Unfortunately I think the show on 8/9 is cancelled. The guy who plays bass in my band also plays in one of those bands, Bazooka, who play old-school thrash, and he said it probably won’t go through due to the fact that the only date The Wall would give them was a Thursday–not the best night for a metal show. Check out those bands online though, Bazooka, and Hades, another black metal band, and Crusher. Crusher were the shirtless dudes playing Swedish Viking Metal on Friday, those guys are awesome. I’m hoping they get added to the Formoz bill but I think it’s pretty much full-up now.
Yeah I was there on Friday night, start to finish. If you see me at one of the shows come up and say hello. I’m usually one of the only foriegners there and I’m pretty easy to recognize, long hair and tattoos etc. I go to all the metal shows out here. It might not seem like a lot of people are into metal here, but the one’s who are into it are a pretty dedicated bunch and you get to see a lot of the same people at all the shows. For the couple of shows my band has played at The Wall we’ve had between 300 and 400 people out, which is pretty good for a death metal band I think. The people in the metal scene a great bunch of people to get to know, so I would encourage you to come out whenever you can. Hell, start a band of your own! It seems like more and more bands are popping up all the time.
Oh, and something to keep your eyes peeled for, there’s a possibility of Megadeth coming here sometime this year, but it is far from being confirmed, nothing more than a possibility at this point. Also the possibility of Arch Enemy coming, but again, nothing confirmed yet.
I’m not sure if Dragonforce will come back or not. They only had about 400 people out for the show, which isn’t very good for a band of their caliber and level of musicianship. The promotion for the show, or rather the lack thereof, was appalling. Angra, another power metal band, came here and drew well over 1,000 people at the same venue.