must have hit reload at just the right time though because everything cleared for a moment and a ticket was suddenly available again.

I'd bet on most of them being people though...think the supposed "final" MDF news last year brought them a bunch of attention, which caused a bunch of bigger blogs to pay attention to the announcement of the first wave of bands, which meant more eyes on the pre-sale (said it before, but if Metalsucks is talking about something, it's no longer underground).

Anyway...glad you scored a ticket. We need to get our groups to meet up a share a beer this year.

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4 minutes ago, SurgicalBrute said:

3 minutes!? Fuck...glad I was in a position to buy one as soon as they went up. Otherwise I'd have had to get the wife to do it, and while she's come through for me in previous years, I know she doesn't have quite the same level of motivation lighting her ass to grab one. My only issue this year was the damn paypal system making me start my payment info over from scratch when I told it to autofill.

I did run into a similar problem when I tried to buy one for a friend one year...Must have hit reload at just the right time though because everything cleared for a moment and a ticket was suddenly available again.

I'd bet on most of them being people though...think the supposed "final" MDF news last year brought them a bunch of attention, which caused a bunch of bigger blogs to pay attention to the announcement of the first wave of bands, which meant more eyes on the pre-sale (said it before, but if Metalsucks is talking about something, it's no longer underground).

Anyway...glad you scored a ticket. We need to get our groups to meet up a share a beer this year.

Definitely. I tried to go back on because one of my boys couldn't get on and the site was immediately down 30 seconds after I purchased the 3 i bought. I wish I would have gotten 4 but he was on at 11 same as me so I didn't.

I agree about the demand and the initial bands are solid. Just sucks we have to wait until 2024. 

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10 minutes ago, navybsn said:

Just sucks we have to wait until 2024. 

Agreed...roughly a year and a half from now. Going to be awhile, but then that last month or so will just fly by.

I do wonder how many tickets they'll be allowed to sell with the venue changes. No Edison lot, but two outdoor stages (Powerplant live and one on a different street) along with Rams head and Soundstage. Sounds like they're going to take up all the area around the traffic circle/fountain this time around for merch and such

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